Disaster Relief in Nepal for Teens
- Placement location: Kathmandu
- Types of placement: Schools
- Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
- Arrival Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
- Local Languages: Nepali
In April 2015, Nepal was devastated by earthquakes, which damaged or destroyed more than 24,000 classrooms. We identified an urgent need to set up alternative learning spaces for children and to assist our partner schools affected by the disaster. As a Disaster Relief volunteer, you can contribute by rebuilding and renovating schools, which help children return to a normal school environment more quickly.
Over two weeks, you will join a group of volunteers and assist with vital disaster relief efforts in Kathmandu. No previous construction experience is needed, as our staff and local builders will teach you everything you need to know! You will need to be reasonably fit to participate.
Your focus will be on building temporary schools, working under the supervision of a civil engineer and a skilled mason. Although the mason cannot speak English, a local Projects Abroad staff member will serve as a translator at the building site. You will get involved in a variety of tasks on-site, such as mixing cement, painting, and digging trenches.
In Nepal, you and the other volunteers in your group will stay in a hotel or guesthouse. In the evenings, you can enjoy socializing at cultural and leisure activities organized by our local Projects Abroad staff. Over the weekend, you will all travel together on a trip to Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site and the first national park in Nepal.