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International Mud Day (29th June 2018)

International Mud Day (29th June 2018)

International Mud Day 2018 - this year on 29th June 2018 !                     (15th Assad Nepali 2075) 

Founded by PSD Nepal Director Bishnu Bhatta, in 2009

Join us for celebrations of mud - and play, fun, community - in either i) Panchkhal or ii) Chitwan for the PSD Nepal Mud Days of 2018. Get in touch with us to volunteer or to find out more details. You can come to visit our office in Kathmandu - check the connect page for more information and directions

International Mud Day 2018 - this year on 29th June 2018 !                     (15th Assad Nepali 2075) 

Founded by PSD Nepal Director Bishnu Bhatta, in 2009

Join us for celebrations of mud - and play, fun, community - in either i) Panchkhal or ii) Chitwan for the PSD Nepal Mud Days of 2018. Get in touch with us to volunteer or to find out more details. You can come to visit our office in Kathmandu - check the connect page for more information and directions

Summer & Autumn 2018

Summer & Autumn 2018

Get in touch with PSD Nepal today !

This Summer & Autumn 2018 we are running new projects in construction, education, medical programmes, and also internships in our Kathmandu office. Our projects spread from west to east to north to south Nepal - with new proposals in Ilam, Baglung, Chitwan, and Rasuwa. Visit our Connect page to get in touch with us

Get in touch with PSD Nepal today !

This Summer & Autumn 2018 we are running new projects in construction, education, medical programmes, and also internships in our Kathmandu office. Our projects spread from west to east to north to south Nepal - with new proposals in Ilam, Baglung, Chitwan, and Rasuwa. Visit our Connect page to get in touch with us

Nepal Adoptive Families Association

Nepal Adoptive Families Association

NAFA works in partnership with PSD Nepal, with a staff of three Nepali nurses, an in-field USA NAFA worker, and an overseas office in New York. Together we work to enrich the nutritional status of unparented and orphaned children in Nepal. Recent project have included investment in nutritional enrichment through 'plumpy-sup', the provision of multivitamins to orphanages in the valley, bringing chicken coups and kitchen gardens to children's homes, instituting new learning modules on a broad range of topics (e.g. water conservation and safe use), helping to reconstruct a playground at a child protection home, and launching a regular 'Sports Day' event to celebrate sport and competition in our partner homes. Read more; www.nepalafa.org

NAFA works in partnership with PSD Nepal, with a staff of three Nepali nurses, an in-field USA NAFA worker, and an overseas office in New York. Together we work to enrich the nutritional status of unparented and orphaned children in Nepal. Recent project have included investment in nutritional enrichment through 'plumpy-sup', the provision of multivitamins to orphanages in the valley, bringing chicken coups and kitchen gardens to children's homes, instituting new learning modules on a broad range of topics (e.g. water conservation and safe use), helping to reconstruct a playground at a child protection home, and launching a regular 'Sports Day' event to celebrate sport and competition in our partner homes. Read more; www.nepalafa.org

LRTT

LRTT

PSD Nepal is currently looking to build a partnership with LRTT - a UK based educational social enterprise - to establish a network of teacher training camps in rural schools in Nepal.  These would involve both the staff and senior leadership at rural schools in Nepal, starting in the districts of Baglung and Chitwan. LRTT organise teacher training courses, with British teachers up-skilling and resourcing Nepali teachers, as well as promoting activity weeks with students running both educational and extra-curricular activities in schools. Read more here at the website for LRTT - Limited Resource Teacher Training - https://lrtt.org/

PSD Nepal is currently looking to build a partnership with LRTT - a UK based educational social enterprise - to establish a network of teacher training camps in rural schools in Nepal.  These would involve both the staff and senior leadership at rural schools in Nepal, starting in the districts of Baglung and Chitwan. LRTT organise teacher training courses, with British teachers up-skilling and resourcing Nepali teachers, as well as promoting activity weeks with students running both educational and extra-curricular activities in schools. Read more here at the website for LRTT - Limited Resource Teacher Training - https://lrtt.org/

Research Projects

Research Projects

PSD Nepal is currently hosting European research students studying the impacts of volunteering in Nepal, based in KTM, and the status of women in rural Nepali villages. These are rolling research projects with volunteering activities on a weekly basis as well. Download our latest newsletter to read the latest updates on these projects.

