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Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days
Location: Nepal
Total Cost: $2560

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The rural communities that we work with in and around the Kathmandu Valley face a range of health issues. There is limited knowledge about basic first aid, hygiene and sanitation, disease transmission, non-communicable diseases, diet and nutrition. What this means is that children are missing out on school and parents are missing out on work because they are falling ill from preventable illnesses. On top of this, there is low mental health awareness and bullying remains a significant problem in Nepali schools, contributing to high drop out rates.

 

how you can help

We work with the community on a range of projects that aim to improve community health, and you will get to work on these hands-on when you volunteer with us. The projects you could be working on include:

  • Basic first aid training for students and teachers

  • Educational workshops at local schools and in the community focusing on key health issues

  • Delivering a bullying awareness campaign in local schools

  • Creating an educational mural at a local school 

 

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program structure

When you arrive in Nepal you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Nepalese customs and culture, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on

Over two weeks, you’ll work in the community Monday - Friday with your weekend free to travel and explore. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax or do any required planning for the next day.

On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport or you can join our extension trip trek!

 

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extend your volunteer trip

After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you’ll embark on the epic 5-day Poon Hill trek! Beginning in Pokhara, you'll have an afternoon to stroll around the lakeside city before getting ready to start your trek the following day. You'll pass through picturesque mountain villages, lush forests and small streams as you make your way to the Poon Hill summit - 3200m above sea level. The Poon Hill lookout has the most incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges that you'll be lucky enough to see at sunrise before beginning your descent, fresh on the knowledge you just trekked into the highest mountain range in the world!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 26th Jun - 10th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 10 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Program Date: 3rd Jul - 17th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 17 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
Program Date: 27th Nov - 11th Dec 2021
Extension Trip: 11 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Nepal, we are working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Your volunteer work will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: