About the local hosting organization
Rampur Multi-purpose Trees Species Nurseryplays an instrumental role as an agent of healthy environment. At the same time, the project has also provided training to local farmers and people for protecting environment. Besides this we have been distributing trees plant to the local community . The nursery is situated in Chitwan, southern part of Nepal, which is 120 km far from the capital city, Katmandu; and 30 km far from RCNP. The nursery consists with varieties of plants likemulti-purpose tree species China Berry, Silk-Cotton, Ipil-ipil, Shisham, Bamboo, etc., Fruitslike Litchi, Mango, Jackfruit, etc., and Flowerslike Bougainvillea, Croton, Hibiscus, Gardenia, etc. The purpose of nursery is to produceseedling and distributes them to local farmersand partners, and plants them in the conservation areas. At the same time, the project has also Provided training local farmers and partners. The Nursery has a local coordinator who manages the plants and other necessary materials in the Nursery.
About the volunteer work
To collect the seeds, place themin right order, and plant - Create fence around the conservation areas and nurseries - To water the plants - Weeding, mulching and sowing - Landscaping, transplanting - Search for seedlings and bed-Building - If possible run some conservation and environment - Awareness classes for the local community people in coordination with local RCDP staffs.
Volunteers will stay with Som Lama’s Family. This family has 5 members ( Som Lama, his wife, his mother and 2 sons. Volunteers will have to share room with volunteer of other nationalities joining the same program.
Lunch & dinner are provided at the host family. Food is local style, cooked by a Nepalese family. The main types of food will be rice, lentil soup and vegetables but once a week host family will provide you meat in your lunch or dinner. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, vegetables, lentil soup and pickle.
Extra info about the project
Program types and participation fees:
- Short Term: throughout the year from 2 weeks to 16 week. Starting any time of the year. Price for 1 month (4 weeks) 350 Euro and the extended fees: 50Euro/week
- Long Term: 10 months, starting August 07-08, tot fees 2575 Euro / 6 months starting August 07-08 tot fees 1750 Euro / 5months starting January 02-03 or August 07-08 total fees 1550 Euro
Notes : For the long terms , there are Camps at the Arrival and at the End of the Program : At the Arrival : the Language Classes and Cultural Excursion are included. At the End : 2 days Excursion with night stay out .
For the Short term : Orientation is given at the hostel and next day the volunteer will be taken to the project.
About transportation : We are responsible for Airport pick up and Drop off to Airport only .