Introduction video to our Nepalese partner who seeks to put the efforts of change in the hands of the local people.
We actively encourage people to volunteer within their communities, and aim to unite all sectors of society in working together to set up and run local sustainable development projects.
Learn more about our women's empowerment programs.
Children are the future pillars of Nepal and it's important that they receive nurture, care and education to lift themselves, their families and their country out of poverty.
We encourage local youth to volunteer in their community and they can play an important role in whether a project proves successful while at the same time developing invaluable skills
Teacher Development: Okhaldhunga
In Spring 2012, one of our collaboration partners "Partners In Sustainable Learning" conducted the first teacher training in our next project development area. Okhaldhunga is situated about 250 km East of Kathmandu. This is a remote, economically marginalized area. Many of the subsistence farmers in this region are illiterate. Electricity, television and vehicles are not available.
Teacher Development: (in general)
One of the most crucial issues in ensuring quality education for children in Nepal is the standard of teaching provided. It's estimated that more than 60% of the teachers - mostly at primary school level - have not had any formal training. We therefore aim to train and educate these teachers who will lay the foundation for a child's education. We want to break the cycle of poor education.
Monasteries and Nunneries:
More than 130,000 Tibetans Buddhist live in exile in India, Nepal, and Bhutan, and nearly 20 percent of those exiled live in Nepal. Although they are now free to practice their religion and rebuild their cultural heritage, they still face many challenges, as is expected for any refugee.
Health and Sanitation:
Communities in rural Nepal lack basic services like primary healthcare, education and safe drinking water. We want to provide access to health care and educate the communities in basic health and hygiene practices.
Take a look at our video gallery to learn more about what we are doing in Nepal and how you can get involved!
If you are retired, a baby boomer or working professional, your assistance is especially needed to help VIN and other organizations like this, to enact their social change programs.