Kindergarten Volunteering Nepal

Provide assistance to under-staffed kindergartens in Kathmandu teaching basic English and life skills while providing invaluable awareness to young children who can benefit greatly from your presence.

Woman’s Empowerment & Education Program Nepal

 

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Local ground transportation
  • Accommodation – Volunteer Center (sharing with other volunteers)
  • 3 Meals per day
  • Use of necessary construction equipment and materials
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

Kindergartens in Kathmandu normally consist of approx 35 to 45 children aged between 3 – 6.  Most of these children come from underprivileged backgrounds with families that live below the poverty line.   As a kindergarten volunteer you’re providing essential man power to assist the under-staffed childcare centers as well as inter-cultural education to broaden the children’s understanding of their world, their culture and environment.  

With the assistance of a coordinator, you will teach the children basic English such as the alphabet, numbers, objects, rhyming etc and will use your enthusiasm and creativity to connect with the children to help guide and shape them in their learning.  Anyone can do this!   Give it a go!    You’ll be amazed at what you can offer simply by saying yes to a new experience. 

Schedule

  • Arrive on Sunday

  • Monday to Friday
    Assisting the coordinators and teachers and supporting the daily schedule and activities.
    Help children to improve creative skills such as coloring, artwork, etc.
    Teaching basic written and conversational English
    Teaching children interactive games and creative lessons
  • Saturday and Sunday are free to explore the surrounding villages and local markets with your fellow volunteers***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Accommodation

All accommodation is included during your placement.  Your stay will be comfortable, clean and secure with basic modern amenities.  Depending on your chosen volunteer project, you will stay in either a volunteer centre (dedicated house) or a home stay.  Located in the heart of Kathmandu, about 1 hours drive from the airport, the volunteer centers house up to 20 volunteers with 3 to 4 people sharing one room (single gender rooms). They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room, mini library, a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable covered area and 24/7 security.  Centrally located, there are several gym’s nearby as well as local supermarkets, ATM’s, mobile phone shops etc.  

For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost (approx US $150 p/room p/week).  This must be booked well in advance and is subject to availability. 

Kathmandu accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine)
  • 4-6 persons p/room
  • Wifi in public areas (Quality is not the best though.  You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan)
  • T.V, DVD player, computer
  • Laundry facilities (at an additional fee)
  • Lockable rooms
  • Hot shower
  • Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • Fans (no air-con)

Meals

3 vegetarian meals are provided p/day on weekdays and 2 vegetarian meals p/day on weekends for the duration of your program.  You can expect chicken dishes approx twice per week.  You are free to eat as you like when you are out and about and there are many exciting options available.

Nepalese cuisine has Indian & Tibetan influences with lentils and rice forming the base of most meals and a diverse range of herbs, vegetables and smoky flavors.  The national dish is daal bhaat tarkaari, which is spiced lentils over rice served with tarkari and cooked with spices.  Cow meat is forbidden because Hindus consider cattle to be sacred. In fact, many tribes and communities in Nepal are strict vegetarians.

Visa Information

All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at some land borders (including borders with India and Tibet).

Getting a visa at the airport can take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars cash.   Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs are a guideline
– Multi entry visa valid for 15 days – US$30 by cash
– Multi entry visa valid for 30 days – US$40 by cash
– Multi entry visa valid for 90 days – US$100 by cash
Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.

 

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