Okhaldunga is a remote district close to Mt.Everest. It has beautiful landscapes, numerous and fascinating sights.
Because of the geographical location it has limited access to health services and schools.
One of the consequences is that illiteracy is high, young people move away or don’t complete high school. We want to ensure that children and young people of Okhaldunga receive a quality education.
The aim of this work camp is to teach children from poor and marginalised communities basic maths, English, hygiene and environmental protection as well as life skills.
Your placement and activities:
In this work camp volunteers will collaborate with schools to:
• Develop and facilitate English and maths classes to children
• Develop and conduct workshops on how to stay healthy, including personal hygiene, healthy eating
• Take part in renovations of the school (this might include painting walls, tree plantations, protection from landslides etc.)
• Provide fun learning activities to increase children’s health and wellbeing (this might include painting by numbers, interactive games etc.)
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