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VINWC23-12 NEPAL Katmandu EDU/SOCI/KIDS/MANU 09/09/2023 20/09/2023


Library and Festive Camp VINWC23- 12 2023-09-10 – 2023-09-20 EDU/SOCI/KIDS/MANU AGE: 18-99

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, a physical building or room, a virtual space, or both. Learners are at the centre of learning in the library. In Nepal, there is not enough training organized for teachers and children on how to use a library. So through this camp, volunteers will organize teaching and learning activities through the use of library resources. It's a very fun and creative way of learning. Work camps 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 a library and other infrastructure facilities. 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 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 in sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, & outdoor group games are welcome. Through this project, we want to give every student an opportunity to learn, enjoy reading, and create new knowledge and understanding by using a library. Objectives:  To work for a children's development project and exchange the experience  Help the school manage its library and teach children to use it regularly.  To promote the library. 


Work:  Clean and maintain the library. 26  Arrangement of resources in the library and record them in proper order.  Paint and decorate the library room.  Conduct the session with children and teachers for the proper use of the library.  Organize different reading and writing activities with children with the use of the library  Conduct different activities to promote the library. 

Part II Festive Camp Teej celebration Teej is a festival celebrated by Nepali women for the long life of her husband and the long and firm relationship between them until the death of this life and all the lives to come. Teej is observed for marital happiness, the well-being of spouse and children, and purification of own body and soul. Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women. Teej is a small red insect that comes out of the soil during the rainy season. It is said Teej got its name from the same red insect. That is why Teej is celebrated in Red. Decked up in red saree and red tika, bangles, women sing and dance to traditional folk songs for days. It is especially significant for married women when they get a special invitation to visit their maternal home and feast. It is a sight to behold at the Pashupatinath temple, where thousands of women draped in Red and green throng the temple's premises. Observers can take photos of these women dancing merrily, where sometimes foreigners, especially women tourists, are requested to participate in the merry-making. 1. The eve (first day of Teej) is called Dar Khane Din. This evening the grand feast takes place. The grand feast is called "Dar." 2. The second day is the main day of Teej (the fasting day). Some women take it very rigid. They even live without a piece of food and drops of water, while some others take liquid and fruit. 3. On the third day, Women get up early in the dawn and get cleaned and do the puja once again, and only after this puja do women take solid food. 4. The fourth and final day is called Rishi Panchami. After completing the previous day's pooja, women pay homage to various deities and bathe with red mud found on the roots of the sacred Datiwan bush, along with its leaves. This act of purification is the final ritual of Teej, after which women are considered forgiven for all their sins." Objective:  Understand the importance of the Teej festival and know how it is celebrated.  Understanding of Nepali Cultural 27 Activities: -  To celebrate Teej with women with positive energy in the community.  Performed a dance ritual with the community women  Cultural exchange Placement Support Process: The first day is an arrival day, and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to the VIN hostel/hotel. 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. A Nepali camp leader will always guide volunteers, and VIN supervisors will visit them from time to time for followup and support. Should you have any concerns about the work camp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. On the last day of the work camp, 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 the 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. 

Requirements: Basic English should be spoken among the participants and children  The volunteer should be fully vaccinated and should have a certificate against COVID-19.

Participation Fee: The participation fee is 250 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.

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  Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support  Local volunteers' support cost  VIN T-shirt and certificate of participation  24 hours emergency support  VIN admin cost.

Meeting point: VIN staff will pick up 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 with that. 

Leisure Activities: VIN will take you on half-day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during, or after your work camp. 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) 

Language: Eng