This program consist of multiple activities as working in Agriculture farm on holiday and teaching in local schools while experiencing the homestay.
Good Karma Foundation is an organization established to offer national and international citizens with an opportunity of volunteering in Nepal to bring some positive change in country. We are dedicated in offering you with safe and memorable volunteer experience where both the local communities and the volunteers learn from each other and establish a personal bond.
Good karma Foundation is open for people of every age group and profession so it does not matter if you are a student or if you are looking for volunteering in gap year or if you are pioneer in your profession.
As you might have already known, many parts of rural Nepal have been partially or completely devastated by the earthquakes of 25th April and 12th March.
About the Program
By participating in our organization, you will get an opportunity of experiencing the rural life, take the taste of local dish while work hand in hand with local communities. As a volunteer in the village, your task vary from participating in light construction works like repairing houses to teaching in local school to cooking food for children. Upon your interest, you can also volunteer in eco farm where you will exchange your ideas on organic farming and adopt traditional farming method.
You will be greeted at Kathmandu Airport. The trip involves trekking through the rustic path that allows views of incredible Himalayas. After receiving, volunteer is given a day tour to know the highlights of the city. After spending the day in kathmandu and having orientation of the program now volunteer is ready to travel to the local village of his choice.
The volunteers will teach in a community run schools in school days (Sunday to Friday) for 3-4 hours and help the host family in evenings and off days. The volunteers are expected to be a source of inspiration, a agent of social change and a also cultural exchange agent to take good nepali practices home and teach good practices to nepali children. Volunteering we regard as a both way traffic.
We would like to assure you that you will never have to do the work that does not interest you. We will offer you with tailored volunteer program to meet your needs.
Volunteers can bring some gifts to children or host family from home if they would like. Don't forget to say Namaste to every one you meet in Nepal which opens the good door or communication.
This program tries to give students of mountain village room to improve their speaking english skills through cultural exchange.
The volunteers will be always safe and in good supervision of organization staffs. The proper host families are selected to ensure the volunteer feels home atmosphere while in homestay.
The program location is rural villages of lamjung district like Khudi, Siurung, Bhusme, Manjang etc, After the volunteer sends an application, we will provide profile of each village where need is most. The location is starting point of Annapurna ircuit which is 200Km far from Kathmandu, roughly 5 hours drive distance.
The volunteers can join this program all round the year and it is more special to be part of this program from August to November because major hindu festivals fall in this period of the year.
A typical day of volunteer is divided in three part, morning , day and afternoon before going to bed .
Early morning Volunteers wake up with a warm Nepali Tea from the host family offered to them . after this volunteers take time to clean and baths, they will have breakfast before going to work in agricultural works , most of the agriculture work are harvesting the vegetables.
After this volunteer return to home from morning work of hour or more . Now host family offers the Lunch at 9 am .
After having Lunch Volunteer goes to school for a day teaching , there will be 4-6 periods given to volunteers , between the school time of 10 am to 4 pm volunter will be feed the light lunch tea biscuits , bread betean rice etc . Regarding subjest volunteer can teach English, Maths , science , or painting , footballs games etc , after finishing the school volunteers join the home where he resides and enjoy the cooking foods with family and walking around village , play with kids etc before going to bed .
Early in the morning Volunteer can walk a little morning walk , in the evening again can make some walk around , play with childrens in village , beside that in the weekend local host will help volunteers by providing guide to walk around some mountain villages, fishing etc every weekend there will be some things ready to do . mostly the area lies in the starting point of great annapurna circuit trek so there are many nice villages and trails for day hiking which will be nice option for volunteers for the weekend activities,
We do provide the airport pick up to volunteers.
Accommodations for volunteers will be nepalese village standard house offering a bathrooms and clean toilet . a standard blankets and mattress will be provided . during the stay volunteers will be provided the boiled water .
Three times food will be provided as per the Nepali standard.
The food will be organic and freshly prepared. expect lots of rice, lentils and curry as it is major diet of nepali people.
There are food options to vegetarians, gluten free choosers and people with special requirements or allergies to certain food.