Community Building in Nepal

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Kathmandu, Nepal
Community building Nepal
Community building Nepal

As a result of the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in April 2015, at least half a million people have lost their homes, forcing them to live in makeshift camps. Projects Abroad is offering volunteers the opportunity to help with valuable renovation and re-building work to get the affected communities back on their feet.

Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers lay bricks for a new classroom at Sunrise School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers lay bricks for a new classroom at Sunrise School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Projects Abroad has always been connected to Nepal, working there since 1999. Over the years strong relationships have been built with many organisations in Chitwan, Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Valley and Ghandruk, where schools, children’s home and hospitals have all been affected by the disaster. A group on this project can make a significant and lasting impact.

The objectives of this Building project include helping children whose schools have been damaged return to school. More than 24,000 classrooms have been damaged by the earthquake and an alternative learning space for the children is needed. Your group will get the chance to focus on setting this up, in order to create a safe place for the children to receive an education again. Your group will also get involved with teaching and caring for these children.

The project will initially focus on rural and semi-urban areas in the Kathmandu Valley. As work is completed and participation grows, the project is continually expanding to reach out to the communities in need. Your group can be involved in tasks like reinstalling toilets and washing facilities, assembly tents for temporary schools and renovating damaged buildings.

Work on one of our partner teaching placements can also take place, where your group will assist with tasks like clearing the site and digging foundations. We will also focus on work to help provide vital toilet facilities to communities hit badly by the quake.

Your group will be accommodated in a local hotel in Kathmandu where they will be supported by full-time local Projects Abroad staff.

In the wake of the earthquakes in 2015, we ran a Disaster Relief Project that addressed immediate needs in Nepal. To learn more about this work and what the project achieved, please visit our Disaster Relief in Nepal page.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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