Teaching Volunteers Required for Government Schools

Published

06/20/2018

Start Date

06/29/2018

End Date

05/31/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Education & Health Nepal
Bhatbhatbeni
London
Nepal
SE18 1HF
United Kingdom

Description

We are looking for volunteers to teach English in rural schools outside Pokhara in central Nepal. EHN Nepal requires volunteers for a minimum of one month who have a high level of written and spoken English and a background in teaching. The volunteers will take English and computing lessons for 5 to 16yrs olds 6 days a week with Saturdays off. Please expect at least one or two religious holidays during your volunteering period as Nepal has many festivals throughout the year with August & October being the busiest festival months. Volunteers stay with local families in the village where the school is located and are expected to live and eat as the family do. We feel this gives you the volunteer a chance to live life as a local and experience what it’s like, plus you get to live in the community they are helping and spend more time in the community. The volunteers will take lessons in English using the schools text books to teach but we do welcome new ideas and lesson plans if you have any? This project is not available from Mid-March to Mid-April and Mid-June to Mid-July due to schools holidays. The schools will also be shut for 14 days sometime between late Sep and Mid October for the Dashian festival which is the biggest in the Nepali calendar. Most of the villagers are a mix of castes like Chherti, Brahmin, Gurung and Magar but most live off the land they own and have little option other than to send their children to the free government school. EHN believes that by improving the level of spoken English in rural area’s it will give young adults from those schools more employment opportunities later in life. Most of the money coming into Nepal comes from either aid agencies like EHN or tourism, so anyone looking to work in the tourist industry has to speak English. The level of teaching in most Government schools in Nepal is low and they seldom get the chance to practice spoken English, just copy and repeat from books so we need volunteers who are happy to interact with the children while teaching. Saying this we cannot change the way in which the children learn to much as the final exam called the SLC (School Leavers Certificate) is a multiply choice type exam and is over 80 years old. EHN charges volunteers £15 per day to cover food and accommodation plus help support the project and EHN. If you want to find out more about this position please contact EHN on the email address below. phil@ehn-nepal.org

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

philehn@gmail.com
http://ehn-nepal.org/

Email Phil at philehn@gmail.com for more information


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