Town Hall Market Place Newbury, RG14 5AA England
5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad), 7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
This gap volunteer role is based in an orphanage in southern Kathmandu which helps to support some of the region's poorest children. The orphanage is part of a network of centres and schools that, with the help of volunteer work, provide a home for nearly 200 poor and vulnerable children, and education for a further 500.
Volunteers on this orphanage project work with children aged between 6 and 16 years old. The children are from very poor backgrounds and have been orphaned or abandoned because their families cannot afford to support them. Your role will be to help care for the children, providing emotional support and guidance, and helping them with their English.
While you will spend most of your time at the orphanage, volunteers are also encouraged to help out with English classes at a nearby school which the children attend. Those who prefer to stay in the orphanage while the children are at school can help with daily chores and other support work, helping to improve facilities and the orphanage environment.
This project is ideal for anyone who wants to make a difference during their gap year! Your contribution as an orphanage volunteer can enrich the lives of children living in hardship and help them get the education they need to support themselves as they grow up. All you need is the energy and enthusiasm to interact with the children and make their days varied and full of learning. Our gap year volunteers always find it rewarding and enjoyable interacting with the kids and by living and working in Nepalese communities you can gain a real insight into local lifestyle and culture.
No qualifications necessary, but volunteers should have an interest in working with children.
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Cost includes pre-departure guidance and briefing, meet at airport and transfer to accommodation, in-country orientation and welcome pack, homestay accommodation at the orphanage, breakfast and dinner for duration of placement and full in-country support from our local coordinator.
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
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