I am currently involved in coordinating international volunteers at government and private school. At present I am working to upgrade English language teaching learning in both public and private schools plus cultural exchange with volunteers. I specially like to collaborate and host those volunteers who have a passion for teaching and working with kids.More over help our students to carryout classroom based collaborative projects with international partner schools and build up strong international relation with partner school developing the skills of global citizenship along with SDGs. The schools are running from nursery to grade 12. These are mixed gender schools situated in the beautiful Dang valley at Ghorahi with mild climate through out the year. We have embedded project based teaching learning integrating international dimension in the curricula and wish to work with such volunteers who encourage and help our students improve their English language learning & cultural exchange with mutual respect.
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
They can enjoy our indigenous food , music, learn art and craft, exchange culture , observe local fairs, have frequent indigenous typical community visit. They can learn our typical indigenous ethnic culture,their traditions & values. More over one can get benefit from the different local fair and folk dances and costumes. they can be benefited studying the culture of local people, their life style and impact of modernism in their culture. On the other hand frequent visit to local cultural heritages and natural sites, trekking to near by mountains with students and school staff, organize community camp/picnic and do social service and understand the community etc. However during a bit longer holidays ( more than 3/4 days) they can go for famous Annapurna Himalayas Circuit trekking, Muktinaath temple, Sworgadwari temple, Rara lake, Phewa lake, Typical Community home stay visit. Bardiya Wildlife Reserve, Khapad National Park etc.which are near Ghorahi town ( Approximately 3 to 8 hrs drive)
On the other hand a work away can get opportunity to learn/share our teaching learning system with all age group children , large classroom management, teaching in the large classroom, interaction with diverse group of students etc. Also one can feel, how we treat a volunteer as a guest in our culture. We believe and behave a guest as God with great honor and give all kind of respects & privileges.
We are looking for volunteers at any one of the fields supporting our students' English language teaching/ learning, math and science meaningful teaching . One who can support our project based learning based on global learning curricula and exchanging our practices with international partners. We are also looking for innovation and use of technology in the classroom and out side the classroom activities and develop good relation with international communities and help improve the quality of our educating system. More over, a volunteer can help our students and institute to bring creativity and innovation integrating 21st century core skills ( embedding sustainable development goals SDGs of UNO) among the students.
We expect volunteers helping our teaching staff to improve their teaching strategies and leaving a good impact among the teachers & students. The volunteers do not necessarily be confined to assigned academic task , they can teach or train or help our teachers & students other activities like dancing, sports, singing, music, organizing community camp, art & creativity, Eco- project and roof top gardening skills etc. The school can happily support the volunteers with due respect for their innovative project or event they plan after observing the existing situation in our context.
The volunteers can get a common staff room and library with internet access. We can provide free of cost accommodation and meals including break fast and day snacks to our residential volunteers as per our hostel standard. S/he can get a private bed room with beds, lights and other facilities required with a shared restroom/ bathroom.. The volunteers won't have to cook any food ( but can learn/teach or enjoy cooking if they are fond of cooking), it will be prepared in the hostel kitchen and will have the food in the mess as we have more than 25 boarders. However, if a volunteer makes an order of special type of food other than prepared in the kitchen, they will have to pay extra charge for the special order.
on off days the volunteer can have trip to local cultural site or can go for sight seeing as this region is full of flora & fauna, surrounded by high hills/mountains. There are temples, historical places, heritages, national park. rivers, falls, resorts, pubs, where you can visit and enjoy on your own or we can provide a guide to help you if needed. You can use buses, cars, auto rickshaw, etc for traveling local sites.
One can reach to Ghorahi via air or land. There is regular flight from the capital city Kathmandu to Dang, and there are bus services day and night from bus the station in Kathmandu.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week