FACE Nepal


FACE Nepal is a unique volunteer organization which is dedicated to providing clear benefit to the community through having direct responsibility to the community and a transparent and ethical organizational structure.

FACE Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established by local community representatives and supported by former Nepal community volunteers. FACE Nepal was established in the wake of increasing social, educational, and environmental problems in the rural and urban areas, combined with a growing community frustration with inadequate resource distribution, project coordination and planning from existing aid and volunteer organizations.

With these concerns in mind, FACE Nepal has established itself as the only independent, Nepali run, volunteer aid organization with a transparent operating and cost structure, an international auditing board and a locally collaborative and inclusive strategic planning framework.


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Great experience

This charity is doing great things for the local people of Nepal. My host family and students were warm, welcoming and supportive.

Getting to know my host family and talking about life in Nepal
Teaching english to the local children in a community learning centre
Visiting projects around the local area that had benefited from FACENepal support and chatting to local people about how their communities had been improved.
Being in the calm, beautiful countryside of Chitwan
Visiting Chitwan National Park and seeing Rhino

What would you improve about this program?
When travelling around busy roads with staff on the back of motorbikes sightseeing in Kathmandu and visiting projects in Chitwan no helmet was provided. I was in Nepal during their school holidays but this was not made clear when I made enquiries about teaching at a school during these dates.
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My experience so far in Nepal has been great. I have felt safe and looked after and have enjoyed my work experience. The children are all very lovely and a pleasure to interact with. My host family have been brilliant and I would recommend this programme to friends.

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I'm Sonia from Spain. Last June 2014 I was a volunteering teaching English in Ganganagar Secondary School, Patihani area, for two weeks.

Face Nepal is a reliable and organised association that helps a lot to develop nepali communities in terms of education, social and environmental subjects. They welcomed me since the first day in Kathmandu and looked after me until the last day in the school. It was easy to communicate with them.

Teaching in the governmental School was very grateful and interesting for me. I loved to see their smiles in their faces and their enthusiam to meet someone from a different culture and learn new things.
I also visited some of the projects Face Nepal runs in Community Learning Centres in very rural areas, improving infraestructures in Universities, creating new schools, etc. I can affirm they are transparent and the small amount of money you shoud donate for the volunteering it is completely worth and really useful for them.

At the same time I was leaving with a lovely nepali family in the village and it was a very nice experience. People in the village were very friendly and polite with me all the time. At home they took care of me as a member of the family and we exchanged knowledge from our different cultures. I miss them!

I really recommend everybody to do this experience. It was a pleasure to be able to do a good contribution to nepali people related to the school and village and being part of this organisation even if it was for a short time. They are amazing people with good hearts and values for life. You will return with your mind more open and appreciate how lucky you are.

What would you improve about this program?
The most difficult part of the volunteering was the language. I took nepali lessons but of course in four days it was difficult to communicate with the students, because their English is quite poor.
I think some new methods of teaching English can be carried out, such as games or other creative activities for all the students (performing arts workshops in English, watching English movies, learning English songs).
They need to be more motivated and realise how important is learning English for their professional future.
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Voluntary English Teacher in Chitwan

I volunteered in the village for six months as an English teacher from August 2013 until February 2014. I'd describe my time in Nepal as being amazing, unforgettable, and life-changing. I felt truly welcomed in the village with the Nepali family I was staying with, and for me it was a real eye-opener living in the same way as a Nepali family by eating the local food, partaking in festivals and celebrations, and washing my clothes in the traditional manner (in a bucket!)

I felt supported throughout my project and as though the organisation truly prioritised the needs and development of the children it was in place to support, which was a great thing for me as with some organisations I've volunteered with in the past it has felt like the companies valued profit over the children and adults it was supposed to be in place to help, whereas with Face Nepal this was strongly not the case.

I felt looked after, cared for, and supported by teachers at the school, the family I was staying with, and people living in the same village whilst I was there on my project. The school and all of its students and teachers made me feel very welcome with programs to mark my arrival on the project and my day of leaving. Generally, I felt that I'd been able to make some positive contribution to the lives of the children and adults connected to the school during my period of volunteering in the country.

I left Nepal as a changed person with a greater appreciation for what I have in life, and as a consequence I feel that I'm happy more of the time now living back home in the United Kingdom. Nepali people are, in my experience, very kind, welcoming, positive and happy, and are a joy to be around and live with.

What would you improve about this program?
Sometimes there were problems at the school with local teachers not turning up for the day, and thus leaving me in a position of having to try and manage a class entirely by myself, which inevitably was hard due to the initial language barrier in seeking to control and engage with the classes of children. I'm not entirely sure what Face Nepal could have done to rectify this problem, but this was one of the issues which I faced occasionally.
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Volunteering in government school in Chitwan

I am volunteering with Face Nepal and I find this organisation 100% recommendable. They are doing a great job in their community. I always found that the fees they are taking are completely monitored by the international board, which make you feel very comfortable. From the first contacts with them up to when they pick you up from the airport and take you to the placement, everything is really clear and organised.
Volunteering and community projects (schools building, community toilets, library support, sponsor children...) are running in different parts of Chitwan.
This organisation is registered as a charity organisation in UK and New Zeland and it has no other agencies in between that would take part of your money.
Check their webpage, you will find ALL the information you need!!

What would you improve about this program?
It was difficult to improve, but it would be nice if they could extend the programs in the Himalaya's region.


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