Vaishnavi Secondary School is one of the renowned community schools of Kirtipur Municipality that offers schooling from nursery to tenth grate. This school has 102 students and 15 staff members. It is partially monitored by government and provided with financial support to pay for the teachers and other infrastructure. Most of the Students in the community school come from nearby villages and from families with weak financial backgrounds.
The volunteer will be teaching English, as prescribed by the school, and co-coordinating with a local English teacher. Volunteers will organize various extracurricular learning activities for the students, such as health and civic education, games, drawing, painting, sports, quiz contests, awareness raising activities in the community, debates, music classes etc.
Play educative games with kids
Develop activities according to the students' needs and pritorizing the listening and speaking classes
Organize educational tours and other activities so the students can have a more practical learning experience
Be a role model. Smoking and drinking is forbidden in front of the students.
Teach extra English language classes for students if they eager to learn either after school or during holidays (for example if the school is closed).
Tasks menitoned above are examples of activities where local host expects the help of volunteers.
Note: Volunteers should pay for outdoor activities
Volunteer requirements / Skills
Be at least 18 years old
Show eagerness, ability to maintain motivation and reliability
Show creativity and initiative when planning and taking part of activities
Have confidence in their work
Have strong time management skills to ensure an effective support
Provide students with extracurricular activities
Vaishnavi Community School is located in Kirtipur, one of the oldest human settlements in the Kathmandu Valley. This tiny town is recorded as an ancient capital of Nepal. The location of this small town is different from the other main towns of the valley because it occupies the top of a steep rocky hill.
It is inhabited and dominated by Newars, which are the earliest settlers in the Valley with their own language, cultural norms and values. Originally a Newari foundation, it is no doubt that Kirtipur is still a center of Newari culture. They always use their local language when they talk to each other. However, people of different castes and religions now stay in this place. It has many temples, gumbas and churches as well. Because of the Tribhuwan University, the place is crowded with students.
Newari language, also known as Nepal Bhasha, was Nepal’s administrative language from 14th to the late 18th century. Newars always use Newari language when they talk to each other. However now a day’s people of different casts and religion stay in this place. So it consists of many Temples, Gumbas and Churches as well.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
Volunteers will be accommodated with a host family. The school is located close to the placement facility, 10 minutes by walking. Our host family is carefully chosen and holds years of experience in the field of hosting international travelers. The host family is welcoming and offers help for the volunteers. They have been working with us for a long period of time.
Volunteers will be provided 3 local, Nepalese meals a day, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our host families have basic bathroom facilities and running tap water. Electricity and WIFI are also available. The host family has 5 members: a grandmother, host father and his wife with their 2 sons. The host family will provide accommodation and food for the volunteers and they need to
share rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same project. From 9:00 to 9:30 volunteers will have their lunch and dinner is served from 7:30 to 8:00 pm.
A maximum of 4 volunteers can be engaged in this project. Volunteers need to check with the hosting organization in advance to see the availability of the project.
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