Volunteering in Nepal - Volunteering in Orphanages and Special Needs Center
Volunteer Society Nepal
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Special Needs Help children become more independent and make them feel worthwhile.
Join us for our 3 or 4 week special Volunteer and Tour Nepal program and volunteer in one of our centers for children with disabilities!
As a volunteer you will help disabled children by learning, dancing, playing games and helping their caretakers with daily tasks and chores. Do you want to put a smile on these children’s faces? Then this will be an incredible experience for you.
The situation of People with Disabilities in Nepal
Most disabled individuals in Nepal are ignored and neglected; often locked out of sight in dark rooms. This is because their family members feel ashamed at having lost prestige and respect in the community through the persons disability. Often these children live a life where they feel no love, care or self worth. Some are even reduced to begging on the streets. Volunteer in Nepal with Volunteer Society Nepal and give these people the support they deserve.
What does a volunteer in a Disabled home or center do?
Volunteers spend up to 6 hours a day at the center, assisting caregivers in preparing and running activities for the students. For those who are able to learn, the volunteers can teach the children basic English. Volunteers can also help to plan outings in the local area and design creative learning sessions. Depending on the volunteer’s level of experience you may provide more education on care methods to the Nepali staff. Or you can do some vocational training and set up income-generating programs. You can also introduce the use of ICT technology in the student’s learning and play.
Do I need any specific skills or qualifications for this placement?
If volunteers have had previous experience with disabled children then they may enjoy this placement more. However, previous experience is not a requirement. When choosing to work at the disabled center you must be patient, friendly and approachable. This work can be very challenging because of all the different learning and physical difficulties encountered. But the staff at the center are always on hand to help guide you.
Where in Nepal can I volunteer in a Center for Children with Disabilities?
The centers for disabled children are located in different areas in Kathmandu. We also partner with a school for children with autism which is located in Pokhara. There is also a center for children with disabilities just outside of Kathmandu in the countryside.
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.