Make a REAL difference in Nepal with Teaching in Monasteries Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
Mid-Western Development Region
This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of Nepal’s Buddhist monks. Love Volunteers works with a local organization that offers free programs involving teaching in monasteries, held in Pokhara (around 200kms west of Kathmandu). The students are Nepalese monks and nuns of all ages, as well as Tibetan monks and nuns who have taken refuge from persecution in Tibet. Many of the monks and nuns volunteers teach would have lived relatively sheltered lives, having joined the monasteries at a young age. They do have a thirst for education and learning, and are extremely willing students. Volunteers fulfil these people’s desire to learn English, but are also valued for their ability to impart knowledge and insights of first aid, environmental issues, health and hygiene, as well as political issues and human rights. Volunteers generally have the opportunity to teach a range of age groups, from children through to adults, and have the ability to open up a whole new world to these gentle people.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide free lessons to Buddhist monks and nuns in Nepal, helping them to improve their English language skills
- Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
- Teach other subjects, including life-skills to nuns and monks
- Expose volunteers and Buddhist monks and nuns to different people and cultures
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact