Volunteer in Nepal - Teaching in Schools
Volunteer in Nepal
Teaching in Schools in Nepal often lack appropriate funding and resources to adequately teach children. As English is an international language, it is becoming more and more of the required skill for job placement, educational advancement, and future success. Many classes are delivered in English by Nepali teachers, who frequently have only a basic knowledge of English themselves. Therefore, there is limited opportunity for Nepali students to expand their knowledge and use of the English language without direct contact with a teacher fluent in English. In teaching in schools program, volunteers participate in teaching activities in Nepali schools by delivering conversational English and reading classes to Nepali children. To teach English at a Nepali school you don’t need to have formal teaching qualifications. You will need a good command of written and spoken English, plenty of enthusiasm, creativity and a lot of patience.
The first few days of volunteering are spent observing the Nepali teachers or other overseas volunteer teachers’ classes. After observing a few classes, volunteers will start supporting the local teachers and take part in some classes. Later, when the volunteers feel comfortable, they can start teaching classes of their own.
Volunteers, who are professional certified teachers or have previous teaching experience and TEFL certification, may train the local teacher as most of the Nepali teachers lack training and experience.
Children are approximately between five and 16 years of age and volunteers will teach three to four hours per day. Schools are open six days a week, Saturday being the day off. Class sizes range from ten to fifty students. Schools in Nepal often lack appropriate funding and resources to adequately teach the children. Many classes are delivered in English by Nepali teachers, who have only a basic teaching skill.
As a volunteer, you may:
- Teach English, mathematics, environmental science, pure science, international history, computer science.
- Get involved in organizing activities which encourage the personal development of the students, using their initiative to learn life skills.
- Assist local teachers.
- Form student groups, which allow further educational experiences for the children, with a particular focus on capacity-building. These groups are also useful for disseminating information on children’s rights, sanitation and hygiene, and adolescent health issues through various informal activities such as debates, quiz contests, art competitions, folk song competitions, street dramas, one-act plays, etc.
- Focus a great deal of their time teaching groups before and after school.
- Teach or train the students with art, music, sports, P.E. and other vocational subjects.
- Run remedial classes for weaker students.
About Volunteer in Nepal
Pepsicola, Kathmandu, Bagmati 44600, NP
Our Values We believe that women and children are the foundation of our society hence we value the need for all women and children to be given equal opportunities in life regardless of their circumstances. It is our expectation that our practice and work reflect our beliefs and value and we strive to provide the best services possible to those we serve. We believe 1. in inclusion and the promotion of multiculturalism, 2. that society’s disadvantaged and marginalized people can have a fulfilling future with proper help and support, 3. that hope can be rekindled by everyone’s unique contributions, 4. that pure drinking water, decent sanitation, proper nutrition, education and good health care are the foundation on which all future efforts must be built
Welcome to Volunteer in Nepal - non governmental, non profit, non religious and non political organization registered with Nepal Government, Kathmandu District Administration office and affiliated with Social Welfare Council of Nepal. The Volunteer in Nepal is a Nepali conceived and run small organization that uses local and international resources to safeguard the health and well being of underprivileged Nepali Children and women and to offer them the education, shelter, food and vocational tools to enable them to fully and equally contribute to Nepali society and compete in the global arena.