The project

You can help with the drowning prevention and environmental education which are much needed in the country of Nepal as the majority of people do not know how to swim, and by combining Environmental education and river, conservation will be a great help to the community.  You will be educating schools along the Trishuli River, which is home to one of the largest Whitewater Rafting Industries, around 300 river guides work on these rivers during the season.

The training programmes run from:

18th – 30th June

You will be working along side the Water Safety Nepal and Borderlands who are leading the projects for us and provide entree to the communities around Trishuli River. SwimTayka is providing the training curriculum and capacity building around drowning prevention and environmental water stewardship which will support for these communities.

Trishuli River, Nepal

River Trishuli named after the trident of Lord Shiva is a famous river for whitewater rafting and kayaking. This is the most easily accessible river that drains down the mountains towards the Chitwan valley, along with the highway. So you can quickly catch up the rafting or kayaking, driving down to Chitwan or Pokhara or vice versa.

The community of Thewatar in Taklung VDC of Gorkha district is just on its north. The village of a different community, lush farming and green hills with the birds and butterflies makes this village a rich concerning its nature and culture

Costs

£550 which includes:

  1. SwimTayka registration fee £50 (this goes towards criminal background checks)
  2. SwimTayka volunteer fee £500 (this goes towards running the program)

Additional costs to consider:

  1. International airfare
  2. Local transportation
  3. Local accommodation
  4. Food
  5. Travel vaccinations
  6. International travellers insurance
  7. Weekend activities
  8. Personal spending money

To support your fundraising efforts, SwimTayka is available to help you design and launch a crowd-funding site and will feature you in our promotional efforts.

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