A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a specific community/school for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. Learners are at the centre of learning in the library. In Nepal, there are not enough training organized for teachers and children on how to use a library. So through this camp, volunteers will organize teaching and learning activities through the use of library resources. It’s a very fun and creative way of learning.
Work camps will be organized with the cooperation of local community schools under VIN’s children’s development program and working together with local teachers/children/ villagers.
The schools where we are conducting camps lack facilities of a library and other infrastructure. Some schools have some collections, but they are not managed and used well. The rooms are not well painted and books are not arranged in a proper order. Children are not taught the skills of using a library and its importance.
Volunteers will not only manage the library, but will also organize activities with children at school and conduct some classes on how a library is managed and used. The library camp will help children to develop reading and writing skills. Volunteers with abilities on sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games are welcome.
Through this project we want to give every student an opportunity to learn, to enjoy reading, and to create new knowledge and understanding by the use of a library.
• To work for a children development project and exchange the experience
• Help the school manage its library and teach children to use it in a regular basis.
• Clean and maintain the library.
• Arrangement of resources in the library and record them in proper order.
• Paint and decorate the library room.
• Conduct the session with children and teachers for the proper use of library.
• Organize different reading and/or writing activities with children in relation to the use of the library.
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.
You can go for the sightseeing at various cultural heritage sites around Kathmandu. 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.