Cultural Destination Nepal

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Basic Information

Address: Dhapasi Height, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone Number: +977 1 4377623
Fax Number: +977 1 4377696
Director: Rajesh Shrestha

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Additional Information

Days of Service: two to four months
Program Highlights:

The Volunteer Nepal! program consists four different phases:

1. Pre-service training (Orientation Phase)

  • 2 weeks of orientation
  • Homestay
  • Cultural orientation tour (sight seeing)
  • Cross-cultural orientation (social behaviors: dos & don'ts)
  • Hiking (day trip)
  • Lectures on different topics such as religion, cultures, political system, history,
  • Meditation
  • Cultural activities
  • Yoga introduction

2. Volunteering Phase:

  • 1 to 3 months of volunteering teaching and educating the children of different age group at local and private school.
  • We provide placement at Monastery, Health Clinic, Orphanage. For these sites there will be Euro 100 per month will be extra on top of the program fee.

3. Village Excursion Phase:

  • One week of village excursion at local villages. Get to experience the typical way of life of typical Nepalese people.
  • Service project at the local community while doing the village excursion.

4. Recreational Phase:-

  • Two nights three days of Jungle safari at Chitawan National Park.
  • One day of white water rafting.

# Food (two meals: breakfast and dinner) and accommodation during the whole program
# Transportation within the country and so on.

Additional Information:

Cultural Destination Nepal (CDN Nepal) is the name of a promising organization aiming to
introduce the participant in individually differentiated grades to Nepal's diverse geographical
and cultural environment and promote general inter-cultural understanding through experiential
learning in Nepal. This organization is dedicated to the promotion of worldwide understanding
of cultural differences through its "Volunteer Nepal!" program.

CDN Nepal is engaged in service to humanity right on the spot. Therefore a special program
"Volunteer Nepal!" is introduced to the participants interested in more than pure vacation-stay.
This program is designed for those people who wish to visit Nepal and contribute their time and
skills to benefit the community people as well as learn Nepalese culture & customs by living as
member of a Nepali Family and doing volunteer work in various fields (Normally we do place the
participants in a school teaching different subjects and educate the children). By participating
this volunteer program, it is hoped that participants will experience personal growth as well as
open communication channel among different countries and cultures.

The volunteering phase is the most important as well as the most challenging phase of the
whole program. In this phase, participants will work at their placement site as per their skills
and interests and the needs of the host organization. We will place the participants according
to their desired living situation (rural, semi-urban, and urban), and they will live with a local Nepali
family. In the meantime, the participants will learn more about themselves and what they are
capable of doing.

Urban: City, with modern facilities (Internet, fax, and phone facilities, public transportation, variety
of modern shops and restaurants, etc.), and modern families.

Semi-urban: Small town, limited facilities (phone and pharmacies available, transportation), more
traditional families and communities.

Rural: Village, very limited facilities (electricity and public phone may be available), very traditional
& conservative families and communities.

The process of "giving and receiving" through volunteer work enables the participants to contribute
their time and skills while gaining new perspectives about the world. The personal growth experienced
during volunteering helps participants develop confidence in their abilities and can help them overcome
obstacles and problems that might arise.

Positions available: 25

Length of the Program: 2 to 4 months

Age limitation: Min. age: 18 yr.
Max. age: 65 yr.

Qualifications: High school Diploma, Volunteers should be flexible, physically fit, and willing to
immerse themselves in another culture.

Language Requirement: English

Program Schedule: Commences five times yearly (February, April, June, August and October) but other dates can be
arranged on request.

Food and accommodation: Accommodation, two meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided.
Lunch needs to be furnished independently.

*Orientation phase: CDN Nepal will provide Food & Accommodation.

*Volunteering phase: The host organization will provide Food & Accommodation.

*Village Excursion phase: CDN Nepal will provide Food & Accommodation.

*Recreational phase: CDN Nepal will provide Food & Accommodation.

Program Fees: * Application fee Euro 50 (non-refundable)

* Program fee Euro 748 (includes: orientation program, village excursion (trekking), volunteering, jungle safari and rafting)

Not included in program fee: Airfare to and from Nepal, Travel & Health Insurance, Personal expenses, Visa fees and Entrance fees to the different sites and trekking area.

Deadline for the application: Applications have to reach Cultural Destination Nepal two & half months prior to the program commencement date.

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