This work camp focuses on CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
The Children’s Development Programme aims to protect the rights of all children by providing them access to education, life skills, health and hygiene. This is done through Children’s Clubs, Early Child Development Programmes, School Attendance services and Child Care.
Even nowadays, schools focus very much on literacy and theoretical learning.
At home, parents have very busy work schedules and have limited financial resources which means that during school breaks they can’t go on holidays and often need to rely on themselves to fill their time constructively.
This leaves little space for exploring creativity and different innovative ways of learning in a structured environment.
We are keen to make a difference in children’s lives and explore their talents. That is why these work camps are essential to provide children aged 5 to 12 years of age with ideas, life skills as well as developmental opportunities in a fun and creative environment.
The main aim for this work camp is to arrange emotionally and socially stimulating activities for children aged 5 to 12 years of age in order to improve English skills, creative thinking and personal development.
Your placement and activities:
In this work camp, national and international volunteers (with staff guidance) will facilitate different groups and activities, with the main aim to:
• Develop and facilitate unique activities for children aged 5 to 12 years which will support social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing during their vacation time.
This will include activities related to sports and exercise, drawing, colouring, painting, arts & crafts, singing, dancing, drama, music, exploring the environment with walks and hiking.
• Promote friendships and solidarity amounts their peers through team building activities.
• Provide an opportunity for the children to understand different cultures by learning about their own one as well as the traditions of local and international volunteers. This can include English language teaching.
These are just some examples but we rely on volunteers’ ideas to make the camp as fun as possible.
There will be one rest day in the middle of your work camp. If you’ve volunteering at a school, the Saturdays will be a rest day also.
Volunteers stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.
The living conditions at the host family/ hostel are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area but have separate sleeping rooms.
The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress.
Please bring your sleeping bag.
The Okhaldhunga district is 250 km from Kathmandu. It takes one-day travel by bus and it’s a hilly and mountainous region surrounded by woods and fields.
There are lots of sightseeing options in and around Kathmandu.
If you arrive early or if you’re planning on staying in Nepal after your work camp finished, VIN also organises weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a NGO with the mission to empower marginalised communities through inclusive and holistic development programmes.
This is done through the following project areas:
• Health and Environment
• Basic Infrastructure
Within the above project areas, we conduct the following programmes:
• Women’s Empowerment
• Children’s Development
• Youth Empowerment
• Disaster Risk Reduction
• Environment and Conservation
• Public Health and Medical Care