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VINWC20-24 NEPAL Tarakeshwor / Okharpauwa / Kathmandu MANU 09/11/2020 19/11/2020

House
Rebuilding
Support

VINWC20-24

Tarakeshwor /
Okharpauwa /
Kathmandu

09 – 19 NOV
2020 MANU 18 9 9 18+

Background/Project: Many parts of the communities were destroyed to dust and many
families lost their houses and properties during the 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 the
reconstruction of houses of poor families, public properties, religious temples, and cultural
heritage sites should be a priority when supporting the people in the community.
After the devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015, the situation in Nepal is desperate! VIN
has been continuously involved in Relief work, which is divided into three phases; Rapid
response / Rescue, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Sustainability.
VIN has already completed two phases, and we are now in the Reconstruction &
Sustainability phase. This is a long term phase. We will be working until the reconstruction
is complete in our affected communities. This project aims to support very poor and needy
families to reconstruct earthquake resistance houses.

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) Website: www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org Ph.: +977- 1- 4362560
Page | 11 Post Box # 19877 Email: info@volunteeringnepal.org, vinnepal@gmail.com,
Objectives:
 To support the rebuilding of Earthquake resistance homes for the most needy and
affected families of VIN’s working communities.
 To demolish damaged structure, clear debris and manage it.
Work / Activities:
 Support the victims to rebuild earthquake resistant homes.
 Demolish the damaged structure, clear debris and manage it.
 Educate on safe earthquake resistant houses.
Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and
received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to VIN hostel / hotel. On the second day
volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices 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. Volunteers will always be guided
by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and
support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always call VIN for
immediate help. On the last day of the work camp, volunteers will submit a detailed work
report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback
session.
Location: Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of 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. The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring
your sleeping bag.
Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants
Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is
to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.
The Participation Fee Covers:
 Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
 Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
 Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support
 Local volunteers’ support cost
 VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
 24 hours emergency support

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) Website: www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org Ph.: +977- 1- 4362560
Page | 12 Post Box # 19877 Email: info@volunteeringnepal.org, vinnepal@gmail.com,
 VIN admin cost.
What’s excluded?
Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world
heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.
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.
If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the
airport or VIN may help you on that.
Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Leisure Activities: You can go for the sightseeing at various cultural heritage sites around
Kathmandu. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara,
Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
[The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your
Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization]