Street Child

Promoter for Hygiene & Sanitation in School

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Street Child is promoting health and hygiene best practices in Brick Factory Schools and is seeking out volunteers to play a crucial role in implementing workshops.

Help us transform the lives of some of the world’s most marginalised children and their families!

THE​ ​ROLE

Street Child opened the Brick Factory School in January 2017 for children of factory workers who seasonally migrate to the area. Our school allows about a hundred children to remain engaged in education while their parents make bricks. We have also built gender sensitive WASH facilities but implementing best practices is key to improving health and boosting attendance in classes. This is where we need you! 
 
WHAT​ ​WILL​ Y​ OU​ ​GET​ ​OUT​ ​OF​ ​IT? 

As well as learning about the humanitarian sector, this is an excellent opportunity to build on your own communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. This will be an immersive experience where you will experience first-hand the challenges facing some of the most marginalised communities in Nepal and our work with them. The country is also hugely popular with tourists so we highly recommend you travel around! If you are willing to go out of your comfort zone, up for a challenge and want to contribute towards positive change while learning new skills, forging friendships and exploring a new culture then get in touch!
 
TERMS 

Successful applicants must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to running water, electricity and wifi.

Typical day

Together with our amazing local team, you will work to promote health and hygiene best practices in this community of about five hundred. By conducting interactive healthcare workshops for both parents and children, you will be contributing towards our longer term goal of providing a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for them to thrive. No qualifications necessary but we need positive and flexible individuals who are up for a challenge!

Details on Arrival

DATES: Two weeks in February/March

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 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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No qualifications necessary but we need positive and flexible individuals who are up for a challenge!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 18:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Included Services

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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 for charity is required. Successful applicants will be assigned a fundraising mentor who is on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have as well as providing ideas, advice and support to help you reach your target. Once in country there is a fixed daily cost covering accommodation and any work related travel. 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
2 weeks (max. stay)
$150.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 2 weeks and 2 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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