The mission of Insight Nepal is to provide opportunities to volunteers all around the world to serve the needy communities in Nepal.
Volunteer for Education is one of the major projects of Insight Nepal. We organize placement for volunteers who are interested in teaching mainly English, computer science, games/sports and crafts at public or private schools from primary level to secondary level. There are many public schools in the Pokhara region which are in need trained and experienced English teacher. Besides teaching volunteer can help developing teaching materials, organize conversational English class to staff members. Volunteering/Teaching experience is desirable but not necessary. Volunteer will be teaching 5 to 6 hours a day and 5 days in a week. Prospective volunteers should be flexible, physically fit, and willing to immerse themselves in another culture.
There will be three primary phases during the course of the program:
i. Orientation Phase
ii. Placement Phase
iii. Village Excursion Phase
In each phase, the participants will have different activities and experiences designed to make the most of their time in Nepal.
At the beginning of the program participants will be provided Nepali language and Cross-cultural training course, and Sightseeing tour. At the end of the program a 3-day meditation course will be organized.
Volunteers can participate in various activities during weekend and free time. Insight Nepal organizes some sight seeing tours, trekking (for 3 months program) and a 3-day meditation course at the end of the program. There are many places to see and things to do in Pokhara. Volunteers can organize some activities by themselves at their free time.
Places to see : Phewa and Begnas lakes, World Peace Pagoda, International Mountain Museum, Devi's fall, Gupteshwor and Mahendra caves, Buddhist Monastery.
Things to do : Boating, Ultra-light flights, Hiking, Paragliding, River Rafting, Mountain biking, Fishing etc.
Insight Nepal will organize airport pick up for the coming volunteer at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and Pokhara Airport. The program will also provide hotel accommodation for two nights for the arrival and departure of volunteer in Kathmandu, and bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and to Kathmandu for returning at the end of the program.
Insight Nepal organizes Nepali Home stay for a volunteer which will be near the placement site. Volunteer will be staying with the family for the whole period of placement. He/she will be provided one single room with basic facilities like electricity, bathroom, etc. There will be around 4 to 6 members in the family and a few of them can communicate in English.
Volunteers will be provided 3 times meal in a day. Morning tea, Breakfast or morning meal around 9.30am and Dinner in the evening. There will be break at the placement for tea and snacks. Big meals will be served as Nepali meal (Dalbhat) with rice or bread (chapati), noodles, and bread with jam or butter along with tea for the breakfast. Coffee is not common. Generally filter/boiled water will be provided which is safe