Nepal

Volunteer to rebuild schools in the Helambu region, Nepal and help underprivileged children 
whose lives were severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes

In Spring 2018 (above), LSU volunteers raised money to help rebuild children's hostel /schools in  the villages of Gunsa and Nakote.
The funds provided lighting equipment, school desks as well as funding quality teaching staff (below).

"Please sign up for this once in a lifetime project! It was such a privilege for me to experience the life in Nepal last year and to witness the reconstruction and development taking place there following the 2015 earthquakes. Going on this trip will make a huge impact on the many schools and families that MondoChallenge and the Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership (HELP) support, as well as being very rewarding for you too. We will help you with your fundraising from the beginning, so don't be put off by the cost!" - Chris, 2016+17 Volunteer and 2018 Project Leader

"Nepal was an amazing trip which brought so many students together. As a very un-engaged student, Nepal not only allowed me to volunteer but to open my eyes to all the opportunities Action and LSU have to offer. As a team, we all got on so well and the project was an amazing success in finishing off the hostel for the young girls." - nomination for Project of the Year

 

2019 Project description

2019 will be the 6th year Action volunteers have worked with the Mondo Foundation, a UK charity and HELP, a Nepali NGO. Jointly Mondo and HELP have been working together to improve the quality of education in government schools in remote villages of the Helambu and PaanchPokhari region of Sindupalchowk district in the foothills of the Himalayas.  The picture on the right is a girls hostel building towards which the action volunteers 2016 and 2017 together funded approximately £15K !

In spring of 2019, our target is to help install a well-equipped Early Childhood Centre and an IT class across three to five schools we have rebuilt.

The principal duty will be to help this additional facility vital to improving quality education in the schools we have rebuilt. Actions to undertake will be much similar to previous years such as setting up the classroom, painting, installing the educational supplies and furnishing the classrooms

Volunteers will have an opportunity to work side by side with local people, fully immerse into unique Nepalese communities and culture, and explore Nepal’s unbeatable natural beauty through a range of exciting activities.  
This will be the 6th year Action volunteers have worked with the MondoChallenge Foundation (Mondo), a UK charity which has been working for the past 12 years to improve the quality of education in government schools in remote villages of the Helambu region, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.  

For more detail, please contact Anna Brian in the UK at annabrian@mondofoundation.org or Jimmy Lama in Nepal at jimmy@help-nepal.org

The 2018 Project

4 Action volunteers travelled to Nepal for the 2018 project during the Easter holidays. However, this year we're expecting many more volunteers!

The Nepal trip can also include the opportunity to distribute school bags and educational supplies to children under the School in A Bag project (above). To read the Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership (HELP) report on the 2016 trip (above), visit the Charity's official blog here.

The 2017 Project

15 Action volunteers travelled to Nepal as part of the 2017 trip. We stayed from the 3rd April to the 24th April 2017.

 

---

The cost for the 3 week Easter 2019 volunteering trip is £1,300. This covers:

  • 12-15 days of project work in Helambu
  • One week of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara and surrounding parts
  • All internal travel, food (2-3 meals per day), accommodation and local guides. 
  • Post-project excursions: Whitewater rafting, Chitwan National Park with Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippopotamuses, Ox Cart tour and Jeep Safari. (Prices are flexible if you don't want to do these)

Not covered:

  • Flights (Approx. £500)
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Any vaccinations you might need

 

For further information please contact either Tom Calcluth or Megan Lincoln, the 2018/19 Project Leaders:

t.calcluth-17@student.lboro.ac.uk

m.lincoln-17@student.lboro.ac.uk

 

This project requires you to have a DBS certificate. For information on the DBS certificate please CLICK HERE

 


Return To Action International Opportunities Projects Page