Nature of the project: Forest Conservation
Type of the project: Construction/Environment
Starting & Ending Date: 23 Jan – 5 Feb
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 250$
Total Space Available: 15
Forest Conservation project is ideal for nature lovers. This includes land management, Plantation of medical plants, and nursery establishment etc. Volunteers are expected to visit different lakes and community forests in order to give helping hand wherever it is necessary. You could improve the situation by educating local people about importance of forests and by providing them with training on forest conservation. You would also help in developing, maintaining and protecting forests by growing and planting new trees. This would turn out to be a very fulfilling experience as it will let you go close and be in the nature. You would get to visit the enchanting forest area and other attractions in your leisure time. Kind hearted people like you could really make a difference in the lives of these people; you are the role model for them. This is such an enriching experience which doubles up when you mingle with fellow volunteers coming from different international backgrounds, with whom when sharing ideas and thoughts would be a truly learning experience. GWC needs young and kind hearted volunteers like you in their continued mission of changing lives. Join hands with GWC and spread smiles!
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. Your 1st day will be a rest day, so that you can easily recover and refresh yourself after a long journey. But at nights, you can stroll around and enjoy the beautiful place by exploring your surroundings.
Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC Nepal Office, where you will be given a short introduction of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and social or political issues.
Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will meet with the local villagers and will introduced about the project and environment.
Day 4 – 9: Work in Project (Refer Project Highlights for details)
Day 10: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.
Day 11-12: Project work (Forest Conservation) continues.
Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of Nepal along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.
Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.
GWS partner organizations at Nepal will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in at the project. During 2 weeks of work camp, your accommodation and food management is provided by a host family. Living or staying with host family gives you opportunity to know Nepalese culture more closely. You’ll be served with Nepali food 3 times a day which includes Dal, Bhat, Curry, Bread, and Pickle etc with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Nepalese culture and lifestyle closely.