Nepal is a country with much beauty and much poverty. Many families here bring in little income and circumstances leave them trying to eke out a living. This project involves building a home.
About The Trip:
Our goal is to build proper housing for a family in need who has been identified by our in-country partner. Creating Possibilities Nepal (CP), is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit social organization. The group envisions a democratic society where all children and women have their basic human rights respected. The organization believes in the universal realization of human rights and in transparent and good governance.
CP’s goals include establishing an educational fund for the underprivileged children and women of Nepal; to launch income generating programs for their parents; to help women and children improve their quality of leadership; and to initiate local, regional and international alliances to combat labor exploitation and sexual violation of children and women.
By working on this project, you’ll be building a future for a family. You’ll work alongside like-minded volunteers who are also passionate about travel and giving others a hand up, not a hand out.
Read day-to-day experiences from our volunteers on the Nepal Blog »
It’s Not All Work:
Expect warm and sunny days with daytime temperature generally hovering around a pleasant 26°C. Temperatures can vary, depending on how high up in the mountains you’re working, so it’s a good idea to prepare for a little of everything.
Nepal is a Mecca for trekkers and weekend time will offer lots of chance to hit the trails or take in some of the many cultural experiences that Nepal offers.
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On this trip, you’ll be working to put together a home out of bricks with a steel roof. The plan is to build a home that’s 15X25 feet, with a kitchen, bedroom and storage room, as well as a toilet/bathroom. That’s not much by most standards, but this family doesn’t have much for housing at present. A solid home will mean stability and shelter for this family of seven.
When / Itinerary:
- Saturday, November 24 – team arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Sunday, November 25 – travel day from Kathmandu to the project site
- Monday, November 26 to Friday, November 30 – project work
- Saturday, December 1 to Sunday, December 2 – free days for some R and R
- Monday, December 3 to Friday, December 7 – project work
- Saturday, December 8: return to Kathmandu and then home or continue travel in Nepal and beyond
The entire program and flight costs are 100% tax deductible when paid through DWC. You can also fundraise and we will issue charitable receipts for donations $20 CDN or greater.
You’ll make a difference in others’ lives and they will make a difference in yours. Simply put, there is joy and self-discovery that comes with giving to others. And you’ll have fun doing it, too.
DWC Team Leader:
Since taking early retirement, David has focussed on creating and participating in projects that have a positive and lasting impact on his local community and internationally. “I want my actions to bring positive change to individual lives.” David worked in the market research industry for 20 years, and then pursued his passion for woodturning, selling his work both wholesale and retail. David is married, has one daughter and twin grandchildren. He lives in Warkworth Ontario with his wife, dog and cat.
Five years ago David launched, and remains the driving force behind, a grassroots organization called The Abundance Project which promotes healthy eating and social interaction around food. He particularly enjoys coordinating the cooking and nutrition classes provided to the senior public school students by him and local foodies.
David has volunteered with Developing World Connections and Habitat for Humanity in Bolivia, Vietnam and most recently in northern India. “I was captivated by the people and landscape, and am looking forward to discovering the similarities and differences between India and Nepal.” An important aspect of all of David’s travels is the opportunity to meet and work with local people. “I really like the fact that the DWC projects are driven by local grassroots NGOs that have a past and future in their communities. This fosters a deeper sense of connection with the project and the people we’re there to help.”
David’s leadership style is informal and inclusive. “It is really important to me that all team members feel comfortable, valued, involved and are provided with many opportunities to connect with the project community.” Join David to experience Nepal and to be a force for change.
Are You Ready To Go?
You can secure your place on this trip with a $500, non-refundable deposit that will go toward your total trip cost. After you’ve submitted your forms and deposit, our office will contact you and send you a welcome package.
We’re glad to have you join us.
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