Through its campaign, NVCYE Programme – ICYE Nepal strives to build recognition of the long-term ICYE volunteering programme in Nepal and attract more young people to volunteer in Nepal. One of the biggest challenges faced for this is the difficult in obtaining long-term visas for volunteers. ICYE Nepal is therefore concentrating its efforts on gaining recognition of volunteering in Nepal and getting the local authorities to sanction 12-month visas for young people who wish to volunteer in the country. Simultaneously, it is working to increase the number of incoming volunteers and the number of host projects in the country.
To reach a larger number of young people, ICYE Nepal has revamped its website, making it more attractive, fun and easy to access as well as being useful and informative. It highlights the benefits of the volunteering exchange programme and adds a personal touch by sharing current volunteers’ stories online.
ICYE Nepal is making promotional videos presenting Nepalese culture, the kind of programmes it offers and the personal testimonials from the volunteers in Nepal.
Making Volunteer Videos
ICYE Nepal began the year with new volunteers, who will be working in many different fields from work with children, in ecological and medical projects, etc. It’s current volunteers are from France and Taiwan. Find more information on its programme Here and follow the volunteers activities on ICYE Nepal Youtube Chanel.
ICYE Nepal has produced a video about volunteering in Nepal which features the French volunteer, Lorina Ambrosino, currently engaged in the project HORAC, an orphanage in Nepal. See the video below.
On 15th July 2017, the NVCYE – ICYE Nepal team organised a one-day seminar at the Green Venue Kalanki with the theme “Calling Youth to Action in a Global Visibility Drive”. Participants of the seminar included international volunteers, young members of the Satya Yuwa Club Pokhara and young people preparing to go volunteering abroad.
The aim of the seminar was to give young Nepalese people information about volunteering and its positive effects. The day started with an introduction of all the participants, so that they get to know each other and share their thoughts and opinions. During the day, ICYE Nepal’s international volunteers shared the expectations they had before arriving in Nepal, their volunteering experiences in the country and how they have changed as a result of their volunteering experience.
The ICYE Nepal team also presented the theme of the seminar by sharing their views on volunteering and talked about what changes a person can undergo when exploring new cultures and lives that are very different from what they are used to.
Local- and international volunteers promoting the ICYE exhange programmme in Nepal:
NVCYE Program is a non-profit organization and receives no government support or major corporate backing. This is why it depends on the generosity of volunteers and contributors to promote its program in different parts.