This is a great opportunity for volunteers who want to Teach English in Monasteries. There are several Tibetan refugees Camps and Monasteries that house hundreds of Tibetan kids taking Buddhist monk educational training in Katmandu to preserve the amazing cultural richness of Tibet and Buddhism practice. Knowledge of English can be an enormous help to these kids to explore more scriptures written in English and circulate Buddhist teachings practice to the whole world.
As a volunteer you will be placed in a monastery where you will Teach English to monks. Depending on monastery size you will expect the number of student’s monks from 15 with moderate or beginners level English. The monks study Buddhist as a major subject. English, Nepalese and others are optional in order to improve their additional language skill. Volunteers will teach English to the monks, both young and old. Volunteers can also have a chance to participate in some monasteries run programs like meditation, praying and other cultural celebrations.
You do not need any formal teacher training or experience to participate, but whatever experience you do have will be taken into account when arranging your day-to-day activities.
Future Nepal is a non-governmental and non-profitable volunteering organization. We belive that volunteering is one way to make worldwide friends and to get to know one another. We arrange for volunteers of all nationalities, including Nepali, to work on interesting projects in Nepal. We arrange tour for around Nepal for special interests, mainly eco-tours cultural-tours . Tours can be for one day or as long as a month.Future Nepal is established with the objective of changing the status of the country. Especially now is the time to mobilize & harness different natural resources, Nepalese production and disseminate this task to the rest of the world. Practising has been more important than preaching. Our focus: English Language Teacher Skill-oriented programs Environment Community Health Post Volunteer Tourism activity Cultural Exchange/Home Stay International volunteer village Sports Projects Project Developer Manager Internship Program
Placements: So far as placement is concerned stay in a family where they are offered Nepali food twice a day (around 9 o'clock in the morning and 7o'clock in the evening). Tea is served in the morning and afternoon. Usually school, local organization/club/women groups and Health post at easy distance away and the volunteers will have to teach 3-4 classes everyday. Generally school/organization starts at 10 a.m. and is over at 4 p.m. More often than not, school runs 6 days a week and Saturday is a holiday. On that day the volunteers can get together and share their experiences. They can travel to nearby towns to purchase things for daily use and other areas in case of longer vacation. Besides their teaching time, volunteers can utilize their spare time in organizing the youth and women's groups of the community to do some worthwhile activities regarding avoidance of plastic materials and raise awareness about income generating programs.