About the local hosting organization
Sahara International 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 19 orphans aged between 5 to 16. The number of girls and boys are 10 and 18 respectively.
The orphanage is located in Rudreshwor Chok, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. It is far from the city area and environment over there is really peace and calm. Transportation facilities are available in five minutes walking distance. There are all together 4 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, storytelling etc. After breakfast, 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 local villages and nearby areas. Your help will be highly appreciated by children
Some additional responsibilities:
• Go for sightseeing, picnic, zoo with kids
• Educational visit, cultural visit and sharing
• 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.
This is a residential project. But the project has managed a separate room for the volunteers close to the orphanage. It is about 15 minutes walking distance. You will be staying with the family of the project manager. Local staffs will give you Nepali foods 3 times a day. You will use shower and bathroom facilities with project staffs.
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 leisure activities possible
Nepal is very beautiful county. In your free time, you can explore the vibrant city- Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal with places of great tourist attractions like Thamel, Patan, Swoyambhu, etc. Kathmandu has a wide range of restaurants, internet cafés, clubs, shopping centers, and banks. The volunteers also have numerous opportunities to explore the sites under cultural heritage during free time. Our volunteers can simply hike in near by villages, ride bikes in Kathmandu, walk around the tourist city of Thamel, the options are unlimited. Or go to nearby villages of Kathmnadu for hiking and trekking. 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 .