INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FOR VOLUNTEERING AT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL (BINDABASINI 2ND BUILDING)

(UPDATED AUG 2019):

PERIOD : Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

MINIMUM STAY ON SITE : 2 weeks

PROJECT

BINDABASINI BASIC SCHOOL   (see here)

LOCATION            

Central Nepal (Kavrepalanchok - NayaGaun)


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Bindabasini Basic School is a school for 35 children which was damaged during the earthquake

in 2015. The stone-clay walls of the original buildings collapsed, the steel construction and roofs remained, and the walls were temporarily replaced with corrugated metal sheets.

Over winter period 2019-20, a second school building will be reconstructed. The steel structure and the roof will be reused in the new building. The walls will be replaced with stabilized rammed earth. The project is funded by the Rotary Club and lead by a manager from Meem Architecture.


EXPERIENCE (PREFERRED)

Previous stay in developing countries (working or travelling)                

General construction work skills, esp. with metal and corrugated sheets     

Knowledge and experience in First Aid


VOLUNTEERS HAVE TO        

Be able to adapt to low hygienic standard and monotone (yet tasty) vegetable-rice diet

Take an active interest in learning about other cultures and understanding diverse mentalities

Have patience, grace and a sense of humour

Finance the journey from their own resources - air tickets, visas, travel insurance, transport in Nepal, accommodation in Kathmandu, food in the village (approx. 350 NPR per day = 4.5 AUD)


OUR ASSISTANCE        

Pre-departure information on Nepal and the school construction

Consultations and Q&A

Bring volunteers in contact with each other

Assistance with accommodation in Kathmandu and description of transport to the site

Organize accommodation and food in the village


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

Please send a brief CV, a short motivation letter and an indicative time frame of your travel

to meemarchitecture@gmail.com

 

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