Volunteer Nepal National Group: VolNepal

Sustainable Villages

 

Nepal’s rural population accounts for 82% of its population. Due to a number of factors however, Nepalis who reside in the countryside are often unable to take advantage of their full potential or subsist on what their village solely has to offer.  That being said, rural growth prospects and personal opportunities are tremendous.  

 

At VolNepal, we’ve identified several strategies to empower these communities to become more sustainable and self-sufficient. One key pillar of our sustainability efforts is the implementation of earthquake-resistant measures. In addition to constructing earthquake-safe buildings in geologically reasonable locations, we are building example structures to show future generations the foundations of the concept.

 

Talking to local farmers

Another large segment of our sustainability project centers on agricultural efficiency. The use of ecologically friendly practices is paramount, and our programs will include education for both farmers and school children on concepts such as the use of local seeds and ecologically friendly fertilizers. As a complement to these aspects, we will also implement a training program for farmers on basic business planning and marketing, supported by a permanent training center.

 

Lastly, we have identified the need for more sustainable waste management systems. By increasing the knowledge base of households and school children surrounding the practices of waste management, recycling and composting, we can further enhance the communities’ development.

 

Our sustainability programs are also designed to involve the communities’ leaders and youth. By getting these key stakeholders involved in enhancing their own futures, we are facilitating a self-sufficiency that will hopefully last for the long-term. 

 

 

 

Sustainable Village Program

Location: Nuwakot

Start Date: January 2016

Expected Duration: 3 Years

Estimated Cost: US $270,000

Funded By: Managers Without Borders / Various Individual and Corporate Donors

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Additional funding required

Community Benefits: We are embarking on our sustainable villages projects with the vision of developing the knowledge base of the local communities where energy conservation and ecologically sound agricultural practices are concerned. If we teach the local farmers and growers to monitor their consumption and utilization of available resources more closely, they will be able to prolong their growing season and maximize their output.

 

Sustainability Education Outreach Program

Location: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu

Start Date: January 2017

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $10,000

Funded By: Donors required

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: No funding yet acquired

Community Benefits: This program is intended to bring the behavioral changes of the community by Increasing the knowledge about the sustainable development and environment conservation through the mobilization of the school children. So, this program is expected to evolve the green generations within the community.

 

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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