Is this a volunteer program or paid position?

Posted by Dakota Burwell 1 year 11 months ago

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At this time we are unfortunately unable to pay our teachers. Our organization and the cost of teachers' living expenses are covered by a program fee.
The program fee covers:
40 hour Tefl course through myTEFL
All transportation (taxis and busses) for your journey to/from your village and back to Kathmandu during your time teaching
All accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, trek to your village and at your guesthouse for the duration of your participation in our program
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your time in Kathmandu, Pokhara, trek to your village, as well as stay in your village
Use of a corporate Sim Card and Nepali phone to contact fellow teachers and onsite program coordinators
Payment for a trekking guide to your village
A required trekking permit to allow you access to the ACAP trekking region
Any coordination you might need for getting baggage and educational supplies from Kathmandu or Pokhara to your village
Guided tour of Kathmandu
Guided tour of Pokhara
Skype training and information sessions prior to departure (3-5 sessions)
Educational sessions and orientation in Kathmandu on Nepali culture, history, educational systems, and language with our team.

A portion of your program fee also contributes to the upkeep and expansion of our organization through normal operation costs such as: salary of Nepali staff, part time US staff, Kathmandu office rental costs, advertising, grant writing and ongoing program improvement. Additionally, we sponsor school infrastructure projects and use a portion of the program fees to fund the coordinator of these projects.

It's our hope that someday we will be able to pay teachers, but right now our focus is distributing funding to much needed projects in our partner communities. If you have any other questions about this, feel free to reach out to us! We do our very best to be transparent about financial matters.