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Pokhara - Education Volunteer

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Experience teaching at small local schools and foster good relationships with the children as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

Most people in Nepal can't afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background.

Through our education project we just not only teach the course but it brings positive change in them which help the children to be self motivated and independent. Volunteers will teach and educate basic/conversational English and other subjects of your choice to children from different age groups (5 to 16yrs.) with different capabilities. You will teach at small local schools and foster good relationships with the children as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

You will also teach and educate children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects e.g. mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education. A trained teacher is committed to raising standards in schools in Nepal, and with an adult literacy rate of 67% there is plenty of room for improvement.

During the project, you will gain valuable experience and learn by observing the procedures of the in-house teachers. The project can take place in either government, private or community schools around Pokhara.

The schools usually have a very dull curriculum, so out-of-the-box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children. It's a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music tapes and so on to brighten up lessons.

You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. You will teach and educate the children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education.
  • About Your Location

    Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities and food choices galore. The scene is a chilled-out version of Thamel, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. You can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, the majestic Himalayas, just twenty or so kilometres away. But there’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a boom in adventure sports as it is arguably the best paragliding venue in the world and is surrounded by white-water rivers. The city is also the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.

  • Aims & Objectives

    To help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

  • Weekly Schedule & Activities

    Volunteers teach four to five lessons a day from Monday to Friday from 10:00 until 16:00. There are on average 25 students in a class. Lunch will be provided at the school.

    Schools usually have a very dull curriculum so out-of-the-box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children. It's also a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music tapes and so on to brighten up lessons.

  • Public Holidays

    2017
    Ghatasthapana - 21SEP17-08OCT17
    Tihar Festival - 19OCT17-21OCT17
    Chaat Parba - 26OCT17
    Urdhyauli Parwa - 03DEC17
    Tamu Lhosar - 19DEC17
    Christmas Day - 25DEC17

    2018
    Maghi Prwa/Maghe Sankranti - 15JAN18
    Sonam Lhosar - 18JAN18
    Martyr's Memorial Day - 30JAN18
    Maha Shivaratri - 14FEB18
    Ghyalpo Losa - 16FEB18
    Prajatantra Diwas - 19FEB18
    International Women's Day - 08MAR18
    Loktantra Diwas - 24APR18
    Buddha Jayanti - 30APR18
    Labor Day - 01MAY18
    Ganatantra Diwas - 29MAY18
    Ramjan Edul Fikra - 15JUN18
    Edul Aajaha - 22AUG18
    Shri Krishna Janmashtami - 03SEP18
    Haritalika Teej - 12SEP18
    Rishi Panchami - 14SEP18
    Constitutio Day - 19SEP18
    Ghatastanpana - 09OCT18
    Fulpati - 16OCT18
    Maha Astami and Vijaya Dashami - 17OCT18-19OCT18
    Ekadashi - Kojagrat Purnima - 20OCT18-23OCT18
    Laxmi Puja - 07NOV18
    Govardhan Puja - 08NOV18
    Bhai Tika - 09NOV18
    Cchat Puja - 13NOV18
    Christmas Day - 25DEC18

  • Mandatory Volunteer Requirements

    - Minimum age of 18
    - Good level of competency in English
    - Police clearance certificate
    - Travel & medical insurance
    - Passport copy required on sign-up

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Aktiviteter

Weekends are free to relax and to explore the local area.

Overnatning

You are living with a host family during your stay. Rooms are shared by 2-4 people on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. The rooms have fans, no air-conditioning is available. Hot water and mosquito protection are available. There is a dining room and a lounge area where you can hang out with your fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. There is also a refrigerator that you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are not available. There is no Wi-Fi at the homestay accommodation. Laundry facilities are available at an additional fee.

Transport

If your flight arrives anytime Saturday or Sunday, we will pick you up from the relevant airport.

Transfer Coordinator: Prema (she speaks English)
Mobile:+977 9860270140
If you are lost or have any major concerns regarding your transfer, please try to contact the coordinator at the airport first.

Emergency: Rajesh Shrestha (he speaks English)
Mobile: +977 9851 034 651
Land line: +977 1 437 7623
Email: [email protected]
Use these numbers only in case of a GENUINE emergency. If you experience problems with your pick-up, please call the transfer coordinator at the airport first before trying these numbers.

Tourist Police: Dial 4226359 / 4226403
The Tourist Police of Kathmandu are trained to assist you in English. Direct any safety concerns to them.

Måltider

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Ekstra information

Dress code:
Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school, however, no see-through clothes or low-cut tops are permitted.

What to bring:
Toilet paper, towels, toiletries, mosquito nets and mosquito repellant are NOT provided so you will have to bring these along with you. Please also bring warm clothing, hiking shoes and tidy clean clothes for temple visits, and take care of malaria precautions.

Visa:
Please remember to take care of the visa arrangements on time.

Money & shopping:
The closest ATM and supermarket are about a 15-minute walk from your accommodation.

SIM card:
We highly recommend buying a cheap local SIM card for your whole time in Nepal, not only for your own personal safety, but also for easier and cheaper communication with the other volunteers, staff and family back home, and especially if you are traveling to us by yourself. You can usually get one during your introduction week. You will have to have 2 passport sized photographs to get a SIM card.

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