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Waste Management

Program Fees Waste Management Project,VIN

Waste management is a major public health and environmental concern across Nepal.  VIN seeks volunteers and interns to work in rural communities to help establish best practices for waste management and develop effective and sustainable ways to keep the community clean to make the best of beautiful Nepal. Nepal’s ability to cope with solid waste is inadequate.  The Solid Waste Management Act 2011 placed responsibility for the dealing with general waste with municipalities and the action which each municipality takes varies.  As at 2012 only 30 percent of households were segregating their waste.  With limited rubbish removal, some of which is from open dumps at the side of roads, and no significant recycling industry, practices such as burning and open dumping are still wide spread.  When collected, waste is finally deposited at crude dumping sites, where it is left untreated, regardless of the public health risk it presents. At VIN our overriding objective is the empowerment of marginalised, rural communities.  We have been carrying out work with Jitpurphedi Village Development Committee (VDC) since 2007 and have recently begun formative work with Okhaldhunga district in the Everest region.  Health and the provision of a basic infrastructure form two of the foundations of our community work and effective waste management is crucial for success. Volunteers and interns will work within the community to raise awareness of the advantages of a clean environment.  You will help to establish best practice for waste management, educating on composting, recycling and safe disposal, while helping to mobilise the community to embrace a ‘No Litter’ campaign to effect sustainable change. While you work with the community you will live with them, hosted by a Nepali family.  Here, you will be immersed in the culture and community you are giving your time to help.

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