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Women Sewing colthes

Women Empowerment

The goal of VIN’s women’s empowerment program is to empower women socially and economically through education, life skills and income generation initiatives. This program includes the projects women’s entrepreneurship development, micro credit, education and life skills and research.
Major achievement of February:


Complete clothes sewed by the women

  • Supported and mobilized local and international volunteers.
  • Conducted the program orientation for international volunteers for construction and women empowerment program.
  • Co-ordinate the leadership and entrepreneurship training for board members of Jitpurphedi women Agriculture co-operative in Tinpiple.
  • Conducted compost fertilizer making training in Panchmane.
  • Co-ordinate the English language class in Kot by conducting international volunteers .
  • Provide materials and follow-up support for WASH project.
  • Managed/selected the needy family for WASH project from community.
  • Implement the toilet construction in Jitpur ,Tinpiple, Chogaun Phedi, Panchmane and KoiralaGaun Dadagaun.
  • Conduct presentation program in khyalgucha, dadagaun And halchimar.
  • Support the group volunteers for cowshed management survey.
  • Conducted/attend women groups meeting.
  • Write monthly and weekly report.

During March co-operative had following financial transaction

  • Saving – 838925/-
  • Loan payback – 822751/-
  • Interest from loan – 87211/-
  • Service charge – 43600/-
  • Entrance fee – 2400/-
  • Share amount – 16500/-
  • Loan investment – 2180000/-
  • Saving return – 527730/-
entrepreneurship and leadership training

Report of entrepreneurship and leadership training

Report of entrepreneurship and leadership training

VIN conducted an introductory training on entrepreneurship and leadership to jitpurphedi women agriculture co-operative board member. It wouldn’t have been completed without help of international and national volunteers. There were about twenty two participants. All of them were excited to gain new ideas and knowledge. Some of them were really enthusiastic about the training. There was good coordination with various questions. The most interesting thing was that the suitable examples of women who have progressed with the help of cooperative loan as they have brought change in their life through better live stocks, farms, and vegetable cultivation etc.
It was great training with well cooperation. The women expect similar training in future from VIN and volunteers as they want its sustainability.

Review Meeting
Review meeting in Jitpurphedi community

Review meeting in Jitpurphedi community

7th April , 2016,annual review and plan formulation meeting of 2015 was held in Jitpurphedi women Agriculture co-operative office. There were 145 participants, women, co-operative representative, VIN representative. The main objectives  of the meeting was to evaluate the completed  program of 2015 and  to make the plan for coming year 2016.During this meeting women evaluated the completed project and collected feedback and upcoming plan.
Women gave feedback on program. They said that VIN’s programs were really appreciated and some were less outputted so it needs improvement on those programs. And also there were divided different groups for plan and feedback. According to that they made plan for coming year as a well participation and good co-ordination.
Reasons of happiness (satisfaction)

  1. Group formation
  • Get to know every activity held in co operative.
  • All women get motivation.
  • Know about all the data
  1. Women tour/excursion
  • Get to observe various places.
  • Big things come from small packets.
  • Saw other co operative who has building of their own.
  • Domestic animals management and also knew about milking machine and profit they earn from diaries and milk.
  1. Fertilizer and seeds selling/ provision
  • It made them convenient to save their time.
  • It made less expenses or cheaper.
  • Got to distribute the profit equally by sell of fertilizer.
  1. Group and individual saving
  • With little saving, expenses made more profit.
  • Easy to get interest.
  1. Individual loan invest
  • Get loan without deposit.
  • No need to ask money to men.
  • Can take loan for professional implementation.
  1. International and local volunteer help
  • Get help to work at home.
  • Explain understood things.
  • Provide health related knowledge.
  • Teach English language.
  • Know about other culture.
  • Teach computer.
  1. Monthly managers meeting
  • Know about co operative activities.
  • Receive relief camp.
  1. Water resources conservation.
  • Got to drink water after water resources conservation.
  1. Embrodary program
  • Got opportunity to use own fabric.
  1. Skill development
  • Enhance self esteem.
  • Enhance confident to talk in mass.
  1. Monthly women meeting.
  • Saving increases.
  • Time consumption.
  • Draw money whenever we need.
  1. Drinking water and health sanitation
  • Got to learn new things.
  1. Individual toilet construction
  • Surrounding became cleaner.
  • Got health awareness.
  • Health camp program.
  1. Health awareness
  • Provided awareness regarding health during earthquake time.
  1. Temporary shelter construction
  • When they were confusion they got support from VIN.
  • Got support from helpers.

