34 Israeli volunteers from “Heroes for Life” are volunteering in Nepal for two weeks.
They will render their services focusing on infrastructure and education in five different schools in Kathmandu valley till 14 October 2023
Each year the delegation returns to the same schools maintaining continuity in their work and ensuring a lasting impact, said the press note of the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu.
To welcome the volunteers, a reception was held by the Ambassador of Israel to Nepal at his residence on Wednesday.
Welcoming the volunteers, the Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder expressed pride in the openhearted approach of the volunteers, schools and collaborating organizations helping to facilitate this process.
“This positive trend would continue in the years to come,” he added.
This collaborative effort does not only address educational goals but also foster people-to-people connection between Nepalese and Israelis, added the note.
The enduring friendship between Nepal and Israel is showcased once again through “Heroes for Life”; this volunteering activity is one part of many other projects made during 63 years of relations between Nepal and Israel, noted the release.
The participants also shared the Israeli tradition of “Sukkot,” an Israeli festival marked at this time of the year, it noted.
Heroes for Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging the vast amount of Israeli post-army travelers for humanitarian aid in developing countries founded in 2013 by three officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who had served in the Duvdevan unit for eight years.
They started a trip after performing military service together, a trip that the IDF soldiers normally perform after completing the military service.
With 15 yearly delegations to countries on 4 different continents, the volunteers take part in a 2-week long project focusing on education, renovation, and more aiming to make the world a slightly better place, in accordance with the Jewish virtue of “Tikkun Olam”.
With the vision of turning Israel into a global superpower of charity and grace in developing countries, it also shows the true face of Israel and the IDF around the world, as well as giving an opportunity for travelers to volunteer and make a positive impact wherever they are in order to make the world a better place.
Heroes for Life operates in 17 countries around the world and has started volunteering since 2017 in Nepal.