Supporting Children Initiative Foundation (NEP-55)

Type: Education: Kindergarden - Country: Nepal

Brief description and main aims

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".

Volunteer tasks

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
  • Clean rooms
  • 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

Volunteers must:
  • Be flexible
  • 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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