Área: DhadingI am Ajay, age of 35, I am founder and Principal of our academy, Vice- Chairman of the Prominent Welfare Society, Scouts Master for Nepal Scouts ( SCA Troop) and involved in local clubs with social services. I have a Master's Degree in Political Science, and a BA Degree in English Literature from Tribhuvan University. I have been teaching for ten years. My wife Bina, age of 28, is an administrator at the Academy and works in local women's groups as the leader in women empowerment issues. We have five year old daughter "Eminent Rimal (Sanskriti)", she prefers her Nepali name "SANSKRITI" which means culture. She reads in Class one at the Academy. I founded the academy in 2007 after a final wish from my father, who was a pioneer in bringing English education in to rural parts of Nepal. Sadly during the political crisis his school failed and he asked me to continue his dream of bringing education to all to develop communities. It is a government registered English medium school 4 km from our home which is located at the side of river Dharke, Dhading. Our place is one hour drive from Kathmandu ( 25 Kilometers) and on the way to Pokhara. We currently have 200 students that range from nursery to class 10 (age4-18). We want to develop our community by educating young people through active involvement in education, health, agriculture, languages, cultures, lifestyles, music, games and sports, the environment and its sustainability. Our Academy Mission • We provide qualitative education to both under privileged and privileged children irrespective of colour, creed religion and castes. Further, the students get ample opportunities to achieve their goals, establish social norms and values, and develop moral character in this ever changing world. At the academy, we believe in an education based on proper caring, counselling, love , positive thinking with a rounded curriculum. Our curriculum is based on significant lessons of mental and spiritual well-being, a direct involvement with nature to learn about sustainability of the environment, as well as music, sports, personality development, elocution, organic farming, project work, poetry, scouting, creativity and services that have been provided to the students by utilizing limited and locally available resources. At the Academy we provide our students the tools to unlock their potential and the freedom to explore the success in life in this ever changing world. The wealth of skills, knowledge and experiences that are brought by volunteers really builds a multi-cultural link for our students with the wider world. We welcome volunteers with mutual understanding, cooperation and a willingness to share food, cultures, lifestyle, languages, skills. Therefore creating a world wide network. Our Achievements: • Yale University's Service Project "Reach Out Spring Break Trip 2012". had been successfully completed their Trip at our Academy which helped students to learn many valuable lessons. • Participated in the Junior Wushu World Championship in Singapore and Asian Championship in China • 11 Gold medals at school-level Wushu games and 1 Gold medal in National Wushu Championship, including the best player award. We are the Top ten school of Dhading in School Board Exam with 100% results. We are keen hosts and provide a traditional family experience for our volunteers. We hope to broaden our mutual understanding of other cultures, languages and lifestyles and share ideas to make our academy a success.
Área: Languedoc RoussillonWE ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 2013, PLEASE DON'T CONTACT US FOR ALL STAYS BEFORE THIS DATE! THANKS AND HAVE GOOD TRIPS. We live in a very wild and beautiful place in the south of France and have 2 donkeys, 3 hans, a dog, a cat, a lot of land to bring into cultivation and to brush cutter and a barn to repair. We plant trees also. The garden is quite big and every plantation is organic; our food too! We like to meet people and on this place we pick fruits, we dry them and transform our production, so any help will be welcomed , of course it's physical works Our daughter is studiing in Paris. I have travelled quite often and it's not finish! The country is also so beautiful and we have a lot of passions and experiences to share. I am clown teacher and Luigi was movies projector and now he is the gardener at home We are engaged in different associations and are volunteers for movies association and municipal library.So we have french and english books and we project 2 movies a week. We like animals and, of course natural and very simple life. We can speak english, italian, a little spanish too and dutch. Please look at our calendar for the period we need somebody. Avec les beaux jours , nos activites sont essentiellement a l'exterieur : jardin, debroussaillage, travaux d'entretien et renovation de la grange (en eco construction) et autres projets... La riviere est aussi un lieu tres important de ressourcement, de baignade et de petits chantiers pour en nettoyer les rives. j'espere attaquer un de ces 4 une mosaique dans la maison etc... Bienvenue donc aux personnes aimant la nature et ayant le coeur et l'esprit ouverts. PS: la viande n'est pas exclue mais effectivement nous ne chassons pas et nous avons souvent des choix plus alternatifs. Cependant Luigi en est gourmand et parfois nous en trouvons de la bonne !! Aucun sectarisme mais des choix que nous esperons coherents.
Área: Marrakech, MorrocoWe are a family of four (plus five peacocks, five cats, a labrador and some tadpoles) living on an olive grove in Marrakech. We need assistance in running our guest house. We can use help in the kitchen, greeting and caring for clients and general guesthouse chores. You would also help with the kids for an hour or two daily. We have started a NGO in our village working with girls between 6 -14. Minimum stay of 6 weeks. Longer stays welcome!
Área: PiedmontMy partner (65, Belgian) and I (53, British) live in a spot of Piemonte paradise, restoring a 34 room country house with 1.5 hectares of mixed use garden, orchard, vegetable garden, vineyard and woods. Left almost abandoned for more than 20 years, it is a careful re-invigoration that we are doing. (House and gardens) With only the 2 of us, pace is slow. I'm an Architect with 25 years experience in the field of Project Management of International Hospitality projects, and my partner has more than 40 years experience in the field of Real Estate. His other skills and passions are Botany and Cooking. (he is expert at both). With our professional backgrounds we might sound too professional, but what we're looking for are volunteers who know what their owns skill and capabilities are. We welcome volunteers with enthusiasm too, but appreciate that some tasks might not suit them, depending on time of year (garden work particularly) or experience for building assistance. Our pending volunteers have mainly provided us with much of the help commitments we are looking for in summer 2013. We encourage our volunteers to plan a 2 week involvement, where a project can be the focus with its completion.
Área: Washington StateI have 5 acres, mostly forested with some short trails and a campfire pit. I am close to puget sound, you can walk to the beach. I have an organic hobby farm raising fruit vegetables and meat for the past 30 years.