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VINWC24-17 NEPAL KATHMANDUNEPAL... ENVI,MANU,EDU 11/08/2024 22/08/2024

ENVIRONMENT CAMP | VINWC24-17 | 2024-08-11 - 2024-08-22 | ENVI,MANU,EDU | Age: 18 - 28

The protection of the environment is a major challenge today. The solid waste management should be an urgent action to protect the environment. Solid waste is a by-product of human activities, which tends to increase with rapid urbanization, improved living standard and changing consumption patterns. Management of increasing amount of solid waste has become a major challenge in many communities in Nepal. If solid waste is properly used it can be a valuable resource, but if it is not effectively managed, it can result in serious adverse impact on environment and public health. The problems associated with the disposal of waste in public places in VINU? 1/2s working communities, including schools, are numerous and they include littering of food remains and other waste materials. There is a potential health risks associated with the poor management of solid waste .Children are particularly susceptible to respiratory problems caused by dust from dumping sites and also to diarrhoea ,skin disease and eye infection amongst other diseases. Non-biodegradable waste (NBW) is common in communities that are urbanised or within the vicinity of an urbanised environment. Nepal has a huge challenge of NBW visible to the naked-eye. This NBW phenomenon is a much larger issue in rural communities such as Kavresthali and Okharpauwa community located beyond the outskirts of Kathmandu. Preventing the build-up of NBW in communities becomes top priority as diseases derived from NBW increases the prevalence of disease related to sanitation and consumable products. Furthermore, NBW causes degradation to the land. The majority of farmers use to grow local products to feed their households and farm-stock. This project is designed to generate a change in the community with a theme of U? 1/2Better Environment U? 1/2 Better TomorrowU? 1/2.

Work: U? 1/2 Organize the waste management /Community clean-up campaign involving community people. U? 1/2 Train local people on garbage management (segregation, disposal, domestic methodology to make compost fertilizer etc.) U? 1/2 Develop the concept of kitchen garden and train the households to implement it in their homes.

Accomodation and food: 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/mattresses. Please bring your sleeping bag. Nepali Standard at a local host family U? 1/2 3 meals a day


Location and Leisure: Jitpurphedi, Tarakeshwor, Kathmandu: Jitpurphedi community is located in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from the main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu, covered with hills, fields, and woods. VIN organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested

Airport: KTM

Train/Bus station: Kathmandu

Requirements: Basic English should be spoken among the participants and children Application for Placement Booking Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country. Attach your updated resume / curriculum vitae (CV) with two referee contact details (referees can be for your work/university/family); Await confirmation from VIN for acceptance. You will have to produce a photocopy of your passport and of your visa as well as a passport photo. English is spoken among the participants.

VIN staff will pick up 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 VINU? 1/2s 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 with that. Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 200 EUR

The participation fee is 200 Euros (30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.