WELLINGTON COLLEGE (UK) starts a music department at Deurali Primary School, donating the sound system, recorders, key boards, and more. They initiate the concept of 'education through music' at Deurali Primary. View their photo gallery here.

ENKA SCHOOLS (Turkey) and SISLI TERAKKI VAKIF OKULLARI (Turkey) make a joint visit with 17 students to Deurali Primary School in Battar village, Bandipur, teaching the Deurali students English, drama, dance, and art.They help provide maintenance to the school building and paint the exterior. View their photo gallery here.

DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL (Dubai) visits Shree Setidevi Panchakanya Primary School in Jambu, volunteer teaching. View their photo gallery here.

THE UNITED WORLD COLLEGE (Singapore) visits the 'Don Smith Children Learning Center' in Kattike village, Nagarkot. View their photo gallery here.

ALMATY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Kazakastan) visits Shree Setidevi Panchakanya Primary School in Jambu, volunteer teaching.This particular visit is an important example of the impact of student visits. Deniz Tekdemir, a student from ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL who had participated in the IICS 2011 Nepal trip, was so inspired by her experience that when her family moved to Almaty, she convinced her new school to begin trips to Nepal. So they did! 

ACIBADEM UNIVERSITY (Turkey) conducts a Health clinic at the Seto Gurans Learning Center in Bandipur and the community in Battar, benefitting 165 kids and many adults, more than half of whom had never come across a doctor before and had never experienced primary healthcare services before. General health status screenings are carried out through physical examination and routine laboratory tests which include screenings for anemia and diabetes. View their photo gallery here.

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (IICS) (Turkey). IICS's Nepal project is awarded the ECIS Peter Ustinov Outreach Grant and the TIECare International Community Service Award to further expand the activities they are conducting. This allows them visit Shree Seti Devi Panchakanya Primary to provide an Inquiry-Based Teacher Training for 25 teachers from 11 rural schools. The regional superintendant of schools joins the training and supports its further development. View their photo gallery here.

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (IICS) (Turkey) visits a second time in 2013 with their third group of high school students to conduct educational activities. IICS donates 3 laptop computers and their IT Manager who has joined the trip, meets with the local internet service provider to discuss what is necessary to increase the school's bandwidth and plan for IT development of the school. View their photo gallery here.

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Himalayan Voluntourism (HV) is a social enterprise dedicated to the socio-economic development of rural Nepal through the spirit of volunteerism. We believe in the power of transformation through voluntourism.Tourism is popular in Nepal and supports the Nepalese economy as an important revenue generator. Many tourists come to Nepal every year to experience its unique culture, adventure opportunities and the abundant nature. Combining tourism with social outreach provides a cultural experience that engages the participant in the local community… And it is transformative.


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