Reasons of sadness

  • Agriculture program was not informed.
  • During earthquake, priority was only given to dhalits.
  • Name was only listed but did not get the tin sheet.

Not sad not happy

  • Not informed about some program, training or meeting.

Suggestion and advice

  1. Saving habit increased.
  • Learnt new things from group.
  • Got to learn skill development training.
  • More groups should be organized.
  • Should give additional skill training.
  • Development training for the women who are involve in income generating program /source.
  • Encouragement program should conduct for women’s participation.
  1. Building construction
  2. Equal distribution of money for the tour
  • Two members should be involved from a group.
  1. Suitable seeds and plants should be provided according to the season and environment.
  2. Increase interest
  • Individual passbook should be given.
  1. 2% interest is too high
  • Service should be reduced.
  1. Present sound training programs should be continued in future.
  2. Sound system should be provided.
  3. Plastic pond/ water tank should be provided.
  4. Program should also be conducted in Devisthan , drinking water shed conservation program should be conducted everywhere.
  5. Soap making training should be provided.
  6. Beauty parlor training.
  7. Dhaka and tools/chair making training should be provided.
  8. Language class should be continued.
  9. Health camp should be conducted in every place and should be informed about it.
  10. Toilet should be made in everyone’s house. Also someone must be appointed to check whether it is made or not.

Next year plan for women empowerment project from stakeholders

  1. As we are farmers, we would like to request various seeds according to our environment and weather.
  2. Market management
  3. Other skills like soap making , candle making, sewing skills, insence making.
  4. Want to learn how to make plastic pond/ water tank.
  5. Biogas program.
  6. Provision fruits seeds.
  7. Environment/ land protection program.
  8. Irrigation program.
  9. Drinking water, program.
  10. Beauty parlor training.
  11. Computer and language classes.
  12. Water sources protection program.
  13. Training on off seasonal vegetable growth.
  14. Mushroom farm training.
  15. Garbage management program especially focus on non decompose materials like glass bottles.
  16. Provide teaching materials.
  17. Management of cooperative building construction should be done soon.
  18. All worker. Helper has to be active.
  19. Crops/ vegetable shop is needed.
  20. Anchor/ host training.
  21. Organic farming training
  22. Independent based training.
  23. Vegetable collection program.
  24. Management of machine for designing.
  25. Do not take same women twice in same tour.
  26. Those who went tour should share their experience and new knowledge to all other groups
  27. Blood donation program should be organized.
  28. Child saving should be operated.
  29. Cattle shed management
  30. Professional agriculture training.
WASH project orientation meeting in Jitpurphedi

