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Jaipur

Program Location

2 Weeks

Program Duration

300 $

Starting Rupee Cost

Child Care in Pokhara

Overview

Project length: Minimum of 1 week to maximum of 24 weeks.

Project dates: Year round. Saturdays are preferred for arrivals but you can choose any date.

Arrival airport: Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan Airport).

Accommodation: Local host family and groups in a youth hostel.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc. Check www.skyscanner.in for cheap flights.

Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Project Background

We are working in 04 orphanages in Kathmandu they are situated in Balaji, Jorpati and Kathmandu city. This orphanage originally started for children from poor families whose parents worked in the carpet-making industry, this school now supports poor and/or orphaned children throughout Nepal. All children are sponsored so that they do not have to pay any fees – not even for books or school uniforms! Currently there are 50 students bordering at the school, once again without paying fees. The school has 175 children from nursery through class 7. There are 10 teachers, a music teacher, and a dance teacher. Located just outside of Kathmandu proper, the school is looking for English teachers or subject teachers, as well as teacher trainers. 

The Second one is situated in Jorpati within Kathmandu. There were previously 82 children in this home which has now been reduced to 55 all aged between 1 and 14. The majority of these children have been orphaned although there are some which have been placed there as their parents cannot afford to feed them. Currently 8 staff run the orphanage, which has 8 bedrooms and a kitchen. The orphanage runs by donations they receive from various charities and private donations, for the food, clothing, rent and all outgoing costs; however this is a constant day to day struggle. All the children who are old enough attend the nearby Eyelens English School, are sponsored by NV, who provide their school admission fees, tuition fees, books and stationary. So far we have placed 5 volunteers in this orphanage, who help out with the daily routine including basic hygiene. There are currently 30 children who receive this funding so that they can get a good education and further their chances in life. We hope that in the future we will continue to work with and improve the conditions and the everyday lives of these The volunteering children.

As a volunteer, your duties are as follows:

  • Helping children with daily grooming.

  • Providing meals.

  • Plays and sports activities for the children.

  • Spend time with children sharing their stories of life.

  • Fun fare & other fun loving activities for the children to feel them special.

  • Teaching basic English.

  • Assisting in kitchen.

  • Assisting in cleaning the orphanage.

  • Help the house In-charge in maintaining books.

  • Hygiene activities like nail cutting, hair cutting etc.

  • Washing clothes, bed sheets etc.

  • Making their beds and arranging wardrobe.

  • Other required activities by the project itself.

You will be working on the projects from Monday to Friday and weekends are free. Nepal offers a lot to travelers to visit. Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is a vibrant, noisy city. Packed full of history, palaces and temples, it is also within touching distance of Nepal’s premier attraction: the Himalaya. Kathmandu is home to places to visit like Durbar Square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a world heritage site), and Pashupatinath Temple (the country’s most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river).

Another must-see attraction is the Royal Palace, the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Kathmandu is also the travel gateway to the rest of Nepal—in particular the tranquil Bhaktapur, the temple-tastic Patan, the Chitwan National Park, and, of course, the Himalaya.

The mountains hold a magnetic attraction for many who visit Nepal, with half of the world’s 8,000 metre mountains found here. The trek to Everest base camp, a two-week trip starting with a nerve-racking flight to Lukla airport, is the most popular mountain activity, whilst the stunningly beautiful Annapurna base camp can be achieved by a 7-10 day trek from Pokhara.

  • Program starts and ends in Kathmandu City.

  • Airport meet and greet in Kathmandu City.

  • Monday to Friday volunteering, 25-30 hours per week.

  • Weekends are free for sightseeing, adventure, trekking etc.

  • A typical work shift can be from 8:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm evening.

  • Support: Local Namaste Volunteer Director support 24/7 during placement.

  • Departure: From Kathmandu airport.

