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Description:

We have been operating in Daman since 2012. Daman is quite isolated and most people are farmers, living a traditional life, as they have done for generations. However, times are changing and the community has a severe lack of funds to keep up with the rapid changes that Nepal is undergoing. Young people are moving to urban areas searching for jobs, and aging of the population is becoming a serious problem.
Daman was also severely affected by the catastrophic earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 and killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. 98% of the houses in Daman were damaged by the earthquake. Post-disaster rehabilitation projects have been going on in the village since 2015.

Volunteers will be involved in the reconstruction of the community center damaged by the earthquake of April 2015, providing health and hygiene education for children, and enhancing child development in the school by providing physical education and disaster prevention. If the funds for reconstruction are insufficient, the main work will be education, although some construction work can still be done.
Volunteers will also help with the reconstruction of the community hall which is urgently needed. It is meant to provide the local people with an e-library, seminar and meeting rooms, and a space for various activities. Until now, 60% of the ground floor has been reconstructed.

Project dates:
June 6 - June 19, 2020
July 1 - July 14, 2020
July 16 - July 29, 2020
August 1 - August 14, 2020
August 16 - August 29, 2020
September 1 - September 14, 2020
September 6 - September 20, 2020
September 16 - September 29, 2020
October 6 - October 20, 2020
November 6 - November 20, 2020
December 6 - December 20, 2020
January 6 - January 20, 2021
February 1 - February 14, 2021

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org

Give us a call: 604-628-7400


Qualifications:

18 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.


Training:

All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Thamel, Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Daman.


Benefits:

Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: One Time Ongoing
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada

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Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 604-628-7400
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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