Nature of the project: Community Plantation
Type of the project: Conservation/Env
Starting & Ending Date: 24 Sep – 07 Oct
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 250$
Total Space Available: 15
Lack of awareness among the community and the ignorance at Governments end towards the conservation of environment has only added to the apathy of these poor people in Nepal. The continued ignorance have only lead to many more social problems in the land and these people look up to caring volunteers like you for solutions and help. Thus, your main role in this project as a GWC volunteer would be to train and teach local people about community plantation and environmental conservation. You will assist in plantation at the local villages and riverside along with the local people. While volunteering, some of your main responsibilities will be weeding, mulching, sowing, transplanting and watering the plants etc. Though full of challenges this very relaxing and enjoyable activity. Working together with fellow volunteers coming from different ethnic back ground is very refreshing and is a learning experience along with the newfound bonding for you to cherish for a life time. GWC has been working relentlessly over the years trying to get the above issue addressed for the betterment of the local poor people. With young and energetic volunteers like you, together you and GWC can make a positive impact. Join Now!!!
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 (Agricultural/Research Development) 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.