Language class

VIN has provided life skills training like language classes and computer class in Kot village by support of International and local volunteers. There were 12 participants. The main objective is to educate participants about Basic English language how to read & write English language, proper pronunciation and grammar. There were different type of activities like; showing short movie with English sub title, singing different English songs, giving proper assignments, making them interact with each other in English language, teaching them how to maintain proper CV & job application in English, inspiring them to learn English, helping them to build their confident in delivering themselves in English, providing them proper text book, making them aware about the benefits of English language.
There was conducted two hours class every day. All the participants were very interested to learn these new skills, still sometimes they were pulled back by their daily routine activities. Still some women were very eager and aware about the classes. Some of them even showed little improvement.
Thought the training was interesting and motivating, there were some requirement of teaching materials, books, laptops and proper classroom etc. The classes would have been more effective if we could facilitate then with educational teaching materials and proper ambience . All women were aware and delighted to carry on the training. It will be too great if VIN could provide them similar training as per women’s interest.
As my working area was remote there were lots of challenges. It was really difficult to convince the women that this learning is beneficial for them. In class standard of language was totally different from every student (some were extra aware but some couldn’t even write their name in English). There was no proper class, desk bench, textbook, or even white board and marker to teach. Every student in class used to complain about the discontinuity of class. Main challenge was to find from way to start teaching because there were no proper documentation of classes run in history. Kot is about 27km far from Kathmandu valley which lead to severe problem of transportation.

Review Meeting
Women’s group meeting

Women’s group meeting

There are 90 women groups and 637 women under JP co-operative .These meeting were conducted as a month by co-operative staffs and co-ordinate by VIN staffs. The main objectives of group meeting were to share co-operative activities, to inform on co-operative activities to members, to share the annual audit information to discuss new issues and problems and its solution. The main activities done in meeting; shared co-operative activities, collected savings, loan dispatched , collected monthly installment of loan and other co-operative issues etc. in this month VIN attended meetings in Athmile for 4 groups and Kisandol for four groups and. There was collected saving and monthly installment of loan and discussed on wash project and informed compost fertilizer making training and language / computer class etc. Women were happy from volunteers and VIN.

Women knitting training

Knitting project For Women in JITPURPHEDI

Knitting project For Women in JITPURPHEDI

Adeline Thiery is 27 years old from France.  She is a costume designer and a dress maker.She is a volunteer for vin and start this project 19th of April until the 26th of April 2016.
This project involves women without skills
Empowering women and helping to have new skills such as knitting, crochet, hand craft work etc. so they can produce for exemple scarf, phone case, bracelet…

  • Tuesday april 19th: start to teach crochet with basics for beginners
  • Wednesday april 20th: keeping on with the basics
  • Thursday april 21th: keeping on with crochet basics and starting knitting
  • Friday April 22, 2016: OFF
  • Monday april 25th : starting new skill: Macrame >> how to make bracelets necklaces…
  • Tuesday april 26th : keeping on macrame basics

After  few days  to teach crochet and knitting the women just know the first basic, they are not yet able to make a product as scarf or pouch but I think if they practice more and motivation, they could do something like that. They also need material like crochet stick, wool, neddles, thread if they want to do more progress and real products.


Knitting project For Women in JITPURPHEDI

The women are for few of them really interested by this project, I could see the progress in few days but it s not enough for them to be able to achieve a product, they need time and a lot of motivation specially for knitting and crochet.
Some of them are more able to do it and I think they can also teach the other who have more difficulties.
Some of them get bored and give up or some are coming later after the course and it s not easy for the teacher to work in the best condictions: I was sometimes alone without local volunteer to translate the methods and without a real organization.
Om (from VIN) knows how to crochet and she can comes sometimes and them motivation, advice and materials .

Painting and teaching at School

Children Development

The goal of the program is to contribute in children’s all-round development (physical, mental, social and creativity). This program includes Children Club Facilitation (CCF), Sponsorship, Early Childhood Development (ECD), School Infrastructure Development (SID), Teachers Training (TT), Parenting Education (PE), Child care: Orphanage and research projects.
Painting  project
 Painting is the process of doing art and decoration. Vin has done such kind of program in many school of Jitpur and okharpauwa. For painting VIN has provide all painting material for school like paints, Rust removing paper, Brushes and other needed material. VIN also provide international and local volunteers for painting in school. In this month VIN has done one painting work on Jitpur School with Two international volunteers and one local staff. Painting is most helpful for children for the  remembrance of the latter, color, alphabets of English and Nepali too some picture of animals ,birds and so on.
Children’s clubs follow up and support
VIN has been conducting different programs for overall development of children. One of them is school-based Children Clubs (CCs). CCs have been running all school in Jitpurphedi. There are altogether 9 CCs,. These CCs have been organizing different programs like debate, poetry, culture, village and school cleaning campaign, fund raising, etc.
Program Objective

