This 7 day expedition will focus on rebuilding post earth-earthquake Nepal. You’ll learn about the biggest issues facing Nepal, and participate in a hackathon with locals, combining your skills and great ideas to create tech-focused solutions.
During this expedition, a team of volunteers from Google will participate in an incredible opportunity to build technology and help rebuild Nepal.
Effect.org and their nonprofit partners coordinated one of the largest local aid volunteer groups in Nepal, with over 500 volunteers conducting 75 missions each day, delivering lifesaving supplies to the hardest hit areas. You’ll join Effect.org and their partners as you learn about the quake and how it affected the region.
A year on from the devastation, there is still a great need for technology to help rebuild the country.
The team’s biggest goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during a hackathon; you’ll pitch ideas, form teams, and design products. Working closely with nonprofits, local engineers & entrepreneurs your ideas will create solutions to their problems.
Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this hackathon successful!
Travel through the Kathmandu valley to rural villages in Nuwakot to work alongside families affected by the earthquake. Understand their struggles, and how the disaster changed life in Nepal.
Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you’ll pitch ideas, create tech-based solutions and design prototypes in a hackathon. Coder, marketer, designer, all skills are needed to make this happen.
You’ll have the chance to see, touch and understand how the earthquake affected Nepal. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help save lives.
You’ll work directly with Effect’s nonprofit partners in Nepal, who will be given grants to implement solutions and continue their invaluable work.
Hailing from a small town in Idaho (USA), Casey’s love of international development began at age 19, as he lead others in life changing activities in Albania for 2 years. He started Effect.org in 2010, opening a school in rural Bihar, India. Passionate about filmmaking, he produced Stolen Innocence, a documentary exposing human trafficking. In 2015, Casey led the largest volunteer group rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake. An outdoor fanatic, Casey is happiest in the mountains and loves getting out on his bicycle.
Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy administered and created programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!
Casey & Nicole have done a fantastic job putting this trip toogether. The result has been a really interesting week with such a wonderful variety of activities. I loved visiting the orphanage and providing some entertainment there. I loved hearing about the issues in the area and methods people have used to tackle them. I really enjoyed getting to know all the members of our team - who were a fantastic group of people, so ready to help and support each other. This has been a fantastic way to visit Nepal, provide support, meet and bond with others, expand my understanding. An amazing time - thank you!
Loved the trip - It was eye opening, shocking, exciting, and I will keep in touch with Effect and surely come back to Nepal next year.
Thanks so much! Would love to do it again