National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Nepal (Projects Abroad)

Volunteer in Nepal

Why Nepal?

Nepal boasts breath-taking natural beauty; an idyllic setting to explore with your group whilst volunteering.  Set predominantly in the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain range and home to the world’s highest peak; Mount Everest, Nepal is a magical land full of majestic old temples and colourful cities.

In April of 2015, Nepal suffered a catastrophic earthquake which affected the entire region, destroyed many old buildings and temples as well as affecting the lives of millions of people. The country has since been deemed safe to visit and, through the sheer resilience of its people, is now bouncing back and rebuilding. Despite this, the people still welcome any help that is available and now is a perfect time to volunteer in Nepal and make a big difference in the local communities.

When?

5th -19thAugust 2018

Who can go?

There is space for ten YFC members aged 18-30 years old*

How much?

This trip costs £1195 per person (which includes food, accommodation, insurance and excursions). There are also costs to members for travel, vaccinations and social expenditure.

Flights

Range from £800 - £1150 (based on prices in May 2017)

Tell me more…

Your group will help develop community vegetable gardens and help maintain a smallholding at a care centre in the Kathmandu Valley, an area rich in ancient temples and beautiful views. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside a local farming family in the valley.

Community Farming in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

If you are interested in volunteering on a farming project alongside local people, then this trip is could be ideal for you. The group would be placed at one of our care centres in the Kathmandu Valley, just outside the city of Kathmandu.  Your role will be to help develop plots for them to grow fruit and vegetables, and you will also spend time with the children at the care centre, playing games and organising educational activities for them. As a volunteer, you will assist with:
•    Planting new seeds and seedlings
•    Composting and weeding
•    Harvesting the produce
•    Organising nutrition awareness materials and workshops

Your second week will be spent working alongside a local farmer, helping him and his family maintain and develop his farm. For this part of the project, the group will be involved in:
•    Organic farming processes
•    Sustainability programmes
•    Crop rotation and pest control
•    Caring for livestock
•    Learning traditional farming techniques

Volunteers will stay in a family-run hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu, with transport to and from your placement arranged for you group each day.

At the weekend, your group will travel to Nepal’s second city, Pokhara. The city is built at the edge of Phewa Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas. You will spend the weekend visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples, taking boat trips on the lake and enjoying in the breath-taking views.

How to apply

Applications must be received at the NFYFC office by no later than 3rd November 2017. Applicants will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview on the YFC Travel Selection Day on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

*Applicants must be 18 or over by 1st January 2018 and 30 or under by 1st September 2017.

Download application form here. Once completed and signed by your county office please send to erica.attwood@nfyfc.org.uk


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