Third Eye Foundation Nepal

Third Eye Volunteer Foundation

About

Third Eye Volunteer Foundation Nepal provides wide range of volunteer programs in Nepal like Placements in school, orphanages, Buddhist monasteries, Women groups, Hospitals and Health clinics, Health internship, construction works for community organizations , working with disabled peoples, elderly peoples and more…

Founded
2008
Headquarters

United States

Reviews

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MrPentax
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was an incredible experience. I've always been fascinated by elephants, and I had my chance recently to get up close and personal. No walls or cages here; just hands on caring for the work horse of Asia. Although gentle and easy to manage, one needs to be careful when being around them. I really enjoyed scrubbing them down and feeding them. Its impressive how an elephant can deftly use its trunk for feeding and cleaning itself. Truly one of Nature's wonders.

What would you improve about this program?
A member of this program needs to realize this experience is in a culture different from their own and must be sensitive to different ways of doing things. Be sure to read up on Nepal, and it's a good idea to review helpful phrases, which will impress your hosts.
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Rathe
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was well organized and I enjoyed it as well as nature and all around. I spent there 3 months, visited lot of places, met a lot of new friends. Nepal inspired me a lot. One has a lot of time for thinking and yourself. People are friendly and fine. I would like to come back if it will be possible.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

Alumni interviews are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Radovan Sensel

Radovan Sensel is from Slovakia and has finished his PHD in biotechnology of urban greeneries. He mostly likes individual sports such as snowboarding, climbing, skateboarding, and more. His hobbies include drawing comics, playing guitar, hitchhiking, and spending his free time exploring the mountains. People usually say that he's crazy but it's only because he likes to try new and unusual things all the time.
Explore Nepal while volunteering!

Why did you decide to volunteer abroad with Third Eye Volunteer in Nepal?

Radovan: Why did I decide to go abroad with Third Eye? I didn't really look for any others. It just so happened that I chose this volunteer organization accidentally and in the process, I made a very good friend named Bijaya. This was the first organization I found and I didn't bother looking for any others.

Describe your day to day activities as a volunteer.

Radovan: I was working as a science and art teacher in Himchully English Board School where I taught almost every day for a few hours. I drew and spoke very simple English with small children ages 10 and up. With older children, I talked about plants, trees, the biology of jungles and forests, water, ecology, forestry, global impact of vegetation, and more. Every saturday, I went for small walk in the surrounding area.

What made this volunteer abroad experience unique and special?

Radovan: I think the place was special. Well Nepal is a special place full of spiritualness. Many different kinds of religions, stories, people, habits and teachings. Every person I met was unique. Every teacher I spoke with, met, became friends with - everyone was unique. Similar to how every day was unique. Every student was unique as well. It was my first experience in boarding elementary school and it gave me a lot of skills and knowledge. Not just about how to work with children, but about life as well. Every day was special. It was about us, what is special and how we take every day. How much we have open our eyes. Before you can open up the third, you need to open up your two physical eyes first.

How has this experience impacted your future?

Radovan: For my future, I don't really know how I will use my skills but I don't know the future so I can't say I wont use it. I was a teacher under Annapurna and it is a big mark on my life story and I can't just delete it (which is good). I'm sure I will use many things I learned about in that place.

Radovan volunteered at a boarding elementary school

Staff Interviews

Staff interviews are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Bijaya Ghimire

Job Title
Staff Member

Tell us a little about Third Eye Foundation and your role at the company.

Bijaya with volunteer

Bijaya: Third Eye volunteer Foundation Nepal is a social, non profit, charitable Organization with the aim of making wold a better place to live . The major two goals of organization are help local community, organizations by working as a catalyst between Donor agencies, Charities etc and local targeted groups and on the other hand provide volunteer opportunities to local and International volunteers who are seeking volunteering position in Nepal.

Third Eye volunteer Nepal provides wide range of Volunteering programs in Nepal like Teaching programs to Buddhist monasteries, orphanage homes and local schools. We provide Internship programs to Medical and pre medical students, veterinary volunteer program, environmental conservation programs, cultural volunteer programs, women empowerment volunteer programs, street children help volunteer programs, and much more creative programs.

Third Eye Volunteer Nepal offers volunteer programs that are free of cost. Some fee is taken for the manage of food, accommodation, transportation, etc. Our programs are always available because of our wide network and large number of volunteering destination. We give our top most priority for making your volunteer experience rich so safety, security, hygienic and friendly environment are our prime concerns. We guarantee you that your Nepal experience will be rich as promised by us.

I am currently working as chair person for Third Eye Foundation Nepal. I work for over all management of the organization. I check inquiries and respond back. Create suitable places volunteers asking and conform the booking. I make city tour for the volunteers as I am licensed tour guide of Nepal too. I help manage volunteer training programs. We issue certificate in the last. As I work for our sister concern Nepal Spiritual Trekking (http://www.nepalspiritualtrekking.com) too, help volunteers to make Nepal tour trekking programs.

How did you get involved in the volunteer industry?

Bijaya: I was born in Rural part of the country. When I finished my High school in 2002, I decided to be a volunteer teacher so I went in the most rural part of the country and became teacher for one year. I saw the real situation of rural parts of Nepal. With my small encouragement change took place a lot and people were so thankful. I realized that candle should be lit there where there is darkness so when I finished my masters I decided to work for the marginalized people, organizations of remote parts of country. I took the initiation and we made a team to work. I got much inspiration from the book City of Joy too.

What makes Third Eye Foundation unique?

volunteer in Nepal with kids

Bijaya: Our vision and Mission are practical. We do actually what we say. In Nepal the opening of non profit organization is growing like mushroom industry. We are different that our programs are centered to rural and remote parts of the country. We provide wider range of locations all over Nepal in general and mostly in places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Ghalegaun village,Dahare village, Annapurna region, Everest region, Langtang region and more…

We provide services in minimum cost including fooding, cultural programs, accommodation, accommodations, home stay facilities and more…

Our Methodology is practical:

  • Bottom up Approach
  • Positive thinking and Appreciative Inquiry
  • People Centered Approach
  • Participatory Learning and Action
  • Participatory Self-review and planning
  • Self-Help Promotion

In your experience, what characteristics make a good international volunteer?

Bijaya: The good vision, trust and mutuality, believe in action make a good international volunteer.

What does the future hold for Third Eye Foundation?

Bijaya: We are very optimist that we can make our dream come true. Our some projects are ongoing and some are in the phase of starting. We are now seeking reliable international sister organization who are interested work with us in mutual basis. We are getting very good response from the people. The volunteers who cae through us are very satisfied. Their satisfaction matters much for us. We have promise that if you will not be satisfied with our service, we give you back your money. It means that we guarantee what we say.