Location: Kathmandu, Rasuwa and Syafrubesi
Project Length: 14 days
Dates: Feb - March or Jan - Nov 2019
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1946
ABOUT THE charity
Founded in 2012, this NGO is the Nepali chapter of a worldwide organization that promotes Zero Waste practices. Their mission is to provide access to scientific knowledge and practices to local mountain communities so that they consume local resources in the most environmentally friendly and economical way possible.
Invoking changes of attitude toward waste and waste management practices
Conducting awareness and education activities in schools, community centres and religious institutions
Teaching and participating in the construction of composts and other bio alternatives
Working with farmers so to improve their access to clean energy and green fertilizers.
The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work in several project sites across the region. Specifically it will involve photographing diverse programs delivered in the various communities that serve to educate and empower their target population. It will also include the photo-documentation of current and past projects and the impact on the community at large.
Lead and participate in the PWB Scholars Program
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Good physical stamina and ability to withstand altitudes of up to 2500 metres
Comfortable travelling in rugged terrain
Experience in photojournalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $500 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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