Volunteering In Nepal
Volunteering In Nepal
Volunteering in Nepal
Nepal is a small country lying between India and China. It is a landlocked country still in a developing phase. There are lots of areas which needs help to improve the current situation. Volunteering opportunities in Nepal are diverse and you can choose one based on your interest, skills, number of days you have and the time of the year you come to volunteer in Nepal.
You will be placed in a home stay with a local Nepali family. By living with a family you will gain a greater insight and understanding of Nepali culture. The standard of lodging will depend on whether you are in a rural or urban area. In a rural area the facilities will be basic with minimal running water and a squat toilet. However, in an urban placement you will have a flushing Western style toilet and a shower. All of your food will be provided for you at your home stay and you will never be more than 30 minutes from your place of work.
Volunteer in the Monastery
This is one of the most popular volunteer work in Nepal. As a volunteer, you will observe their unique monastery environment and help the monks communicate with the outside world. This is an incredible experience.
Volunteers in the monastery placements teach English to the monks, both young and old, for around 3-4 hours per day. In turn, the monks share their knowledge and culture with the volunteers. If you ask the monks, you can get the chance to learn meditation techniques and receive an in depth knowledge of the Buddhist culture. Due to the unique way it allows you to truly be involved in the life of a Buddhist monastery.
Child sponsorship program
Child Sponsorship in Nepal is needed as two-thirds of Nepal’s children are severely deprived and 40% live in absolute poverty due to a decade long civil war and political instability. Children are deprived of their basic right to education due to poverty, underdevelopment, mass illiteracy and socioeconomic problems, such as, child labor, girl trafficking, bonded labor and discrimination against female children. Many families lack sufficient resources, both physical and social, thus making their children more vulnerable to illiteracy and poverty.
Teaching in Primary school and Orphanage
In the Government owned schools or in the remote areas schools English subject is not much given importance so there is a lack of English education due to lack of English teaching teachers. Due to this reason, there is always a place for those who wants to do voluntary work by teaching English to the orphanage or the remote schools.
Community infrastructure program
If you are interested to go on a remote location and make some meaningful impact on life of the local people staying in mountain, village, or in a homestay doing activities ranging from teaching volunteer in a school to working in organic agricultural farms. You can give training in the community for the programs like; knitting, patch working, stitching, modern farming, cleanliness, good sanitation, modern irrigation, computer training, cultural exchange, drug awareness, etc.
Due to the 2015 huge earthquake, there are thousands of people who are homeless. You can help those people reconstruct their houses. If you are a doctor by profession and want to serve the rural Nepalese people, we can organize a health camp too.
If you are a city person you can choose the program that are city based like in Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan as well.
Manav Sewa Ashram
To Volunteer in Nepal, We would like to recommend to do voluntary services in Manav Sewa Ashram. Manav Sewa Ashramm is a community organization run by the Nepalese people with the help of the aid from Nepalese people. The main aim of this organization is to rescue the people living on the streets of Nepal and give them shelter and medical support. Most of the people rescued from the streets are women, children and disabled people.
Manav Sewa Ashram was set up in 2012 in Chitwan to combat the problem of homelessness. Over the years, the organisation has extended its services in Kathmandu and Makwanpur. More than 500 people were rescued since the organization was established in 2012. Out of 500 rescued, more than 150 were successfully reunited with their family. Today, around 150 people are staying in the shelters run by the organisation in the three districts. The rescued people who are staying in the shelters include intellectually challenged persons and women who were raped in streets.
In Kathmandu, the shelters are located in Balaju and Budhanilkantha. The volunteers can volunteer by helping the rescued in their daily activities in the shelters.