Die Workcamps in Nepal 2017

Übersicht über die Workcamps

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

VINWC17-01

05.01.-17.01.

Children’s Winter Camp

EDU/SPORT/ CULT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

VINWC17-02

18.01.-30.01.

Children’s Winter Camp

EDU/SPORT/ CULT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

VINWC17-03

06.02.-18.02.

Fun with Kids

EDU/SPORT/ CULT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

VINWC17-04

20.02.-06.03.

Working with Deaf Children

EDU/SPORT/ HEALTH/ MANU

Sindhuli

VINWC17-05

06.03.-18.03.

Working with Deaf Children

EDU/SPORT/ HEALTH/ MANU

Sindhuli

VINWC17-06

18.03.-02.04.

Working with Deaf Children

EDU/SPORT/ HEALTH/ MANU

Sindhuli

VINWC17-07

05.04.-17.04.

Animal Welfare Camp

ANI/EDU/ HEALTH/ MANU

Kopan Kathmandu

VINWC17-08

18.04.-30.04.

Animal Welfare Camp

ANI/EDU/ HEALTH/ MANU

Kopan Kathmandu

VINWC17-09

05.05.-17.05.

Animal Welfare Camp

ANI/EDU/ HEALTH/ MANU

Kopan Kathmandu

VINWC17-10

19.05.-31.05.

Post Disaster Support Project

MANU

Tarakeshwor /Okharpawa Kathmandu

VINWC17-11

05.06.-17.06.

Post Disaster Support Project

MANU

Tarakeshwor /Okharpawa Kathmandu

VINWC17-12

18.06.-29.06.

Fun with Kids

EDU/SPORT/ CULT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

 

Generelle Informationen zu den Workcamps in Nepal

Placement Support Process:

Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family. The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office 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. Then actual workcamp starts on from the third day. You will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you on a half day sight-seeing tour to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.

 

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. You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday.

Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

 

Leisure Activities:

VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions. 

 

Die Workcamps im Einzelnen

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

VINWC17-01

05.01.-17.01.

Children’s Winter Camp

EDU/ CULT/SPORT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

16

VINWC17-02

18.01.-30.01.

 

Project Profile:

Children’s Development is one of the major programs in VIN’s integrated community development approach. The goal of the children’s development program is to protect the rights of all children by providing them access to basic quality education, developing their life skills & providing access to health services through community health program. VIN has different projects under the children development programme such as Children’s Clubs (CC), Early Childhood Development (ECD) School Attendance Project (teacher development, parenting education, school infrastructure development, child sponsorship) and child care at orphanage.

Even in the recent days in Nepal, schools are focusing on examination and are doing less for developing the creativity of the students. The teachers only focus on reading and writing – rote learning. The creativity of children is not explored. Due to the busy work schedule of parents, most of the children do not have the opportunity to be socialized and creative.  To provide opportunity to children (aged 6-12 years old) for socialization & creativity, such type of camps is very essential.

At VIN working area, children don’t have the proper structure and environment at home and school to develop their innate talents.  Children's camp (at winter and summer breaks) is one of the best places to explore their innate talents and creativity. In this workcamp, national and international volunteers will facilitate different types of fun and creative activities for the target children where VIN works.

 

Objectives: 

  • To provide unique opportunity for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity)and provide fun-time for children aged 6-12 utilizing their vacation period.

  • To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.

  • To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition or cultural immersion.

 

Workcamp Activities:

The volunteers will conduct children's camp to promote their innate talents and creativity for their overall development such as physical, mental, social and emotional. During children camp volunteers can prepare sessions and take classes on following topics: physical exercises, team building, drawing, colouring and painting, art, craft and origami, singing and dancing, drama, music, hiking, teaching language and so on.

 

Location:

Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu district. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

 

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.  Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

VINWC17-03

06.02.-18.02.

Fun with Kids

EDU/ SPORT/ CULT

Tarakeshwor/

Okharpawa

16

VINWC17-12

18.06.-29.06.

 

Project Profile:

Fun With Kids project aims to provide opportunity to the local community kids learn through fun activities. Workcamps will be organized with the cooperation of local community schools for community development, education and working together with local teachers/children/ villages in community development projects.

The workcamp will also involve teaching children from poor and marginalized community in the formal and non-formal schools about basic English and mathematics, health and hygiene, and environmental protection through creative learning methods like art, music, games etc. As part of the cultural exchange, volunteers will witness and participate in the available cultural programs with local community.

We are looking for communicative, talkative, active and child friendly volunteers who are at least 18 years old with a good command of English. Because practicing English with songs, games and dialogues will be a part of your task. Abilities on any sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games are welcome. 

You will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care a group of kids from the beginning till the end of the camp; including the outdoor activities of the camp as well as all kind of activities during the camp.

 

Objectives:

To work for children development project and exchange the experience, paint and colour the classrooms to make it child friendly, teach different skills to the children.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Conduction of session on experience sharing, creative writing etc. Teach basic English and mathematics, or organize some sports, fun activities etc.  Assist early childhood development (ECD) teacher for caring and teaching ECD kids. Renovating and constructing earthquake affected schools, painting and decoration of classrooms with locally available materials.

 

Location:

1. Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu district. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

2. Okharpawa community is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills.

 

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.  There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

VINWC17-04

20.02.-06.03.

Working with Deaf Children

EDU/ SPORT/ HEALTH/ MANU

Sindhuli

12

VINWC17-05

06.03.-18.03.

VINWC17-06

18.03.-02.04.

