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Nepal Teaching & Community Work

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Nepal Teaching & Community Work

Teach marginalised children and help to build their confidence. During your stay, you'll discover a way of life as beautiful and mystical as the scenery.

Prices from $945

Nepal is a place of shamans and snow-capped mountain peaks. Immerse yourself in the rich community life of a remote mountain village tucked away in the Himalayas, teaching marginalised children and helping to build their confidence. During your stay, you'll discover a way of life as beautiful and mystical as the scenery.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world
  • Teach English to the enthusiastic & friendly children
  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Nepal
Activities Teach English
Painting a school
Building water purification systems
Helping at resource centres
Agricultural work
Health awareness & construction projects
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay or shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK TEFL training day & certification if applicable
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Although primary education is free, government schools are often inadequate and overcrowded. Many schools in remote areas are very basic and sometimes unsafe. Often these schools have no blackboard and very little furniture. In rural areas, students usually walk several miles to go to school.

The inability of students to attend school is affected by many factors, including poor weather, overcrowded classrooms and family situations that keep older children at home to work or to care for younger siblings.

Furthermore, the heavy rains of the monsoon season cause many problems for schools. The rains make it difficult for children to walk long distances to school; they damage the existing mud walls and sheet metal roofs and turn the dirt floors, which are common in these schools, into mud. The mud makes it extremely uncomfortable to attend school and sometimes affects the health of students and teachers. In some cases, the rains cause flooding that damages the entire school.

You can give hope to marginalised children, helping to build their confidence while teaching them useful skills. You'll dance, sing, and play games with children as well as helping out in any way that you can in the community. You might be repairing the school, helping a farmer tend his crops, or planting trees.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You will begin your time in Nepal with an introductory period during which you will learn about local customs, language, etiquette, cultural sensitivities and anything else you need to complete your immersion into society. During this time you will have the opportunity to enjoy some sightseeing when not attending your classes and lectures.

Whilst on your placement, you will teach English and other subjects of your choice to children in a village school. Though their lives have been harsh they are extremely friendly and will be interested in learning all about who you are and where you come from. You can also help out on community development projects such as painting a school, building water purification systems, helping at resource centres, agricultural work, health awareness and construction projects, depending on what is required at the time you visit. Once in Nepal you can discuss your particular skills and interests with the in-country staff and confirm your schedule.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll be met upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport by a friendly Frontier representative and transported to your accommodation for your introduction week in Kathmandu.  Please aim to arrive on the Sunday before your project starts on the first Monday of the month.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

During this project there may be a number of different accommodation options, either in a volunteer guesthouse or a cosy, clean homestay with a carefully chosen host.  Wherever you stay you'll be a member of the family, and your hosts will work hard to make you feel as such.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You'll be provided with two delicious meals a day.  This will consist of Nepali food such as rice, lentil soup and vegetable curry. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

Every intention of returning!  | 13 Aug 2018
I leave now with every intention of returning! Nepal is such a fascinating and beautiful cou...

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A humbling experience  | 25 Jul 2018
It was humbling to be a part of my host families day to day life during the month I spent on the ...

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Caught the Travel Bug  | 11 Jul 2018
My trip to Nepal was the first time I had ever been abroad alone, and I had only been on a plane ...

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time you are welcome to either relax and enjoy the serenity of local life or try your hand at conquering the countryside as you climb, bike, raft and shop your way through the region.

COSTS

2 weeks $945

Extra week $345

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly

DURATION

2 weeks and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt
  • UK TEFL training day & certification if applicable

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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