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VINWC18-18 NEPAL Tarakeshwor/Kathmandu EDU, SOCI, KIDS MANU 19/08/2018 31/08/2018

Background/Project: A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a specific community/school for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. Learners are at the centre of learning in the library. In Nepal, there are not enough training organized for teachers and children on how to use a library. So through this camp, volunteers will organize teaching and learning activated through the use of library resources. It’s a very fun and creative way of learning.

Workcamps will be organized with the cooperation of local community schools under VIN’s children’s development program and working together with local teachers/children/ villagers.

The schools where we are conducting camps lack facilities of a library and other infrastructure. Some schools have some collections, but they are not managed and used well. The rooms are not well painted and books are not arranged in a proper order. Children are not taught the skills of using a library and its importance.

Volunteers will not only manage the library, but will also organize activities with children at school and conduct some classes on how a library is managed and used. The library camp will help children to develop reading and writing skills.  Volunteers with abilities on sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games are welcome. 

Through this project we want to give every student an opportunity to learn, to enjoy reading, and to create new knowledge and understanding by the use of a library.

Objectives:

Work:

 

Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to a local host family.  On the second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices 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. Volunteers will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take volunteers on a half day sight-seeing tour a cultural heritage site. On the last day of the workcamp, volunteers will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback session.

 

Location: Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

 

Accommodation:  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.  The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants

 

Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office, or upon booking the placement by PayPal or bank transfer before the placement.

 

The Participation Fee Covers:

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.

Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Leisure Activities: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp.  VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.

 

(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)