Background/Project: Children’s Development is one of the major programs in VIN’s Integrated Community Development Approach. The Goal of the Children’s development program is to protect the rights of all children by providing them access to basic quality education, developing their life skills & providing access to health services through community health program.
Even in recent days in Nepal, schools are focusing on examination and are doing less for developing the creativity of the students. Teachers only focus on reading and writing – rote learning. The creativity of children is not explored. Due to the busy work schedule of parents, most of the children do not have the opportunity to socialize and be creative. To provide opportunities to children (aged 6-12 years old) on socialization & creativity, such type of camps is very essential.
At VIN working area Okhaldhunga, children don’t have a proper structure and environment at home or school to develop their innate talents. Children’s camp (at winter and summer breaks) is one of the best places to explore their innate talents and creativity. In this work camp, national & international volunteers facilitate different types of fun and creative activities for the target children where VIN works.
• To provide unique opportunity for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity) & provide fun-time for children aged 6-12 utilizing their vacation period.
• To promote friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.
• To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition via cultural immersion.
Work / Activities: The volunteers will conduct children’s camp to promote their innate talents & creativity for their overall development such as physical, mental, social & emotional. During children camp volunteers can prepare sessions and take classes on following topics: Physical exercises, Team Building, Drawing, coloring & painting, Art, Craft & Origami, Singing and dancing, Drama, Music, and Hiking, Teaching language and so on.
Location: Okhaldhunga district which is 250 km from Kathmandu. It takes one-day travel by bus. A hilly and mountainous region surrounded by woods and fields.
The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. They will be provided three times food- breakfast, lunch and dinner in Nepali Standard.
VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
VIN is a non profit charitable volunteer organization based in Nepal founded in 2005. VIN’s mission is to empower marginalized communities through enhanced Education, Health, Income generation & Basic infrastructure programs with special focus on women and children by conducting training and research through mobilizing local and international volunteers to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.We are also a member of international volunteer networks worldwide like CCIVS, NVDA, EU Volunteer ALLIANCE, FoVIN-NL, US, Australia. For detail please visit: https://www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org/
Basic English, Interested in working in group and with Children, Easily adaptable in local Environment, Flexible
The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization.
Local Transportation: 30 EUR will be charged for the round trip to the placement.