World Heritage Volunteers (HERI, MANU, EDU) – 2019
|Code||Name of Project||Location||Date||Type||Total Vols.||Male||Female||Age|
|VINWC19-21||World Heritage Volunteers||Kathmandu||18 – 30 Sep 2019||HERI, MANU, EDU||16||8||8||18+|
Nepal is blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Culture has been called ‘the way of life for an entire society’. The statement holds particularly true in the case of Nepal where every aspect of life, food, clothing and even occupations are culturally classified. In a society so feudalistic and so fractured across class lines, cultural heritage comes as a fresh wind. The culture of Nepal includes the codes of manners, dress, language, rituals, norms of behaviour and systems of belief. The culture of Nepal is a unique combination of tradition and change. The traditions are followed as they were and new customs are created to keep pace with the changing times. The land is rich with diverse cultural groups like Tharu, Yadav, Ahir, Newars and others.
VIN is conducting this project which is the common action of CCIVS.
- To educate and raise the awareness among the people about the importance of Sankhu and temple area.
- To clean the area and educate people not to throw the garbage everywhere.
- To help for renovation and reconstruction in the area.
Work and activities:
- Construction, Painting, Clean-up, Awareness raising
Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to VIN hostel / hotel. On the second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Volunteers will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. During or after the work camp, our staff will take volunteers on a half day sight-seeing tour a cultural heritage site. On the last day of the work camp, volunteers will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback session.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants
Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.
The Participation Fee Covers:
- Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
- Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
- Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support
- Local volunteers’ support cost
- VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
- 24 hours’ emergency support
- VIN admin cost.
Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.
Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.
If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that.
Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Leisure Activities: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your work camp. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)