Following the success of ventures into Nepal with a focus on women’s health, this group will spend time with leading agencies who are providing services of support, training and development. We will have the opportunity to enhance, encourage and enthuse.
Depending on the skills of the team and the interests they wish to explore, Aussie Action Abroad (AAA) will be able to provide a number of experiences for health professionals and/or educators who would like to contribute their knowledge or expertise to the communities in Nepal. Arrangements can be made in Kathmandu at the Teaching, Maternity, Orthopaedic hospitals or in Pokhara, Fishtail and Green Pastures Hospitals. As well as the Rainbow Children’s Home and Community Based Rehabilitation Service (CBRS). Rural health posts and mothers groups are also possible to be included. Opportunities exist for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, paramedics, in fact, anyone within the health sector. In reality, however, it is us who learn the magic of the Nepali experience. AAA partners with a number of Nepali organisations to develop projects and experiences beneficial to both our volunteers and the Nepalese communities we have come to love and serve.
Dates: 28th December 2018 – 12th January 2019 (16 days)
Price: $2500 AUD A $500 deposit is required after submitting the application.
- Internal Transport
- Local Staff Employment and Project Support
- Language Lesson
- Project Contribution
The following expense are not included within the expedition fees:
- Flight arrangements (incl taxes)
- Travel Insurance
- Medical Preparation
- Personal Gear
- Spending Money
Aussie Action Abroad Ltd (AAA) uses basic accommodation at all times. Depending on location and practicality, this may include camping (tents supplied), dormitories, local hostel accommodation and basic hotels. Prior to departure, AAA supplies participants with all the information they need regarding gear, innoculations, culture & climate, etc. Detailed material will be sent on enquiry which includes an outlined program of planned activity.
Group Support: A Group of 10 participants will be allocated to each project and be supported by Australian volunteer staff (including medical support staff) and qualified and experienced local staff.
Project fundraising: Each participant is encouraged to undertake activities prior to the Expedition to raise awareness and funds for the work being undertaken by partner organisations focussed on providing additional teaching resources. Funds raised will be given to the schools visited by the group.
Please note: Schedules, activities and events may change slightly.
Thoroughly enjoyed my time as a member of the construction crew with AAA’s Nepal expedition 2012/13. On top of the opportunity to give towards a community that I had never met before, the camaraderie shared between the AAA organisation and other volunteers throughout the trip, during the work, trek and sightseeing stages was a truly fulfilling and humbling experience. This is an experience that I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone, whatever their stage in life!
I loved experiencing a culture that is so strong-willed and determined, yet so easy going and genuinely happy. The adversities faced by the local Nepali people is what keeps them going day in day out, and the generosity of Westerners is a gift well and truly deserved.
A truly inspiring experience watching the participants and Nepali locals working together to successfully complete the Mongoladoya School construction project. The most touching memory was hearing the immense gratitude from the local community and school children throughout the project duration and the celebration ceremony thrown for us after the completion of the works.