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VINWC24-01 NEPAL Katmandu KIDS/EDU/CULT 08/01/2024 19/01/2024

 CHILDREN’S WINTER CAMP ꟾ VINWC24- 01ꟾ 2024-01-08 – 2024-01-19ꟾ KIDS/EDU/CULT ꟾ  AGE: 18-99

Children's Development is one of the major programs at 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 (creativity, leadership etc.) & providing access to health & hygiene services. VIN has different projects under children's development program such as Children's Clubs (CC), Early Childhood Development (ECD), School Attendance (Teacher Development, Parenting Education, School Infrastructure Development, and Child Sponsorship), and Child Care. Even these days in Nepal, schools are focused mainly on examination and are not doing enough to develop life skills like creativity and leadership for children. Teachers only focus on reading and writing – rote learning. Creativity and individual differences in children are not explored. Due to the busy work schedule of parents, most of the children do not have an opportunity to socialize and be creative. These types of camps are so essential to provide life skills development opportunities to children aged between 5-12 years old. We work only with disadvantaged communities as these families cannot afford to take their children to holidays during their Winter & Summer breaks. Children don't have a proper structure and 40 environment at home or a school to develop their innate talents. Children's camp (during winter and summer breaks) is one of the best places to explore their natural skills such as creativity and leadership. In this work camp, national & international volunteers will facilitate different types of fun and creative activities for the children where VIN works. Objectives:  To provide unique opportunities for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity) & provide a fun time for children aged between 5 and 12 utilizing their vacation period.  To promote friendship, understanding, and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.  To provide an opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and traditions via cultural immersion.

Work / Activities: The volunteers will conduct children's camp to promote their innate talents & creativity for their overall physical, mental, social & emotional development. During the children's camp, volunteers will prepare sessions and take classes on physical exercises, team building, drawing, colouring & painting, art, craft & origami, singing and dancing, drama, music, hiking, teaching language, and so on. 

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 the 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. 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/mattresses. Please bring your sleeping bag. 

Requirements:  Basic English should be spoken among the participants  Volunteers should be fully vaccinated 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: One of the VIN staff will pick up volunteers 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. 

Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Leisure Activities: You can go sightseeing at various cultural heritage sites around Kathmandu. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested. 

Language: Eng

Extra fee: 280 EUR