ICYE Nepal, or NVCYE Program is a non-profit organization registered with the social welfare Council of the Nepalese government. It was established in 2004 with the aim of empowering local communities to implement and organize community development, education and conservation projects.
The NVCYE Program offers year-round volunteer programmes in the area of teaching, social work – orphanage, conservation and healthcare. The central office is situated in Kathmandu and their programs are presently located in 6 of the 75 districts of Nepal. NVCYE Program receives no government support and does not have any major corporate backing. They are dependent on the generosity of volunteers and contributors to promote their programmes in Nepal.
Nepal is an only Hindu kingdom located between the 2 massive countries India and china.
Due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variations, Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity, natural vegetation, thundering rivers and forested hills, frozen valleys and high mountains along with Mt Everest, 8848m, the top of the world. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects.
Since ancient times, the Nepalese have celebrated the coming and the ending of each season. Most festivals are closely related to the religion, hence majority of them are either Hindu or Buddhist in nature, although many animist festivals are also celebrated.
In the past 50 years, there has been a dramatic expansion of education facilities in the country. As a result, adult literacy (age 15+) of the country was reported to be 48.2% (female: 34.6%, male: 62.2%) in the Population Census, 2001, up from about 5% in 1952–54.
In Nepal you can volunteer in the areas of Women’s Empowerment, Environmental Conversation, Health Care & HIV/AIDS awareness, Community Development, Education & Training, Youth Work.
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