We are a secondary school located in Banasthali, Kathmandu, Nepal. We are a residential school that teaches students from Nursery age 3 up to class 10 age 17.Our School has been founded in 2000 and our goal is to get Nepali students to be analytical and independent thinkers, who are aware of both the country and present situation and its potential. We havresidential e residential students who live in a homely environment just next to the main complex of the school. To make learning meaningful and relevant, we offer the students also extracurricular subjects such as dancing, music and arts. Also, we plan a lot of excursions with our students such as showing them museums and natural sites.
We motivate our students to be lifelong learners on the basis of their individual capacity. Therefore, we are developing confident and creative individuals who are committed to justice and to promote all round development for the country as well as the society, in order to achieve the best progress for everyone.
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our secondary school is a local school in the center of Kathmandu and if you are willing to volunteer your time here, you will be able to experience and learn the unique and beautiful Nepalese culture through interactions with the teachers and the children, and also be part of our family and come with us to local weekend activities. Volunteers also have great freedom to choose to which classes they want to teach (we have classes 1 to 10) and what they want to teach to the students, and this would help to foster greater cultural exchanges between the volunteers and the locals. As we are a mid-range school, you will also be exposed to a wide range of abilities in our students, and this would enable you to see things from a more local perspective.
Volunteers should have a good command of the English language for that is the primary area of need that we require. We are also looking for young, outgoing, vibrant and enthusiastic volunteers to help us out. However, if your first language is something other than English (e.g. Italian, Mandarin etc), we also welcome you to join us for a few weeks of cultural immersion and to share your experiences with our earnest students. In addition, if you have some special talent and/or skills (e.g. art and craft, computing), you are also open to join us!
More importantly, though, we are looking at developing our students' English language skills through communication and socialization, so we would really appreciate it if volunteers are able to sustain and strike conversations (in English) with our students.
Minimum stay required: 1 month.
Class size is usually about 25 students in a class, with ages ranging from 2.5 years to 16 years old. Volunteers can choose to teach the things that they want (we do not restrict the materials or the content that is being taught).
We provide you free accommodation at the principal's and his family's house (Sher Bahadur Poudel, his wife and son), and you will get your own private room.
All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea/coffee will be provided by us. We love cooking local food so you will get a taste of the authentical Nepali food. You can also get free food in our school canteen.
If you are interested to explore Kathmandu and to witness the different sceneries that Nepal has to offer, it is possible that we make special arrangements for you during your time here. Also, if you are keen to know and experience the local Nepali culture, our staff are more than happy to bring you around the town or even to their residences, especially during the vacation season.
We will show you the best places in Kathmandu and will help you plan your visits around the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day, 5 days per week