Namaste and Welcome to Nepal from the our Children Protection Center (The Happy Family).
My name is Sushila and my husband is Hira. Together we have been running a small orphanage in Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park, since 2009. We support local children who have no parents or unfit parents, and look after them, providing a stable and safe environment where they can live, learn and play.
At the moment there are 12 children living at the orphanage ranging from ages 4 to 18, our kids included. There are 5 boys and 7 girls. The children learn English in school, so their English level is pretty good.
We are living next to Chitwan National Park in a beautiful and natural area, close to a river and surrounded by rice fields... It is a wild paradise!
If you are interested in visiting, volunteering or contributing with the orphanage, helping to all the little precious lives here in any way, shape or form, you are always welcome as our own.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Thank you and see you soon!
Shushila and the Kids.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Computers / internet
Children go to the school from 9am to 4pm, so the volunteers will spend time with them before and after school.
You can help the children with:
You can share with the children any other skill you have. Before coming we will discuss and organize which type of activities you can perform with them.
We have a cabin for the volunteers with 3 rooms, only a 3 minute walk from the orphanage away. There is space for 2 volunteers per room and all the rooms have an attached bathroom. Fan and mosquito net are installed for your comfort.
Note: If more than three volunteers at the same time, you will have to share room.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for the volunteers.
Please note that as a volunteer you will need to cover your own expenses (food and accommodation) by donating a minimum of 500 nepali rupees per day. Any other donations will be much appreciated.
We are facing some financial difficulties to sustain ourselves as we do not get any contribution from the nepali government. Any help or donation from visitors and volunteers who come will be appreciated.
How to reach the project:
If you arrive to Kathmandu you will have to spend at least one night there, because all tourist buses to Sauraha (Chitwan) are leaving at 7 am or 8 am. In Thamel (Kathmandu's backpackers area) there are a lot of travel agencies where you can easily book your bus ticket to Sauraha. Once the ticket is booked, please send me a message by email or call me on my mobile with your bus details (bus name or bus number) so we can pick you up from Sauraha bus park.
If you have any difficulty to book your bus ticket in Kathmandu, just send me a message a few days before coming and I will book your bus ticket which will have to be paid on the bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
You can learn to cook the Nepali Dhal Bhat, have some language exchange and get involved with the nepali rural life.
In your free time you can discover Chitwan National Park by doing jungle safaris, elephant riding and bathing or canoeing. You can also visit the nearby city or some of the local villages.
I believe that we all need to learn from each other. Although we are very needy, our organisation is one of a kind, our happiness will be contagious and any gesture is so appreciated. I want my kids to be exposed to foreigners, their culture, their language and habits. When a volunteer leaves, we always have something that remind us of them, whether it is a painted door, a shelf, a recipe, a story, a trick or simply a bunch of laughs... see you soon my friend!
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteers stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.
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