About the local hosting organization
About the volunteer work
The Educational Volunteering Project in Kathmandu is especially designed for high school students and newly university students who are enthusiastic about traveling and volunteer work. The project will mostly revolve around teaching students at a rural village of Kathmandu and Kirtipur and also includes some awareness program at Kathmandu or Kirtipur district, which falls in the central part of Nepal.
The orphanage project is quite needy one. As a volunteer at this project, you will help children with their homework, teach English, support in their health and hygiene and provide love and care to them. You also can organize extra activities like games and plays. If you are interested in teaching, you can teach during the day time in the same school where the children from the orphanage go. You also can help in cooking, serving food, washing dishes and clothes of the children. You take children to the school and bring them back from the school. You help them dress well before they go to school. If you have any idea to raise the funds for the project, you equally can do that. Awareness targeting the people nearby the villages and the children of the orphanage can be performed .Health and sanitation awareness is most practiced. You can create drama by group and ask the children to take participation.
The accommodation is managed at the host family or residency area of orphanage for the stay and the food is managed based on accommodation.
Accommodation either managed in Residential area of the orphanage or the Host family nearby school .While staying in the family, volunteers will get typical Nepali food every day. In the host family, volunteers will eat completely Nepali food (Rice, lentil soup, vegetable, green vegetable and green salad).
During the project time, we will split the group in different host families. We do have many host families in Chitwan; one after another. We make a pair and place our volunteers in the host family. Some of the host family can accommodation four volunteers. Staying with a host family, volunteers will have an opportunity to understand about Nepali culture and the way of life people have here in Nepal.
About the project location
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the largest metropolitan city, the other two sister cities are Patan or Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The short form of Kathmandu is KTM, Kathmandu is surrounded by four major mountains, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri, the city stands at an elevation of approximately, 1,400 meters in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal. English and Hindi are understood by most of the people, and a significant number of the population speaks any of the foreign languages like: French, German, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean etc. The literacy rate is 98% in the city. Among urban areas in Nepal, Kathmandu being the premier cultural and economic hub of Nepal is considered to have the most advanced infrastructure. The sister cities of Patan, and Bhaktapur are integral to Kathmandu, from the point of view of tourism, economy and cultural heritage. Even the cultural heritage recognition under the World Heritage list of the UNESCO has recognized all the monuments in the three urban agglomerates as one unit under the title “Kathmandu Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site”.
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. 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.