Teacher to Vulnerable Children

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Help Nepalese children and youth access education, and through that empower them to have better opportunities
Experience a different reality to yours and gain new perspectives
Enjoy some of the interesting and beautiful things Nepal has to offer: colourful festivals, ancient palaces, astonishing landscapes.
Discover, and understand deeply Nepalese culture and traditions by spending your day to day with locals.
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education
This program is focused in helping children from low income backgrounds, orphans, and children in monasteries access education, which is essential to their development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The main objective of this volunteer program is to support children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds, such as those from low-income families or orphans. We work directly with community schools and adult schools, benefiting around six hundred children, ages 5 to 18, along with eighty-one families.

We recommend this volunteer program to teachers, students, teenage volunteers and young adults; anyone who wants to share their knowledge and put it into practice.

  • Most of the teaching projects take place in Kathmandu, although there are other programs in Pokhara, Chitwan and Gorkha. 
  • Through these programs, volunteers can also support education in many monasteries in Nepal. 

The tasks volunteers can perform depend on whether they attend a school or a monastery. 

  • In the former, volunteers can expect to do things like teach math (according to the classroom curriculum), teach English (focusing mainly on verb tenses, grammar, speech and pronunciation), help with the actual English and math labs , help children complete required homework. The monasteries can also help teachers complete the annual curriculum, help students solve problems in scheduled sessions, provide personalized support to students with more specific educational difficulties, raise awareness of issues such as smoking, chewing tobacco, poisoning and the like, provide support to school kitchens in food preparation and service, among other tasks that may arise depending on the specific needs of the school.
  • In the latter, the monasteries, volunteers can perform tasks such as teaching English, geography or arts and crafts, teaching students how to use computer tools, supporting monks in carrying out daily tasks, helping to organize and develop extracurricular activities and outdoor activities, bringing help with documentation and assisting monastery staff in taking care of the place and scheduling daily activities.

Typical day

Volunteers are expected to work on weekdays (Monday to Friday), while weekends are free for volunteers to discover all the beautiful things Nepal has to offer. 

Volunteers will start by joining the orientation and induction to the project. This is usually done during the first two days of the volunteer's stay; in these two days, volunteers can expect to meet the other volunteers, visit the chosen project and learn about Nepalese culture and customs. 

After orientation and induction, the volunteer's daily schedule could look like this:
  • 7: 45-8: 45 Breakfast 
  • 8: 45-9: 00 arriving at the chosen project
  • 9:00 - 12:30 collaborating with the project
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch 
  • 14: 00-17: 00 collaborating with the project
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner 

Free-time activities

The must visit sites in Kathmandu start with Pashupatinath Temple. The Hindus all over the world revere this temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ambience is very holy and is marked by burning incense sticks and religious hymns. Equally holy and magnificent is the Buddhist Pagoda of Boudhnath. The monastery is the most popular and the biggest in Nepal and attracts scores of devotees every year. Nearby is another Buddhist monument known as Machhendranath. The pagoda has a distinct architecture and is very popular among the followers of Hinyana sect of Buddhism.

Apart from religious structures you have Durbar Square that is very popular among the tourists. The area has many small but beautiful monuments that have Historical importance. Nearby is Narayanhity Palace, the home of Nepal's monarch. Though this place is out of bound for the tourists, one can very well appreciate the beauty from outside. Apart from that Kathmandu offers ample options for eateries and shopping. The place is famous for handicrafts items that can be bought for mementos and gifts. The embroidered clothes are the other must buy items

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be creative in their teaching methods, and very willing to help children learn and grow
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

The above mentioned rates cover:

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to the volunteer's home.
  • Accommodation during your volunteering period
  • 2 meals per day during your volunteer period.
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the adventure volunteer team.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours volunteered
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering period
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt of the program fee from the NGO
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program.

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport
Our scheduled time for airport pickups is between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. In case of arrival at other times, there may be additional costs.
Accommodation

The distance from accommodations to projects is no more than 10 to 15 minutes walking.

The accommodation for volunteers at this project is at Nepali hostels selected by the organisation after some strict screenings. The places where volunteers stay will have welcoming common spaces, internet access, rooms with shared bathrooms, and laundry spaces that will allow volunteers to hand wash their clothes.

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and dinner are both included. 
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round, with the exception of October for national holidays and Christmas. That being said, volunteers are welcome to arrive on any day of the week they might choose, although we'd recommend volunteers to come on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$867
5 weeks
$1,066
6 weeks
$1,265
7 weeks
$1,464
8 weeks
$1,663
9 weeks
$1,862
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,458
Average fees
$211 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teacher to Vulnerable Children

This program is focused in helping children from low income backgrounds, orphans, and children in monasteries access education, which is essential to their development.

$207/week

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