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Kathmandu - Construction and Renovation

Kathmandu - Construction and Renovation

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Join us in our efforts to construct and renovate public buildings that require to be upgraded to provide a better standard of living for the communities. Therefore, we have taken up rebuilding projects in various areas of Kathmandu in restoring schools, hospitals, community centers and homes.
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Kathmandu - Construction and Renovation

About Your Location

Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues.

Kathmandu's Durbar Square was severely damaged in the 2015 earthquake, with many buildings destroyed beyond repair.

Aims & Objectives

To construct and renovate public buildings to create better standards of living for local communities.

Weekly Schedule & Activities

Monday to Friday
Activities vary depending on the needs at the time, but the main tasks are the following:
- Bringing down broken structures
- Building walls using cement, sand, stone, bricks etc
- Painting
- Basic carpentry work
- Fencing the school premises
- Preparing mixture of cement, sand and water
- Shift rocks from one place to another

Weekends are free.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Introduction Week

This volunteer project includes a one-week introduction program. During the Introduction Week, you will learn about Nepalese culture through a series of introductory culture classes which are designed to help you develop your Nepalese language skills and deepen your understanding of the Nepalese way of life complete with details on rituals and customs. You will learn about Nepal's history and the religious influences which have shaped it. Moreover, we will pay a visit the local shops and markets that will get you learning as you go with the local culture and how to become a part of it. As part of your city tour and orientation, you will also visit some amazing sites such as the temple of Boudhanath: one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu whose ancient spherical stupa dominates the skyline and is one of the largest in the world. Please note that schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Public Holidays

The project is closed on the following public holidays:

2018
03, 12, 14 & 19 September
09, 16-23 October
07-09 & 13 November
25 December

2019
11, 15 & 30 January
05, 10 & 19 February
04, 07-08, & 20 March
05, 13 & 24 April
01 & 29 May
05 June
12, 15, 19 & 23 August
01, 03, 12, 19 September
29 September - 13 October
27-29 October
02 November
12, 25 & 30 December

Mandatory Volunteer Requirements

Minimum age of 18
Basic level of competency in English
Police clearance certificate
Travel & medical insurance
4 passport size photographs & 2 passport copies
Due to the active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required.

What Makes a Good Volunteer?

Volunteers need to be flexible and keep an open mind concerning their placements as situations can arise beyond our control which could require you to be placed at a different project than the one you have initially chosen. We will of course always do our utmost to fulfill your initial wishes but do remember that where you are going is quite different from where you are coming and as such one should be prepared for things not always going according to plan.

Volunteering and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. This program is designed for proactive individuals and groups that are prepared to adapt to the local environment and its current needs. Naturally, the scheduling and activities of our program are subject to change. Alterations in activities are mainly due to changes in local conditions, which we believe is part of what makes overseas programs the interesting adventure and incredible learning experience that they are.

How Long Should I Volunteer?

Our projects range from 1 week up to approx. 30 weeks. Projects have a specified minimum stay, then it’s up to you how long you can commit. In our experience the longer you stay the more you will gain, as your understanding of the project broadens and you take on more responsibilities. Every volunteer will be given a certificate of appreciation at the end of their stay as a symbol of volunteering stay.
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Activiteiten

Weekends are free to relax and to explore the local area.

Accommodatie

The volunteer house is 5 km away from the city centre and has rooms with 4 to 6 people sharing on a single gender basis and space for up to 36 volunteers. The modern bathrooms with hot showers are shared with your roommates. There is a modern kitchen and dining room, a refrigerator where you can store food and beverages, a fully furnished living room, live-in staff on call 24/7, a garden with a comfortable, covered area for relaxing including a smoking area as well as 24/7 security. Other amenities available at the centre are a TV with SKY, DVD player and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately the internet connection might occasionally be slow and irregular. Laundry facilities are available at an additional fee. Single rooms can be booked in advance and at extra cost, however, please note that single rooms are always subject to availability.

The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15-minute walk away from your accommodation.

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Arrival Information
If your flight arrives on Sunday between 06:00 and midnight, we will pick you up from the relevant airport. Look for the 'The Green Lion Nepal' sign board at the airport outside the arrival gate.

Transfer Coordinator: Prema (she speaks English)
Mobile:+977 9860 270 140 / +977 9813 235 329
If you are lost or have any major concerns regarding your transfer, please try to contact the coordinator at the airport first.

Emergency: Rajesh Shrestha (he speaks English)
Mobile: +977 9851 034 651
Land line: +977 1 437 7623 / +977 14377696
Email: [email protected]
Use these numbers only in case of a GENUINE emergency. If you experience problems with your pick-up, please call the transfer coordinator at the airport first before trying these numbers.

Tourist Police: Dial 4226359 / 4226403
The Tourist Police of Kathmandu are trained to assist you in English. Direct any safety concerns to them.

Departure Information
All volunteers return to our centre in Kathmandu at the end of their project and leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Departure transfer is not included as due to the many different personal plans and return flight times, it's logistically simpler for you to make your own way - whether it is to do more travelling or to catch your flight from Kathmandu Airport.

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Local (vegetarian) dishes on site, 3 meals a day during weekdays, 2 meals a day during weekends.

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What to Bring
Toilet paper, towels, toiletries, mosquito nets and mosquito repellant are NOT provided so you will have to bring these along with you. Please also bring hiking shoes and tidy clean clothes for temple visits, and take care of malaria precautions. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.

Visa
Please remember to take care of the visa arrangements on time.

Money & Shopping
The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15-minute walk away from your accommodation in Kathmandu.

SIM Card
We highly recommend buying a cheap local SIM card for your whole time in Nepal, not only for your own personal safety, but also for easier and cheaper communication with the other volunteers, staff and family back home, and especially if you are traveling to us by yourself. You can usually get one during your introduction week. You will have to have 1 passport sized photograph and a copy of the passport with visa to get a SIM card.

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