 

Project Profile:

Working with Deaf Children project aims to support and help deaf children through educational and other activities. VIN works in partnership with Shree Navajyoti Deaf Lower Secondary School which lies at Kamalamai Municipality-6 at Jasedamar village in Sindhuli District. It was established in 2062 B.S. It is 1.8 km east from Sindhuli Madi Bazar. Sindhuli Madi Bazar is around 121 km south-east from the capital, Kathmandu. This school is one and only deaf special school in whole Janakpur zone, where students from 8 neighboring districts(Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Siraha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang and Udaypur) study. We have in total 88 students in classes running from pre-primary to 8. It also has computer classes running from 6 to 8.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Conduction of session on experience sharing, creative writing, personal health and hygiene etc. Teach Basic English and mathematics, or organize some sports, fun activities etc.  Assist teachers in the class. Renovating, painting and decoration of classrooms with locally available materials. Maintenance of ground, compound and develop the garden. Good opportunity of teaching or learning sign language.

 

Location:

It is in Sindhuli District. It is 1.8 km east from Sindhuli Madi Bazar. Sindhuli Madi Bazar is around 121 km south-east from the capital, Kathmandu.

 

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.  There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

VINWC17-07

05.04.-17.04.

Animal Welfare Camp

ANI/ EDU/ HEALTH/ MANU

Kopan Kathmandu

10

VINWC17-08

18.04.-30.04.

VINWC17-09

05.05.-17.05.

 

Project Profile:

A sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. It is a forgotten fact that even they need food and water. Conservation and management of animals have a significant bearing on the survival of every species by helping in promotion of rational use of environment to provide a high quality of living for mankind.

VIN works in partnership with different organizations for the welfare of the animals. Community Dog Welfare (CDW) Kopan is one of our partner, is committed to developing community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare in Kopan, Kathmandu. CDW is managed and run by Kate and Doug Clendon, a New Zealand couple who have been living in Nepal for over 25 years.

We welcome volunteers to help with the care of the dogs. The dogs are always delighted with company and while they do get out daily for short walks, they enjoy extra outings. Sometimes bathing is required or treatment and bandaging of wounds. Extra brushing is also welcome.

The volunteers will work with local staffs who come for four hours morning and afternoon. In the morning, they clean out the kennels, take the dogs for walks in groups and feed them their breakfast. In the afternoons, they take them all for walks again and cook for and feed the dogs’ their dinner.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Rescue & Recovery: Taking sick and injured dogs into the shelter for medical treatment and care, volunteers can work with doctors of veterinary clinic (they visit only when needed), who provide professional service with compassion and sensitivity. Nutrition is a key factor in recovery and restoration of low immune systems - the dogs receive a balanced diet of freshly prepared food. You can make dogs walk outside morning and evening, are free in the compound during the day, and secured in the kennels at night. They are vaccinated and spayed/neutered when they regain health.

 

Community Work: In the Kopan area many dogs are free-roaming, whether individually owned, or community dogs.  A holistic approach, based on the participation of the local people, aims to change attitudes and improve the welfare of all dogs in the community. Raising awareness among community people is one possible work for volunteers.

 

Hospice Care: Many dogs come into the shelter in a critical condition.  The centre try to improve their quality of life by providing ongoing care for the chronically ill, injured, disabled, abandoned, neglected and aged to save them from suffering and dying on the street. They can live comfortably in a safe place receiving medical treatment and care.Every dog is given a chance for an improved life and a peaceful place to die.

 

Accommodation:

The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  We have enough families available in the community and they are safe. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.There will be 2-6 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

VINWC17-10

19.05.-31.05.

Post Disaster Support Project

MANU/ ENVI

Tarakeshwor /

Okharpawa Kathmandu

16

VINWC17-11

05.06.-17.06.

 

Project Profile:

Many parts of the communities are destroyed to dust and many people lost their houses and properties in 2015 earthquake. This massive earthquake not only left people poor but many people are now homeless and living in very cold and small temporary shelters. This tragic moment made VIN realize that reconstruction of houses of poor families, public properties, religious temples, and cultural heritage sites would be one of the best ideas to support the community people.

After the devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015, the situation in Nepal is desperate! VIN has been continuously involved in the relief work dividing its relief into three phases: rapid response/rescue, rehabilitation, reconstruction & sustainability.

VIN already completed two phases and we are now in the reconstruction & sustainability phase. This is our long term phase. We will be working until the reconstruction completes in our earthquake affected communities. This includes education to families on WASH and construct toilets for them, demolish the damage houses, rebuilding earthquake resistant infrastructure (RERI), earthquake resistant home construction education (REECH) and entrepreneurship building.

 

  • To construct safe homes/toilets to the earthquake victims of the communities

  • To restore the cultural and religious sites and help to rebuild the nation

  • To raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community

  • To demolish the damage structure and manage the waste

  • To renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads, schools, houses or any public or private properties

  • To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers

  • To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition or cultural immersion

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Reconstruction and renovation of the old buildings, houses, toilets, schools, classrooms, temples, cultural heritage sites and public properties.

  • Demolish the damage structure and manage the materials and waste.

  • Renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads etc

  • Educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools.

  • Raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community. Conduct awareness campaigns, Training on basic health and hygiene, Garbage collection& management

  • Work with local women/farmers to support in their farm in order to improve their economy and living.

Note: The volunteers will conduct some of these activities on the need base of the community. VIN will orient each group on arrival which of those activities will be available.

 

Location:

  1. Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.
  2. Okharpawa community is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills.

 

Accommodation:

The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  We have enough families available in the community and they are safe. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.