Alliance Nepal
96% Rating
(5 Reviews)

Alliance Nepal

Alliance Nepal is an initiative set up by an enthusiastic team of locals within the Pokhara area.The main objective of Alliance Nepal is to be a catalyst towards social change through enhancing educational opportunities, health care, environmental awareness and cultural exchange.

Through Alliance Nepal we offer a number of volunteer programs which include teaching at a local school, raising awareness on issues such as the environment, sanitation & health care. We believe in providing volunteers with the opportunity to experience and learn about Nepali culture first hand through language classes and home stays.

We Offer,

-Teaching English and various subjects at schools,
-Teaching Buddhist monks and study about Buddhism
-Work with orphans
-Home stay and cultural exchange
-Photography and Journalism
-Environmental awareness

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Eloise
Female
24 years old
Toowoomba, Queensland
University of Southern Queensland

An incredible experience

10/10

For 2.5 months I volunteered at Matepani Gumba in Pokhara, Nepal.

Alliance Nepal did a fantastic job of helping me through the experience. Krishna is a very trustworthy guy who was always there to help.

I can't recommend this program enough!

How can this program be improved?

More Nepali lessons included!

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Ken
Male
57 years old
New work,USA

My excellent time in Pokhara

10/10

I have previously volunteered in 9 different locations around the world, and have used 4 different organizations for my placements, both large and small. Alliance Nepal, and particularly its director Krishna was/is the absolute perfect choice for anyone considering volunteering in Nepal and the Pokhara area in particular.

First, all the logistics worked perfectly. Was met at the airport in Kathmandu, a hotel room had been arranged the first nite and getting me to Pokhara went smoothly. But it was when I got to Pokhara that Krishna shined… and showed why I was so glad I chose Alliance Nepal. It is because Krishna is personally involved in the entire placement, it is not delegated to another person. Krishna also is the easiest fellow to speak with and is committed to making sure the volunteer has the best experience possible…. He is just a top shelf person, totally trustworthy, honest and has made this his passion and life’s work.

Like I said, I’ve been volunteering for years and know what I look for in a placement. He placed me in a Buddhist monastery where 3 other organizations I contacted couldn’t for January when I was going to be there.(I taught English to the monks). Home run! Then the next 2 weeks I wanted to be at an orphanage as I have done so 5-6 times previously. I must say, it was the best run orphanage I have worked with and the kids were incredible.

Perhaps I just got lucky with my two placements… but I don’t think it was luck. Krishna just knows Pokhara and the placements and NGO’s available there… he was great! Also, he had me over to his home twice to share daal bhaat meal with him and his family, set up paragliding and sightseeing stuff for me to see….

Anyway, for anyone who wishes to read my online travel journals and the one about Pokhara, go to www.Travelpod.com/members/splunk . Feel free to also email me at [email protected] and I’ll be glad to try to answer any questions you may have.

Anyway, Krishna and Alliance Nepal are excellent and I don’t believe you can do better if you are looking to volunteer in Nepal. Thank you Krishna.

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Jared
Male
24 years old
Blackburn, UK
Liverpool Hope University

An excellent and truly caring company

9/10

From landing in Kathmandu I was cared for by the team at Alliance Nepal, they were always friendly and happy to help. When I arrived in Pokhara, I was greeted by Krishna, the director of the company, who was only a phone call away for the rest of my trip. I was able to experience this beautiful country by myself, knowing if something should go wrong I could always rely on the help of Alliance Nepal. The school in which I taught was also fantastic, it gave me an opportunity to better understand the cultures and traditions of Nepali Buddhists (though many of the children were from Mustang and thus Tibetan in all but nationality) as well as giving me the opportunity to help these lovable kids.

How can this program be improved?

- I had initially expected to be teaching in a monastery, however upon arrival it was clear that this was actually a buddhist monastic school. Which came as a shock as I had naively expected to be in the centre of a working monastery.

- The Nepali language lesson i received was very useful out and about in the city, however the children and teachers at the school spoke Tibetan which I was completely unprepared for

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Mable
Female
32 years old
Malaysia
Other

Unregretful experience

9/10

I had the wonderful opportunity of being able to volunteer at the Himalayan Children Care Home in Pokhara this past summer. Alliance Nepal (AN) was with me every step of the way, from arranging my ride from the airport to guesthouse, to calling a taxi for me on the day of my departure. I felt like AN truly cared about my well-being, both emotional and physical. Krishna, AN's director, showed me around Pokhara on my first day, and arranged 1:1 language lessons for me before I arrived at the placement.

My favorite experience at the orphanage is when the volunteers arranged a trip to the local pool. (The orphanage does not have a lot of extra money for any luxuries, so volunteers offered to fund the trip. Total cost was about $35 for bus rental and admission to the pool.) The children were absolutely ecstatic and so eager to learn to swim. Many of the children had only ever been in a pool once or twice before, and only one or two of them could actually swim.

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Mel
Female
32 years old
Guildford, UK

spending time in Nepal

10/10

I think what initially attracted me to using Alliance Nepal was the flexibility which it allowed. I knew I wanted to spread my time exploring the country whilst volunteering on different projects. Krishna immediately was so warm, welcoming and fantastic at allowing me to be flexible with the time I had.

The early days of arriving and getting used to being in such a different country and culture were all eased by the support of Krishna and his team. I was able to spend some time learning a little of the language before I moved in with a Nepali family.

I spent the first 3months of my trip living with Krishna’s family in a village about an hour north of Pokhara. I think being able to live as part of a Nepalese family was a huge bonus in being able to fully understand what ‘real Nepali’ life is like. Although slightly overwhelmed at first, I felt extremely welcomed into the home and absolutely loved my time there. I learnt so much in those first three months and my language was certainly tested as Ama had very little English! I never thought I would actually wake up and look forward to a plate full of rice and curry but I grew to love eating Dahl Bhatt.

Whilst living in the village, I spent my days teaching English in the local school. This was a real eye opener into the world of Education in Nepal and very different to what I was used to in England, however I found the pupils and staff very warm and welcoming and have fond memories of discussions over Nepalese politics with the staff!

As previously mentioned I’d wanted to spend some time exploring more of the country and decided to do the Annapurna circuit trek which took around 2 weeks to complete. This was such an amazing experience and it was wonderful to be immersed in the awesome Hilmalaya seeing some of the most breathtaking sites. Krishna helped me organise the trek and I linked up with a couple of other volunteers who wanted to do the same trek. Being able to share your experiences with other volunteers in invaluable and will create memories that you will never forget.

For the final month that I was in Nepal, Krishna organized for me to spend time in an orphan home. There were only 5 children at the home, which meant that you could really get to know them individually and build great relationships. Some of my favorite memories from this time are going out onto the lake and swimming with the kids and taking them to make batiks. The children are wonderful and have such open hearts which makes it difficult when you have to say goodbye.Overall I had the most amazing 5months in such a beautiful country and was extremely touched by the loving nature of all the Nepalese people. I gained treasured family and friends, who I hope to see again and again in the future. The support from Krishna throughout the time I was out there was just amazing and the projects he run are so invaluable to the communities out there.

How can this program be improved?

Food would be provided three times a day.

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The Alliance Nepal program places volunteers in a variety of projects in and around Pokhara (the capital city of Alliance Nep...