VIN’s Children Development Programme not only focuses on formal education in schools. We are keen to help children develop as individuals and explore different ways of learning.
Sports is part of this because it can help children in developing communication skills, team work as well as making friends. In addition to social and emotional impacts of playing sports, being active has physical benefits as well. It also supports children’s self esteem and confidence.
The main aim of this work camp is to give children the opportunity to build their character, improve social skills as well as gaining confidence and self esteem.
Your placement and activities:
As a volunteer, you will work with a group of children and organise sports events, that are fun, educational and interactive.
We believe that through sports children can develop a sense of emotional and physical wellbeing, the concept of team work as well as a positive attitude to life.
You will contribute to the children’s wellbeing by developing inclusive games, organise and conduct inter-school events as well as teach different sports such as volleyball, football, basketball, badminton and any other sports you see fit.
You can even create obstacle courses and egg and spoon races.
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