Nepal Earthquake Disaster Recovery

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Nepal Earthquake Disaster Recovery

from £710
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Nepal
In April 2015 an earthquake caused devastation to Kathmandu and rural communities, leading to the loss of over 9,000 lives and there is a much needed recovery effort.
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Nepal Earthquake Disaster Recovery

Fortunately, there was no loss of life amongst the members of the communities in which Kaya's projects are based, but there was considerable damage to homes, the school, and roads in the area. The damage to the road leading to the village is estimated to cost $20,000. In addition, manpower is needed to help with the task of rebuilding, as it is labour intensive, and members of the community do not have the funds to pay for additional help with the rebuild.

The task of rebuilding roads, the school (which was condemned by the government as being not fit for use) and homes is daunting for the community, which was already vulnerable. Many of the ladies and children live here because they were sexually abused, or their mothers were widowed and have lost their status in society. Volunteer support is much needed in helping the community to get back on its feet, whether it is helping with day to day activities such as daycare for the younger children, agriculture activities or assisting with the rebuild efforts. Kaya have been working in this community for some time now, so you can be assured about the sustainability and authenticity of the placements.

Your role can focus on supporting women through caring for the children and helping at the school enables the women to focus on agriculture or rebuild activities or assisting with agriculture enables the ladies to spend time helping the community with rebuild activities, so all are equally as important.


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Kaya is a responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for the physical aid of volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Kaya’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Challenge yourself to be a different gapper and get the most from your travels. The programmes are flexible to fit in with your travel schedule and you travel with the security of Kaya as a travelling companion, you won’t be alone Kaya Responsible Travel won Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2014 British Youth Travel Awards.

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