Background/Project: Working with Deaf Children project aims to support and help deaf children through educational and other activities. VIN works in partnership with Shree Navajyoti Deaf Basic School which lies at Kamalamai Municipality-6 at Jasedamar village in Sindhuli District. It was established in 2062 B.S (2006 AD). It is 1.8 km east from Sindhuli Madi Bazar. Sindhuli Madi Bazar is around 121 km south-east from the capital, Kathmandu. This school is the one and only deaf special school in whole Janakpur zone, where students from 8 neighbouring districts (Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Siraha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang and Udaypur) studies. We have total 88 students, classes running from pre-primary to Grade 8. It also has computer classes running from grade 6 to 8.
• To conduct various educational, fun and creative activities for the development of deaf children.
• To create child friendly learning environment at school through art work, painting, cleaning, construction etc.
Work: Conduction of session on experience sharing, creative writing, personal health and hygiene etc. Teach Basic English and Mathematics, or organize some sports, fun activities etc. Assist teachers in the class. Renovating, Painting and Decoration of classrooms with locally available materials. Maintenance of ground, compound and develop garden. Good opportunity of teaching or learning sign language.
The volunteers will stay in Kathmandu for two nights until orientation. VIN covers two nights’ accommodation in twin sharing basis and provides lunch in its office on the orientation days. Then they will be with the host family/hostel identified by VIN in Okhaldhunga. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. When they are in the city after the evaluation, they are required to cover food and accommodation themselves.
VIN also organizes travel tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot on extra costs if you are interested after your work camp.
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
Participation Fee: The participation fee 200 Euros (+60 Euro for Transportation), which is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office.