Construction and Manual Work

Background:

Our construction and manual work volunteer project is designed for mutual benefits. Benefit to the disadvantaged communities and benefit to the local & overseas volunteers who would like to contribute to the sustainable development of Nepal. Majority of the schools in Nepal lack basic infrastructure such as toilets, drinking water, classrooms, playgrounds, libraries, laboratories and teaching resources.

Most of the population lives in rural areas where there are next to no phones, roads, clean water, or schools. Where government schools exist in the countryside, they are underfunded, very basic, and sometimes even unsafe. Often these schools have no blackboards and are characterized by little furniture. Supplementary materials such as libraries, children's books, and computer labs are rare.

Over 80% of the homes in the rural area that VIN has been working in, lack fundamental sanitary conditions, as well as the subsistence of proper toilets and countless other structures. So if you are on vacation, or have a break from your work at the moment, please do consider joining us in this movement that is sure to gain even greater momentum with each added helping hand.

What volunteers will do:

When the volunteers first arrive in Nepal, they are given the chance to sight-see and take part in some light trekking for a days, to see some breathtaking views at the top of mountains. After the volunteers return to Kathmandu, they will once again set out, but this time for the schools or health posts in rural areas to construct much needed physical structures such as toilets, libraries, classrooms, compound walls, water supplies, gardens and playgrounds. Once placed, the groups will work in those rural areas for one or more weeks, working in a team effort with the local people to build towards sustainable, practical systems.

The work includes the construction of smokeless stoves, toilets, soak pits, and other facilities that can improve the basic standard of living. VIN will arrange for volunteering sites, skilled manpower, food, accommodation, logistical support and training, etc.

Food and Acoomodation:

Volunteers will live and eat with Nepali families, where they will have an opportunity to observe and enjoy the aspects of Nepali lifestyle and the culture in general.

Requirements:

Volunteers do not need to have any skills or particular knowledge about construction, as they will mainly be doing unskilled work such as digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, sand and bricks, fetching water, and painting the school buildings. They will be led by skilled Nepalis and will be working together with local community people who will be providing free labor for the betterment of their communities.