What will I do on this project?
The more willing hands that join us, the quicker we’re able to build more classrooms for young children in Nepal. You'll be working with a group of other teenagers, so you can have a big impact in a short amount of time. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:
- Build classrooms from the ground up
- Renovate existing classrooms
- Take part in activities with the children
- Experience Nepali culture during excursions and trips
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Build classrooms from the ground up
On arrival in Nepal, you get your hands dirty straight away! Dig foundation trenches, put your strength into mixing cement and concrete, and lay bricks as a supervisor guides you. This is also a great opportunity for you to speak to the experts on site about building techniques and how to pursue a career in engineering, architecture, or as a mason.
Renovate existing classrooms
Learning should be fun, engaging, and take place in a colourful environment. One of your main tasks will be to help renovate new classrooms. Let your creativity shine; paint walls from ceiling to floor or create murals of the ABCs or 123s. This will not only brighten the classroom, but can be used by the teacher for lessons at a later time.
Take part in activities with the young children
Another aspect of this project is being able to meet and play with the children who’ll learn in the classrooms you’re building. Learn some Nepali from the kids and teach them a bit about your home country.
Experience Nepali culture during excursions and trips
Your time in Nepal will be guided by a jam-packed schedule filled with rewarding work and the opportunities to have heaps of fun! Enjoy a weekend trip to Pokhara and visit the ancient temple of Changu Narayan. Also use your time in Nepal to shop for traditional clothing and souvenirs, or learn Nepali during language classes.
Where in Nepal will I be working?
During this Building High School Special, the bustling city of Kathmandu will be your home. Take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and work in Nepal, home to the Himalayas.
Most of your short term project will see you working at school building sites to rebuild and renovate classrooms. You will stay in safe and comfortable accommodation organised by Projects Abroad.
Eager to experience the cultural and tourist side of Nepal during your volunteering trip? Your schedule is loaded with quiz nights, a chance to souvenir shop, a weekend trip to Pokhara, and so much more!
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Meet the team in Nepal
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