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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

‘Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Volunteer Corps Nepal.’

1. Build Ruth Weirich Community Health Post:

This fantastic health project program has put volunteers right in the heart of a Nepalese community where they can be of help the most. As a developing nation with huge poverty levels and health issues, the purpose of this program is to alleviate these medical problems and support this wonderful community. Based in Sindupalchowk, on the eastern side of Kathmandu, volunteers supported to build Ruth Weirich Community Health Post to deliver quality health care to those in dire need.  The aim of this project was to sustainably and significantly improve the basic health conditions of the Sindupalchowk community, by providing basic medical services through this health post. Working for building infrastructure of community health post, this health post provides essential support to ensure people receive free, quality medical services at a community level. This program gave volunteers an amazing opportunity to work across a variety of initiatives and develop their skills while supporting others. We love & respect those Volunteers who helped us to improve the quality of life of the people of Sindupalchowk.

VCN, and CDRT Team after the innaguration of health post

Ruth Weirich Community Health Post, Sindupalchowk.

2. Build primary school infrastructure in Dailekh: 

The April 2015 Nepal quake absolutely devastated the physical and cultural infrastructure of the school. Over 6,000 schools were destroyed in the quake and its subsequent aftershocks leaving educators, students, and their families in dilemma.  Volunteers helped to create a school infrastructures and more positive learning environment, improve the school basic safety level which eill help to reduce drop-out rates in Dailakh schools. And also organized workshops; different activities that empower the students for their bright futures. Additionally, strong infrastructure changes the schools and it gives a creative and engaging learning environment.  Even a small improvement in education and literacy rate is a positive signal of development and improved quality of life and our volunteer team contibuted to rebuild the structure.

Volunteers help to rebuild the structure

3. Flood rescue training:

Flooding in Nepal is the most common natural disaster that affects everyone and everything in its path. Our place can significantly reduce the risk we face with the adoption of different strategies. VCN organized the Flood Rescue Training in Saptari, the most affected area in Nepal with the help of the Armed Police Force team and our Volunteers. We trained 50 local people and designated them as our Saptari District Response Team. The training was divided into three sections; the first introduces the basic concepts of River Floodplain Management. The second one is proactively managing their River Corridors and Floodplains. The third digs deeper into technical issues and scenarios related to flood risk management and provides an outreach toolkit to help the neighbours as well as needy ones. This training toolkit helps them start this critical work with ease.