Nepal 2021: Home for Children

Solukhumbu, Nepal

Nepal 2021: Home for Children

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This is SFL's second trip to Nepal!  Last year we helped with the construction of the children’s home in Solukhumbu.  The home opens in April of 2020 so now the work continues . . .

In April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, toppling buildings and temples and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalaya Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened. The District of Solukhumbu was particularly hit hard being one of the closest districts to the epicenter. Recovery has been slow and is still ongoing. Given the increasing numbers of homeless and displaced children since the earthquake, the community is building a home in the Solukhumbu District that would house 100 children in this remote region in the Himalayan Mountains.

Surf For Life funds help support the building of the children’s home. Volunteers will work side-by-side with community members to paint, landscape, decorate, create a playground, and add the final touches to the home. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to engage with local youth during their extracurricular programs.

Project Details

  • Project: Children’s Home
  • Project Location: Phaphlu and Taksindu, Solukhumbu District, Nepal
  • Type of Trip: General Volunteer
  • Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2800 ($325 non-refundable registration fee included in this amount)

Each week requires a minimum of 5 volunteers to run the trip.  Registration fees are non-refundable. To read our cancellation policy, please click here.

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Join us on this Trip

May 8 - May 15
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Project Details

About Our Project Partner

Our in-country partners, The Small World, was founded by Karma and Sonam Sherpa out of the desire to help children to get an education and rise above their challenges of being orphaned or with families that can’t support another child. The Small World founded the Himalayan Hope Home in Kathmandu as a child protection center and to serve as a preventative strategy for at-risk children. 

About Nepal 

Nepal is renowned for its natural beauty, spectacular scenery and cultural landmarks. With Mount Everest on the northern border, and the birthplace of Buddha to the south, Nepal is a charming and exotic destination. However, it is also the poorest country in Asia with a percentage of the population living in poverty.

Located in the Everest region with a population of 140,000 people, and 30 different ethnic communities, the Solukhumbu District is the location of our community project, which includes the best view of Mt. Everest—the highest point on earth.

About the Trip

  • Lodging: Rustic guesthouse
  • Remote/Not remote: Remote - the village where we will be staying and working in Solukhumbu is small and located in the mountains of the Himalayas
  • Language: Nepali and English  
  • Food: Traditional food consists rice, dal bhat (lentil soup), vegetables, momos (steamed dumplings) and spices
  • To get there: International to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Please note that this trip may require an extra travel on both ends. Depending on your location, flights may require leaving your destination on Thursday or Friday to arrive in Kathmandu for the first gathering on Saturday night. Please check flights before registering.

Additional Trip Activities

  • Tour of historic Kathmandu
  • Trekking, plus an Add-on 3-day trek opportunity
  • Visiting a monastery
  • Momo making
  • Viewing Mt. Everest and other Himalayian mountain peaks

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