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For the last 26 years, Projects Abroad has sent over 100,000 volunteers overseas to volunteer on worthwhile and meaningful projects that address local needs and benefit communities. Though we now work in 25 destinations around the world, we have been sending individuals and groups to volunteer in Kathmandu since 1999.

Set predominantly in the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain range, Nepal is a magical land full of majestic old temples and colourful cities. Despite its rich trade history with India to the south and China to the north, the people of Nepal have kept their rich culture and the city of Kathmandu now boasts a uniquely tranquil environment around its edges but maintaining a hectic urban centre typical of an Asian city.

In April of 2015, Nepal suffered a catastrophic earthquake which affected the entire region, destroyed many old buildings and temples as well as affecting the lives of millions of people. The country has since been deemed safe to visit and, through the sheer resilience of its people, is now bouncing back and rebuilding. With around 80% of the schools and classrooms in Kathmandu being affected by the earthquake, Projects Abroad are working hard to rebuild damaged and destroyed classrooms, with the help of local, professional builders. Your group have the opportunity to be part of collaborative building effort, helping to get children back into the classroom; improving their lives for the better. Your group will also have the opportunity to get in the classroom yourselves and teach the children of Kathmandu, whether that be English or a speciality subject of your choice.

Why should you consider Projects Abroad for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Your students will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills that can’t be taught in the classroom; these can only be experienced and admired from being fully immersed in a new culture and environment. Each trip is customised and tailored to the needs of your group, so whether you want to combine certain projects or you want to include some more travelling, we will do everything possible to make this happen. With 25 years of experience behind us, Projects Abroad ensures that not only will your group have a worthwhile and fulfilling experience, but you’ll always be safe and supported throughout your trip, and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime.

Example Itineraries

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- Care & Community in Nepal 14 Days
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Induction and tour of Thamel | Tour and induction to building projects| Traditional dancing
Day 3 – Building at school | Arts & crafts with children at Care Centre | Henna Painting
Day 4 – Building at School | Educational games with children at Care Centre | Quiz night
Day 5 – Building at School | Sports activities with children at Care Centre
Day 6 – Travel from Thamel to Pokhara | Tour of Pokhara
Day 7 – Boat ride across Phewa Lake and visit Temple on the island | Shopping in markets
Day 8 – Himalayan Sunrise | Visit the Hanging Bridge and village | Visit Devi’s Falls and Mahendra Gufa Cave | Travel back to Kathmandu
Day 9 – Building at school | Games and activities with children at Care Centre | Bollywood Movie
Day 10 – Building at school | Educational games and activities with children at Care Centre
Day 11 – Complete painting project | Visit Swayambhunath Monkey Temple | Momo Cooking Lesson
Day 12 – Games and activities with children at Care Centre |
Day 13 – Sports with children at school Souvenir shopping at local market | Farewell Dinner
Day 14 – Departure Day
Prices from £1420
*Excludes flights and visas

What size groups do you cater for?

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All group sizes of 5 or more. Free staff place for every 9 students.

Is there first aid on site?

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The group will be accompanied by Projects Abroad staff throughout the trip who are trained in the correct procedures to follow regarding medical emergencies or illness. We’re fully insured and we offer 24 hour support from our local team and our team in the UK. All of our building projects are supervised by Projects Abroad staff members and professional, local builders who provide training and hazard awareness to all of our volunteers. We also conduct a full risk assessment prior to the trip that meets our strict health and safety guidelines. Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Travel Aware” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA) who is a governing body behind the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Disabled facilities can be offered on request.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Visitors with special educational needs can be catered for on request.

Anything else?

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Our experienced staff will guide you every step of the way, whether it’s providing you with fundraising support or writing you a tailor-made schedule to your exact specifications, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your group has a safe and unforgettable trip. We can also come in and give a presentation to the staff, students and parents to answer any questions and inform you about the exciting and worthwhile adventure that lies ahead.

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