How would you like to teach eager children against a backdrop of the Himalayas? This is your chance! Nepal is desperately poor, and its schools often lack resources and skilled educators. English is an essential subject for young Nepalese to learn. Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and ultimately, get well-paid jobs. Due to this, parents and teachers exert a lot of pressure on the young students to learn the language. Students are very eager to learn from an international volunteer, and you will be able to make a big difference. You’ll teach conservational English as well as from the official curriculum and you’ll be encouraged to hold debates and discussions, Environment classes, Sustainable development for keeping clean environment for future generation. This will make the children learn quickly and ensure they become confident individuals capable of believing in themselves. Teach English in Nepal, and help improve the quality of education for the local children while enjoying the panoramic Himalayas and charming hospitality of the Nepalese people. VOLUNTEERS' RESPONSIBILITIES
By teaching English in Nepal, your efforts will be focused on teaching conversational English in public or private schools, six days a week except public holidays. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to:
- Teaching Basic English to the students.
- Helping students to improve their Basic English and conversational skills.
- Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning.
- Organizing and developing activities that encourage learning.
- Assisting the fulltime local teacher with class duties.
- Educating children regarding personal hygiene.
- Working with the local teachers on curriculum development.
- Assisting school administrations with daily tasks.
- Tutoring the students and help with their homework.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In Nepal, English is not part of the standard primary school curriculum. Many poor families cannot afford private English education, and often, students will enter higher schools with very little knowledge of Basic English. As a volunteer, you’ll be helping to make the transition into the higher schools easier. With our volunteers, the students will be able to hold debates and discussions and this will help them to comprehend the language better through improved grammar and vocabulary. Your presence will encourage the students to speak English, and gradually build their confidence.
There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer social project in Nepal beyond a fluency in English. However, your understanding of the Nepali culture and language can help improve the experience for you and the children. Volunteer teachers should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation and willing to work as a team. Volunteers should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient and strive to be good role models for the students. Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules.
Our (NFS) project is located in Kathmandu,Chitwan and Lamjung. Nepal is a country of matchless beauty. On the northern borders of Nepal, the majestic mountains of the Himalayas draw visitors in the thousands every year. As you travel south from there, you’ll pass countless snow-fed rivers, deep ravines and gorges, green valleys and a gorgeous panorama of overlapping hills. Nepal eventually ends on the flat plains that border India. In these varied terrains, countless ethnic groups with their multitude of languages and unique cultures.
NFS office Location at Chitwan: Chitwan district lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal). Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region. Volunteers can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality. During your free time, you can visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best parks to see Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhino and ride on the back of the elephants. The Park also attracts plenty of birdwatchers.