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Lighting Vulnurable Community by Solar Power: (Nov 10, 2010)

In the donation and support of International Company and National organization the vulnerable and low caste community has been lighted by solar power. The 22 household of Hile Village has got free source of light because the National grid line has not been access.

Improve Cooking Stove research study in UNSW: (Nov 2, 2010)

Suprabhat Basnet a founder member of RECED has got an opportunity to work with a group of engineer student in University of New South Wales (UNSW), to improve the existing improve cooking stove which is currently using in Nepal. A year long study has been conducted by 15 engineer students. An extensive report can be viewed here: view all news

Volunteering Program

The Short Term Volunteer Program (STVP) is one of the most interesting and memorable programs for overseas volunteers who want to get first hand experience of working with remote communities in developing countries. Volunteers travel to the remote community (project area) with the RECED staff and community people. Depending on the nature of the project the volunteer will then spend 3 to 5 days working on the project with local people. The volunteer will use his or her knowledge in practical ways in the support that they give to the chosen community, Through this experience one's capabilities are enhanced and a poor community is benefited.

Trekking and interaction with the community
Once the project installation is finished, volunteers will have a day within the program period to tour the village and an interaction program with the community. With this village tour, volunteer will gain much more knowledge about local culture, religion, customs and lifestyle.

Itinerary for Short Term Volunteering Program (STVP).

1st Day Receive volunteer at Kathmandu airport by RECED staff.

2nd Day RECED visit and interaction with RECED staff. Introduction to the various RECED programs

3rd Day Tour of Kathmandu (visit to the historical places and different monuments). Kathmandu is considered a city of temples

4th Day General introduction and interaction about the project. Practical guidance in solar installation, bio-mass installation or other infrastructure development as appropriate.

5th Day Depart for the project area (remote/urban area) by plane or bus.

6th Day Interaction with the community people about the project. Commence work on the installation.

7th Day Continue project work; village tour and meeting with several group of the community regarding the project benefit.

8th Day Farwell program by community, return to Kathmandu.

9th Day Project brief in RECED office. Farewell program and certificate handover to the volunteer regarding the project work.

10th Day Own time.

Why has the Short Term Volunteer Program been designed?

RECED has designed numerous kinds of community based program. The Short Term Volunteering Program (STVP) is one of these. STVP is a volunteering based program, where volunteers (students, individual, universities, family) can donate whatever they can and can get a first hand experience in a developing country which will develop their expertise. The kinds of skills and knowledge that are acquired through the program are design and installation of renewable energy technologies, construction of community buildings such as health posts, schools and monasteries, social and economic capacity building in rural communities. Volunteers get a real experience which can only add to their employability once they back to their country. Equally the community will benefit by the donations made by the volunteers. In this way the STVP will benefit parties, while helping each other.

What are the advantages to the community?

  • The community will get new renewable energy technologies which make life more efficient, Student showing her dance to UNSW project grouupproductive and pleasurable. The kinds of technology and program SSVP supports are solar lighting systems, solar cooking systems, bio mass burners, toilet constructions, students sponsorships and many other development plans according to the volunteer's wishes.
  • Through interaction between he volunteer and local people new ideas and solutions for development programs in the rural community are generated.
  • The program gives an opportunity to immerse oneself in a different and to exchange information about ones own culture.
  • The rural community gets a good opportunity to link with the volunteers and donors so that further support may be forthcoming.

What are the advantages to the volunteers?

Who can participate in the STVP?
Anyone can join this program and no prior experience of development work is necessary. The volunteer may be simply be interested in having a wonderful holiday whilst at the same time bring a real and tangible benefit to a Nepalese community. The program also has attractions for students, researchers, universities, colleges, different national and international organizations. Even families can participate in the STVP.

How do I participate in the STPV?


Sn. Project Description Donation Materials Cost
1 STVP 10 days total project package(Inclides Kathmandu tour package, General training about SHS, trekking to remote area, beautiful landscapes, mountains, project design and insatallation of Solar System basically in community buildings like; school, health post, monastery, temples or poorest household. interaction with community people, participate in the cultural program( Nepali typical singing and dancing) and welcome and farewell. * Solar System (includes" Solar Module, Solar Battery, Solar Charge, Controller, CFL(lights)
*Bio Gas Plant(Cooking Gas and lighting purpose)
USD 12,00.00


Sn. Project Description Donation Materials Cost
1. STVP 10 days total project package(General Training about SHS, trekking to remote area beautiful landscapes, montains and simply install a system in poorest house hold. *ortable Solar Lighting System Or
* Construction Toilet


For the further details, contact us in below address.

Program Coordinator

Short Term Volunteering Program (STPV)
Dhumbarahi, Kathamndu, Nepal.
Phone no: +977 (0)1 2081862
Post box no: 15142
Please, use email address for a prompt response and and registration on the volunteering list for the program.