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Situated amidst the highest mountain range in the world, take part in an exciting Health Promotion volunteering program to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged communities.
Nepal is a beautiful country, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, it is situated in South Asia with India to the east, south and west and China to north. Despite its beauty, Nepal faces many development challenges including the poor healthcare and health education offered to children, youth and women.
There are many schools in Nepal but they have limited resources and there is generally no curriculum for health education. Through our program we aim to address the increasing health disparities among children and adolescents of marginalised communities.
We work collaboratively with our local partners to develop programs, which take a long term and holistic view of improving the health of disadvantaged communities. Through this challenge volunteers will provide health education to the youth of Nepal as well as the wider community and at the same time improve spoken English.
We promise an authentic experience. We’ll show you “our” Nepal, a unique and rich culture that will have an impact on your life… forever!
|University Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|Nottingham Trent Students||15th June – 13th July 2019||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
On arrival at Kathmandu’s busy international airport you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to your accommodation. After a welcome meal and orientation you will have time to settle in and acclimatise.
As a volunteer for the FutureSense Foundation on the Global Citizenship programme you will be working in and around the Kavre District, located on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, to give back to the community. The FutureSenseFoundation in Nepal is focused on five main areas; health, education, child welfare, environment and livelihood support.
The majority of the work is based within underfunded schools that lack many of the basic necessities and facilities. Most of the children at these schools are from low-socio economic backgrounds and the impact you can have is immeasurable. You will be able to work on education initiatives that build the capacity of local organisations and schools by providing health education to the poorest children and adolescents within the community. These people have experienced multiple levels of disadvantage and as a volunteer you will be encouraged to make your programme as engaging and fun as possible. You can use your enthusiasm to encourage the children with games, sports, crafts, and other interactive activities. Schools throughout Nepal are in desperate need of extra help with their spoken English and through interaction with native speakers such as yourself they will hopefully develop an enthusiasm for language.
In particular volunteers on the health promotion challenge can teach children about a range of subjects such as how to eat a balanced diet, the importance of physical activity, general hygiene, dental hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and why it’s important to go to the doctor! There is a set curriculum of topics available that can be referred to, however, volunteers are also welcome to teach other topics that are in their knowledge and that they feel would benefit the children. You will be able to see first-hand the impact you are having on the children, the schools and the local community.
Today you will say your goodbyes, and transfer back to Kathmandu ready for your connecting flight back to the UK after an unforgettable three weeks.
*This itinerary is only a guideline and some of the travel and challenge details may change. Confirmation of your specific challenge itinerary will be sent out nearer to your departure date.