Many communities across Nepal are still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April 2015. Projects Abroad launched a project in Nepal in June 2015 to help with disaster relief efforts and their volunteers have made great strides in helping rebuild affected communities in the Kathmandu Valley.
The disaster relief project is working in rural and semi-urban areas in the Kathmandu Valley. The project will expand into other regions as work is completed and participation grows. As a volunteer, you will be involved in tasks such as:
- Clearing sites
- Digging foundation trenches
- Mixing and laying cement and concrete
- Laying bricks
The exact type of work you'll do depends on what stage of the construction the project is at when you arrive. Volunteers work under the supervision of a professional mason and a qualified construction engineer, as well as a western coordinator. All volunteers are accommodated in a guesthouse and supported by full-time local Projects Abroad staff.
You'll get plenty of time to explore the local area and this is a chance to really get to know Nepal and its people.