Volunteer to rebuild schools in the Helambu region, Nepal and help underprivileged children whose lives were severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes
"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 witness the reconstruction and development taking place there following the unfortunate recent events. Going on this trip will make a huge impact to the schools and familes that MondoChallenge and the Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership (HELP) support, as well as being very rewarding for you too. I will help you with your fundraising as much as possible, so don't be put off by the cost!" - Chris, 2016 Volunteer and 2017 Project Leader
2017 Project description
This will be the 4th year Action volunteers have worked with the MondoChallenge Foundation, 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.
In Spring 2015, Action volunteers raised money for setting up a girls hostel building, which was sadly destroyed the following month by the quake. HELP began rebuilding the facility in April 2016 and are now half-way through the process. MondoChallenge and HELP would like to partner with LSU Action's Volunteers in Spring 2017 to complete the project!
Volunteers 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.
The 2016 Project
11 Action volunteers travelled to Nepal as part of the 2016 trip. We stayed from the 20th March – 2nd April 2016.
To read the Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership (HELP) report on our trip, visit the Charity's official blog here.
MondoChallenge Foundation Founder and CEO Anthony Lunch was in Nepal to see the reconstruction work taking place and he, like us, saw first hand the devastation caused by the earthquake in April 2015, but also the hope that Mondo’s projects are bringing to the survivors.To read his report, which includes saying hello to us when he opened the building we completed click here.
Reuben (2016 Volunteer), Anthony (MondoChallenge CEO) and Chris (2017 Project Leader)
The cost for the 3 week Easter 2017 trip is £1,250. This covers:
- 12-15 days of project work in Helambu
- One week of sightseeing in Kathmandu 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)
- Flights (Approx. £500)
- Travel insurance
- Any vaccinations you might need
We held an information evening on Thursday 20th October, if you would like to view the presentation please click here.
For further information please contact Dominic Cowell, Action's Overseas Opportunities Officer:
This project requires you to have a DBS certificate. For information on the DBS certificate please CLICK HERE