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Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is home to around 30 million people, the vast majority of whom adhere to Hinduism or Buddhism. Nepal is wedged between two major Asian superpowers (India and China) and enjoys a wide range of climatic conditions, from tropical forest to snow-capped mountains and glaciers. In fact, this landlocked nation is one of the world's leading hiking destinations as the mountainous north has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest.

Though most visitors come to Nepal to experience the majestic Himalayas, these people tend to see only the small areas that receive considerable economic benefits from tourism. One simply needs to step behind the backdrop of the beautiful mountain scenery and into the remote regions of Nepal to learn that much of the population lives in poverty. In spite of substantial external development assistance, Nepal remains one of the least developed countries in the world. High disease prevalence, low adult literacy rates, natural disasters, food security and availability problems and high rates of child malnutrition are just a few of the challenges the Nepali people face on a daily basis. This is where members of our Overseas Action Program can make a lasting impact.

World Youth International offers these volunteer programs in Nepal:

Overseas Action Program

Overseas Service Program

Nurses in Action

WYI works in partnership with local organisations, community groups and health clinics to offerteam volunteer placements thatpromote sustainable development initiatives.

Overseas Action Program

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Nurses in Action

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