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April 21- May 3, 2018
Small acts when, multiplied by millions can transform the world. Come and be part of the change, reach out in compassion and come volunteer with this build to amazing Nepal. Your efforts will be rewarded in so many ways, you will experience a different culture in a working environment and along with that develop new friends and maybe learn a new language. The memory of giving back to someone in need will stay with you forever. We are looking for team oriented, self motivating people who are willing to face new experiences and embrace a challenge. At the same time we have so much fun. If you have been considering joining a HFH build now is the time. Join us on a experience of a lifetime.
Why should I go to Nepal?
Nepal is a travellers’ magnet with rich ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop. Nepal has a romantic image, landlocked between the giant nations of China and India, the country is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. The country is also one of the world’s poorest with about 25 per cent of its population living below the poverty line. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for the majority of Nepalese. Industry is primarily agriculture related. We will be building in the Kavre district, located just north of Kathmandu in Nepal’s central region. At the foothills of the Himalayans, this area includes many of the country’s Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples. It also includes many small villages with families in need of better housing.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Nepal
Habitat for Humanity plans to help 20,000 families in cooperation with the government of Nepal and humanitarian agency partners. With the help of partners and volunteers, Habitat will remove rubble, distribute emergency shelter kits, and build transitional and permanent shelters.
What will my week look like?
(Sat) April 21 - Team meets in Yogyakarta
(Sun) April 22 - Travel to Kavre/Welcome Orientation
(Mon-Fri) April 23 - 27 - Build Days
(Sat) April 28 - R&R Day
(Sun -Mon) April 29 -30 - Build Days
(Tues) May 1 - Travel back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner
(Wed) May 2 - R&R
(Thurs) May 3 - Depart
(Please note the itinerary may be adjusted as required.)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy).
Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 13 day opportunity to build in Kavre is
approximately $2,600 + round-trip airfare + approximately $300 for R&R*
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Nepal and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for their round-trip airfare from their point of departure to Kathmandu, Nepal. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). The costs for R&R are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to Global Village Canada. Your team leader will let you know when and how to pay this.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which will be identified and discussed with you. These costs are not tax deductible
Meet the Team Leader: Laura Wilson and Brian Turner
Hello Laura and Brian are both experienced team leaders and between us have done about 15 builds as TL. Laura is 58 yrs old a nurse and has 10 builds as TL and many years of experience working for charities. Brian is also 58 yrs old and married to Laura.
Brian is a contractor doing mainly tile and all types of flooring. He has done 5 builds as TL. Both team leaders enjoy hiking, yoga, camping and going out on our boat. We also love spending time with our children and grand children and our two dogs. We are committed and passionate about our volunteer work. We both believe in paying it forward and working with HFH has given us the ability to give back the good fortune we have of living in Canada. Come join us to amazing Nepal and experience a working vacation like no other.
If you would like to learn more about this trip feel free to contact us at email@example.com or apply now using our on line application!