  • To monitoring and supporting of children’s club activities.
  • To help on children club continuity in school

It was visited schools and monitor children’s club monthly meeting and program, help and guide them and interact with teacher to support them.
It is found that Jitpur,Rastriya Namuna, Mahadevsthan, Kalikasharan, Khadwalkot, Tarkeswor, Saraswoti,and Nagarjun CCs are running well. They conducted different activities such as fundraising, magazine publication, cleaning, regular meeting and other. It was found that the teachers from schools provided good support to CCs. However Child clubs from primary schools need more support from teachers.
It is concluded that child clubs from Jitpurphedi schools are well functioning. Child clubs from secondary school are active. It is recommended that they need regular follow up and support. Also child clubs from primary school need more support from school and teachers.


Saraswoti Lama in front of toilet supported by VIN

Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Project

The goal of the program is to create healthy communities by controlling and preventing diseases and addressing other health conditions through research, medical care support, health and hygiene facilities and health, hygiene and sanitation education. This includes health hygiene and sanitation education, medical support, health hygiene and sanitation facilities and research projects.
Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Project
Volunteers Initiative Nepal has been implementing WASH project in Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga since 2007. It has implemented WASH for disaster relief project in Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Okhaldhunga in 2015/16. The main objectives of the project were to create awareness on water, health hygiene and sanitation and increase their access to hygiene and sanitation facilities. Major activities of the project were education, behaviour change campaigns on WASH and partnership to build toilets.
VIN has supported 958 earthquake victim families from Nuwakot, Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga through water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project. Altogether 958 families have permanent toilets and received education on WASH.
The key concepts of VIN’s WASH project were:

  • Combine education with the provision of facilities
  • Form coordination and users committee and utilize social groups created as part of VIN’s other programs or existed in communities, especially Women’s Groups, children’s clubs and youth clubs
  • Encourage community participation and adopt a cost-sharing approach

In first part, VIN has facilitated to organize campaigns and trainings on general health, hygiene, safe drinking water and sanitation concepts and practices. It was focus on behavior change communication which would help to transform deep rooted beliefs and practices about hygiene and sanitation among target groups. The programs were conducted by mobilizing youth groups, women groups (Ama Samuha), local female health volunteers and child clubs. The programs was targeted to women and children from communities and students, teachers and parents from schools.
The content of the campaigns were-

  • Importance of health hygiene and sanitation,
  • Importance of hand washing, techniques and timing,
  • Toilet using and its’ importance
  • Water purification techniques
  • Toilet construction project of VIN, role and responsibilities of families, and about using sanitary products.

