What you can do :
The Health Aid Program (HAP) is one of the programs which is very important in Nepal and Youth Vision Foundaition runs this kind of programs , which aims to provide volunteer opportunities to health professionals, medical students and public health students. The Program includes medical practice in health centers under the guidance of a health supervisor.
Nepal doesn’t have enough skilled health manpower. The ratio of doctors to the population is lower than the WHO standard. So, the contributation of volunteers can make a big difference in communities of Nepal. Volunteers will participate in empowering local people, helping at health centers, providing primary health care, supporting rural health workers, supporting Women Health Volunteers (WHV), preparing health reports and taking classes to empower schoolchildren depending on their placement.
Volunteer opportunities are available for:
Medical Internships: you should consider coming to Nepal and joining our medical internship programme to gain experience in a different medical field . You will gain valuable knowledge and experience in your field of work.
Rural Health Post Work: Diarrhea, coughs, eye problems, wounds, fevers, epigastric pain, general aches and pain are main health problems of people living in rural area of Nepal. As a volunteer you will assist local health staff to provide basic medical services to rural people with basic medical equipment and medicine.
Volunteers without formal medical training or qualifications can join the Health Aid Program to organize awareness programs including training on personal hygiene, sanitation, taking HIV/AIDS or health awareness classes.
Volunteers for program must:
-Be 18 years or older
-Have no major health problems
-Be eligible to obtain a tourist visa to Nepal
-Flexible, committed and adjustable
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Youth Development Program
Youth represents 38.8 % of the total population of Nepal. Youth is the main power of the nation. The objective the Youth Vision Organization is to bring all youth into the mainstream of Nepali life and use their power in the development of the Nation.
Youth is can watch and save – for freedom and for Human rights – to establish a democratic society to preserve the environment
Many Nepali youth come from rural, often remote, areas of the country and are disadvantaged by poor education (theoretical not practical), limited opportunities to develop skills and to learn new skills, and by not being highly motivated or self-empowered to be creative. Their lives are at a crossroads.
Background to the Training Program
Youth should be involved in community development because they live in and belong to their community, and have a vested interest in its future prosperity and success. If youth is not connected and not respected they have the power to undermine their community. Involving youth in the development of their community therefore encourages them to become stakeholders in their community and to care about it. Every community is being challenged by its youth; unfortunately often in a destructive rather than constructive way. No serious community development effort can possibly succeed, much less be sustained, without engaging the creativity and energy of youth.
Youth Capacity Development Program
This program is aimed at youth between the ages of 16 and 29.
The program helps youth to find the right way for their personal development and the development of their local community. It also enables youth to assess their capacity.
The program is based on the following premises:
• Create a culture Society of Youth for their development \
• Create a culture of appreciation.
• Transfer practical, usable skills to youth.
• Be aware stewards of relationships mentoring, modeling, and an openness to learn.
• Create opportunities for youth to find their own path and identity.
Role of the volunteer
Volunteer with local youth
Volunteers will work in the local community with two Nepali trainers to assist in the delivery of the Youth Capacity Training Programs. The role of the volunteer will depend upon their knowledge and experience.
On arrival, volunteers will have their own two-day induction training course in Kathmandu. The course provides background on the situation in Nepal and in the local community where the training program takes place, as well as an introduction to key elements of the training program – capacity building and peace building, developing Action Plans, and leadership development. The minimum stay is two weeks which includes the induction course, travel to and from the local community and the training program itself.
Depending on their experience, volunteers will lead training classes or work with Nepali trainers to deliver the training programs, which are run in the local community for between 10 and 20 youth, working three or four hours a day, sometimes in the evening depending on the needs of the participants. Each training program lasts for one week for each group. The classes are based on group work, which is highly participative, lively and exciting. Volunteers may run similar training programs in other communities, or work with communities helping them to develop and implement their Action Plans.
Volunteers should have a good knowledge of the English language, a strong feeling of social service and community, and enthusiasm for the objectives of the training program. They should be flexible, comfortable working with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, and possess good inter-personal skills. Training experience is a big advantage but not essential.
Capacity building is an important aspect of the training program and volunteers with special skills may wish to become involved in vocational training programs or pass on other skills. There is also scope within the training program to encourage small-scale entrepreneur skills at community level.
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