PSD Nepal is currently hosting European research students studying the impacts of volunteering in Nepal, based in KTM, and the status of women in rural Nepali villages. These are rolling research projects with volunteering activities on a weekly basis as well. Download our latest newsletter to read the latest updates on these projects.

Medical Electives

Medical Electives

We host medical electives, with volunteers from around the world. Placements are in and around Kathmandu, with present volunteers coming from England and Wales.

Current placements are in Kathmandu; Patan Psychiatric Hospital (Lalitpur), Om Hospital (Obs & Gynae), Om Hospital (Surgery Department), and Kanti Hospital (Paediatrics). The total placement is divided into two, with 1 month in urban hospitals in Kathmandu, and the subsequent 1 month in Lalitpur, within the Kathmandu Valley, in Primary Health Care Centres (PHC), working with rural communities.

We host medical electives, with volunteers from around the world. Placements are in and around Kathmandu, with present volunteers coming from England and Wales.

Current placements are in Kathmandu; Patan Psychiatric Hospital (Lalitpur), Om Hospital (Obs & Gynae), Om Hospital (Surgery Department), and Kanti Hospital (Paediatrics). The total placement is divided into two, with 1 month in urban hospitals in Kathmandu, and the subsequent 1 month in Lalitpur, within the Kathmandu Valley, in Primary Health Care Centres (PHC), working with rural communities.

Plastic Upcycling & Recycling

Plastic Upcycling & Recycling

In partnership with NAST - the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology - PSD Nepal is pioneering a new social enterprise arm in plastic; recycling and upcycling plastic waste.

Recycling is currently conducted in Langtang National Park, the oldest park in Nepal (1976), hosting over 15,000 trekkers per year. There are an estimated 5 million waste plastic bottles (PET) littering the Langtang Valley trek, and in partnership with the local community and board of elders - KGLS (Kyangen Gumpa Langtang Society) - we are running a clearing, collection, and recycling scheme. At present, around 30,000 bottles are recycled every month from Langtang. The recycling process is conducted in partnership with Himalayan Plastic, who operate a plastic recycling facility in Pokhara. Watch the project & learn more about this scheme here. 

Upcycling is facilitated by a technical team from NAST, headed up by Dr Rabindra Dhakal, previous senior scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal. NAST utilise a pyrolysis machine to convert plastic waste (mostly plastic bags, wrappers, styrofoam) into RDF (reduced diesel fuel). The upcycling process is highly efficient, converting 1kg of plastic waste into 1L of fuel for use. 

In partnership with NAST - the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology - PSD Nepal is pioneering a new social enterprise arm in plastic; recycling and upcycling plastic waste.

Recycling is currently conducted in Langtang National Park, the oldest park in Nepal (1976), hosting over 15,000 trekkers per year. There are an estimated 5 million waste plastic bottles (PET) littering the Langtang Valley trek, and in partnership with the local community and board of elders - KGLS (Kyangen Gumpa Langtang Society) - we are running a clearing, collection, and recycling scheme. At present, around 30,000 bottles are recycled every month from Langtang. The recycling process is conducted in partnership with Himalayan Plastic, who operate a plastic recycling facility in Pokhara. Watch the project & learn more about this scheme here. 

Upcycling is facilitated by a technical team from NAST, headed up by Dr Rabindra Dhakal, previous senior scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal. NAST utilise a pyrolysis machine to convert plastic waste (mostly plastic bags, wrappers, styrofoam) into RDF (reduced diesel fuel). The upcycling process is highly efficient, converting 1kg of plastic waste into 1L of fuel for use.