Photojournalism Project

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“Photojournalism project not only enables you to learn, understand and portray a society and its people but also provide you an opportunity to help the needy people by promoting the local organization”

Project Overview

Volunteer Nepal Travel provides its volunteers an exciting opportunity to explore Nepal’s great culture, beauty, people and media. We operate our project in the three bustling cities of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu. Nepal is one of the most stunning countries in the world where beautiful mountains and lakes spread its loveliness to every corner. If you join the photojournalism project in Nepal, it will not only offer you a perfect destination for photojournalism but will also give you a brief look of beautiful Himalayas, cultural heritage, lifestyle and landscape. During your project you will be working under the close supervision of seasoned professional photo journalist who will guide you and teach you all the skills required to make you as a photojournalist. You will travel with your supervisor in different regions of Nepal. They will help you to learn and sharpen your skills in photojournalism. Photo editing techniques, taking advantage of light, aperture control etc. and all other part of tricks you will learn while you volunteer. Thus this is a tremendous opportunity for you to gain valuable journalism experience in an entirely different and hugely interesting culture.

You’re Responsibilities as a Volunteer

Volunteer Nepal Travel provides its volunteers a perfect destination to come to learn about photojournalism. During your volunteer period with us, your placement will be assigned according to your chosen area of focus i.e. nature programs or any culture, religious or social programs. While volunteering in Nepal, you will travel in various parts of country with your supervisor; where you can take interesting pictures. That can be in marriage ceremony or a chariot drawing festivals, where crowds merry with celebration sing and dance. It can be a Hindu temple, where exquisitely carved windows and statues offer visitors a marvelous look at ancient art. The pictures you take can be then use for different welfare purpose i.e. for fund raising and organization promotion and thus more funds will be available for needy people. So volunteers who want to donate their time to local organizations for the welfare of needy people are more than welcome by VNT.

PLEASE NOTE: you don’t have to worry about the schedule because the schedule is much elastic. You can work for only 3 – 4 hours a day and 5 – 6 days a week depending on publication type and assignment. You can take the work schedule and any other help needed in the project from your supervisors working with you in project. You are also allowed to make little disruption in schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, your exams and other similar situations. During these times you don’t need to work and can enjoy short holiday.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

For joining photojournalism in Nepal, you don’t need to have any prior experience or specific education. However little knowledge about photojournalism and basic functions of cameras would be preferred (but not required). You need to be 18 years or older. You should be motivated, self-starter, passionate, open minded, flexible, willing to travel, punctual, and disciplined.

Food and Accommodation

Volunteer Nepal Travel will arrange food and accommodation to its volunteer in a host family or hostel it is depending on the project type and location. The lifestyle of the Nepali is quite simple when compared to the lifestyle of the Western countries. Volunteer should not expect the luxurious accommodation. You will be provided same accommodation facilities prepared by family. The Nepali bathrooms have a sit on your heels toilet, a shower area and running cold water and in the bedroom, you may either sleep alone or with another volunteer on a woven mattress or an a hard mattress. If you stay in the hostfamily, you are supposed to do the household activities like cleaning the house, cooking food, taking care of children, taking care of elder people. According to the Nepali culture, Nepali people do not send the elderly people to old age homes like other countries do. It is against their culture.

During lunch and dinner the entire family sits together to have their meal and though you are a guest in their house you are considered as a part of their family which is a part of the lifestyle of Nepal. The food in Nepal has an appealing blend of strong and vibrant taste. You will be provided with three meals a day which includes white rice, noodle, drinks, salad, and vegetables, which is delicious. And if you want to have your own food, you are welcome to have it and you can get it from anywhere. There are many restaurants in Nepal that would suit your tastes and budget. Nepali food is much cheaper when compared to other places and your hometown. During your volunteer service you are supposed to live with your group of people or family, and share the same experience that they face. You will be given the local fare twice a day, but things that you can enjoy throughout the day and till your service is the love, kindness, hospitality and welcome of Nepali which is extraordinary!

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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders.

Aaron Han

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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders

Aaron Hank

Volunteer