In second part, VIN supported to build a toilet. VIN provided technical assistance and shared cost of construction with the local community. Specifically, it was funded and provided certain construction materials that were harder to source, while the community has provided the physical labor and construction materials that was available locally. We bought pan, syphon, cement, iron rod, HDP (connection pipe), LDP (gas pipe), CGI sheet and binding wire. It took 5 days to complete a toilet, where family and skilled manpower made everything ready prior to the material delivery.
It is concluded that VIN has successfully implemented WASH project in Jitpurphedi, Okharpauwa and Okhaldhunga. The project has supported to build 958 toilets. Families from 958 houses are trained on hygiene and sanitation practices. VIN has facilitated to form a WASH committees, VDC level coordination committee (VWASCC) and ward level water and sanitation users committee (WSUC) in all project sites. It has enriched the capacity of local WASH committee to follow up and monitor the project. The project is success to bring out the change in people behavior about WASH. They have been using toilet and washing hands with soap and water. It has increased people access to hygiene and sanitation facilities. The project has contributed to achieve an Open Defecation status of the communities. Furthermore it has contributed to the sanitation goal of the country to achieve total sanitation status by the end of 2017.
The WASH project implemented by VIN is appeared to be largely effective in the community which is also proved by the views expressed by beneficiaries-“I learnt about hygiene and sanitation, hand washing and water purification technique from the training conducted by VIN. We build a toilet by the materials supply by them. We used to go to field and forest for toilet in the past. It was risk with snake, animals and rain. Now we are safe from this. This kind of project is very good. I wish all households in the village have toilets. I like to thanks to VIN and donor for this kind support.” Manjushree Lama, female health volunteers, Okharpauwa
“The WASH campaign organized by VIN was useful. I learnt about hygiene and sanitation, hand washing and water purification technique from that campaign. We built a toilet with the materials supply by VIN and local materials available in our house. We couldn’t make it if it was not supported. We used to go to field and down the hill for toilet in the past. It was risk with snake, animals and rain. We had a fear of other people. Now we have no worries about it. We have a toilet close to house. We can use it at night also. I like to thanks to VIN and donor for this support.” Saraswoti Lama, Jitpurphedi


Toilet construction project in Jitpurphedi community

Toilet construction project in Jitpurphedi community

VIN has implemented toilet construction project from 2009 in Jitpurphedi community. The main objectives are to access the toilet facility for disadvantage and very poor families and to declare open defecation free community for which there were conducted different type of activities like; WASH orientation in each community and toilet design orientation into the mass meeting. And then there were collected needy family name and date line of completed project etc. After then VIN team support to equal distribution of materials for each family and increase more support to help disadvantage and poor people. Meanwhile family have to collect local materials and unskilled labors.
Under WASH project VIN has been constructing toilet by supporting non local materials and volunteers for each family who didn’t have toilet. VIN is supporting non local material like; 2 bags cement, 20kg iron rod, 3 pieces roof materials, pan pipe set and iron wire and also mobilize local and international volunteers. But the family have to manage skilled labor ,stones ,bricks ,wood, door frame, door lock etc. Before toilet project start, VIN suggested to family for selection of proper land for toilet house and safety tank and also provide the others skill knowledge. In this week, VIN provided more than 30 local and international volunteers for constructing work in Jitpur and okharpauwa community. Before construction work, VIN provided orientation on the Construction knowledge and hygiene tips to international and local volunteers also. The major  Role of the volunteers during construction period  are  supporting  on the work as unskilled manual labors like: digging holes, mixing cement, carrying of construction materials,  building wall etc. They have to involve in  work  from 10.00 Am to 4.00 pm. During the construction period  family and volunteers both have to  worked together. VIN has done   follow-up and supervision of volunteers and skilled labor’s work and gave constructive feedback to them.
On the month of April, Toilet construction program was conducting in different place of Jitpurphedi community in Koiralagaun, Jitpur, Panchmane , Devisthan and Dadagaun by mobilizing of international volunteers.  During this month there was seven toilet completed.
Construction project is the necessary to improve basic hygiene and contribute to make disease-free community. With this project VIN have got positive feedback from community because each family is directly benefited by improving their health and raising their prestige and growing their quality of life. They thanked to VIN and international volunteers for its contribution.

  • House selection for construction
  • Communication gap between Family and Volunteers.
  • Difficult to find skilled labor in Jitpur communities.
  • The quality of toilet its determined by the raw materials of the family. Therefore the quality of toilet from some families will different from the VIN Stander.
  • Some of the community people are busy in their farming so unable to help volunteers and skill labor.
LMTV volunteers in group picture

