Trip Details

Do you have a passion for sharing your skills with others? Volunteering to assist with teaching English, and other subjects, in the beautiful valley of Pokhara, as part of your gap year would be the perfect opportunity for you to broaden your experiences of other cultures while making a difference. All higher education in Nepal is taught through the medium of English so it is imperative for children to develop excellent English skills in order to continue with education. The current rate for adult literacy is 67% so your contribution will be greatly appreciated and worthwhile.

Your role at the project will involve assisting the main teacher, so you can contribute whether or not your trained or experienced in teaching. Reaching children across different age groups, and with differing abilities, you will be working as part of a project which identifies places where help is needed the most. Based in small, local village schools, you’ll be able to build and nurture positive relationships with the children as you deliver learning opportunities which help them to develop as individuals with brighter futures. Through in-school creatively structured lessons and extracurricular activities, you will be able to inspire them and give them access to the pathways to reach their full potential.

Poverty in Nepal results in the majority of people being unable to travel. Having teachers from other cultures broadens the children’s, and their families, knowledge and understanding of the wider world, again opening doors for their future success. For you, the benefits are vast. You will develop new teaching methods and techniques as you explore the differences between the education system in Nepal and that of your own country. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the Nepalese culture and will probably learn some useful words and phrases from the language. On top of this, you will form strong friendships through your shared experiences.

There are course materials available for you to refer to, but you are welcome to develop and use methods that work for you while you are teaching at the school, including teaching English through conversational techniques. You’ll have an opportunity to teach a range of subjects including history, science, mathematics, geography, computers, music and many more.

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

You are in control of the level of fun and interest in your lessons. Don’t be afraid to break away from the norm of a very dull Nepalese curriculum. Making your activities creative, unique and memorable will have a more significant impact on the children’s futures, and you’ll all enjoy the experience more.

The children are split into four different age groups and you will be expected to teach all of them. They are Pre-primary known as Kindergarten, Primary, Lower Secondary and Secondary. The number of students in each class is on average 25 and you will be at the school from 10:00 – 16:00. Throughout the day you will assist in 7 teaching sessions, each lasting for 40 minutes. You will have a lunch break mid-day.

 

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Nepal

Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Book your volunteer travel  holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure.  It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China.  As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal.  The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us.   We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.

Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs.  The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa