Volunteer in Nepal
Only projects serving poor communities are selected for assistance. We steer clear of major tourist centres which are over-run with so-called ‘voluntourists’.
Geo-politics in Nepal
Nepal still has a long way to go to pick itself up after the 2015 earthquake destroyed so many buildings, particularly the older brick houses and ancient monuments. But the tourist trade has recovered and most areas of the country are now safe to visit.
After nearly a decade of wrangling, a new constitution was established in 2015. Although there is some unrest from communities that feel they may lose out, this historic agreement will, hopefully, lead to a reduction in strikes and protests on the streets in the long term. Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
(Updated 4th July 2017) Check geopolitical news for more background.
Western Region – Dhawalagiri and Gandaki Zones (Nepal)
This is an administrative region of Nepal which includes the northern zones of Dhaulagiri and Gandaki, and, in the south, the Lumbini zone. It is in this region where the famous treks to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges take place, with Pokhara as the base. In the extreme north of this region lies the district of Manang where the projects we support are located.
We currently support three village schools, and,in one of these villages, a medical clinic. These are remote assignments, and require some hiking to reach them. We are looking for doctors and dentists for the clinic and to travel with mobile clinics. Shorter assignments of two to three weeks are accepted from medically qualified staff.