Repair or develop schools and children's centres in Nepal for 6 – 12 weeks
Construct new educational facilities
Live with a local family or in a volunteer house and work alongside local people
Make a genuine and worthwhile difference and boost your CV
Help to improve the learning environment
How you can help
Improve internal and external play areas (repair, re-plaster and paint classroom walls)
Assist the local skilled workers in the construction of new classrooms, schools and libraries
Offer ad-hoc lessons and extra curricular activities at the schools
Why your help is needed
Not only are teachers in short supply, but the teaching institutions are also needing attention. We work with existing schools and children’s centres, repairing and decorating classrooms and also constructing new facilities. The tools and building methods are traditional. This gives an interesting insight in to the local techniques although it can be frustrating for people familiar with the modern technologies of the developed west.
Experience isn’t required but you must be enthusiastic and prepared to get your hands dirty.
When working at a school there is also the opportunity to spend some of your time helping in the classroom or with extra curricular activities if you wish.
This environment provides a great opportunity for volunteers to learn more about Nepal’s language, culture, festivals, customs and family structures.
Helping to provide less privileged children with a comfortable environment to study and learn in is an extremely rewarding experience. The project gives volunteers who are serious about making a real difference in the developing world the chance to do so at a local level, working directly with those who genuinely need help and support now.
Location: The majority of our volunteers are placed in the Kathmandu Valley region
Price: From £945
Eligibility: British/Irish, 18+
No qualifications are required, though relevant experience would help.
Accommodation: Homestay or Volunteer House
Duration: 6 – 12 weeks, with a two-day arrival orientation.