I am Arjun Mani Guragain 51, enjoying our life with one son and a wife, working as a director of our NGO as a partial volunteer basis for last two and half year. Before that, I involved in many organizations to improve the status of children and women in Nepal for more than 22 years. Our NGOs provides limited scholarships for the continuation of school for the marginalized community, otherwise, they could marry in the age of 14-16 due to poverty. The area is a 7-9 hours drive from Kathmandu. The area is called "Mrigaulia" is in Sundar Haraincha Municipality in Morang district.
In my house, there are 2 of our children and I are in Kathmandu's home. My wife is teaching for a master in the Public Health Program at Purbanchal University, near our girl's project(eastern Nepal). She was the one who found this community through her student's survey. She would serve as a local contact person for the volunteer. The area is flat, hot and humid. We have internet service at the Kathmandu office.
Volunteer posted at the eastern tarai for teaching or artwork. where they get free accommodation, could join in a local festival, rituals, and off time they could travel local area, city and explore the different ethnic group cultures. So traveler lean many things more than a tourist by sharing experience.
our NGO mainly focuses on improving the education system in eastern Nepal. We request volunteers to contribute either in teaching English for the different class at the government schools or assist/conduct art/craft class for young children where the children (class five through grade nine) study.
If a volunteer is well known for the updating website, creating the organization Face Book page, assist in proposal writing, develop a network in public health workers also be welcome.
After the COVID, we stopped hosting in Kathmandu but at the eastern Tarai we can coordinate for simple room with a bed, a chair, a small table. Guest needs to use Asian toilet that family also uses, We will offer regular food (2-3 times) that the family eats, where guest stays, but need to manage own transportation, and other associated costs.
S/he can visit locals city, organic tea garden, sunrise area, temple, visit teachers house, travel with teachers having local travel.
and travel different tourist attractions area even Darjeeling(India) is not far from eastern Nepal.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week