Volunteering Program

VIN received thirty one volunteers for different projects on the month of April. The volunteers were for three different programs. Long- Midterm, work camp and group programs. VIN has successfully conducted two intakes of volunteers for long term program, one work camp program and one group program. VIN received volunteers on Women Empowerment, Buddhist Monastery, Teaching Earthquake victims, Post Disaster Relief, Public Health and Medical Care, Water Research, Construction and manual work, Cultural Immersion and Training, Orphanage and Travel Tour, Child Development, Painting, decoration and construction, and Health and Hygiene and teaching in the Earthquake victim school. The volunteers are from France, Denmark, China, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, Australia, and Belgium.
VIN received thirty one volunteers for different projects on the month of April. The volunteers were for three different programs. Long- Midterm, work camp and group programs. VIN has successfully conducted two intakes of volunteers for long term program, one work camp program and one group program. VIN received volunteers on Women Empowerment, Buddhist Monastery, Teaching Earthquake victims, Post Disaster Relief, Public Health and Medical Care, Water Research, Construction and manual work, Cultural Immersion and Training, Orphanage and Travel Tour, Child Development, Painting, decoration and construction, and Health and Hygiene and teaching in the Earthquake victim school. The volunteers are from France, Denmark, China, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, Australia, and Belgium.

Long- Mid Term Volunteers

VIN received nineteen volunteers for different projects on Long-Midterm Projects. It received a volunteer for women empowerment, three for reconstruction and manual work, six for Emergency and risk management, two for Buddhist monastery, one for Public Health and medical care and two for orphanage home.
Workcamp Volunteers

Work camp volunteers
WorkCamp Volunteers

Solo, Bilateral and Multilateral work camps are designed for volunteers in the 18+ age group. On this month, VIN received a work camp project. The project was Painting, Decoration and Gardening Project. There was two volunteers from Hong Kong and France participated on this two weeks project. They painted the community school fence and school walls.

Group Volunteers Program

VIN has conducted a group volunteering program on this month with 10 participants. They were The HKIE President’s Club group from Hong Kong. They were engineer group and their objective was to visit community to observe and design the cow shed according to the need of the community people.

National Volunteers

VIN has received nine new local volunteers on this month. The local volunteers VIN received this month were the interns and SLC appeared. The local volunteers supported international volunteer on their project.

Danish Interns for Emergency relief and disaster management

VIN received 6 interns from Denmark for nine weeks program for Emergency relief and disaster management. They will be working on Fieldwork and teaching at schools about risk and disaster

Main Activities


Danish volunteers group

In April, VIN conducted five inductions for the international volunteers. There were three inductions for Long Term on 1st, 15th and 22nd, each induction for work camp on 18th and Group volunteering program on 26th.

Follow Ups Visit

During follow ups visit, the team received some issues of the volunteers like lack of tools in the construction sites, lack of proper guidance on the construction, lack of proper suggestion and feedback on the technical projects by program officers, difficult to make communication to the monk on the monastery, necessity of more information of the project during induction, lack of handover notes of the previous volunteers, lack of effective communication and some volunteers got sick due to different weather and food they are having. Some volunteers of the monastery are forced to change classes regularly (by the Guru) which are difficult to properly prepare a program for teaching to children in this situation.
Volunteer management team instantly came up with the actions to solve their problem and made them happy and satisfied. Discussing the issues with the program officers and came up with solutions is the major activities team does after the visits. There are some issues still need to be solved like talking to monastery head about the rules and regulations and the disciplined of the student.

Activities of the volunteers

  • Conducted English classes for the community women.
  • Conducted English and math classes for the monks of the monastery.
  • Research on the women Trafficking issues and prevention of it.
  • Research about the street children.
  • Conducted many child Friendly activities for the Orphanage children.
  • Provided lunch for the orphans of the Ganesh Himal Orphanage Home.
  • Did water quality testing in community.
  • Conducted life skill training for the women of the community.
  • Taught the earthquake affected victims in the community school.
  • Painted and decorated the fence and classroom’s wall of the community school.
  • Conducted awareness programs for the waste management to the community.
  • Trained the students of the Jitpur Secondary school to make the microscope.


