Volunteering and Internship in Nepal - Chhahari Group Nepalhttp://www.volunteers.org.np
Jyatha Thamel Kathmandu, Bagmati 44600 Nepal
Nepal: Beding, Bhaktapur, Chitwan and 9 other cities
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad), 7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad), 1-2 years, over 2 years
Typical Duration of Program
Our English teaching placements are based in and around the capital city of Kathmandu as well as rural area. The main resources you will have in your classroom are a blackboard and a piece of chalk. Despite this, the enthusiasm of the children and the appreciation of your colleagues are sure to make voluntary Teaching in Nepal a highly rewarding experience.
Structure of education system in Nepal:
Primary School: Grade Nursery - Five
Lower Secondary: Grade Six - Eight
Secondary: Grade Nine - Ten
Higher Secondary: Grade Eleven - Twelve
Volunteers can choose between teaching in primary schools, with children aged between about 4 and 9, or in lower secondary schools, with children aged between about 10 and 15, or in secondary schools, with children aged 13 to 18.
On average, a class has around 10-40 pupils, and a volunteer will normally be in charge of full class. Most of our Teaching placements require you to work up to four hours per day from Sunday to Friday.
Any volunteers who have experience working with children with learning difficulties will also be welcomed as we have recently begun working with a new school that encourages children from care homes to study alongside students from middle-class families. All income raised by a school trust is to be used to develop the school's facilities and to give scholarships to gifted students from poor rural villages.
We do place the volunteers in a local host family, and those volunteering on a teaching project are likely to find themselves living very close to the school they teach at, possibly even with a local teacher. Living in such a close-knit community will allow you to learn a great deal about typical Nepali life and culture and will greatly enhance your experience of the country. You will gradually feel like an integrated part of the local community, although you are sure to stand out from the crowd and may find yourself treated as something of a local celebrity!
The children will often have Basic English language skills but there is always lots of room for improvement. Your most important resource is yourself; your knowledge and your interests, so be sure to draw on them whenever possible. To do so will greatly enhance both your students' and your own experience.
Local teachers are often very capable at providing their students with a good structural knowledge of English - the grammar and the vocabulary - but, having had very little conversational English practice themselves, they often lack the confidence to get the children speaking English. Once you are able to break down this barrier, however, you are likely to find that students and teachers alike will be able to make rapid progress, as the knowledge they have stored in their brains is suddenly given an outlet!!!
Although your main role will be to teach English you may find that you also want to help out by coaching the football team or setting up an art club at lunchtimes. Your skills and abilities in other areas will make you even more popular within the school, and you should be sure to let us know about them on application, so we can match you to the most suitable placement.
* Ages : Be 18 years or older
* Health : have no major health problems
* Education : High school graduate / A Level minimum.
* Workload : Varies; usually between 20 and 30 hours a week.
* Subjects taught : Any, but obviously English is the priority. Tuition in most subjects is in English.
* Start dates: First week of every month (excluding June)
USD300 - 1000
Application Fee: USD50.00. The application fee covers administration, program information, spot reserve, communication and direct support in Nepal.
The program fee covers:
* Administrative charge
* Accommodation with host-family
* Meals with host-family
* Local Clubs and Schools donation
* Contribution to various projects
* Scholarship for the Poor/Orphan Children
The other costs you will need to meet are:
* Travel insurance and corresponding airport departure taxes.
* Visa: Upon arrival for most of the EU and American Countries
* Meals outside of host family
* Activities outside of program (extra sightseeing, etc.)
Also you will need a weekly budget of up to USD30 to cater for all your other expenses like personal items, beverages and entertainment.
* Before starting program - 70% Refund.
* No money will be refunded once you start your placement
above 18 yrs
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of 1-14
The missions and objectives of Chhahari Group Nepal is to encourage and invite international volunteers to participate in every social activities and teach people how to be self-dependent with various activities so that they can sustain themselves to overcome each and every problem they may encounter. Making people literate is also part of our mission so that they can distinguish the positive and negative aspects of problems and activities in the hope that it will help in solving problems easier.