Inside Nepal 2017: The Stephen and Sheila Lieberman Global Leaders Trip

May 14, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Applications are now open. Click here to receive an application. 

Application deadline: March 12, 2017

Inside Nepal is a unique opportunity to participate in humanitarian efforts of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in response to the devastating 2015 earthquakes.

This is JDC Entwine’s first-ever Global Leaders Trip: small cohorts of young professional leaders from communities around the world where JDC works will join together to represent their communities for a true exchange of ideas, learning, and hands on service.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Join a cohort of peers from around the globe to engage with JDC’s disaster relief work in Nepal
  • Gain first-hand insight into challenges facing Nepal two years after the devastating humanitarian disaster caused by a historic 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015
  • Volunteer in the fields of educational support, women's leadership and humanitarian relief
  • Engage in a cultural exchange through exclusive briefings with JDC local partner organizations, including UNICEF, the Israeli Field Hospital and Tevel B’Tzedek, and program beneficiaries
  • Travel with JDC disaster relief experts and other Jewish young professionals from around the world

Trip Dates: May 14-22, 2017

Participation fee: $1,800 USD, not inclusive of flights

*Do not let the price of the trip stop you from applying. JDC Entwine has subsidies available. Click here to learn more.

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within Nepal
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

Participants will be expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 upon notification of selection.

Final payments (which may vary based on individual subsidies) will be due two months before departure.

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

Flight Details: Participants will be responsible for booking their own round-trip airfare to and from Katmandu. Travel logistics details will be shared upon notification of acceptance

About JDC in Nepal: In April and May 2015, twin earthquakes rocked Nepal, killing more than 8,800 and injuring 22,300 people, destroying nearly 600,000 homes, and damaging another 280,000. Following the disaster, while grappling with the devastating loss of loved ones, homes, livelihoods, and basic infrastructure, people throughout the country faced additional hardships with monsoons, blockades to supply routes, and the ensuing harsh, cold winter months. JDC quickly mobilized in the days following the earthquake and in the following years to provide direct assistance to more than 49,000 people in some of the country’s most remote and hardest hit areas. JDC focused its response on the needs of the most vulnerable – women, children, the elderly, and people with special needs.

Learn more about JDC’s work in Nepal here.

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