Kaya Gap Year: Volunteer in India and Nepal

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Through Kaya, explore incredible cultures, landscapes and people whilst volunteering in this incredible region to make the most of your gap year in India and Nepal. First stop Delhi, India, followed by time in the beach location of Goa and then the mountainous Nepal!

In the Kaya Gap Year: Volunteer in India and Nepal programme, arrive in Delhi for your first week for a week of cultural immersion and acclimatisation before beginning your volunteer projects. During orientation volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a series of traditional Indian cultural activities including yoga, Bollywood dancing lesson, henna making session and a cooking lesson. After orientation volunteers will begin their volunteer placement assisting medical staff in Jaipur in the desert region of Rajasthan, affectionately known as the pink city. India now has a population of 1.2 billion people the health care system is severely over-stretched. Volunteers will be highly valued and utilised for any extra assistance they can provide to local clinics and hospitals. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to see the realities of a stressed health care system in a developing country. Next you will head to Goa, take in the beautiful coastline and undertake your renovation and community building work volunteering placement. This project aims to renovate, repair and beautify buildings, facilities and infrastructure in poorer communities as well as improve cleanliness and the appearance of public areas. In creating more pleasant environments to teach and learn volunteers will contribute to community development, which will help foster happiness and pride in local people.

Your final destination on your gap year will be Nepal. You will arrive in the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu before heading to rural areas where you will volunteer on a teaching initiative which supports victims of domestic abuse by providing shelter and land to generate an income. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist these women by providing day care center support and teaching their children English. Volunteers who are suitably skilled will be able to also support the local school by running English language lessons with the staff. The long term aim is for English to be incorporated into the curriculum o of this local school. Join this wonderful project and help prepare materials and give the women and children the opportunity to practice their English skills with a native speaker.

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