Supporting Children Initiative Foundation (SCIF) at Volunteer Work Nepal is a small orphanage in Kathmandu – the capital of Nepal. It's a non-profit, non-governmental social organization hosting 14 orphans aged 6 to 15 years old and a lady who has been paralyzed from the waist down. Orphans are cared for by a house manager and 3 staff members, who take minimal salary to help with tutoring, cooking, and cleaning. The expenditures of the children and the lady are fully funded by a group of friends that constantly changes and the orphanage’s volunteer work program.
The orphanage is dedicated to help the children achieve a bright future and its main aim is to provide food, shelter and education for orphanage children. The orphanage works by the motto "If orphaned children are kept in a homely atmosphere and given love and affection then they will become good citizens of the nation".
The volunteer is expected to:
Entertain and run activities like games
Help small children to wash their face and brush their teeth
Help children with their studies
Make sure children eat properly, serving them or being with them to encourage them to eat and make them feel cared for and loved
Prepare them for school and making sure their uniforms are clean and proper
Check if the children are clean and neat at all time
Some additional (extra) responsibilities:
Go sightseeing, have a picnic, and go to the zoo with the kids
Take part in educational and cultural visits
Go to school with kids
Wash children’s clothes
Teach children drawing, songs and any musical instruments
Knitting and weaving torn clothes of the children
Note: Outdoor extra activities must be funded by volunteers
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
SCIF is located in Kritipur.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
Volunteers will stay at the project. They will have lunch and dinner with children in the orphanage. The volunteer will share a room with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Usually, volunteers will have their lunch from 9:00 to 9:30 and dinner from 7:30 to 8:00 pm. The food is cooked by a Nepalese family. The main types of food consist of rice, lentil soup, vegetables and pickle.
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