In assisting in local communities, you will be addressing sustainable Development Goal number 3, Good Health. Through workshops and activities you will be focussing on some of the specific health issues in the region and striving to develop skills and understandings to reduce the number of health care issues.
As an intern you will be expected to take a leadership role on project and be a positive role model for both the students and other participants.
How this project makes a difference
A limited healthcare system in Nepal means many people don’t have access to basic information about healthcare. Some of the most pressing healthcare issues in Nepal can be addressed through basic practises such as hand washing and other hygiene procedures. Improvements and understandings of these practises can have a ripple effect and lead to improved practise in the wider community.
*There are many religious and cultural festivals throughout the year in Nepal, as well as school holidays and exam periods. During these periods we may run activities and programmes that are slightly different to our regular programmes. Its possible that during these periods you might support the running of 'Holiday Programmes" for children in local communities, create lesson plans and resources to support our work, facilitate adult training programmes related to a range of issues or help out with some construction or maintenance work to improve educational facilities. Where possible we would also like you to enjoy the festivities and engage with our partners in the community to share these experiences. There may be times when we are able to enjoy the celebrations, food and traditions that Nepal has to offer.
Nepal's short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Nepal:
1. Support students to reach learning goals appropriate to their Age (under 5s) Grade level (5-18 year olds) or Individual Need (students with Special Needs)
2.Support students to expand their English vocabulary
3. Increase the knowedge and understanding of Healthcare in the community with an emphasis on prevention
4. Develop the skills of women in the community in order to improve their potential to generate income or to become more self sufficient
5. Support the local community with improved facilities with an emphasis on educational and health and safety needs
6. To minimize our environmental impact in Lakeside and raise awareness of environmental issues amongst volunteers and the students with whom we work