Volunteer Program in Nepal
Volunteering is one of the most rewarding and heart felt things that you can do, not only for yourself but for the people you are helping along the way. In Nepal, partaking in a volunteer program gives you a wonderful and unique opportunity to live with and interact with a local family, gaining a first hand insight into the culture and customs of this Himalayan kingdom, not only that, but you get to play a first hand role in aiding small communities in gaining an edge in education. Its often the case in rural areas that education is under funded and poor. By volunteering in one of the many schools we run these programs in, you are offering your teaching experience and your ability as an English speaker to help educate not only the children, but the teachers as well. Along your journey you will form many life long friends and memories that you will be bale to tell your grandchildren about.
By donating your time and experience you are giving more than money or words can express, you will experience the joy in the childrens faces and this will communicate to you more thanks than a thousand words could ever express.
Arrive in Kathmandu we will put you up in hotel with bed and breakfast. Your first week will be spent taking basic Nepali classes and cultural education to prepare you for your home stay. You will also be taken sightseeing around the valley.
Placement time, we will take you to the area of your placement and introduce you to the family you will be staying with and to the school and its teachers. You will be given a teaching schedule.
Bid farewell to the school and your host family and return to Kathmandu where you will take a 5 day program 2 days rafting and 3 days in Chitwan, so you can relax after your experience and share your experiences with other volunteers.
What to expect
The facilities may be basic and limited, but you should look upon this as an experience of a life time, to live with and experience how other people live and have lived for generation after generation. Not only are you offering your services as a teacher to the students, but this is a learning experience for you yourself.
What to bring?
For ladies you should wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees. in Nepal and especially in rural schools, its not considered as appropriate to wear revealing clothings, belly buttons, cleavage and low fitting jeans are defiantly not appropriate. In schools most Nepalese women wear either a Kurta or a Sari. A Kurta is a loose comfortable light fitting pant and dress like top. Its very easy and cheap to get them made in Nepal.
Men should wear shirts and slacks, no shorts above the knees.
As the weather in Nepal can be quite hot you should wear light, loose cotton clothing so you will be comfortable.
We recommend you have basic teaching skills or are a student teacher but its not necessary. Must have a visa valid for your length of stay in Nepal (we can assist you with extensions)
Please feel free to write us an email if you have any question about above information.
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