Volunteer opportunity posted by: Experience Himalayan Nepal
Posted on: March 5, 2013
There are many places in the world where a volunteer can make a difference and here in Sauraha is one of them. Set deep in the tourist area of Chitwan in a small building on the side of a guest house is home to a centre that plays a vital role in education of the poor.
Nepal is the home to vast geographical differences from the Himalayas down to the flat lands of Chitwan. The former being hard to farm and the latter being easy hence many Nepalese have migrated to the flatlands of Chitwan near the Indian border. Many reasons for this include good farming land, easy access to working in India and the opening of tourism in the form of the Chitwan national park.
From just the past 60 or so years since the eradication of the Teste fly the population has raised sharply causing many social problems linked to poverty
.But with the Western influence becoming more prevalent in the area Education is becoming seen as a means to escape poverty. So here in just a couple of rooms set between the hotels and the poor villages that have risen around the outskirts of the tourist area. Children under the age of 4 are invited from the poor villages to attend a preschool. Where they are taught basic reading & writing, good health &life skills that prepare them for their future school life. So if you have the skills of teaching young children or a general interest in helping to mould the youngminds of these children then we would like to invite you as a volunteer. Your duties will entail helping the children to read & write, basic health skills involving teeth brushing and regular hygiene and the ability to mix with other children in a constructive manner. But its not all work as the daycare centre is next to the Chitwan National park where you will get the chance to safari on the back of elephants, watch the famous one horn rhinos and photograph crocodiles along the banks of Rapti river. So please if you volunteer here make a little time to wander the streets of Sauraha where there are as many Elephants as there are cars.
Description of Duties.- Most of your work will be based in the centre where everyday up to 20 children will come eagerly to play and enjoy themselves among friends. Here you will get the chance to help them with teaching social skills, reading and writing and Health skills for outside the school. Its gives all of these children, many who come from poor homes the chance of understanding, at an early age the advantages of school and education. A vital part in the role of lifting generations of people out of the poverty trap.
Placement Location- Set deep in the South of Nepal about 20kms north of the Indian border is the district of Chitwan, a flat sub-tropical land where the main crop grown is rice. With much to offer, it's also the home of the Chitwan National park that attracts people from all over the world to view the famous One Horned Rhino & other exotic wildlife. Here in the tourist town of Sauraha set on the border of the park and next to the Rapti River is where our placement is located.
Accommodation- Will be provided by the local families near to the school, each one carefully selected so at least one member of the family speaks good English in order that you can communicate effectively. Also you will find that the local families in the home stay programme have been chosen because they also have good standing in the community and can introduce you to the traditional Nepalese life.
0 2 Weeks 140
3 Weeks 210
4 Weeks 280
5 Weeks 350
6 Weeks 420
7 Weeks 490
8 Weeks 560
Each Additional Week 50
+ £80 admin charge to cover, admin, airport pickup, hotels stay, taxis, food sightseeing, transfers to and from placement.
+ Each month you volunteer at least £30 will be used to buy 1 family lifestraw which gives 1 families drinking water for the next three years. You will get the chance to put these into the project and see where your money is spent.
So not only will you help the orphanage but in just one month you will give 10 people the gift of safe water for the next three years.
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Programme timetable- Ongoing.
Time duration- From 2 weeks to 5 months.
Costs- Please contact Wayne Guttridge the international coordinator.
Certificate of Social welfare Council Registration No 30727
District Administrative Office Kathmandu Registration No: 219
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