Surrounded by Himalayan mountains, Nepal is home to eight of the highest mountains in the world, with Mount Everest as the tallest. Contribute ethically to projects with short, mid, and long-term sustainable objectives that are measured by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
This is a great opportunity to add to your CV and get a headstart in your chosen career path by developing your soft and hard skills in community development, infrastructure, education initiatives, gender equality, child development, workshops supporting economic development, and public health.
When you aren’t on base, join a trekking expedition in the Himalayas, watch the sunrise over Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains from one of Pokhara’s viewpoints, or go on a river rafting adventure.
- Enhance your CV with an ILM Endorsed Leadership Certificate, and improved skills in lesson planning and classroom management.
- Trek in the Himalayas, and explore caves, ancient ruins, and nearby temples.
- Connect with people from around the world and local community members.
- Learn more about ethical sustainable practices and responsible travel.
- Contribute to the 17 UN SDGs.
GVI global programs are open!
Join preventative health initiatives focused on raising awareness around sanitation, hygiene, and communicable and non-communicable diseases in Pokhara. Conduct WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) initiatives, and assist with first-aid training. At the same time, you will work in collaboration with community members to conduct your own sustainable development project to serve an existing need in the community.
Learn about different gender dynamics and culture in Nepal, Pokhara, as you assist with educational classes for both women and girls, focusing on literacy and numeracy. Facilitate skill-based workshops, and conduct discussions in local communities on human rights violations and health. You will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, and can earn your ILM Endorsed Leadership Certification.
Gain hands-on experience teaching children and young adults in Pokhara. GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy in place to ensure ethical best practices. Practice lesson planning, classroom management, and facilitating conversation English language classes. Learn about culture in Nepal and earn your ILM Endorsed Leadership Certification.