About the local hosting organization
Asna Anathalaya is a recognized orphanage working in the children welfare sector. This orphanage aims to offer home, education, and love for orphan kids. Currently, home hosts 20 orphans aged 7 to 17 who are brought there from different parts of the country. There is committee of 7 members to achieve the missions and run the orphanage. The committee is responsible for the logistics support and other funding process for the orphanage.
The orphanage is located in Rampur Chitwan which is five to six hours drive from Kathmandu. There are all together 5 persons to care of them.
About the volunteer work
As a volunteer in orphanage project, you will spend morning and evening time with orphans. You help them to complete homework, to stay clean, to play game, to sing song, to make beds. You can organize any creative activities like games, story telling etc. After lunch in the morning, you will take kids to local school.
This project offers you opportunities to serve the most destitute kids of Nepal. You will share your love, passion, and hard works to make a difference in the life of children who are deprived of parents’ love and support. In your free time, you can explore the Kathmandu city. Your help will be highly appreciated by children.
Some additional responsibilities:
• Go for sight seeing, picnic, zoo with kids
• Educational visit, cultural visit and sharing
• Go to the school with kids
• Sanitation of rooms Washing clothes
• Drawing pictures
• Knitting and weaving torn clothes of kids
Generally volunteers will work 07:00-09:00 in the morning and 03:00-06:00 in the evening. You can take a full day off in any day except Saturdays as the kids stay in the orphanage for whole day.
Though it is orphanage, as a volunteer in this project, you will be staying with the family of Prem Prakash Paudel. Staying with a host family gives you more opportunity to learn about our culture and way of life. You will have a separate room in the host family but you share the facilities with the family members.
To minimize the language barrier, we have selected our host family with a member can at least speak some English. It will be challenging but will give you more fruitful experience. For your convenience, you can always find our representative in close contact whenever needed.
Facilities in the project:
• Electricity: yes
• Telephone: yes
• Hot Water: No
• Running Water: Yes
During one week of orientation, you will be stay in the hostel. Our hostel is located in the heart of Kathmandu giving easy access to main parts of the city. We have 2 cooks who will cook local food 3 times a day for you
Additional facilities in your accommodation
• Electricity: Yes, Available
• Running water: Yes, Available
• Hot Water: Not available
• Toilet: Local type (not flush)
• Shower: shared
About the project location
25 Minutes drive to Narayanghad. Narayangadh is the main business city of the area. Most of the facilities like internet, banks, shopping places, restaurants, and travel facilities are available.
About the leisure activities possible
Nepal is very beautiful county. In your free time, you can explore the area of Chitwan. Chitwan is a very popular tourist destination in Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara. Lots of tourists visit Chitwan and the jungle lodges and resorts to witness Royal Bengal Tiger and the Great One Horned Rhino. Like Kathmandu, Chitwan also has many restaurants, banks, internet cafes', shops and many other to-do things of great interest like biking, hiking, etc. There are many travel opportunities, please discuss this with our local coordinator.
Extra info about the project
Program types and participation fees:
- Short Term: throughout the year from 2 weeks to 16 week. Starting any time of the year. Price for 1 month (4 weeks) 350 Euro and the extended fees: 50Euro/week
- Long Term: 10 months, starting August 07-08, tot fees 2575 Euro / 6 months starting August 07-08 tot fees 1750 Euro / 5months starting January 02-03 or August 07-08 total fees 1550 Euro
Notes : For the long terms , there are Camps at the Arrival and at the End of the Program : At the Arrival : the Language Classes and Cultural Excursion are included. At the End : 2 days Excursion with night stay out .
For the Short term : Orientation is given at the hostel and next day the volunteer will be taken to the project.
About transportation : We are responsible for Airport pick up and Drop off to Airport only .