Type of volunteers accepted:
Maximum number of volunteers: 1-10
Minimum length of placement: 2 weeks
Average length of placement: 1 month
Price per week: £50 - £100
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Nepal is the home to vast geographical differences from the Himalayas down to the flat lands of Chitwan. The former being hard to farm and the latter being easy hence many Nepalese have migrated to the flatlands of Chitwan near the Indian border. Many reasons for this include good farming land, easy access to working in India and the opening of tourism in the form of the Chitwan National Park. From just the past 60 or so years since the eradication of the Teste fly the population has raised sharply causing many social problems linked to poverty
But with the Western influence becoming more prevalent in the area, Education is becoming seen as a means to escape poverty. So here in just a couple of rooms set between the hotels and the poor villages that have risen around the outskirts of the tourist area. Children under the age of 4 are invited from the poor villages to attend a preschool. Where they are taught basic reading & writing, good health &life skills that prepare them for their future school life.
So if you have the skills of teaching young children or a general interest in helping to mould the young minds of these children then we would like to invite you as a volunteer. Your duties will entail helping the children to read & write, basic health skills involving teeth brushing and regular hygiene and the ability to mix with other children in a constructive manner. But its not all work as the daycare centre is next to the Chitwan National park where you will get the chance to safari on the back of elephants, watch the famous one horn rhinos and photograph crocodiles along the banks of Rapti river. So please if you volunteer here make a little time to wander the streets of Sauraha where there are as many Elephants as there are cars.
We were created after seeing a gap in how volunteer and non profit organizations were run in Nepal. Our aim is to offer low-cost volunteer programs and bring transparency to the volunteer market by explaining to the volunteer where and how their money is spent. We have created a policy that allows us to give 75% of volunteers fees to the placements where its needed.
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The volunteers will help alongside the teachers, in all aspects of teaching the children basic skills from reading and writing to simple hygiene lessons which are so important in todays world. Spending time with the children is most important and generally helping wherever is necessary
Do also get involved with the mother groups of these children because the only way to change the system is by educating the parents as well.There are many groups you will find here and no shortage of offers to join.
Visas as collected on arrival, food & lodgings are supplied but please bring mosquito spray or repellent as this are has them. We will arrange all travel for you in Nepal.
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