Bashundhara Community English School (NEP-6)


Type: Education, Children - Country: Nepal

Brief description and main aims

The students in this community's school have minimum English knowledge. The aim of the program is to provide strong English language abilities through a speaking environment so they can develop their English communication and writing skills. 

Main Activities

Bashundhara Community English School is a Community school that offers schooling from nursery to fifth grade. The community has been providing financial support to pay for the teachers and other infrastructure needed by the school. The project is partially supported by the government .This school has 50 students with 7 staff members including the principal.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer will be teaching English, as prescribed by the schoo and l co-coordinatiion with a local English teacher. Volunteers will organize various learning extracurricular activities like, health and civic education, games, drawing, painting, sports, quiz contest, awareness raising activities in the community, debate, music class etc.
 
Other Activities
  • Play educational games with the kids
  • Develop activities according to the students needs, pritorizing listening and speaking classes.
  • Go hiking, make educational tours and other activities so the students can have real experiences in their learning pracice.
  • Be a role model. It is forbidden to smoke or drink in front of the students.
  • Teach extra english language classes for students if they eager to learn either after school or in holidays ,i.e. if the school is closed.
  • Engage children in enjoyable experiences with literature - writing, reading and listening. 
  • Help children with homework. 
 
Note: Volunteers should pay for outdoor activities:
Above are sample activities where local host expects the help of volunteers.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers must:

  • be at least  20 years old
  • show enthusiasm, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability
  • show creativity and initiative when planning and taking part of the activities
  • have confidence in the subject they are teaching
  • have great management skills to ensure an effective support

Location

Bashundhara Community English School is located in Bhartpur Sub Metropolian Chitwan, and 9.2 km far from the main city of Chitwan called Narayangarh.

The community is beautiful with different castes. Before, the area was dominated by mangolian people called Lama, which were the earliest settlers in this village with their own language, cultural norms and values.However, now a day’s people of different castes and religions live together. The villa consistsof many temples, Gumbas and Churches as well. People in the village are welcoming and kind. Only, young people speak and understand the English language.

Duration

This project is offered as both, long and short term.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will stay with a host family. Volunteers will have to share a room with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program.

Lunch & dinner are provided by the host family. Food is local style, cooked by a Nepalese family. The main types of food will be rice, lentil soup and vegetables but once a week host family will cook meat during lunch or dinner.

For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, vegetables, lentil soup and pickle.

More Information

A maximum of 2 volunteers can work at this project. Volunteers need to check with the hosting organization in advance to see if the project is still available

 

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