Volunteer Nepal National Group: VolNepal

Disaster Relief

Due to its location, Nepal is profoundly vulnerable to natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. Additionally, because of the general lack of literacy, education, and personal growth opportunities in rural communities, people living there have a low capacity to overcome such calamities without help.

 

VolNepal is proud to be an advocate for Nepal’s disadvantaged communities during and in the aftermath of such disasters. This year in particular, we are responding to an overwhelming need created by April 2015’s devastating earthquake, which had the most intense effect on Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding area. The infrastructure that is needed with the greatest immediacy is schools, birthing centers, medical posts and temporary homes for displaced families.

 

Through the fear and uncertainty that came with that disaster, we are working with local communities to help rebuild these structures into a more sustainable version of what was they had. Our goal is to implement new processes, geared to the long-term, by providing education and knowledge resources in addition to reconstruction support, thus empowering communities to become self-sufficient. 

 

 

 

Earthquake Relief Program

Location: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Sindhuli

Start Date: May 2015

Expected Duration: Emergency

Estimated Cost: US $500,000 +

Funded By: Various Corporate/Individual Donors

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Additional funding required

Community Benefits: Our Earthquake Relief Programs is focused on schools. In Nepal, schools aren’t just a place where children go to learn. They are a hub for whole villages to congregate, share news and attend community events, and they can also serve as valuable emergency shelters during the monsoon season and other natural disasters. Our school support program focuses on the immediate support to the students, to create a healthier living environment for the residents by focusing on these important community pillars.

 

 

Flood Victims Relief Program

Location: Chitwan and Nawalparasi

Start Date: During Rainy Seasons

Expected Duration: Emergency

Contingent Fund: $10,000

Funded By: Contingent Donors and VolNepal House Fund

Project Status: Emergency

Fund Status:Additional Fund required

Community Benefits: Sometimes the intangible effects of a natural calamity, such as an earthquake, are equally as detrimental as the disaster itself. Our psychological programs are designed to rehabilitate children experiencing trauma as a result of the disaster, by equipping them with a sense of normalcy.

 

 

Landslide Management Program

Location: Nuwakot

Start Date: May 2015

Expected Duration: 3 Years

Estimated Cost: US $5,000 +

Funded By:  Donors required

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Additional fund required

Community Benefits: Landslide Management Program is meant to aid in the avoiding of possibilities of landslides in the rural communities of the Midhills by planting trees. The Midhills are considered vulnerable for the loss of fragile land. Our Landslide Management Program coordinates with the local community forests user groups and conducts an integrated program which supports the livelihood of the local people.

 

 

Contact Address

Volunteer Nepal National Group (VolNepal)
GPO 9294, Nayabazaar Marg
Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
44600, Nepal


For General Contact: info@volnepal.org
To Volunteer: volunteer@volnepal.org

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