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Himalayan Foundation Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
Skype: david.prasain
Email: info@hfn.org.np
Email: himalayanfn@gmail.com
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Teaching English Program : (Minium 1 Week to 5 Months)

Teaching English Volunteer Program in Nepal is an enjoyable and satisfying experience where the volunteers get the opportunity to teach the students who eager to improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers work primarily as instructors of English either in Nepali public or private schools
Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects.
You will be teaching either in public or private schools in rural and urban location. As a volunteer in Teaching English Program, you will be teaching English subject to school children for 2 to 4 periods of a day, each period goes for 45 minutes. Volunteer will be teaching 6 days a week Saturday is day off and there are some public holidays. Most of the school children in private school have good command of English but still they may need more practice. Whereas government school children have moderate or beginners level English knowledge. Depending on school size children’s number in a class from private school could be expected 15 to 25. But in government schools in lowland areas there can be more than 50 kids in a class whereas in a hilly and mountainous location there would be less than 15.
In urban location first week local teacher will assist you to conduct class and solve any language barrier if it appears during teaching. When the children become familiar with you, you will then be able to run class independently. All private and public school have curriculum, you can either follow Nepali curriculum or you can apply your own skill.
If you have any additional skills in extra curricula activities like teaching games, music, painting, singing, dancing, yoga martial arts etc then you are most welcome and encouraged to apply these skills.

As a volunteer you will be:

  • Teaching and tutoring children in English and math.
  • Developing a creative environment for children through crafts, games and sports.
  • Assisting with creating low-cost teaching material.
  • Sharing teaching methodology with local school teachers.

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different. environments.
  • Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of our organization
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:
All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture 2 day guided  city tour around Kathmandu Valley too. All the activities which will be done during the period of stay.
Lodging:
Accommodation is provided at  supervision while you work in a volunteer program.  You will stay either Our  own  orphanage Home You will stay either with a host family, in a project hostel or in a Home base. In the Home base,  which provides an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. While volunteering, our staffs will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you’re satisfied and happy.

Food:
Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).
Project Location:
The project placements are located in all over Nepal according to your interest and chosen program. Mainly Kathmandu,  Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda and Nawlprasi . Most of the volunteer placements are located within 2-4 km. from their accommodation and volunteers use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.
Languages : English

In-country support:
24 hours support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:
After we receive full and final payment, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and a suggestion of things to pack.


Program Fees & Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal. Compare our prices and services to other organizations.
One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 275

What you are paying for?
The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program and helps fund work at the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.  
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

 

What is NOT included?
Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$: for 15 days, US$25 for 30 days US$40 for 90 days US$100 Per additional day:- US$2 fine maximum 90 day per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations

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