Children’s Development is one of the major programs at 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 (creativity, leadership etc.) & providing access to health & hygiene services. VIN has different projects under children’s development program such as Children’s Clubs (CC), Early Childhood Development (ECD), School Attendance (Teacher Development, Parenting Education, School Infrastructure Development, and Child Sponsorship) and Child Care.
Even in these days in Nepal, schools are focusing on mainly on examination and are not doing enough to develop life skills like creativity and leadership for children. Teachers only focus on reading and writing – rote learning. Creativity and individual differences in children are not explored. Due to the busy work schedule of parents, most of the children do not have an opportunity to socialize and be creative. That’s the reason why, this types of camps are so essential to provide life skills development opportunities to children aged between 6-12 years old. We work only with disadvantaged communities as these families cannot afford to take their children to holidays during their Winter & Summer breaks. Children don’t have a proper structure and environment at home, or a 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 such as creativity and leadership. In this workcamp, national & international volunteers will facilitate different types of fun and creative activities for the children where VIN works.
• To provide unique opportunities for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity) & provide fun-time for children aged between 6 and 12 utilizing their vacation period.
• To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.
• To provide an opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and traditions via cultural immersion.
Work / Activities: The volunteers will conduct children’s camp to promote their innate talents & creativity for their overall physical, mental, social & emotional development. During the children’s camp volunteers will prepare sessions and take classes on following topics: Physical exercises, team building, drawing, colouring & painting, art, craft & origami, singing and dancing, drama, music, and hiking, teaching language and so on.
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.