At a glance
- Join us in Nepal. Get out into the community and work with disadvantaged children. You’ll gain practical childcare experience whilst exploring a different country with likeminded teenagers.
- Your work will involve a lot of learning through play; this is one of the main ways children learn. This project lets you become part of improving their development, working towards long-term goals.
- You’ll also get to take part in community work. Whether that’s building a playground or painting some murals. As you fly over the vast Himalayas and arrive in Nepal, you’ll know you are about to be part of something exceptional!
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Is volunteering with children in Nepal for teenagers right for me?
Childcare & Community in Nepal is for you if you are passionate about helping kids and want to use your own hands to work in local communities.
You’ll get childcare experience and also learn skills like teamwork, leadership, and planning. These skills will be useful additions to your CV when you apply for a job or university.
Are you travelling abroad for the first time on your own? No worries! Our High School Special is designed to give you as much support as possible, and our staff are always there to help. You’ll also be part of a group with other teenagers from around the world.
What will I do as a teenage volunteer doing community work in Nepal?
In Nepal, you’ll get involved in practical work with children and in the community. Here’s what you can expect to do:
- Help children learn through play by running engaging educational games
- Make sure children practice good hygiene daily
- Renovate schools to give children a bright, stimulating learning environment
- Meet like-minded volunteers your age from around the world
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Working with children
You will be a pair of valuable helping hands to teachers. You’ll work through games and activities to teach the children new skills, while also having fun. Run outdoor activities like egg-and-spoon races or read books with the children. You can do puzzles, draw together, or run arts and crafts lessons.
Your supervisor will have plenty of activities planned for you to do with the children at your placement. If you’re feeling creative, you’re welcome to come up with your own ideas for lessons, games, and activities.
You and the other volunteers will work together to make physical improvements at schools and care centres. Paint classrooms and create colourful educational murals. Or help with building desks or playground equipment. You can also get out the coloured cardboard and crayons and make flashcards, posters, or other educational materials.
This is important work, as kids will continue to benefit from your work long after you’ve completed your project.
Expanding your horizons
This is your chance to tick something off your bucket list while you’re still in your teens! Travel to a diverse and culture-rich country and meet like-minded high school students from across the globe. Live and work in the shadow of the highest mountain in the world.
During your free time, we will have a range of activities planned for you to make the most of your time abroad. Watch wildlife at Chitwan National Park, barter with vendors at local markets, and eat your weight in dumplings during a cooking class.
Where in Nepal will I be working?
Our Childcare & Community High School Special is located in Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. The city stands at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and attracts many tourists, mountaineers, and adventure-seekers.
You’ll work in schools and care centres in the heart of Kathmandu, or in the more rural outskirts of the city.
What are the aims and impact of this project?
The aim of this project is to meet the needs of disadvantaged schools and care centres in Nepal. These placements have limited funds and lack things like playgrounds and learning materials. This makes it more difficult for teachers to run classes and for children to get the stimulation they need. With your help, we create better learning environments to help teachers with kids’ development.
We do this by asking our volunteers to help with various tasks. This could include painting a classroom, repairing the floor at a care centre, or building desks. Over the course of your project, you will likely see a community work project through from start to finish. And you will leave your placement knowing that you have added something tangible to the students at the school where you work.
It’s also important to invest in working with young children. It is in their early stages of development that they learn the basic skills that influence them later in life. Through sports, educational activities, and games you can help with their social and physical development.
Join this Childcare & Community Project for teenagers and be part of helping with the early development of young children in Nepal.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Food and accommodation
You'll stay in a hotel with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns during your stay in Kathmandu. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers and interns, share experiences, and explore your surroundings in your time together.
On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same sex and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.
Your programme fees include three meals a day.
Find out more about our accommodation.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
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