Our school is located 175 km from Kathmandu valley, in beautiful rural hilly area. There are 500 houses in our local area. The local village is called Chandrawati. We founded the school in 2007 to provide local children with quality education through both English and Nepali. We have approximately 200 students aged from 3-15 years old. Our students benefit from bilingual education and they have a good overall level of spoken English. They have no problem communicating in English and are enthusiastic and eager to practice speaking with volunteers. We have hosted volunteers from different countries and our students love to meet them. They are very respectful and interested in new people and very eager to learn. Our school is beside a river in a very beautiful area. We feel lucky to be located here, where students can learn in a peaceful, natural environment. It's a heavenly place where people will want to return to again and again.
As well as the school, we do some organic farming here. I have started a small tomato and pea farm, and we also have a fish and bee farm. We also keep chickens. We are trying to make students learn about the use and importance of organic food and farming. They also get involved in gardening and plantation a little. We send the message to their guardians about the organic food and farming through them so that they can explain the difference between our method and non-organic farming, using chemicals. We want to build a healthy organic village and it's our first step forward.
Being a part of our school family you can exchange with us your culture, views, ideas and suggestions too. My family is consists of me (Chhabi), my wife and two sons aged 10 years and 2. We warmly welcome all you guest whole-heartedly. You come as a guest and go as family!
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You will have the opportunity to be in a friendly, homely and loving environment of a Nepali community. You can take part in different events in the local area. Nepal is a multi-religious, multicultural and multi-ethnic country, so you can observe a variety of cultures in a single community. And if you are lucky enough to be here during festivals you will be able to taste several delicacies of Nepal. You can enjoy the natural scenery, trek up the hills, observe local village life and interact with the people of the locality. Everyone is very friendly and interested in meeting people of different cultures. Nearby you can view the Annapurna mountain range and take a trip to Bandipur or Pokhara. We can also take you to local caves and temples.
We can also teach volunteers to make traditional Nepali food like samosas and momos! You also can learn Nepali language if you are interested. Our students will get the chance to learn about your culture and your way of living, which they really enjoy. They will be full of questions about your home country and culture. They will also benefit from conversations with English speakers.
Right now we are looking for volunteers who can help us to teach from the school curriculum as well as some extra activities outside the classroom, for example sports, games or handicrafts. Volunteers may choose a subject to teach, according to their skills and interests but we are open to lots other activities. We want our students to not only excel in their studies but also learn in other ways.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us on our organic farm. We grow peas and tomatoes and farm fish, bees and chickens. This is another option for volunteers if they are not interested in teaching.
Nepali, English and Hindi
We have traditional Nepali style rooms made of mud and bamboo. Each volunteer will have their own bed. We highly respect your privacy. No external disturbance.
We can provide fresh, homemade, traditional Nepali food. We provide a light breakfast in the morning; rice, lentil soup, vegetables and salad/pickle as morning meal, lunch (which differs daily) and dinner (same as morning meal). We have wifi that you can use.
We would love to have new people around us who can share their ideas, feelings and experiences with us to make our community a better to live in. We are located in a rural village halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, and it is easily accessible from either town. On your days off, we can show you local sights, take you on hikes to see beautiful mountain views.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week