Education - Volunteer with Children in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Love Volunteers

(36 Reviews)
  • From $558 for 1 Week

  • 1 - 11 Weeks

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Description

Overview

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of some of the poorest children in the world. Located close to one of Kathmandu's largest slum areas, near Bhaktapur, this volunteer program is based in a severely under resourced school that provides free education, text books, uniforms and shoes to more than 150 children who live in poverty within the confines of the slum, and whose parents would otherwise not have been able to send their children to school at all. Volunteers are desperately needed to work alongside local teachers (many of whom are also volunteers) to assist in teaching vital subjects that include English, mathematics, science, history, geography. Volunteer teachers have a huge impact on the student’s English language skills. An ability to speak English is hugely beneficial to youth, allowing them to pursue further education opportunities and to seek employment where English is an advantage, such as the tourism sector, which is a major market for Nepal. Volunteer teachers help many low income children learn a tool that is vital to their future success. Volunteering on this project will truly make a difference to the lives of children facing a bleak future.

Arrival and Orientation

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts and ask any last questions you may have.

Program Arrival Day: Saturday

Program Departure Day: Saturday

Accomodations

Volunteers on this extremely worthwhile and rewarding placement are accommodated in a Volunteer House near to the town of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu. Rooms are dormitory style and may be shared depending on the number of volunteers.

Living conditions in Nepal are far from luxurious and part of the experience of volunteering in this location is getting back to basics! The Volunteer House has both electricity and running water but be prepared for power outages and cold water only. Heating and air-conditioning are not standard in Nepal.

Bedsheets and a pillow are provided so volunteers need only take a sleeping bag, personal toiletries and towel(s). Mosquito nets are readily and cheaply available locally and the local team will assist with purchasing one should it be required. When volunteering during Nepal’s winter months (particularly December, January and February) warm clothes and a heavy sleeping bag are recommended.

Internet coverage is available at the Volunteer House and school but can be unreliable and it is recommended that volunteers purchase a local SIM card and data package on arrival in order to stay in touch with friends and family. The local team will assist with this.

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the Volunteer House daily and lunch can be prepared in the kitchen at the house or eaten out at any of the many affordable cafes near to the school. Easy!

Field Conditions

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

- Helping the teacher with the planned classroom activities, following the standard Nepalese curriculum

- Teaching basic subject matter to the children, including English lessons

- Playing games and reading to the children in English

- Teaching children good hygiene and life skills

- Helping the children complete projects

What to Expect

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 3 and 4 hours, following the 6 day Nepalese working week, Sunday to Friday. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:30am Breakfast at the Volunteer House

9:30am Walk or bus to the project site

10:30am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor (when required)

11:00am Volunteering duties start

Lunch is taken at the school from 1:30pm - 2:00pm

4:00pm Volunteering duties end

4:15pm De-brief with the project supervisor

4:30pm Walk or bus to the Volunteer House or run errands in town

6:30pm Dinner at the Volunteer House

Evening Free time to spend at the Volunteer House or running errands, checking emails, exploring Kathmandu.

Your Impact

Goals of this Project

- Provide free lessons to children and youth and help them improve their English language skills

- Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills

- Improve the future prospects of some of Nepal’s most impoverished people, and help them to break the poverty cycle

- Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

Location

Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Work location varies based on time of year

  • Where you'll be staying
    Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Shared rooms are dormitory style

  • Nearest Airport
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal

Cost

The $299 registration fee is already included in the pricing table.

1 Week
11 Weeks
1 Week

$558

What’s Included

  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!

  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership

  • Program supervision

  • 24/7 local support network

  • Food/Meals (as specified above)

  • Accommodation (as specified above)

  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival

  • Airport pick-up on arrival

  • Access to the LV Dashboard

  • Dedicated pre-departure support

What’s Not Included

  • Return airport transfer

  • Excursions

  • Local transport

  • Spending money

  • Additional food/snack items

  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

  • Flights, Visas & Vaccinations

Project Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Organization

Love Volunteers (LV) is recognized as one of the top volunteering organizations in the world. Since 2009, Love Volunteers has been actively fulfilling its mission of serving local communities in developing countries by providing transparent and cost effective volunteering. With over 120 projects in 34 countries around the world, LV has placed over 20,000 volunteers and counting. Headquarted in New Zealand, this small team of passionate adventurers take great great pride in working hard to deliver life-changing intercultural volunteer experiences!

Reviews (36)

peter

Oct 16, 2017

Love Volunteers is such an amazing organization. I can't stress enough how kind and helpful they were doing the whole trip process. They were happy to answer any question I asked, and made the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Love Volunteers to everyone. I can't ... +more

CaitlinHart

Jan 04, 2013

I volunteered through Love Volunteers for 2 and a half months in Kenya and Tanzania in 2012 and loved every minute of it.

Love Volunteers were extremely helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. Prior to leaving I was nervous to fly out to Kenya but had ...
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Bratton

Dec 04, 2012

My experience through Love Volunteers was excellent. They provided me lots of good information before I chose where I wanted to volunteer. The information pack which was sent out, full on info on where I was going, was great and helped set my expectations for my trip. Communication with the ... +more

ronak patel

Sep 01, 2016

My 3 weeks in Costa Rica were extraordinary. At the airport, two members of the local team were waiting for me with two other volunteers that had just arrived. They drove us to the Animal Rescue Center, it was raining really hard, since it was the rain season at that ... +more

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