About the local hosting organizationICYE NEPAL
About the volunteer workBaishnavi Secondary Schoolis a community school that offers education from nursery to 10th grade. The school management and partially government has been providing financial support to pay for the teachers and other infrastructures which will be needed for the school. This school has 120 students with 20 staffs. The aim of the program is to provide English language and speaking environment for children, youth and develop their English communicative skills. The Students are in community school comes from nearby village and most of them from the family who has very weak financial background. The aim of the program is to provide strong english language and speaking environment for children, youth and develop their english communicative skills and writing. Main Activities English Language for Children. Volunteer tasks Teach English Extracurricular activities: Volunteers will organize various extra-curricular learning activities for example, health and civic education, games, drawing, painting, sports activities, quiz contest, awareness raising activities in the community through students, debate, music class etc. Other Activities Play educational games with the kids. Develop manualities according to the students needs prioritizing listening and speaking classes. Go for hiking, educational tours, participate in case studies and other activities which provide a real learning experience for the volunteer. Be a role model for the children - no smoking and drinking allowed in front of students. Run informal classes for kids when the school is closed. Note: Outdoor extra activities must be funded by volunteers.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay with the host family, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Host family with 5 family members is living in walking distance from the school. Family will provide accommodation and food for the volunteers.
About the project locationVaishnabi Community School is located in Kirtipur Kirtipur is one of the oldest Human settlements in the Kathmandu Valley. This tiny town is recorded as an ancient capital of Nepal. Kirtipur means 'a famed town' in Nepali language is also known as 'kipu' and 'kyapu'. The location of this small town is different from the other main towns of the valley in the same that occupies the top of a steep rocky hill. This city of glory is inhabited and also dominated by Newars which are the earliest settlers in the Valley with their own language and cultural norms and values. Originally a Newari foundation, it is no doubt that Kirtipur is still a centre of Newari culture. Volunteers can observe the local festival of the people. They do have their own language Newari Language, it is also known as Nepal Bhasha. It was Nepal's administrative language from 14th to the late 18th century. They always use Newari language when they talk to each other. However now a day's people of different casts and religion stay in this place. So it consists of many Temples, Gumbas and Churches as well. They always use their local language when they talk to each other. The place is somehow can see as crowded of students because of the university, called Tribhuwan University. Volunteers can observe the life of Newari people and culture and in leisure time they can walk and see very historical place Bagh Bharab, Chovar Gorge and Taudaha Lake.
Extra info about the projectParticipation : 4 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 350 € pour 4 semaines, 50 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l'année, la date d'arrivée est libre.