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Due to winter holiday the school is closed from Jan 01 to Feb 08.
The school is also be closed during Dasai and Tihar holidays (usually in October)
All well-to-do families in Everest region send their children to schools in Kathmandu, where they are taught by well trained teachers. For the children of deprived Sherpa families and other families who have migrated to Everest region to work, they have to send their children to local schools. These schools are resource poor and understaffed. Many teachers also prefer not to work permanently in Everest region because of the remoteness of the region. Because of this, the students find it difficult to progress in their studies. English is one of their hardest but most important subjects. Without good skills in written and spoken English, young students will not be able to graduate and go to good colleges. As a volunteer, you will have a wonderful opportunity to improve the English of the young students through variety of teaching techniques. By your very presence also you will inspire the students into studying hard for a better future.
As a volunteer, your primary responsibility is to teach English to the students in the school. You will work from Sunday to Friday, with Friday being half holiday and Saturday full day off. You will start at 10 am and finish around 3 pm. You will take about 3-4 classes of 45 minutes each. The course book for each class will be given to you by the headmaster of the school. You can teach on your own also using debates and discussions to encourage students to speak. You can also work with the administration of the school to improve teaching techniques and also help raise funds for the school.
You must have good English (but not of very high standard). No other skills or qualifications are required to volunteer in the project. Volunteers must observe the rules and regulations of the school and be respectful to the teachers and local people.
You will stay with a Sherpa host family located not far from the school. The Sherpa communities are known for their legendary hospitality and friendliness, so you will enjoy your stay with the host family. And be able to learn about the local culture and customs during the stay. You will also enjoy 3 local meals with the host family. During the project, you will be support by our Himalayan Coordinator, your host family and the staffs at the school. You can also call our Nepal coordinator in Kathmandu.