Volunteer Permaculture project manager need in Nepal.
Hello wonderful designers of the world. My name is Shaun, I have been working on a permaculture development in Bhairahawa, Nepal. It is very much in its infancy. We have a team of 3 young Nepali men who have attended a PDC, a three acre plot of land, a plan and about half the funding we need (soon we will have the rest of the money). I have a project page for the project on my profile. We are doing lots of cool stuff aquaculture, mushroom farming, bee keeping, there is a little bit of food forest planed, a tree nursery and an accommodation and education building. And we already have our sights set on a bunch of follow on project on other sites that are looking very possible.
Unfortunately there is a very good chance that I will be leaving Nepal in May this year. So there is a need for some one to replace me as the project manager. It would be unpaid but food and accommodation is covered. Actually by that time most of the food will be from the garden.
The project is being run through a UK based charity that works in the field preventing child trafficking. Which is a big problem here in Nepal. Many of the families who sell their children to traffickers do so because they can not support them. The long term goals of the permaculture project is to undermine the trafficking industry by providing at risk communities in the area with support in the form of permaculture training and infrastructure.
What is needed?
Some one with a strong grasp of permaculture who can be a mentor for the young team.
We are planning to build a house/education center so someone with building knowledge would be great.
Someone who feels comfortable taking the lead and running a project.
Someone with a passion for social justice. I don't expect that this is a hard quality to find among the permaculture designer community.
And someone who would be willing to put in at lest 3 to 5 months. People wanting to come for shorter time are welcome but what we need is longer term leadership.
It is a great team, a great little peace of land, and a great project.
you can reply on here or email me directly if you are interested or have questions.
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