Community Center Assistance Nepal Kathmandu Programs
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
COMMUNITY CENTER - This daycare center and preschool in located in Kalopul neighborhood. Many poor women, especially single mothers, have to work all day, but have nowhere to place their children, which results in many accidents and tragic deaths, either in the home or at construction sites where the women work. To address this problem, the Center was created where mothers can safely place their children while they work. The daycare currently has 63 children under the age of five, and many more wait to be admitted. Other daycares and preschools in Kathmandu charges extortionate rates and will not accept children form low castes or with disabilities - the main recipients of this Center's care. Recent expansion will allow 100 children to attend the pre-school, and increase the number of children at this center to 160..most below the age of 5 years who would otherwise would be left alone or starved because their mothers cannot work. Usually the husbands are non-existing or good for nothing, abusive alcoholics, and Nepali culture dictates that the women stay with them no matter what. The Center provides a healthy meal and snacks to the children, also tries to facilitate sponsorship of individual children.
In these programs volunteers help with taking care of the children, showing them love and affection, playing with them, stimulating creativity and even teach a bit English to the older children. Volunteers can also teach basic things such as numbers, alphabet and songs. Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of compassion.
- Housing Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
You select your travel dates. Program fees based on 7 night increments (example 1 month is 28 nights = 4 weeks) Fill out the online application form. Submit your $120 deposit in 7 days. We accept personal Check, Money Order, Credit Cards or Paypal in US currency. (this reservation fee is included in the total price of the program) Email, fax or mail us a copy of your resume/CV. Since we do not know you, or your interests, we found that a resume/CV can provide enough information to allow for a successful placement. After review and acceptance of the application (1-2 days), we will email you a detailed Orientation Guide. Upon receiving the Orientation Guide, it is time for you to book your flights, check your passport expiration and obtain travel/medical insurance coverage. Flight arrangements are the responsibility of the volunteer; however we offer assistance with your planning. Email, fax or mail us your flight details and a clear copy of your passport ID page. Pay the balance for the program fees, due 45 days prior to your departure (you can only pay with personal check, money order or wire transfer). Upon receipt of your payment, we will send your program details with the placement and accommodation information (1-2 days).