COMMUNITY HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE 2017
- VINLMTV03 - A/2017
Fee for four weeks is 540 Euro, then 70 Euro for each extra week. For Okhaldhunga minimum duration: 12 weeks (extra 100euro for the transportation).
- Code : VINLMTV03 - A/2017
- Dispo : 15M / 15F (Total Part 30)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 80
VIN’s Community Health and Medical Care volunteer program was first set up in mind of the healthcare situation in Nepal and its many inadequacies. VIN aims to begin with one specific community and then continue to work with others, one by one. Its first goal is to improve the basic health care conditions in Jitpur Phedi, a rural village. VIN has already set up health posts in Jitpur as well as health camps.
You, as a volunteer, with a basic background in health may be an extremely valuable asset in this volunteer program by being placed in the local community with a Nepali family, and working in the day time, alongside doctors and nurses to distribute medicine and consult with the locals about their current health conditions. Through consultation you may impart very important basic sanitation knowledge to the locals, possibly even saving lives that are in danger. In your time in the village you will also be able to make visits to childrens clubs and public schools to raise awareness and give first-aid tips. This particular Community Health and Medical Care volunteer program will be your means to make a significant impact on the Nepali rural communities as a whole, and change the lives of hundreds of locals.
Nepali Standard at host family in the working community
Jitpur community of Kathmandu District, which is only about 11 km away from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu. Okhaldhunga, a beautiful and hilly district, is located in Everest Region of Nepal. It has limited developmental activities and facilities. From Kathmandu, the shortest bus route is about 250 km which is rough and takes one day to reach there.
Basic English. Medical / public health background either currently studying or practicing in the medical field. doctors, nurses, medical students, and nursing students. keen to work in rural community with basic facilities. – - FEE STRUCTURE : 4 weeks : volunteer 505 EUR, intern 550 EUR – 5 weeks : volunteer 559 EUR, intern 615 EUR – 6 weeks : volunteer 619 EUR, intern : 680 EUR – 7 weeks : volunteer 679 EUR, intern : 745 EUR – 8 weeks : volunteer 739 EUR, intern : 810 EUR – For each extra : volunteer + 60 EUR, intern + 65 EUR
2005 by a diverse group drawn from development workers, educationalists, social activists and other
VINâ€™s mission is to empower marginalised communities, with a focus on women and children,
through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic
well-being and basic human rights.
Community Focused Programmes
VIN has a main community based pilot project in Jitpur, a rural community 11km from Kathmandu city.
The area was chosen because of its geographical location, lack of development agencies, people
interest, and its development needs. VIN has established 4 key programmes in Jitpur:
ï‚· Womenâ€™s Empowerment
ï‚· Childrenâ€™s Development
ï‚· Youth Development
ï‚· Community Health
The organizationâ€™s objective is for these programmes to be run by the Jitpur community (independently of
VIN) by 2012. Our community volunteering projects are based on around above 4 major programmes.
Out of Community Support Programmes
VIN runs a number of other volunteer placement programmes not directly related to the Jitpur community
but indirectly these programmes still contribute to our main programs. The programmes include:
ï‚· Teaching English at Buddhist monasteries / nunneries
ï‚· International journalism
ï‚· Environment, conservation and agro forestry
ï‚· Orphanage support
ï‚· Working with disable people (e.g., deaf, elderly)