Part 1: GARBAGE MANAGEMENT:
Protecting the environment has never been more pressing as today. The increasing amount of garbage has become a major challenge in many communities in Nepal because it pollutes the streets, rivers and countryside. If waste isn’t properly managed, it can not only harm the environment, but also people’s health.
This project is designed to generate a change in the communities of Kavresthali and Okharpauwa with a theme of “Better Environment – Better Tomorrow”.
Part 2: Celebration of Holi Festival
Holi is known as the Festival of Colours and it’s one of the most popular festivals in Nepal. It celebrates the victory of good over evil and the coming of spring. Nepalese and tourists get involved in this festival, were dry powder and coloured water is thrown and splashed at each other to express blessings and good wishes. Holi is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. This is a time to celebrate with families but also in the open streets.
2 days before finishing the placement, volunteers will get involved in the preparations for Holi in their respective communities.
The main aim for volunteers is to raise awareness about recycling and kitchen gardens with local communities in the outskirts of Kathmandu. This is part of the “Better Environment- Better Tomorrow” campaign.
Your placement and activities:
We need volunteers to collaborate with the communities of Kavresthali and Okharpauwa to raise awareness of waste management.
This includes creating and delivering information sessions on recycling, composting, safe garbage disposal, minimising air pollution as well as organising community garbage collection days where everyone an get involved.
Volunteers will also develop the concept of a kitchen garden and help implement it in people’s homes.
We want volunteers to really be engaged in their communities and help with the preparations and celebrations of Holi.
There will be one rest day in the middle of your work camp. If you’ve volunteering at a school, the Saturdays will be a rest day also.
Volunteers stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.
The living conditions at the host family/ hostel are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area but have separate sleeping rooms.
The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress.
Please bring your sleeping bag.
The work camp is based in Tarakeshwor and Okharpauwa municipality, which is situated in the outskirts of the Kathmandu District.
It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.
There are lots of sightseeing options in and around Kathmandu.
If you arrive early or if you’re planning on staying in Nepal after your work camp finished, VIN also organises weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a NGO with the mission to empower marginalised communities through inclusive and holistic development programmes.
This is done through the following project areas:
• Health and Environment
• Basic Infrastructure
Within the above project areas, we conduct the following programmes:
• Women’s Empowerment
• Children’s Development
• Youth Empowerment
• Disaster Risk Reduction
• Environment and Conservation
• Public Health and Medical Care