On the month of April, there were …..Exits. Among them ……volunteers were from Long –Mid Term Programs and  two from workcamp programs and ten volunteers were from group volunteering program. VIN is glad to receive this many volunteers and the contribution they made in VIN’s project.

Thea Wayne receiving token of love from Women Cooperative
Thea Wayne receiving token of love from women co-operative

Refreshment Programs:

Volunteer management team has organized the sightseeing program as refreshment program for all the volunteers who have started the project this month. There were four sightseeing program organized on this month. VIN chose the same sightseeing place, our famous cultural heritage sites i.e. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square.
There were no any other programs for the volunteers as refreshment.

Challenges and Feedback from the volunteers

  • Lack of cultural sharing in the monastery program
  • Language barrier in the working sites
  • Program officers could not manage the time of the volunteers.
  • Lack of Guidance from program officers
  • Lack of tools on the construction project.
  • Difficulties of communication for the monastery volunteers for the monks.
  • Monastery head changes the classes of the volunteers against their wishes that effect on the preparation of the course for the volunteers.
  • Pre- departure communication is not sufficient for the volunteer.

 Significant Achievement

  • Successful on constructing the toilets for the Koirala community people.
  • Successfully mobilized the thirty one volunteers in three different programs.
  • Conducted Basic English classes for eighteen women
  • Conducted Basic Computer Classes for eighteen women
  • Facilitate the five English teacher for the three Buddhist Monastery
  • Trained twenty community women to stitch and sewing the handmade sweaters for the community women.
  • Profiles of the students have been created by existing volunteers that will help the new volunteers in the Monastery Program.
  • Successfully conducted the Health Camp for 200 women.
  • Created the website for the cooperative by the VIN volunteer.
  • Raised fund for the cooperative by the VIN volunteer.
  • Successfully collected and tested the water quality of the different sources of the community.
  • Facilitate the two volunteers for the orphanage home.


Camp leader training, First aids

Camp Leader Training

We conducted Camp leader training for the local youths of Okhaldhunga, Jitpurphadi, Okharpawa, Kavresthali and Kathmandu from 24-26 April 2016. There were 25 participants in total. The Executive Derector, Mr. Bhupendra Ghimire, Volunteers Manager – Dinesh Khatiwada and Program Manager- Dr. Laxmi Prasad Ghimire facilitated the training. The participants were so excited and participated actively in the training. The main objective of the training was to prepare the youth leader to lead the international camps VIN organizes. The training ended with the distribution of the certificates to the participants.
The training included the following contents:

  • Introduction of the participations, Registration
  • Introduction of the training
  • Schedule for the training
  • Knowledge about the Organization (VIN) and workcamp /voluntary movement
    1. Background of volunteerism/the concept of voluntary service.
    2. What is a workcamp movement?
    3. What is LTV/MTV/STV/Workcamp (difference between them)
    4. Background information on the other volunteers coming for the project. (International volunteers exchange)
  • Background information to the host projects and country.
  • Knowledge about their own country
  • Knowledge of the region of the workcamp.
  • Knowledge about the project.
  • Challenges that communities face in the development. Social problems
  • What can we do to solve the problem
    1. Leadership skills
  • The leadership, leader /Different style of leadership
  • Communication skills/Relation between co-leaders and volunteers
  • Cultural awareness/values/intercultural learning/ gender issues
  • Group Dynamics
  • Conflict resolution
    • Break
  • Facilitation and time management skills
  • The responsibility of the workcamp leaders.
  • Practical skills that a leader/volunteer needs
  • How to operate the work programme? (practical work/team building/communication/hosting organization/partner)
  • How to Manage a budget (financial management of a workcamp/project)
  • How to organize catering and domestic matters?
    1. Water/food/accommodation
  • How to organize a social programme?
    1. Study theme/workcamp games etc.
  • Health, safety and security/First aids
  • Methods of evaluation
    1. Reflection and evaluation techniques/meetings

Camp leader training certificate distribution

Camp leader training, First aids

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