Internship in Nepal - Physio and Occupational Therapy
Volunteer Society Nepal
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Help socially disabled or rehabilitating children or elderly. Learn a lot and give physical guidance at the same time.
The Situation in Nepal
There is a real shortage of skilled therapists in Nepal. If you’re currently training in physiotherapy or occupational therapy (with at least one year of experience), recently qualified or mid-career, your help in Nepal can provide valuable treatment to babies, children, and adults with a wide range of physical problems. The experience of completing a physiotherapy internship in Nepal will in return give you a greater understanding of how professionals in the field operate in developing countries, and an opportunity to utilize your skills for the benefit of others.
Where can I do my Internship? 1. Education and Rehabilitation Center for Children
Just outside of Kathmandu there is a center where children with different types of disabilities get help with their education and rehabilitation. Here there are several other physical therapists that can work with you and guide you. There is a schedule that allows each child to spend quality time in the physical therapy room as often as possible. Each child has different needs: some are learning to walk, some suffer from muscular problems, while other children need to have their joints massaged regularly to maintain their physical health. Extra assistance from interns with these tasks will allow more children to use the room and get treatment on a regular basis.
We can match you with an internship in a hospital where you can observe and work with the physical therapists
3. Home for Disabled Adults and Children
In this amazing and loving home, there are 70 patients and only one physical therapists. Help is needed and you will work alongside the physical therapist, learning and helping at the same time.
Do I need any specific skills or qualifications for this placement?
Everyone doing a Physical Therapy project in Nepal must have completed at least one year of related studies or training by the time they join the project. It is important for volunteers to have a positive attitude and a real willingness to help children with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities if they are to work here.
As an intern you will get guidance from your local project coordinator and also from the overall Internship Coordinator of Volunteer Society Nepal. She has an M.Sc in International Development and a minor in Education Management. We also provide you with all the details needed for your college or university and complete your evaluation forms together.
About Volunteer Society Nepal
Purano Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal 4232455, NP
Volunteer Society Nepal is founded on a dream. That brave and generous volunteers from across all backgrounds from Nepal and abroad could work together.
At the height of the conflict in Nepal in 2004 we gathered a team of Nepalese development workers. We also invited foreign social activists and foreign volunteers to come and help. Together we combat the shortages in education, healthcare and women’s rights. We believe we can do this quicker and more efficiently than the existing international organizations. Our work has taken on a new dimension following the devastation of the 2015 earthquake. We have since doubled our efforts to sustain and increase our humanitarian projects.