HELP IN GLOBAL TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT
Step 3: Apply for the project
Approximately 150km from Kathmandu, Chitwan is the region adjacent to the Indian border. Chitwan is in the middle of the Terrai, a vast, flat and fertile area that stretches right across Southern Nepal, although this area is very flat, there are some hills with elevations over 740m high. This area is very multi-cultural, as people continue to migrate to this area from all over Nepal. This area is best known for the Royal Chitwan National Park, a large ecological and environmental reservation.People in this region are primarily Tharu. The Tharu people are known for their farming skills, industrious nature and intelligence. Although they have a low income, the Tharu are mostly self sufficient due to their farming abilities.Volunteers working in this region should bring mosquito nets, lots of insect repellent and appropriate inoculations and vaccinations for Malaria, Meningitis, Typhus fever, Hepatitis A & B, sunscreen lotion, and appropriate clothing to be working in a jungle type environment.
Tribal Informal Education for Displaced Tribal Children- Tharu & Bote tribes
This project was started in 2002, when the Tharu and Bote tribes were displaced by the Rapati River Flooding. Volunteers provided sanitation and hygiene education, and additional resources. We were able to help 81 families, and also placed many of the children in government schools. When we first started our program, we found that there were 24 children who were old enough to go to school, but were not enrolled. Aii started an informal education program, and continues to convince parents the importance of educating their children. As a result, 14 of the 24 children became enrolled in their school. Aii placed 2 of these children in a boarding school, and provided essential school materials (Stationery, households, required books etc) for 8 additional children. In November, 2015, we built 72 toilets in this community.
Tharu & Bote tribe kids, families and adults
No. of Beneficiaries
Hundreds of them
Volunteering Days (In a week`s time)
05 days in a week (Monday to Friday)
Volunteering Hours (In a day’s time)
05 to 06 hours (In a day)
Any Special Background Required
No (For 16 years or elder)
Project Recommended for
Open for all
Project Duration (Minimum to Maximum)
01 Week to 20 weeks
ACTIVITIES (MOST POSSIBLE)
Teaching the tribal kids, their families and adult education promotion
English (Tenses, Grammar Part, Speaking, Pronunciation, Introduction etc.)
Teaching Mathematics (According to their syllabus)
Helping the slow learners
Inviting them so learn through illustrations
Create some new and graphical form of teaching
Health related education
Art & craft
Helping them to make their introduction in English and learning
helping the local school staff in taking care of the school
Hygiene and sanitation education
Development of local area
Computer literacy etc.
Things to know before applying
As We understand that as a volunteer you are dedicating your time and capabilities to the less fortunate, so naturally it seems strange that you should have to pay to volunteer. Understand that your program is all-inclusive with a variety of services. Additionally, we have a professional staff that is responsible for finding and screening volunteer projects and accommodations while also providing 24/7 on-location service to our volunteers. Our amazing staff and all-inclusive services necessitate operating costs that we must cover in order to guarantee you an organized, safe and top quality helping and traveling adventure. Also need to raise funds to contribute materials and other resources to the volunteer projects and communities they work in. Think of your fee for volunteering abroad as part of your commitment to volunteering by fundraising for the project and community where you will be volunteering.
Once you book the program and deposit the fee, our team will start assisting you with all the necessary information about the country, project location and project. We will be helping you out with the visa, flights, insurance and other related stuff that is mandatory to have. Some other documentation would get done from our side as well. You will get a complete e-guide on Nepal projects, pre-departure kit, packing list, vaccinations and medicines etc. Before departing to Nepal we will make you all set go.
By the time our team will take flight information from you. This is the responsibility of the volunteer to inform us via e-mail about the flight details; carrier, date and time. In case there is any delay or sudden change in the flight schedule it`d volunteer`s duty to inform us immediately. We will share some Whatsapp contact no. for instant contact. Once we get the details of the flights we will transfer the details to ground Nepal team for arranging your pick-up from Kathmandu airport. Please notice that all Nepal project volunteers must arrive in Kathmandu only. From here after orientation they will be send to their respective locations.
PICK-UP FROM KATHMANDU AIRPORT & TRANASFER TO HOTEL
Once you arrive at the airport you will meet our team member with Aii pla-card and your name on it. You can go with them to the hotel/guest house managed to take for the sightseeing. Please attention that in case you don`t find anyone, don`t panic wait for some another minutes and they will be there. In worst condition, if you don`t find anyone, immediately contact the Aii head office no. that are shared with you in the pre-departure kit. That no. is available 24X7. You are going to stay at night in the hotel and all meals are on you. The next day would be your orientation and Kathmandu sightseeing.
ORIENTATION, KATHMANDU SIGHT-SEEING & NEPALI LANGUAGE CLASS
In the morning our coordinator will be there for your orientation about the Nepali culture, program, country, people, beliefs and language. Then your Kathmandu sight-seeing will start followed by the orientation. In Kathmandu sight-seeing you will visit magnificent ancient temples like Baoudhnath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath along with the royal architecture & historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kopan monastery and some other places if the time allows. Here the meals are on you. The next day would be a free day for you to travel by yourself or arrange a tour by us for the rest of the places. The night stay would be at the hotel.
TRANSFER TO VILLAGE PLACEMENT
Next morning you would be taken by the local coordinator to your village placement or the project location you have chosen like Chitwan, Pokhara or Kathmandu.
MEET WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY AND KNOW THE LOCAL AREA
After reaching the project location, the local coordinator will take you to your project stay with a host family. Be gentle and open to ask questions and be friendly because you have to stay for the entire duration with the family. The people are so welcoming and calm and you will really enjoying staying with them.
