Helping Hand Club-Nepal (HHCN)Bharatpur, Post Box 47
|Contact person:||Niraj Dhakal|
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Aid organization
- Commune, community project
- Social policy/disabled persons
Helping Hand Club-Nepal (HHCN) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to improve the lives of rural people in the southern part of Nepal, Chitwan. Established in 1999, HHCN regularly conducts programs in the areas of education, health, agriculture, housing, business skills and environment. The members of HHCN are strictly volunteers. The principal goal of HHCN is to help its community.
One of the most effective and popular program HHCN is running is the international volunteer program. Through this program, HHCN places foreign volunteers in Chitwan area who have much to contribute to its society.
There are several reasons to choose HHCN as an excellent organization to host volunteers and interns:
- all of the organization´s members, except the international coordinator, have lived in the Chitwan area their entire lives, giving them a unique perspective on the struggles of their less fortunate neighbours. This is strikingly different from the vast majority of other organizations in Nepal in which the members have not even visited the areas where they send volunteers,
- HHCN consults with local experts from the academic, government and private sectors which assist the organization in developing and implementing HHCN´s various programs,
- HHCN´s members participate in all of its programs. Many other organization´s members merely sit in offices and collect volunteer´s fees, never venturing into the field to even witness the programs they administer,
- HHCN guides the volunteer through the entire experience in Nepal, from meeting at the airport, to transportation and throughout the entire program. Volunteers are never "thrown to the wolves" and left to fend for themselves in impossible situations. While working with HHCN, the volunteer will feel as though working in their own country,
- while guiding the volunteer, HHCN also allows the volunteer to tailor the program to his or her individual needs,
- free orientation program is given to all volunteers, to give them basic pictures of Nepali culture and village life.
Niraj Dhakal is the president of the Helping Hand Club.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.