Greetings from Nepal.
I am Aparna, an English Language Teacher in a government school of Far-west of Nepal. I have been to USA and stayed there for two months in a cultural exchange program. There I was hosted by an american family while my host university was Winthrop University, Rock Hills, South Carolina. I got an opportunity to make friends from twenty countries. It was really a memorable experience for me. Since then I am excited to host people from all round the world, here at Nepal, which rich in its natural beauty and cultural heritage.
My school has won International Schools Award, ISA from British Council. I was the coordinator and conducted ten different projects in collaboration woith fifteen partener schools from Brazil, Japan, Afghanistan, England, Srilanka, India, Bangladesh and so on.
I am joint secretary of Nepal English Language Teachers Association. It is a non profit- volunteer platform for English Language Teachers. It conducts different training and professional development programs for English as a foreign language teachers.
I have visited India many times to share my research work from this platform. Recently, I am visiting Srilanka and Bangladesh to present my paper.
I have a sweet home at Dhangadhi, where I live with my two children and a pet dog other family members live in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Dhangadhi is a beautiful town and yet in the process of its development day by day. It is rich in cultural heritage. You can find diversity in culture in such a small town. Many languages are spoken and so many festivals celebrated. It adds a unique taste in its culture. People are most often dressed according to the tribe they are. There is geographical diversity too. You can find plains to mountains and hills here. You have lot to do here, trekking, hiking, rafting, site seeing, forest safari are some of the events.
Beside my job at a government school as a teacher, I also have my own Private Boarding School. The school is from Kindergarten to Grade 10. It is an English Medium school and even the first English Medium school of Far-west of Nepal. It was established in 1983. We provide high quality education, focusing on their full potential of the body, mind and spirit. I need volunteers here at the school so that my children can share their culture and have chance to learn others.
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
We will make them do home stay. Our guardians will host them dinners and lunch. We will show them cultural places and famous places in the city and around. Far-west is rich in culture. They will learn about Nepal, culture and tradition of Nepal. They will be directly talking to people, celebrating festivals with us, eating food and wearing our cultural dresses.
At school they will practicing teaching and learning with students and teachers.
We want to improve English Language of our students by making them to talk and listen to native speakers. Volunteers can also help us in our Kindergarten. We will give them opportunity to teach the subject of their choice and if they want they can also help us training programs for the teachers.
Home-stay or if they like we can provide them separate room with a kitchen in our Inn. We will provide food according to our culture and even organize events where some more families who are interested to host dinners and lunches or just break fast can invite them. This will make them be more near to our culture and people. Some times, if they like, they can have food of their interest or prepare themselves at kitchen, we will pay for it.
Tradition Nepali food is less spicy daal, bhaat, tarkari, vegetable soup, home-made bread and only sometimes non-veg. All the food will be home cooked, fresh and vegetables from local kitchen garden.
At their off time they can go for nature walk, photography and many more fun available in Nepal. Transportation would be provided for near places while for far they can use public vehicles.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week