Project Details

Code: VINWC16-01
Start date: 05 ene 2016
End date: 17 ene 2016
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: CULT, EDU, SPOR
Country: Nepal
State: Tarakeshwor
Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Cost: 230
Currency: Euro
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

Children’s Development is one of the major programs in VIN’s Integrated Community Development Approach. The Goal of the Children’s development program is to protect the rights of all children by providing them access to basic quality education, developing their life skills & providing access to health services through community health program. VIN has different projects under the children development programme such as Children’s Clubs (CC), Early Childhood Development (ECD) School Attendance Project (Teacher Development, Parenting Education, School Infrastructure Development, Child Sponsorship) and Child Care at Orphanage.
Even in the recent days in Nepal, schools are focusing on examination and are doing less for developing the creativity of the students. The teachers only focus on reading and writing – rote learning. The creativity of children is not explored. Due to the busy work schedule of parents, most of the children do not have the opportunity to be socialized and creative. To provide opportunity to children (aged 6-12 years old) for socialization & creativity, such type of camps is very essential.
At VIN working area, children don’t have the proper structure and environment at home and school to develop their innate talents. Children's camp (at winter and summer breaks) is one of the best places to explore their innate talents and creativity. In this workcamp, national & international volunteers will facilitate different types of fun and creative activities for the target children where VIN works.

Work And Activities

Objectives:
To provide unique opportunity for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity)& provide fun-time for children aged 6-12 utilizing their vacation period.
To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.
To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition or cultural immersion.

Work / Activities: The volunteers will conduct children's camp to promote their innate talents& creativity for their overall development such as physical, mental, social & emotional.
During children camp volunteers can prepare sessions and take classes on following topics: Physical exercises, Team Building, Drawing, coloring & painting, Art, Craft & Origami, Singing and dancing, Drama, Music, and Hiking, Teaching language and so on.

Accommodation And Food

The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

Leisure Activities: VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.
(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)

Place

Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

Language

Basic English should be spoken among participants

Notes

During children camp volunteers can prepare sessions and take classes on following topics: Physical exercises, Team Building, Drawing, coloring & painting, Art, Craft & Origami, Singing and dancing, Drama, Music, and Hiking, Teaching language and so on.

Placement Support Process: Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family. The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the third day. You will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you on a half day sight-seeing tour to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.

Participation Fee: The participation fee 230 Euros is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer.

The Participation Fee Covers:
Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu
Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support
Local volunteer support cost
VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
24 hours emergency support
VIN admin cost,

What’s Excluded?
Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc

Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.
If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that. You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday.