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Global Citizens Network needs help with our work with Tibetan refugee settlements in the Pokhara Valley of Nepal. In Pokhara Valley, 45 minutes by plane from Kathmandu, are the four Tibetan refugee settlements of Tashi Palkheil, Jampaling, Tashi Ling. . . Learn more

Locations:   Nepal
Dates/Costs:   10 Oct 2014   to   24 Oct 2014:    $2,700
Flexible dates available. Duration: 2 to 3 weeks
(participation cost details)
Focus Areas:   Economic Development
Education
Type of NGO:   UniversalGiving Partner

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Global Citizens Network needs help with our work with Tibetan refugee settlements in the Pokhara Valley of Nepal. In Pokhara Valley, 45 minutes by plane from Kathmandu, are the four Tibetan refugee settlements of Tashi Palkheil, Jampaling, Tashi Ling and Paljorling. The Refugee Welfare Committee invited Global Citizens Network on an exploratory visit to the settlements in October 1999.

On this trip, you will have to opportunity to partner with settlers on a number of community projects such as a water drainage ditch, business development of a recycling center, and gardening projects. Past volunteer groups have worked on roofing repair, building a public bathhouse, agricultural projects and renovating an irrigation canal. Volunteers also have opportunities to learn about Tibetan history, culture, religion, art and teach in the settlement school.

See volunteers in action with GCN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mm9p0vM9fs&feature=relmfu

 
Cost Details
The current program cost for the two to three-week trip to Nepal is available online at, www.globalcitizens.org. This covers on-site accommodations (lodging and meals), in-country travel, training materials, a donation to the project, emergency medical and evacuation insurance, a t-shirt and a portion of the team leader's expenses. Airfare to Nepal, and costs relating to time-off activities, are additional and the responsibility of the individual volunteer. All trip related costs are tax-deductible in the U.S. Discounts available for returning volunteers, early registrants, children ages 8 - 15 and groups of eight or more. Discount cap: one discount per person.
 
 
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Skills Needed/ Experience
No specific skills are required, only a willingness to appreciate and accept other cultures. We believe everyone has skills--some yet to be discovered. Each volunteer contributes what s/he can. If any expertise is needed for a project, the local community will provide these skills.
 
Detailed Location Information
Nepal, lying between China and India, is a small country but contains great altitude variation, from the lowland jungle of Terai to Mount Everest at 8,848 meters. The skyline is dominated by the 26,000-foot range of the Annapurna Mountains, but the Pokhara region is 2000 feet lower than Kathmandu.
Cost Details The current program cost for the two to three-week trip to Nepal is available online at, www.globalcitizens.org. This covers on-site accommodations (lodging and meals), in-country travel, training materials, a donation to the project, emergency medical and evacuation insurance, a t-shirt and a portion of the team leader's expenses. Airfare to Nepal, and costs relating to time-off activities, are additional and the responsibility of the individual volunteer. All trip related costs are tax-deductible in the U.S. Discounts available for returning volunteers, early registrants, children ages 8 - 15 and groups of eight or more. Discount cap: one discount per person.
No specific skills are required, only a willingness to appreciate and accept other cultures. We believe everyone has skills--some yet to be discovered. Each volunteer contributes what s/he can. If any expertise is needed for a project, the local community will provide these skills.
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