Nepal | Caring for Children in Need

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Sometimes all they need is a little companisonship
Sometimes all they need is a little companisonship
Explore Nepal at your leisure
Explore Nepal at your leisure
Teaching basic literacy and numeracy in Nepal
Teaching basic literacy and numeracy in Nepal
Living with a friendly host family in Nepal
Living with a friendly host family in Nepal
Run creative workshops on arts and crafts, sports, writing in Nepal
Run creative workshops on arts and crafts, sports, writing in Nepal
Temples and prayer flags in Nepal
Temples and prayer flags in Nepal

About

While rich in culture, history and geographical wonders, Nepal is also one of the world’s poorest countries, suffering from many of the issues associated with poverty, such as malnourishment and a lack of resources.

You'll be support some of the most vulnerable groups in Nepalese society in day care centres, pre-schools, nutritional health and HIV centres, and disability centres...

A typical day could include:
Teaching pre-school children.
Organizing sports, games and arts and crafts at day care centres.
Providing a stable and nurturing environment for impoverished children suffering from malnutrition.

Weekends will allow you to explore all things Nepal, and it is so much more than Mount Everest and the snow capped Himalayas. Majestic temples, prayer flags, paddy fields, jungles and the kindest nation of people you will ever meet come together to create an amazing, historically spiritual country...

Contact us for more details.

Highlights
  • Running creative workshops
  • Cultural immersion with a host family
  • Teaching basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Providing companionship for the disabled, sick and impoverished
  • Keeping Nepal's youth happy and healthy

Coronavirus Update

All our programs are running as planned and we are working closely with our families to arrange flexible payment schedules and back up contingencies. Get in touch.

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Keith
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A truly wonderful, unforgettable experience

I spent six weeks in Nepal where I taught at a small school outside Kathmandu and Patan.

In the summer of 2019 I decided to take a break from work and commit myself to a volunteer programme. I contacted The Leap since our son had been on projects with The Leap in South America. I received so much support and positive energy from the team at The Leap; nothing was too much trouble, and contact was maintained by e-mail while I was in Nepal. From the first telephone call I was made to feel welcome and valued, and from that first call I became more excited and enthusiastic about my likely assignment.

After discussing the project with the organisers we agreed that the teaching project would be the best one for me to choose; that was my view too, after having looked at the website.

I landed in Kathmandu and I was taken to the hotel for the first night. There was then a briefing and I moved into the hostess's accommodation. There were other gap year volunteers there and we all got on very well. I started to teach within a couple of days of my arrival, supporting a member of staff. However, within a couple of days of my introduction to the schoolchildren I was asked if I wanted to teach on my own, and I accepted that kind offer. So, for just over 5 weeks I was teaching from 10.00 a.m. to around 3.30; I taught 4 or 5 different classes, depending on the timetable. My core subjects were English and maths., but I taught basic hygiene too since there is a lack of understanding amongst the children about germs, hand washing and personal care. I taught from Monday to Friday, and I was at the school by 9.40 each morning since reception is at 9.45 each morning in the playground.

The time in Nepal passed so quickly. I did not do any trekking or trips outside Kathmandu. I did have a couple of nights each weekend in Kathmandu, though. There are opportunities for trips and trekking, but I wanted to focus on the teaching and the sites in Kathmandu.

I shall never forget my time in Nepal. I shall return over the next few years. The people are friendly and welcoming; at no time did I feel threatened or unsafe. The food is lovely, and for vegetarians there is a large variety of dishes. The volunteers get together at the weekends, so there is a social life, and every Friday a social event is organised by the local management and then the volunteers have supper.

If you are thinking of having some time away, and if you want to give your time and skills and energy to a welcoming community, please do think about contacting The Leap and opting for a project in Nepal. Like me, you will have an unforgettable experience ..............

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing. It was great. The support was outstanding and it was a privilege to be able to spend six weeks with the Nepalese teachers and children.