' I LOVE this experience in chitwan for though short period! 'Xue Ying Fiona Wang
RCDP – Nepal is the official representative for Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP) in Nepal. VIP is a program of the participating members of Federation EIL, the international non-profit association which represents the global network of The Experiment in International Living. With 8 decades of national and international leadership in cultural exchange, EIL programs are distinguished by the core values and guiding principles which include the organization’s not for profit status, its commitment to the safety and well being of participants and its endorsement of the principles of equality, inclusiveness, sustainability and diversity. Federation EIL holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization, and with the Council of Europe. RCDP’s collaboration with such an experienced and reputed organization has been beneficial for RCDP and enabled the launch of various volunteer programs to assist local Nepali organizations in diverse sectors.
RCDP has been working in collaboration with the Aid Camp International for volunteerism and rural community development activities. Aid Camp International is a UK registered charity organization which has been providing grassroots development donations to rural communities in developing countries through the mobilization of volunteers. With the donation of Aid Camp International, RCDP Nepal has constructed and has been running an orphanage in the rural village of Rampur in Chitwan district. The orphanage has been taking care and educating the homeless, conflict-affected and dispossessed children of the country. RCDP in collaboration with this organization is also constructing an orphanage in Lamatar of Kathmandu. The project has also provided an extension to the orphanage adding a new dormitory floor and a part-floor with additional bathrooms facilities.
Youth Enhancement and Training Initiative (YETI) is a not-for-profit organization which has built an orphanage in Nepal, in collaboration with RCDP-Nepal, as one of its first projects. Each year, YETI raises the necessary funds to house and care for the children living in the orphanage. The project site is large enough to provide area for the children to have a playground, outdoor area and areas to learn to care for livestock. They will also be able to help raise plants at an adjacent anti-erosion project which provides seedlings for free distribution to combat erosion on the hillsides. The Nepali government, assisted by our partners, has constructed a new school on our property - providing a built-in school for the orphans and surrounding villagers. RCDP-Nepal has been working with this non profit organization for the betterment of underprivileged and destitute children in Nepal.
Himalayan Volunteers, an associate organization of RCDP, is a member of IVPA (International Volunteer Programs Association), an alliance of non-profit, non-governmental organizations that are involved in international volunteer and internship exchanges, the USA-based organization. As its member, Himalayan Volunteers follows the IVPA's guidelines in order to maintain the quality of its programs and assure the safety of its International Volunteers.
As a non-profit organization, IVPA has been involving in international and internship exchange programs. It focuses on public awareness program and offer greater access to international volunteer programs with unique hands on learning experiences which helps to promote cross cultural understanding.