Background/Project: Art is often considered the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations and ways of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture and paintings.
Children of all ages love arts and crafts! They love getting creative, messy and admiring their masterpieces when they have finished and the great thing with arts and crafts is that they are aiding their development in many other areas too.
As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn and it’s also fun. It is a natural activity to support this free play in children.
Art and craft is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and encouraging children to learn about them will only benefit them as they get older. Art can help a child develop their feeling skills whilst craft will develop their thinking and coordinating skills. Art is communication of this common story that can brings us all together as humans. Art is important because other humans are important and it allows us to understand each other.
This project is developed to improve children’s creativity. This aids children to think creatively and how to connect with their imagination. Creativity can make children happier. They express their emotions through arts and craft making them feel calmer and happier. It’s wonderful in children’s development. Art and crafts projects allows a child to practice their skills, like coordination (eg: cutting, shaping), understanding shapes and colours and explore their hidden interests and talents.
It can bring about positive life-enhancing change to you and the Nepalese people, both ways. As a volunteer you will be given the unique opportunity to teach arts and crafts, of your choice, and also learn the trade through the artistic lens of the Nepalese people. Arts and crafts would also include dance. Here’s your chance to make a creative difference in Nepal through art.
• To provide opportunity for children to develop their creativity through art and crafts.
• To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.
• Develop and conduct the session of drawing, painting, creating gifts and craft or any artistic expression among the children.
• Organize the activities of origami, collage work, music, dance etc.
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. They have to cover breakfast and dinner themselves. 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 simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.
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
Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.