Street Child

Dissertation Research & NGO Support

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Want to make your dissertation stand out and make yourself more employable?
Conduct your primary/secondary research with an education based charity in Nepal!

We are seeking applications from motivated individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a volunteer role in Nepal .

How it works

As part of the role, we are offering a unique opportunity to students looking to explore the scope of their own dissertation projects. Use bespoke methodologies to conduct research on the ground for your dissertation, in collaboration with local partner organisations. In addition to this you will also have exclusive access to previous research by Street Child.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain CV enhancing skills while undertaking valuable research for your dissertation and making a real contribution to development work.

The usual duration is a minimum of 2 weeks but there is flexibilty to adapt the duration of your dissertation research to your needs. 

Typical day

You can conduct your research in a variety of areas and this list is by no means exhaustive!   

Some of the areas of research could include:

  • Street children
  • Livelihood/ family business support
  • Education in emergency (Nepal earthquake, Ebola in West Africa)
  • Girls’ education in marginalised communities
  • Education for children with disabilities
  • Teaching and learning
  • Gender

Details on Arrival

All year long

Free-time activities

The country is hugely popular with tourists so we highly recommend:

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Boudhanath
  • Swayambhunath
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Hanuman Dhoka

Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 25 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Studying towards a research degree in a relevant field at University level
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Professional and diligent in presentation with excellent written and verbal communication
skills
Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
Flexible and adaptable
Respectful of cultural differences and mindful of the position of a researcher
Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Included Services

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Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Street Child cancels your trip
Resolution Support
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Street Child.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Street Child (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Street Child
A fundraising commitment is required of the successful applicant for which support will be provided by Street Child UK.
Accommodation will be provided by Street Child  and could require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. Flights are at the applicant’s own expense. Airport pickup and accommodation are included in the fees
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

From airport to the project location, the pick up time will be agreed before arrival with the volunteer. 

Accommodation

Shared room with other interns in a Street Child provided compound.

Guesthouse
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$150.00
3 weeks
$225.00
4 weeks
$300.00
5 weeks
$375.00
6 weeks
$450.00
7 weeks
$525.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Street Child will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, Kanti Path

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