Home of Rescued Afflicted Children of Nepal (HORAC) (NEP-41)

Type: Disadvantaged, Children - Country: Nepal

Brief description and main aims

Home of Rescued Afflicted Children looks after 32 orphans that have arrived from different parts of Nepal.

The orphanage is run very systematically by eleven highly committed members in the management committee. It also has four other staff members to support different activities the orphanage undertakes. 

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 orphanage is dedicated to helping these children achieve a bright future and its main aim is to provide food, shelter and education for orphan children.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:
  • Teach health and sanitation.
  • Entertain and run activities like games.
  • Help children wash their face and brush their teeth.
  • Help children with their studies.
  • Make sure students eat properly, including serving them or being with them to encourage them to eat and make them feel cared and loved.
  • Prepare them for schools – includes making sure uniforms are clean and proper.
  • Check that the children are clean and neat at all times.
Some additional (extra) responsibilities:
  • Go sightseeing, on a picnic, and to the zoo with the children.
  • Be part of educational and cultural visits.
  • Go to school with the children.
  • Clean rooms.
  • Wash children’s clothes.
  • Teach children drawing, songs and any musical instruments.
  • Knitt and weaving torn clothes of kids.

Note: Outdoor activities must be funded by volunteers

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Show eagerness, ability to maintain motivation and reliability.
  • Show creativity and initiative when planning and taking part of any activity.
  • Have confidence in their work.
  • Have good time management skills to ensure an effective support. 


HORAC is located in a Nepali community in Kirtipur. The inhabitants of this area all migrated from different parts of the country so there is no specific culture. All the people here speak the national language “Nepali”. But when they talk to their own people they use their own language.

The volunteer can observe the busy life and the culture of community.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will stay with the project manager’s family. He has a wife and 2 daughters. Volunteers will have to share a room with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program.

Lunch & dinner are provided by the orphanage at the residential area. Food is local style, cooked by a Nepalese family. The main types of food will be rice, lentil soup and vegetable. However,  once a week meat iwill be offered for lunch or dinner.

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

More Information

A maximum of 3 volunteers can work at this project. Volunteer’s need to check with the hosting organization in advance to see the project is still available.

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