Volunteering in Nepal
Through our volunteer projects we help to facilitate sustainable development projects for disadvantaged, marginalised and poorly educated members of society.
Nepal is one the poorest country in the world, but is rates highly for being one of the happiest countries. It might be from the peaceful and giving nature of Nepali people, or their tolerance and understanding towards others. They are a resilient and diverse country of people, unified by their strong sense of national identity and pride. You will experience this during your placement on a daily basis, and will be welcomed to join them in their national celebrations.
Our volunteer projects aim to reach all areas of society that face discrimination and disadvantages and aim to empower women who have been cast out by society. Our community based projects include participating in the observation of healthcare and learning more about the lack of resources in by working in a public hospital or a global healthcare placement. The goal of our rural projects is to work within communities and utilise local resources and provide them with education and skills that they need to empower themselves and continue their self-sufficiency. Our film, photography and community project is one such example.
In April of 2015 Nepal was effected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that had disastrous effects on daily life and infrastructure. The effects were felt all throughout Nepal, from the Kathmandu valley to the rural villages in the mountains, and the communities in which our projects are located in suffered damages. Rebuild work has taken place with the help of volunteers and although there is still work to be done to some structures and a large community structure is planned work today is focused on supporting the lives of the women and children. Read our blog here to find out more about how your volunteer support, both in construction and community development initiatives, will help to rebuild the lives of this rural Nepalese community.
There is never a shortage of things to do in Nepal, and you will have many options. The country is best known for having 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains, like Mount Everest, and one of the most popular is to do a trek. Alternatively, visit Chitwan National Park and see the one horned rhino, or take an elephant safari. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is situated in the valley between towering mountains and grassy plains and is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is well worth visiting on the weekends or after your volunteering placement. Whether surrounding yourself in nature or heading off the beaten track Nepal has something to offer everyone.
Join us at Kaya and volunteer in Nepal, where our projects help to empower and provide resources to communities in need, and make a difference that will have a lasting and sustainable impact.