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Everest Build: Building 50 Houses & Futures in Nepal ! (10/3-8)

everest_3_20100609.pngHabitat Nepal was established in 1997 to address the lack of decent and affordable housing in Nepal. Following a transition to a new model in 2005, Habitat Nepal has now served more than 5,800 families. Currently, Habitat Nepal hopes to reach an additional 5,000 families in the next two years. The Everest Build is a special project to celebrate more than a decade of Habitat's work in Nepal, bringing hundreds of volunteers from all over the world and completing 50 houses. It will symbolically shine a light on the scourge of substandard housing and to physically demonstrate what can be accomplished when families, communities and nations come together in an effort to build a future where every man, woman and child has a decent place to live.

[Short Movie] 'One Family's Story in Nepal'
'Habitat Nepal Completes Two Test Builds Ahead Of October's Everest Build'

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Please review and agree with the below-mentioned points upon applying for the Habitat's Everest Build in Nepal. To apply, please follow the directions on "participation application procedure" located on the bottom of this page.

Participant Requirements:
1. Construction Skills: We do not inquire about participant's construction experience or abilities
2. Age: Any person 18 years of age or older is eligible to participate, and there is no maximum age limit. Those under 20 years of age must either be chaperoned by a guardian (or leader assigned responsibility by child's guardian in writing(*) or participate as a member of a team from a school or other club. *Please contact if you need the HFHJ staff to become a chaperone.
3. Language skills: English Fluency for speaking & writing communication required.
4. All Participants must agree with the following:
? Habitat is not a travel agency. Volunteers and Habitat cooperate together to create the Global Village as partners by fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of each other.
□ The Global Village program has been developed based on the Habitat's vision "A world where everybody has a decent place to live", and is operated according to the principle of Habitat. Participation in the program means that you respect and accept the vision and policy of Habitat.
□ Team's request may not be always fulfilled because it is necessary to keep a balance of a team's demand with the needs and the situation of the hosting country
□ All participants must agree and sign the 'Release and Waiver of Liability Form' to participate.


Travel Advisories:
Please visit the sites listed below for overseas travel and visa information.
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan US Department of State
British and Foreign Commonwealth Office
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Health Management:
Habitat International cannot offer specific health advice, and is not in a position to recommend medications and immunizations. Nor do we have any medical requirements for participation in the Global Village program. In these situations, we should always recommend that Global Village team members consult the following websites, as well as their personal physicians, and must determine individually what preventative health measures to take.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Quarantine Station
Center for Disease Control Travelers' Health
British Department of Health
Travel Health Resource
World Health Organization (WHO)

Safety & Security Management:
Habitat Japan sends to the countries, area and construction sites where they have qualified the safety criteria. We provide orientations in the hosting countries and the volunteers would be working under supervision of the construction professional(s). Also, all participants are mandated to join the recommended medical insurance. However, all those practice doesn't promise the perfect safety. Please note that we may ask you to change the dates or the place of your trip in case of the sudden change in the safety situation of the destination.
* Please review the 'Release and Waiver of Liability Form' and the travel agency for the details.

1. Included in the cost: Participation fee (including construction costs), meals (dinner on 10/2 and every meal of 10/3-9, water and etc.), accommodations (8 nights of 10/2-9 including 2 nights in Kathmandu: shared 2 people room/separated by gender), local transport (Kathmandu ⇔ Pokhara, hotel ⇔ build site), medical emergency insurance, and orientation materials (such as Everest Build original T-shirts).
2. Not included in the cost: international airfare & airport tax, travel insurance, private expenses (including R&R activities).

Cancelation Fee:
1. If individual volunteers are forced to cancel...
Regardless of the timing, we cannot refund the registration deposit of ?\30,000 per volunteer. Cancellations 31-60 days prior to departure will result in a ?\10,000 cancellation fee per volunteer, in addition to the above mentioned ?\30,000 per volunteer. Cancellations within 30 days of departure will not be eligible for any refund.

2. If Habitat is forced to cancel...
If safety conditions worsen in the host country or community, Habitat will be forced to cancel the project. Volunteers will receive a refund, however we are unable to compensate you for any other expenses incurred.
* Please refer to your travel agent for terms and conditions relating to travel expenses (air fare, hotel etc).

Sign-up procedure:
Please read the items listed above and the 'Application Procedure' carefully and send an email to everest10@habitatjp.org in order to ask for the volunteer application form.
※ To avoid miscommunication by the technical difficulties, please resubmit the form if you don't hear from us within 5 business days.

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