Environment & Culture
Tarakeshwor / Okharpauwa / Kathmandu - Népal - Chantier court terme
Environnemental - Culturel
- Chantier International
- 10-03-2019 - 21-03-2019
- 16 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 200 EUR de frais de participation
Part I: Garbage management The protection of the environment is a major challenge today. The solid waste management should be an urgent action to protect the environment. Solid waste is a by-product of human activities, which tends to increase with rapid urbanization, improved living standard and changing consumption patterns. Management of increasing amount of solid waste has become a major challenge in many communities in Nepal. If solid waste is properly used it can be a valuable resource, but if it is not effectively managed, it can result in serious adverse impact on environment and public health. The problems associated with the disposal of waste in public places in VIN’s working communities, including schools, are numerous and they include littering of food remains and other waste materials. There is a potential health risks associated with the poor management of solid waste .Children are particularly susceptible to respiratory problems caused by dust from dumping sites and also to diarrhoea ,skin disease and eye infection amongst other diseases. Non-biodegradable waste (NBW) is common in communities that are urbanised or within the vicinity of an urbanised environment. Nepal has a huge challenge of NBW visible to the naked-eye. This NBW phenomenon is a much larger issue in rural communities such as Kavresthali and Okharpauwa community located beyond the outskirts of Kathmandu. Preventing the build-up of NBW in communities becomes top priority as diseases derived from NBW increases the prevalence of disease related to sanitation and consumable products. Furthermore, NBW causes degradation to the land. The majority of farmers use to grow local products to feed their households and farm-stock. This project is designed to generate a change in the community with a theme of “Better Environment – Better Tomorrow”. Part II: Celebration of Holi Festival Holi, also known as Festival of colours, is one of the most popular festivals in Nepal. Holi is celebrated for the victory of good over evil and the coming of spring. During this colourful festival, Nepalese and foreign tourists will throw each other with dry powder and coloured water to express their sincere blessings and good wishes. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. Holi is an ancient Hindi religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. 2 days before the exit day, volunteers make the preparations and celebrate Holi festival in the community.
Objective: Prevent and control water, land and air pollution through environment education and cleaning activities. Understand the importance of holi festival and know how it is celebrated. Activities:- Organize the waste management /Community clean-up campaign involving community people. Train local people on garbage management (segregation, disposal, domestic methodology to make compost fertilizer etc.) Develop the concept of kitchen garden and train the households to implement it in their homes. Celebration of festival of colors with positive energy in the community.
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Emplacement & Temps libre
Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods. Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Leisure Activities: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
All volunteers who want to participate in this project will be invited to attend the preparation session (le week-end de préparation au départ) organised by Solidarités Jeunesses before their departure