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The Learning Center (TLC)

Teaching in Public Schools

Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal show on map

Teaching English/arts and crafts/social sciences/etc. to the underprivileged Nepalese at Nepal public schools.

Interns/Volunteers participating in TLC’s Program will teach various English language programs at our partner schools  Since English language is the most essential language today. Learning English helps develop our clients’ and students’ development whether scoring better in their exams or provide better employment prospects. 

Starting with basics of the language, the students or kids in our partner schools are delighted if they are able to learn simple, short sentences, which enable them to understand English and express themselves in the same language. Other than that volunteers according to their qualification and experience will be involved in teaching other subjects as well. Volunteers mainly assist the local staff or the staff of the schools and evolve new ways of teaching in a play-way method.

Other than that you can also introduce or involve yourself in extra/co curricular activities which most public schools lack. The children would enjoy these activities.

Volunteers are mostly placed in primary/secondary school placements in our partner schools, or at teaching high school students in grades 8, 9 & 10. .

 Note: - Volunteers do not need to be qualified teachers to join this program.

Typical day

After waking up in the morning and doing your morning chores and having a meal with the family you will be going to TLC's partner School and teaching the assigned class. The books will be provided y the school. In between there are a few breaks where you will interact with teachers and students. During the lunch break you can join the other staff or if your guest house is nearby you can go home and  have your meal. After the lunch break you will again go to your assigned classes. During free periods you can correct assignments or prepare for your lessons.

After the school is over you can participate or introduce extra curricular activities with the students which will be much appreciated. Once the school hours are over you will go home, refresh yourself, relax, go on a stroll or interact with the family members.  

People usually eat there dinner by 8 and by 10 PM most of them go to sleep for people in Nepal wake up really early especially in the rural areas.

Free-time activities

During weekends in and around Kathmandu you can do plenty of things. TLC staff will help coordinate the activities and at a reasonable rate you can go for short hikes in the mountains, visit temples or world heritage sites,visit parks or go on a stroll to a very famous Thamel which is a tourist hub famous since the 1960s. TLC coordinators will be there to assist you.

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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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Social Studies, ESL, Conversational English at High school graduate and higher level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
If you are good in sports, arts, drama or any other extra or co curricular activities they will be much beneficial to the students. For Public schools in Nepal lack such facilities.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00

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24 hrs. assistance and support from TLC staff and coordinators
Pick up from the airport
Food (2-3 times a day)
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Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu by the local staff or coordinator and taken to a guesthouse or your host family's house.


Accommodation is provided on a shared basis in a local Nepalese family home. The home stay accommodations are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity (as and when provided by the Nepal Electricity Board because Nepal suffers a lot from power cut) and all basic amenities.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

2 or 3 Nepalese meals will be provided in this project depending on your work schedule. Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice,Vegetables, Chicken and meat etc.and at other times famous Nepali momos (dumplings), roti (flat bread), chowmein etc.

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.
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.
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)
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
17 weeks
19 weeks
32 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur/Nepal between 12 weeks and 32 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Learning Center (TLC) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with The Learning Center (TLC) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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