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Nepal Literacy and Community Education

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Nepal Literacy and Community Education

Engage with local Nepalese people through teaching English, maths and sciences as well as helping to run the community library, environmental awareness and women's empowerment campaigns.

Prices from $945

With its dramatic landscape and ancient traditions, Nepal is truly a world wonder. Nepal is home to lush valleys, exotic wildlife, historic monasteries and remote villages which scatter its breath-taking landscape.  In addition to boasting the world’s highest mountain range, Nepal is one of the most geographically diverse countries on Earth and supports several ecosystems which are home to over 800 species of bird, bear, monkey, elephant and even the royal Bengal tiger!

Nepal's human population is just as fascinating and includes a mix of Hindu and Buddhist cultures providing a combination of ancient tradition and nomadic lifestyles, creating a culturally rich and vibrant community. The spectacular capital city, Kathmandu, is home to many magnificent ancient temples which are sure to fascinate you and leave you wanting to discover more about this alluring city and country!

This project will provide you with the opportunity to engage with local Nepalese people through teaching English, maths and science as well as helping to run the community library. You will also be assisting with various other activities, including the delivery of environmental awareness and women’s empowerment campaigns. 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world.
  • Experience and explore the rich Nepali culture. 
  • Teach and learn with local communities and make lifelong friends

FAST FACTS

Location Chitwan, Nepal
Activities Teach local children and adults
help run the community library
Raisning local environmental awareness
Get involved with a women's empowerment project
Visit Chitwan National Park
Transport Airport pick-up & transfer to project location
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food (3 meals a day)
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Language and cultural orientation
In-country transfers
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
 

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?

The project is based around the newly founded community library and research centre which aims to provide educational opportunities and resources to local villagers. The centre was founded in 2013 and gives locals the chance for a better life through education, as many would not have been given the chance to go to school earlier in their lives. You can help by passing on your education and skills to those who are enthusiastic and would love to learn. 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your overall goal is to help supervise the day to day running of the community library as well as teaching local children and adults in English, maths and science. You may be helping in a variety of initiatives, such as teaching IT skills to locals, assisting with environmental awareness campaigns and becoming involved in a women’s empowerment project. Please note that your work programme and schedule may vary depending on the time of your visit and any personal interest or experience, as well as the need of the library at the time of your project. All volunteers are encouraged to leave their own personal mark on their project. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be picked up from Kathmandu airport by a friendly local Frontier representative and transported to Chitwan to receive your initial induction. Once you have had time to rest, the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in-country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise, and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly and vibrant country. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be living with a friendly Nepalese host family which is an ideal way to truly experience Nepalese culture. The home-stay will usually have a bathroom with a hot shower, living room with TV, telephone and a kitchen with a fridge. Your host family will also live nearby to local transport links and shops. You will be made to feel part of the family from the moment you arrive and you will soon find yourself a welcomed addition to the family and community life.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Your host family will provide you with 3 meals a day. Breakfast usually consists of tea or coffee, biscuits, bread, vegetables and eggs, while lunch and dinner are usually traditional Nepalese dal bhat (rice, lentils and vegetables), so you will have plenty of opportunity to sample the local cuisine. Nepalese food is often said to have spiritual as well as nutritional qualities; the cuisine being as nourishing to the soul as it is to the body! You are sure to enjoy the experience of sharing delicious home-cooked meals with your local family. 

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You are sure to want to discover more of Nepal’s breathtaking natural environment so make the most of your spare time and explore your local surroundings. The famous Chitwan National Park is also on your doorstep, teeming with unique wildlife such as elephants, tigers and rhinos and many more varied fauna and flora. Alternatively, you may wish to take a short hike through the serene countryside or indulge in your more spiritual side through meditation, spa therapy and yoga – especially as the birthplace of Buddha is only a couple of hours away! 

COSTS

2 weeks $945

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please aim to arrive on a Sunday.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • In-country transfers
  • Language & local cultural orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24 hour international HQ backup

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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