Government Regd. No. 61/2010
Social Welfare Council No. 42377

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Teaching in School

The development of any community depends on high literacy rates, a strong education system is vital to any community. Government schools are often under-funded, over-crowded and experience a shortage of teachers. Having a strong primary school level foundation is extremely important to achieving higher education goals. To overcome the lack of teachers in government primary schools in rural and remote areas we decided to engage international volunteers to support local primary level education. We hope this will encourage children to accept the challenge of higher education fearlessly into the future.

The teaching program is run in government primary schools in rural areas of different Nepali states. The volunteers will work in the schools and organize various enjoyable and creative activities for the children to sharpen their talents and increase their knowledge. Volunteers work continuously to explore and promote hidden talents in the children. Local children also learn different skills and methodologies in study programs from volunteers that they otherwise would not be exposed to. A mutual exchange of skills and experiences enrich both volunteers and students - volunteers might just find that they learn as much as from students as they from the volunteers. The volunteers will assist in a wide variety of chosen subjects and activities, including English, mathematics, arts and sports.

Role of Volunteer
As a volunteer English teacher you will work in public schools in different regions of Nepal. Volunteers teach from two to four hours each day, six days a week. The size of the class is usually around 20 to 40 students.  Each school has its own English teachers who assist our volunteers with teaching methods and offer advice on solving communication barriers. English teaching volunteers do not have to be native English speakers. The schools in Nepal are closed during holidays and exam periods. During these times, HHRD will organize alternative tasks for our volunteers.  

Volunteers be involved in other community building activities with our local volunteers. They can help local teachers to collect teaching resources and design effective lessons. They will take part in other activities like games, painting, music, sanitation, computers and arts. Most schools in Nepal follow fixed courses for teaching English.

Accommodation and Meal
During the orientation days you will be staying in a hostel or it is also possible to stay with a host family in Kathmandu.  After orientation, you will be taken to the project together with other volunteers. HHRD-Nepal manages your entire accommodation, food and supervision during your stay. In the host family’s house, you will have a room for yourself and will be served three local meals a day. Food is generally Nepali (Dal Bhat), but sometimes it may vary. Staying with a host family provides you with a wonderful opportunity for you to experience Nepali lifestyle. You can even learn to cook Nepali food.  You can get to know the Nepalese culture, get involved into the community of the village you work in, and find friends easily. Our staff members will visit you in your placement in every few weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you’re satisfied.

What is included in the Price?

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Orientation Program
  • Accommodation
  • All  meals: 3 meals per day are offered within the host family (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Sight seeing

What is not included?

  • Visa fee
  • International Health Insurance
  • Flight
  • Personal expenses.