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Situated amidst the highest mountain range in the world, take part in an exciting Health Promotion volunteering program to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged communities.
Nepal is a beautiful country, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, it is situated in South Asia with India to the east, south and west and China to north. Despite its beauty, Nepal faces many development challenges including the poor healthcare and health education offered to children, youth and women.
There are many schools in Nepal but they have limited resources and there is generally no curriculum for health education. Through our program we aim to address the increasing health disparities among children and adolescents of marginalised communities.
We work collaboratively with our local partners to develop programs, which take a long term and holistic view of improving the health of disadvantaged communities. Through this challenge volunteers will provide health education to the youth of Nepal as well as the wider community and at the same time improve spoken English.
We promise an authentic experience. We’ll show you “our” Nepal, a unique and rich culture that will have an impact on your life… forever!
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Total Cost||Availability|
|ILSU Nursing Students||16th – 30th May 2017||$1950 (2wks)||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
The challenge starts in Kathmandu airport where you will be met by one of our team and transferred to your accommodation. Once you are all settled in you will be invited out for your welcome meal and to meet our Nepalese team.
On the second day you will have your orientation and visit the project you’ll be working on. We’ll brief you on your schedule for the week and any other information to get you prepared for the two weeks ahead.
As a volunteer on our Health Promotion Challenge in Nepal you will be working in and around the Kathmandu Valley, on education initiatives that build the capacity of local organisation’s and schools by providing health education to the poorest children and adolescents within the community who have experienced multiple levels of disadvantage. Volunteers are encouraged to use their enthusiasm and creativity to develop an engaging and fun program for the children utilising games, activities, sports and any other interactive activities.
Volunteers can teach children about a range of subjects such as how to eat a balanced diet, the importance of physical activity, general hygiene, dental hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and why it’s important to go to the doctor! There is even an opportunity to promote pre- natal health for midwifery students.
The daily schedule and focus of this Health Promotion Challenge will depend on the groups own interests and abilities. This would suit a range of students including Nursing, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Midwifery and Pharmacy. All you need is a passion to improve the health of communities abroad and the enthusiasm to work with children. You’ll find out more information on your project details nearer to your departure.
On the 14th you will be transferred back to Katmandu airport for a safe journey home!