Youth Travel Abroad consists of a dedicated team, whose mission is to empower our youth by providing sustainable projects that bring about real change in local communities. Working in social development enables our youth world-wide to successfully face upcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. We do not charge for volunteering for these causes. The fee covers services you will receive while working on the projects. The fee is as follows: 

Full Board Services Weekly Fee

If you would like to opt for full board services, provided by Namaste Volunteer, the fee is as follow with the services in the fee are mentioned in the list below.

Application fee: US $99
One time application fee for all Jaipur volunteer program is US $99. The application fee is payable only when we find your application suitable and your skills compatible with the project objectives.

Note: After 12 weeks , every week charge will be USD 150
  • Pick-up from Kathmandu Airport.

  • Traditional Hindu style welcome.

  • A detailed orientation about Nepal, NV projects, facts about Nepal, and cultural responsibility.

  • Accommodation in NV host family or on project site. (Depends on the availability) 

  • All meals (authentic Nepalese meals) breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Project visit with NV coordinator.

  • Resource materials for project use.

  • Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities.

  • Cultural classes such as Nepalese language class, Nepalese dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class

  • Airport drop at Kathmandu airport.

  • Emergency support.

  • 24 X 7 assistance.

Optional costing (Pay at site)

  • Kathmandu sightseeing:- Price on request.

    • A visit to famous monuments.

      • ​Baoudhanath, Pashupatinath, Royal Durbar square etc.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Guide during the trip.

  • Pokhara excursion:- Price on request.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Pokhara visit.

    • Boating in Phewa lake.

    • Guide during the trip.

    • Night stay at a 3 star hotel or equivalent facility.

  • Chitwan Jungle safari:- Price on request.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Jungle safari in a shared jeep with a guide. 

    • Tharu and Bote tribe cultural show.

    • Night stay at a 3 star hotel or equivalent resort.

  • Kathmandu sightseeing:- Price on request.

    • A visit to famous monuments.

      • ​Baoudhanath, Pashupatinath, Royal Durbar square etc.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Guide during the trip.

  • Pokhara excursion:- Price on request.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Pokhara visit.

    • Boating in Phewa lake.

    • Guide during the trip.

    • Night stay at a 3 star hotel or equivalent facility.

  • Chitwan Jungle safari:- Price on request.

    • Pick-up from the accommodation.

    • Air conditioned taxi​.

    • Jungle safari in a shared jeep with a guide. 

    • Tharu and Bote tribe cultural show.

    • Night stay at a 3 star hotel or equivalent resort.

Namaste Volunteer provides a clean, hygienic and safe place to stay for our volunteers in project destinations. In Nepal we have several housing options for the volunteers. Most of the projects provides the housing on the project site. Some of the projects do not have any housing facility so NV provides Nepalese host families to the volunteers to stay. Those host families will be nearby to the projects and at a walk-able distance.The following basic facilities are available at each housing:

  • English speaking host families.

  • Shared rooms for volunteers to stay.

  • Kitchen- Equipped with basic electronic appliances

  • Separated and connected washrooms.

  • Electronic appliances

    • Television with cable network​

    • Refrigerator

    • Washing Machine

    • Fans and air-coolers in all rooms

    • Lights and ventilation in all rooms 

    • Common roof-top (Not available at every housing) 

    • A small outdoor area for outdoor games

    • Indoor games (cards, carom, board games, etc.)

    • Easy access to market, vegetable stores and city

The following services and components are not included in the application fee and full board weekly fee;

  • Air fare.

  • Visa.

  • Insurance.

  • Vaccinations.

  • Local transportation.

  • Donation to the project. (Optional donations can be as minimum US$ 10 to US$ 50)

  • Personal expenses.

  • Travel expenditure to other locations.

  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in “Full Board services” list above.

$ 250

As your application is approved, you will be required to pay the deposit (Application Fee) USD 250 in order to secure your place on orphanage work program.
No extra charges or hidden fees.

Fee Includes

  • Pickup from Jaipur Airport*
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Assistance in work area
  • Daily Transport to project
  • All program relevant material
  • 24x7 In-house Wi-Fi
  • 24x7 Team Support
  • All taxes and bank charges
  • Yoga Sessions**