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Research Initiative

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VIN invites research volunteers or interns to help produce an accurate picture of the past and the present to inform our development for the future.  VIN’s primary objective in the empowerment of marginalised communities, with a focus on women and children.  We have been working with Jitpurphedi community since 2007.  As we begin work with other communities, we want to evaluate our work so far.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and despite only 20 percent of its land suitable for agriculture, nearly 80 percent of the population live in rural areas, most of whom depend on subsistence farming.  Unsurprisingly, approximately 25 percent of the country’s population live below the poverty line.

VIN has been piloting its integrated development program with Jitpurphedi Village Development Committee (VDC) for five years.  Initial studies determined that the education level and living standards of the inhabitants were very low.  There are mixed castes within the communities.  The Dalit and Balami communities are particularly marginalised; their schools being deprived of basic facilities and the community area being particularly dirty.

We need committed volunteers to work with us to tell us where we are now.  To establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, and develop new plans and strategies.  The research findings will be used to test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects, or the project as a whole. The volunteers will decide the most useful methods and design of research being based on the type of project they receive.

During your placement with VIN you will live in Jitpurphedi VDC with a Nepali host family.  This will give some perspective to your research and allow you to be immersed in Nepal’s language and culture.

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