Light for Nepal (NEP-43)

Type: Disadvantaged, Children - Country: Nepal

Brief description and main aims

The aim of the program is to provide food, shelter and education for orphanage and disadvantages children.

Main Activities

Light for Nepal is established in May 2005 in Kathmandu District. With a strong desire of offering free education, food and shelter for orphan and disadvantage children. Some their parents have died due to the disease and some their parents have unstable incomes, frequently move between different jobs and often move house amongst other reasons. There are currently 14 children from 4 years to 16 years.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer will be:
  • Teaching health and sanitation.
  • Entertaining and run activities like games.
  • Helping the children wash their faces and brush their teeth.
  • Helping them in their studies.
  • Making sure they eat properly, including serving them or being with them to encourage to eat and make them feel cared for and loved.
  • Preparing them for school, including ensuring their uniforms are clean and proper.
  • Checking if the children are clean and net at all times.
Some additional (extra) responsibilities for the volunteer:
  • Going for sightseeing, picnic, to zoo with the children.
  • Doing educational and cultural visits.
  • Going to the school with the children.
  • Doing sanitation of rooms.
  • Washing the childrens´ clothes.
  • Teaching the children drawing, songs and any musical instruments.
  • Knitting and weaving the childrens´ torn clothes.

Note: Outdoor extra activities must be funded by the volunteer.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers must be 18 years old minimum. Volunteers must show eagerness, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability. Related to this, volunteers need to show creativity and initiative when planning and taking part. Most importantly, volunteers need to have confidence in their work, time and management skills to ensure an effective support.


Light for Nepal is located in a Nepali community in Kathmandu District and mainly local people of Kathmandu Valley . Drive by cab takes 45 minutes from the Airport.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

TThis is the residential project so volunteers will stay inside the project, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program.
Lunch & dinner are provided at the project. 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 project person will provide you meat in your lunch or dinner. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to vegetables, lentil soup and pickle.

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