FACE Nepal has worked with its partners to create two learning centres in Patihani and Kumiya, which are Tharu villages in Chitwan. We need volunteers to run English classes for the children and adults in these villages.
The aim of the classes is to boost the English skills of children and adults in the Tharu communities. Knowledge of English is quickly becoming an essential skill for people within Nepal.
Volunteers who teach in the community will generally have one or two classes of children in the morning starting at around 7 am. Most of the children then go on to school. Ages of the children vary but can be as young as 3 and up to around 14 (hence the need to run two classes). Adult classes can be run in the evening depending upon current interest. The rest of the day can be spent in planning and becoming involved in other community projects, depending on the volunteer's preferences.
Further details of other projects can be found elsewhere on on this listings website.
From the time you arrive in Nepal until you complete your volunteering programme you will live with a host family. By living with a Nepalese family volunteers have the unique opportunity to connect on a personal level with Nepal's people and culture. The host family stay also provides an excellent opportunity for volunteers to use new language skills and to experience Nepali culture. Volunteers can expect to be a full part of celebrations if their placement coincides with one of Nepal's many festivals.
Another key highlight of this program compared to others is the flexibility it provides volunteers, if they desire. Once in Nepal, a volunteer may decide they would like to work on a more than one project, or they may identify an area for improvement in the village which they want to work to deliver.
FACE Nepal is pleased to be able to support volunteers in this, as this helps to develop volunteers' own skills, and benefits the community.
Finally, the most important part of FACE Nepal is our commitment to transparency and working with the community. FACE Nepal was established in the wake of increasing social, educational, and environmental problems in the rural and urban areas, combined with a growing community frustration with inadequate resource distribution, project coordination and planning from existing aid organizations.
With these concerns in mind, FACE Nepal has established itself as the only independent, Nepali run, aid organization with a transparent operating and cost structure, an international auditing board and a locally collaborative and inclusive strategic planning framework. More details can be found on our website.