PROJECT VISIT AND MEETING WITH BENEFICIARIES
The same day if time allows you will be visiting the project area with the local staff and you will meet the beneficiaries with whom you are going to work. The local projects are real and they really need volunteering assistance and care. The teaching projects need a real and practical plan because the English language of Nepali natives is very low and as the global requirements for any job is English.
FIRST VOLUNTEERING DAY
Here from the same visiting day you can choose to stay on the project or you can come the next day as well. The next day after waking up you will be having a Nepali tea with the rest of the family members. Then you will take an authentic Nepali breakfast and then you will leave to the project. Meet your supervisor there for the schedule for the day and start your work out there. In lunch you can come back to the house and can have it with the family or take a lunch-box with you there. After finishing the project you can come back to the host family by walking because mostly the projects are at walking distance. Enjoy your evening with the family, neighbors and walking around. Have your Nepali dinner and stay at night. This is how a typical volunteer day would be.
REGULAR ROUTINE AND WORK DAYS
This would be your regular routine and you will work from Monday to Friday on the projects. Weekends would be totally off and you can use them as you want to be. Relax, trekking, visiting, enjoying, clubbing, washing clothes etc. Choice is yours. You can take travel excursions and information from our local coordinator and make a group with the other volunteers to go on group excursions; the cheap and best way to wander. Our local coordinator will check you on every two weeks and would be in contact through phone with you, host family and project.
The last Friday of your volunteer project would be slightly different and fun-filled. Take group pictures, selfies and show your gratitude towards the staff and other volunteers for the cooperation, affection and support. A small party with the host family at the last day and spend some emotional moments. Meet all the friends you made during your stay, thank them and have your own time. This is how your last day would be.
DROP AT KATHMANDU AIRPORT
The local team would take you to the Kathmandu airport before a day of your departure to avoid any discrepancy. The final day of your departure you will be dropped at the airport and from here you are on your own. Say a final good bye to the team member and here your journey ends with a lot of memories and learning of life.
Services of the program
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Nice question! Yes, there are a plenty of services those are most needed and important to know. In this project fee you will get the following services included:
Pick up from Kathmandu air port
One night stay on arrival during the orientation period in Kathmandu at Volunteer's home where you will meet 2 to 5 Volunteers from different country
Volunteer placement and Project
Nepali Language and Culture information during orientation – 2 hours a day
Orientation about project before you head to the placement – 1 hour
Local transportation to the placement and back to Kathmandu
Project accommodation in a host family near by the project
Daily two main meals a day during your stay in the placement
Visits every two weeks during your time
Contacting you by phone two times every week
Regular local coordinator visits
One night stay in Kathmandu after finishing the project
Assistance & support 24 hours available
Financial assistance to the projects
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Every other service(s), that is not mentioned in the above list 'SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE FEE'
During the project you will be staying with a Nepali host family near by your project placement. The host families are so welcoming and believe in lasting relationships. The stay would be a basic one with all basic amenities. Staying with local host families will enable you to know the real nepali culture, tradition and you can get a chance to celebrate the local festivals as well.
During the project you will be getting 02 major meals of the day. The food will be authentic Nepali food and if you wish to cook for yourself sometimes you can take permission from the family to cook for you. In most cases volunteers are treated as a family member and they are free to do cooking very often. Everythinh depends on your attitude towards the family and cooperation with them.
There are many things to see in Chitwan. Volunteers are encouraged to visit the National Park. It is a wildlife reserve for Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers and 50 other species of animals, and over 400 types of birds. Volunteers can enjoy Elephant safari, Canoeing, Animal watching, Animal breeding projects, Animal rehabilitation centers, Cycling, and 4WWD safaris here.-
Lumbini, The birthplace of Siddartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism
Maya Devi Temple
Taulihawa & Tilayrakot
Local area temples
Major centers in Chitwan
Located 16 kilometers from Narayangarh. Amarapuri provides multiple opportunities to teach in the local government schools or to volunteer at AII's Amarapuri Children's Resource Centre and Library.ChormaraLocated 40 kilometers from Narayangarh. Chormara provides multiple opportunities to teach in the local government schools or to volunteer at AII's Chormara Resource Center and Library. With the help of Room to Read, another library has just been completed.
Ganganagar is situated on the bank of the Chitwan National Park. It is twenty kilometers away from the main city, Narayangot, where they have all internet and phone facilities.
Approximately a half hour from Narayangarh. Gaurigang is home to a large Health Post that serves over 10,000 people, and has 5 full time staff.
Narayngot is the centre point for all volunteers in this area to meet at weekends and eat western food, talk and socialize.Narayangarh is the region's main city and offers shopping, Internet and telephone facilities. Most of the village placements in Chitwan are less than an one hour bus ride from this city.
The neighboring district to Chitwan and lies 25km west of Naragangarh. A jeep ride into Narayangarh takes around 40 minutes. Is a beautiful area situated on the Narayani River which separates the district from Chitwan National Park. It is a fertile, farming area with many small, pretty villages surrounded by rice, wheat, sesame, millet and corn fields.
One hour from Narayangarh. Patihani is situated on the bank of the Chitwan National Park. It is twenty kilometers away from the main city, Narayangot, where they have all internet and phone facilities.
Located a half hour from Narayangar. Torikahet provides opportunities to teach English within a number of government school.
And so many other places as well. If you request to our local team to o organize tours for you, they would love to do it for you.