Name:KUNPHEN
Place:McLeodGanj, (Dharamshala)
Website:http://www.kunphen.org
E-mail:kunphen@mail.com
Description:

[en] Volunteer with the knowledge/experience within the issues of addiction
and HIV virus, AIDS, also graphic designers (preparation of new
website) and social workers are requested.

This small NGO supports people with addiction problem (heroine,
cocaine, alcohol, LSD…) in the city and rural are of Tibetan refugee
community residence.
With the assistance of Indian Detoxication Centre that small size NGO
(only two people hired full time – director and social worker) is able
to treat 16 people at a time and provide rehabilitation in Aftercare
Centre.
Interestingly, it is the only institution that provides particular
help to Tibetan refugees and as a result Tibetan Government on Exile
contacted with them to assist with the development of the major school
building.
Furthermore those services provide education and counselling for
Tibetan nurses in the with regard to addiction and AIDS. Additionally,
they have arranged their own raising awareness programme (with
audiovisual materials) for people travelling to the areas where
Tibetan communities reside.

The minimum period of stay is a month.
They are unable financially to cover volunteers’ food and
accommodation. Given that the NGO is located in pre-Himalaya zone it
is very tourist (close to Dalai Lama residence), therefore the food
and accommodation offer is very diverse. Still it is possible to find
place to sleep for 2 Euros per night and food for less than 1 Euro.

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