Volunteer opportunity posted by: Volunteer Society Nepal
Posted on: February 5, 2013
The high mortality rate for mothers during childbirth, as well as the short life expectancy in Nepal, leaves thousands of children without parents each year.As a result, most of these needy children are deprived of education and find work as child labourers in restaurants, factories, hotels, slaves, and as trash collectors. Orphanages in Nepal provide these kids with daily meals, a bed, and some hope. The children are mostly between the ages of four and fifteen and have a basic understanding of English.
How do volunteers help?
The general role of the volunteer will be to act as an older sibling: to care for, look after and encourage the children. Volunteers will teach the children general life skills, including health and sanitation, as well as arts, crafts and music. They may also help the children with their schoolwork. As a volunteer at an orphanage in Nepal, you may also organize tours, games, drawing classes, singing, dancing, painting and other activities that the children enjoy.
Do I need any specific qualifications or skills for this placement?
Volunteers do not need any qualifications to help in an orphanage in Nepal, but it will be a more enjoyable experience if you are enthusiastic and approachable