InterVol supports the Project Nepal volunteering group at Imperial College London. The project became an official volunteering group within Imperial College Union in September 2011 and sent out its first volunteers to Nepal in Summer 2012.
Project Nepal works with the Maya Academy, a small charitable organisation which aims to provide free, quality education to children in Nepal. Since 2013 the project has funded the construction of a number of school classrooms and boarding houses for children who live too far away from the school, increasing access to school and allowing more children to benefit from free education. Before their project our volunteers work to raise awareness of international development issues and raise funds for Maya Academy on campus at Imperial College, while volunteering locally to enhance and gain skills.
Please see the Nepal – Maya Academy page for more information on the overseas project.
Feature photo: Imperial College London, by Binayak Dasgupta (Flickr)