As a nation with so many environmental conditions, after the earthquake, rebuilding and rehousing using eco friendly and environmentally efficient ways has become more important. The work that our students do here really does make a measurable difference. And that’s one of the biggest rewards with a project like this; you can see the direct benefits of the time you devote and you can connect with locals in an unbelievable way. Whether you in the middle of a university degree or just looking for an immersive travel experience during the summer, this Volunteering Journeys Building Project in Nepal will teach you more than you can imagine.
This placement has a 4 week minimum and a 6 month maximum. If you are interested in any specific time frames for your university requirement please get in touch with us.
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What is involved
The Volunteering Journeys Building Project is based in rural Nepal which were hugely devastated by the earthquake. It was the biggest earthquake in over 80 years and thousands of families were left to sleep on the streets with no water or electricity. Supplies were flown in from all over the world but a few years on local engineers are now looking for students to assist them in converting energy efficient and earthquake resistant constructions, conserving natural resources and energy reduction through architectural redesign work, generating energy from renewable resources and creating green and eco friendly community spaces.
If you choose to join this engineering internship in Nepal you will spend your time working with the local engineers and communities to help them rebuild schools and homes with much more environmentally friendly and energy efficient methods. Tasks may include visiting project sites and staying on site as required, preparing site plans and specifications including costing estimates, investigating natural resources, wildlife and plants in the area, analysing environmental reports on land conditions such as drainage and energy usage, preparing graphic representations of proposed plans using computer aided design and drafting, creating dummy models of eco friendly houses and sites, creating environmental impact reports and so on. This is a just a glimpse into what’s involved in our program but we do ask that our volunteers and students remain open minded and flexible, as other needs may crop up from day to day. You will also need work remotely and at times with limited resources. The possibilities of what you may be doing when you’re here are endless; the most important thing is that you’re willing to learn and give back.
With such a varied amount of structural redesign involved, you will soon learn a lot. But rest assured, this will also make a huge difference to the the community of Nepal. And as you’ll be conveniently housed near Kathmandu valley, there will be much to explore this incredible country at the weekends and during your own free time.
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