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VINWC20–17 NEPAL Okhaldhunga KIDS, CULT 09/08/2020 21/08/2020


Development &

Okhaldhunga 9 – 21 Aug

CULT 18 9 9 18+

Background/Project: Okhaldhunga, District of the Himalayas - This small paradise on the
earth is in the Everest Region. It is located in Sagarmatha zone in the North-East part of
Nepal. Okhaldhunga is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. If Okhaldhunga is viewed
with sacred vision, it has numerous sights which are fascinating. VIN’s Project site (Taluwa,
Bhadaure and Thulachhap communities) is on the South-East part from the district
headquarter, Okhaldhunga. From Kathmandu, bus route is about 250 km which is a rough
trip that takes one day (9-12 hrs). In Okhaldhunga, VIN implements integrated approach to
community development.
Because of the geographical situation, it has limited developmental activities and facilities.
Unlike Kathmandu, Okhaldhunga has numbers of illiterate people. Okhaldhunga lacks
proper education facilities. Due to the lack of education facilities, young people move from
Okhaldhunga to other cities like Kathmandu or fly abroad to secure proper education. There
are schools but they don’t impart quality education. Not many people complete high school
due to poverty, not having good schools, resources and geographical remoteness.
According to VIN’s baseline survey, there are only 91.56% children who have been
attending school regularly, but 1.44% children are not regular in school. Similarly, 10.42%
students’ dropout of school. There are 2.99% families which are well aware about child
rights and 20.69% families know a fair amount about child rights. But, 76.30% families do
not know anything about child rights. Most children who drop out are involved in household
work, field/farm work, households ploughing, labour in agriculture, collect grass/firewood,
graze to cattle etc.
Work camps will be organized with the cooperation of local community schools, and
community stakeholders to create child friendly teaching and learning environment. Most
of the schools lack basic infrastructure like school building, education material, playground
and drinking water. Volunteers can make a big difference in the daily lives of these children
by providing necessities listed above and educating children through fun and creative ways.
The work camp will also involve teaching children from poor and marginalized community
in formal and non-formal schools about Basic English and Mathematics, Health and
Hygiene, and Environmental protection through creative learning methods like art, music,
games etc. There will also be house visits and meetings with local people as part of inter-

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cultural learning and to give awareness on health and hygiene. In addition, volunteers also
will get a chance to take part in simple renovation work at local schools and engage in
activities like painting, tree plantation, protection from landslides etc. As part of the cultural
exchange, volunteers will witness and participate in the available cultural programs with
local community.
 To create child friendly learning environment to the children of Okhaldhunga by
developing resources and educational activities;
 To provide children from the disadvantaged communities a unique opportunity of

overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity) & provide fun-
time for children aged 6-12.

 To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young national
and international volunteers.
 To make classroom child friendly by painting and coloring the classrooms. Teach
different skills to the children.
Work: Paint and decorate the class rooms. Renovate school areas, class rooms, walls etc.
Teach students Basic English and mathematics. Play sports, Teach Basic English and
mathematics, health and hygiene, and environmental protection through creative learning
methods like art, music, games etc.
Location: Okhaldhunga district which is 250 km from Kathmandu. It takes one-day travel
by bus. A hilly and mountainous region surrounded by woods and fields.
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 VIN hostel / hotel. 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, and project activities preparation and about VIN. Then you will travel
to Okhaldhunga, project site which takes minimum 8 hours drive. You will be always
guided by a Nepali camp leader/VIN staff and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time
for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always
call us for immediate help. You will again travel to Kathmandu from Okhaldhunga the
second last day of the work camp. Before or after the work camp, we will take you a half
day sight-seeing to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the work camp, you will submit
a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview
and feedback session.
Accommodation/food: The volunteers will stay in Kathmandu for two nights until
orientation. VIN covers two nights’ accommodation in twin sharing basis and provides
lunch in its office on the orientation days. Then they will be with the host family/hostel
identified by VIN in Okhaldhunga. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and

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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. When they are in the city after the evaluation, they are required to cover food
and accommodation themselves.
Language: Basic English should be spoken among participants
Participation Fee: The participation fee 200 Euros (+60 Euro for Transportation), which is
to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office.
Why Okhaldhunga and extra transportation fee:
 Beautiful Himalayan region close to Mt. Everest.
 Lacks development and basic infrastructure.
 Very needy local area waiting for development.
 Welcoming community and rich in culture.
 Simple life style and smiling people.
 Lovely environment and up and down hills.
 Takes one day (250 km) by jeep or bus, both rough and paved drive from
 Enough support from local staff and community people.
 Volunteers will fill they have really contributed for needy and poor community.
The Participation Fee Covers:
 Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
 Two nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu upon arrival in budget standard in
twin sharing basis
 Transportation: Airport pick- up and pick up and drop to the working community
 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.

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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 also organizes travel tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara,
Nagarkot on extra costs if you are interested after your work camp.
Note: We will organize this Work camp to another community close to Kathmandu if
we receive less than 7 participants.
(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your
Complete Volunteer Exchange Form from the sending organization)