AGRO FARM 2017
Fee for four weeks is 540€, then 70€ for each extra week. For Okhaldhunga minimum duration: 12 weeks (extra 100€ for the transportation).
- Code : VINL/MTV04-E/2017
- Dispo : 15M / 15F (Total Part 30)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 80
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) VIN is one of the few Nepali run organizations currently operating in Nepal whose mission serves to directly empower marginalized people and promote a greater sense of voluteering. Our projects operate year round and international volunteers can feel satisfied by contributing to an organization that is working to improve the quality of life of the Nepali people— with an emphasis on improving education for marginalized groups such as women and children.
Living and working on a traditional farm in Nepal will no doubt be a getaway for those of you that feel a therapeutic need of getting closer to nature; feel the fresh earth in your hands and under your bare feet. Work the land the way our forefathers had, all on a traditional Nepalese farm. Tend and care for the ani- mals on the farm. The rewarding work, the rural and exotic beauty of Nepal coupled with a warm and welcoming tradition-bound community will make this project worth your while. You will be placed with a Nepalese family. Daily activities • Work closely with Nepali farmers and teach/learn farming methods. • Feed and care for the animals that belong to the farm. Garden and farm. • Participate in the maintenance of the farm. • Conduct awareness classes against the use of chemicals .
Accommodation VIN arranges accommodation for your induction period and your placement period, this means two to three nights at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu and then your host family or monastery/nunnery. The costs are covered by your project fee. In placement accommodation, your sleeping arrangements may be private or shared and in most cases you will be required to share a bathroom and toilet facilities with your host family or the monks/nuns. It is important for you to realize that bath- room and toilet facilities and standards of hygiene will be in accordance with local standards. These facilities and standards may sometimes be very basic and may not be up to in western standards. You must be prepared to cope with this. Food VIN provides food during the placement from the project fee. You will receive at least two meals a day throughout the placement, which will be of Nepali standards and usually Daal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), vegetable curry, pickle etc. If you wish to supplement your diet with other food the responsibility and cost lies with you. We will only cover food and accommodation for the period agreed for your placement and only at your placement. In most cases you will be staying with a host family after the project induction and will share the same food with them. Should you have any specific dietary needs,please let us know before your arrival in Nepal. Should you wish to visit the city on the weekends then you must cover your own food and accommodation costs.
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. Leisure Activities: Either before or after your workcamp, there exists the option to undertake a short VIN-organized tour to one of Nepal’s nearby attractions.
Application for Placement Booking Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country. ? Attach your updated resume / curriculum vitae (CV) with two referee contact details (referees can be for your work/university/family); ? Await confirmation from VIN for acceptance; ? If you wish to work for more than one placement, then you are required to pay €60 ex- tra to cover our added logistical work. ? VIN Volunteer / Internship project induction starts on the 1st and 15th of each month. The induction period is considered part of your project period. If you wish to come in between for a short period, you will receive a basic orientation before the placement. Please arrive one day prior (e.g. on the 14th if you are starting on the 15th) to the project induction date. Registration All the registration formalities will be completed in the first three days during the induction period. This will consist of understanding and signing a contract and paying the project fee. Please note that the entire project fee will be collected during the induction days. You will have to produce a photocopy of your passport and of your visa as well as a pass- port photo. VIN will issue a volunteer identity card for you. – - 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)