EDUCATION VOLUNTEER - POKHARA 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/NEP/EDP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
- Age : 18 - 99
Most people in Nepal can?t afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. Through our education project we just not only teach the course but it brings positive change in them which help the children to be self motivated and independent. ETC (Educating the Children) is the main concept of this project. Making children able to deal with daily activities through education is what we do. Giving knowledge that is applicable practically in life defines ETC. Aware children about the surroundings, environment, health and safety are the focus of our teaching. Educate Basic/Conversation English and other subjects of your choice to children from different age groups (5 to 16yrs.) with different capabilities. You will teach at small local village schools and foster good relationships with the children as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons. You will also teach and educate children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects e.g. mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education. A trained teacher is committed to raising standards in schools in Nepal, and with an adult literacy rate of 67% there is plenty of room for improvement. During the project, you will gain valuable experience and learn by observing the procedures of the in-house teachers. The project can take place in either government, private or community schools around Pokhara. You will be taking different classes. You will be taking four to five classes a day. The schools usually have a very dull curriculum, so out-ofthebox activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. You will teach and educate the children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education. The aim is to help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.
You will be living with host families. You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 2-4 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. There is no library at the host families. A dining room and a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are unavailable. They have no Wi-Fi at their houses. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Far from the earthquake epicenter, and almost unaffected by the disaster, Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a bus trip. Pokhara is the place to recharge your batteries. The scene is a chilled-out version of Thamel, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. You can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just twenty or so kilometres away. There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a booming adventure sports; it is arguably the best paragliding venue in the world and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There?s a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not the least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond. ATMs: There are ATM?s around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 15 minute walk from the centre. There is plenty of things to do in Pokhara, you can go on a hike, relax by the lake, go shopping etc.
Program participant criteria: Good level of English with simple and soft spoken. Willingness to emerge themselves in different culture. Child friendly in nature. Additional equipment: Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted. It?s a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music tapes and so on to brighten up lessons. Warm clothings. Personal medications. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sundays 6.00 Hrs 18.00 Hr