Volunteer to give orphaned children healthy, secure and constructive childhoods.
Poverty and past conflicts have seriously affected the people of Nepal. This has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and made many children orphans. The situation is even worst in the villages. Thousands of them migrate to urban centers like Kathmandu and Chitwan in search of jobs and better life. Unfortunately, the reality of life in a city is very different from the charmed life they have imagined. The children face torture and exploitation. Many of them work over 14-hours a day in industries, hotels, and restaurants and many of the sleep in the street.
There is no government initiative to protect the children and their fundamental rights and privileges. Many concerned organizations have opened orphanages and tried to house, care and educate the children. RCDP-Nepal works with established orphanages in 3 urban centers in Nepal to help them do a better job of caring the children. When you join the program, you will help the orphanages in their struggle to improve the lives of poor orphans. Through your dedication and time you will spend with the kids you will change lives of the children for the better.
As a volunteer in orphanage Nepal project, you will work to better the lives of the children by caring for them and teaching them. Although this is not an English teaching placement, you will have the opportunity to teach English and conduct creative programs including games, music, art, drawing, painting, and impart health education.
If you are skilled in sewing, painting, tailoring, crafting, typing, and computing, you can teach these skills to the children as well. During your volunteer work, care for them also by making sure they eat well, sleep well, wash and change into cleaner clothes. This is a vital aspect as the love and the care that you provide will make them feel loved and vanquish any mental disturbance.
Many volunteers also become actively involved in fundraising. You can also help the administration and be part of cleaning campaigns.
No specific skills and qualifications are required to volunteer in the project. However, you must be at least 18 years of old. Volunteers should also be flexible, practical, self-motivated and open-minded to learn new culture.
Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in Nepal. The city is known for pagoda style temples dotted around the city and the half a dozen ancient historical places and World Heritage Sites. During your free time, volunteers can do many things in Kathmandu like visiting Buddhist temples of Swayumbhunath and Bouddha or Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu shrines. There are also many fine restaurants and bars in Kathmandu and you can also visit mountain top retreat of Nagarkot for a one night sojourn. One a clear day, sunrise from Nagarkot has been described as spectacular and you can also see clear views of Langtang Himalayan range.
Chitwan: Chitwan lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region, you can see the hills start from the Chitwan. Volunteers to Chitwan can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality. During your free time, you can visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best parks to see Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhine and ride on the back of the elephants. The Park also attracts plenty of birdwatchers.
Pokhara: Pokhara is a beautiful, small valley that is a starting point of many treks to the Annapurna region. From Pokhara itself, you can see breathtaking views of Maccha Puchure (Fish Tail Mountain) and Annapurna range. The town has many lakes and the lake side area of Lake Phewa has many fine restaurants and hotels. Other activities you can do while in Pokhara are paragliding, canoeing, boating and visits to spectacular mountain tops sights where you can see great views of the Valley and the snow capped mountains.