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Nepal Community Development and Construction

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Nepal Community Development and Construction

Immerse yourself in Nepali life and help construct schools, clinics, and water pumps, improving the lives of your friendly but impoverished local hosts.

Prices from US$1,295

Build a community with your own two hands on this unforgettable project in Nepal, home of Mount Everest and ancient nomadic cultures, a haven for explorers. You'll help construct schools, clinics, and water pumps, improving the lives of your friendly but impoverished local hosts. At the same time you'll learn a new language and cultivate lifelong friendships with your local and overseas fellow volunteers. Nepal is a country shrouded in mystery and history and you will experience first hand its wonders just as you will remain in the hearts of your host community forever.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world
  • Build a community with your own two hands
  • Gain lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Nepal
Activities Building walls, drainage systems, playgrounds and clinics
Painting
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Half of Nepal's population lives below the poverty line, and about one third of the population survives without clear water. These are people who are not able to satisfy basic needs such as food, health care and education. Half the children are malnourished and underweight.

In addition, half of Nepal's population is formally unemployed. For those that are employed, the average income is less than $200 a year. Sadly, only a scant 15% of the Nepalese have access to health services.

These problems are especially stark in rural villages, where youth have often left their homes or have joined the rebels or have been killed in the civil war between the rebels and the government. Many villages are near ghost towns, left with only old, weak and sick parents unable to make it to the cities.

As a result, Nepal's beautiful villages set in majestic mountains are now severely lacking in basic infrastructure. On the Nepal Community Development Project you can make life better for deprived local people by taking part in a number of projects aimed at improving the local infrastructure. These include building walls, drainage systems, playgrounds and clinics, as well as other duties such as painting.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Whilst on your placement, you will take part in a number of ongoing projects aimed at improving the local infrastructure. Such projects may include the building of walls, drainage systems, playgrounds and clinics, as well as other duties such as painting.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll be met upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport by your friendly local Frontier representative and after a warm welcome and in-country briefing you'll be escorted to your project location.  Please aim to arrive on the Sunday.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You'll stay in a comfortable, clean homestay with a hospitable and friendly host family that has been selected carefully. You'll be welcomed as a part of the family and your hosts will work hard to make you feel immersed in the local culture.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You'll eat with your host family in the family kitchen. They'll provide you with two delicious and satisfying meals a day comprised of locally sourced supplies; the third you can purchase at your school or in the village. Vegetarian diets are easily accommodated.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time you are welcomed to both relax and enjoy the serenity of local life or try your hand at conquering the countryside as you climb, bike, raft and shop your way through the region.

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,295

Extra week US$395

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly.  Please aim to arrive on the Sunday.

DURATION 

2 weeks and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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