2014

2014

REGENT SCHOOL (Thailand) comes for their first visit, volunteering at 'Don Smith Children Learning Center' in Kattike village, Nagarkot. 

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ENKA SCHOOLS (Turkey) and SISLI TERAKKI VAKIF OKULLARI (Turkey) and ISTANBUL TED KOLEJI (Turkey) make a joint visit with 30 students to Deurali Primary School in Battar village, Bandipur, teaching the Deurali students English, drama, dance, and art. Beside this, they helped the school paint classroom, doors and windows. They also raised funds for school building construction.

DUBAI BRITISH SCHOOL (Dubai) visit Deurali School in Battar village, Bandipur, volunteer teaching math, English, art, music, and playing games. Beside this they conduct hygiene related teaching activities and distributed soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, combs and more to all students. 

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

ACIBADEM UNIVERSITY (Turkey) conducts Health clinics in three different villages, benefiting 250 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. 

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ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (IICS) (Turkey). Following IICS's expanding Nepal project which developed a teacher training element, HV wins an international grant to take teachers from Bandipur, Nargakot, and Jambu to Istanbul, Turkey for an extensive teacher training hosted and organized by IICS and extending to ENKA school, Sisli Terakki School, and Istanbul TED Koleji.  The trip even included a professional development workshop at Acibadem University's medical faculty for Prabin's wife, Deepti, who is a nurse trainer.

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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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Nepal Needs Urgent Help!

Following the 25 April earthquake in Nepal, thousands of families were left homeless and hungry and in need of medical support. Thousands still remain in temporary shelters. Our community rebuilding has not ended. Himalayan Voluntourism continues to help support the communities in critical need. Please help us. Please send your donations to us via Himalayan Voluntourism's non-profit foundation:

Beneficiary name: Himalayan Community Foundation
Account Number: 3101017501037
Swift Code: NARBNPKA
Bank: Nabil Bank Limited, New Baneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal

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