Community Exposure Visits for International NGO Workers
Geared especially toward NGO workers, community exposure visits aim to teach visitors about local customs and practices in different communities. For NGO workers, these visits are an opportunity to learn how to effectively approach humanitarian action in other cultures. Participants will learn about the practices adopted by local communities, in order to take that knowledge and put it to benevolent purposes later on.
Oftentimes, it is very difficult to know how to help a community with values and ways of life that differ from those in your home country. Exposure to the communities that are in need promotes the communication skills necessary to help those communities. Visitors will learn about agricultural, health, education, and daily community practices in Nepal, and will be able to assess what works and what doesn’t, while keeping in mind the needs and culture of the community.
Through agricultural and day to day community activities, NGO workers or those aspiring to work in the humanitarian field will gain hands-on knowledge about the various needs of local communities, while having fun and becoming and active part of a community.