Your work will focus on the following areas:
Promote early childhood development at your placement
Meeting the developmental milestones typical for their age is critical for every young child. This is why your major focus in Nepal is on early childhood development. You’ll help children improve their hand-eye coordination through ball-skills, and teach them teamwork through an egg and spoon race.
Your work will help the children explore their world, and most importantly, their own strengths and abilities.
Teach children to read, write, and count
One of our goals in Nepal is to raise literacy levels. You’ll help us do this by working with children to improve their reading, writing, and counting skills. The children will enjoy learning if you use fun and engaging activities and games. Singing and chanting also work well, especially if you’re teaching the ABCs or 123s. You can also create easy templates for children to trace words, or dedicate a class to story time.
Teach children the importance of practising good hygiene everyday
You will sing fun songs, help with a crafts morning, create colour-in pages, or give a puppet show on how children should correctly scrub their palms and little fingers. These continuous lessons on hygiene help keep the children healthy, and form the basis of a lifetime of good habits. Practising good hygiene everyday is important anywhere in the world, and this is something you need to emphasise.
Where in Nepal will I be working?
This is a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the small and mountainous country of Nepal. You will be working in one of two cities: Kathmandu or Chitwan. In both regions, we have a number of placements.
Seeped in culture and history, Kathmandu is the urban capital of Nepal. We have partnered with centres for children in the region where our volunteers work. These include schools, day care centres, and centres for malnourished children.
As one of the larger cities in Nepal, Chitwan is home to a number of our placements. These include schools or centres for special needs children.
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
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
When you think of Nepal, the first thing that comes to mind is the majestic Himalayan Mountain Range. This is just one example of the country’s extraordinary natural beauty. Combined with rich cultures, this makes it a unique country to volunteer in and explore.
There are a whole host of ways you can explore the stunning and incredibly varied landscapes of Nepal. You can drive off-road through Chitwan National Park, go biking through Kathmandu Valley, or trek in the foothills of Annapurna.
In the evenings and over weekends, it’s worth taking some time to see the sights in Kathmandu. This includes Durbar Square, where you can stand in the midst of an ancient palace. The towering spectacle of the Boudhanath Stupa is also a must-see.
Nepal is one of our most popular destinations, so there will be many other volunteers in the country with you during your trip. This gives you the freedom to spend your leisure time either exploring alone or in a group.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. 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.
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