Insight Nepal

Teaching English, Science and Computer at School

Pokhara, Nepal show on map
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founded in 1992
Naresh M.
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Coordinator | Naresh M.
Coordinator | Naresh M.
The mission of Insight Nepal is to provide opportunities to volunteers all around the world to serve the needy communities in Nepal. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Nepal is a land of ancient history, colourful cultures, natural beauty with spectacular views and people of warm hospitality.  Insight Nepal is an organization which was established with a view to introduce Nepal's  diverse geographical and cultural environment , and also to promote understanding of cultural  differences through volunteer tourism.

Insight Nepal  believes that serving others is one of the most worthwhile human endeavors. The main objective of the program is to provide opportunities to  those who are interested in gaining a cultural experiences by contributing their time and skills to benefit community service groups. The second objective is to help those who are looking for an opportunity to reach people in the community groups who are in need of their skills.

There are mainly three primary phases during the course of the program.  In each phase the participants will have different activities and experiences designed to make the most of their time in Nepal.

a.       Orientation phase :  In this phase,  participants will be given a brief orientation about the schedule of the program, health care, and some cultural clues. City tours will be arranged  and a basic communication skills in spoken Nepali will be given. Thus, this will be a  preparation phase for the participants to move into their placement sites as all these activities and experiences will help them build self confidence and develop the cultural understanding .

b.      Placement phase :  During this phase the participants will work at their placement site according to their interests and the needs of the host organization. The participants will be under the guidance  and supervision of the host  organization. Since they will be working and interacting   with different people in a new environment, it will be an excellent opportunity to  share their ideas and skills.  This phase can be as frustrating as it is rewarding but it will be a personal experience that is unforgettable.

c.       Extra activities phase :  A 5 days trekking excursion, Jungle Safari and a 3 days Buddhist meditation course with an extra cost can be arranged.

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.


 

Typical day

Volunteer will be teaching 5 to 6 hours a day and 5 days in a week.  The working hour will be 10 am to 4 pm. Friday and Saturday will be off. Volunteers will be free for any personal activities. There are several places for sight seeing and things to do around the Pokhara valley.


Details on Arrival

Program runs all year-round. Program date can be fixed according to the convenient time of volunteers.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can participate in various activities during weekend and free time. Insight Nepal organizes some sight seeing tours.  There are many places to see and things to do in Pokhara. Volunteers can organize some activities by themselves at their free time. Insight Nepal can also organize trekking, Jungle safari, Meditation course  at extra costs.
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.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
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)
Education Requirements
English at Minimum 'A' level passed level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Flexible, Physically fit and willing to immerse in another culture. We welcome volunteers with skills of all types and from all background.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Insight Nepal (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.
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On-site services

Services by Insight Nepal

Program fee includes;
• Food and Accommodation through Nepali host family
• Sight Seeing Tours
• Office Administration
• Local transportation
• Donation of useful supplies to placement
• Orientation Training (3 to 5 days)

Not included ;
• Insurance and personal expenses
• Airfare to-and-from Nepal
• Visa Fee

Airport Pickup at Pokhara Airport

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.

Accommodation

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, Wifi etc. There will be around 2 to 4 members in the family and a few of them can communicate in English.

Food & Beverages

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

Internet Access
Good 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 Pokhara Airport (PKR) in Pokhara. 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
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 575
6 weeks
$ 725
8 weeks
$ 865
10 weeks
$ 1,005
12 weeks
$ 1,125
16 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,365
Average fees
$ 115 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Pokhara/Nepal between 4 weeks and 16 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Insight Nepal 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 Insight Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Pokhara, Gyan Marg, Zero K.M., Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal
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