Education Program

Pokhara - Nepal

Only 360€ per week!

The Pokhara Valley, a land of spectacular beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas, conjures visions of calm but vibrant green hills, and shimmering lakes.

Experience teaching at small local schools and foster good relationships with the children as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

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Program Description

Most people in Nepal can't afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background.

Through our education project we just not only teach the course but it brings positive change in them which help the children to be self motivated and independent. ETC (Educating the Children) is the main concept of this project. Making children able to deal with daily activities through education is what we do. Giving knowledge that is applicable practically in life defines ETC. Aware children about the surroundings, environment, health and safety are the focus of our teaching. Educate Basic/Conversation English and other subjects of your choice to children from different age groups (5 to 16yrs.) with different capabilities. You will teach at small local schools and foster good relationships with the children as you assist with extracurricular activities and inspire them to achieve their full potential and broaden their perspectives through creatively structured lessons.

You will also teach and educate children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects e.g. mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education. A trained teacher is committed to raising standards in schools in Nepal, and with an adult literacy rate of 67% there is plenty of room for improvement.

During the project, you will gain valuable experience and learn by observing the procedures of the in-house teachers. The project can take place in either government, private or community schools around Pokhara.

You will be taking different classes. You will be taking four to five classes a day. The schools usually have a very dull curriculum, so out-of­-the-­box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children.

You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. You will teach and educate the children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education.

Aims & Objectives

To help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

The school timings are from 10:00 to 16:00. You will be placed as an assistant to a teacher of a class of 25 students. Lunch will be provided at the school by noon. If you choose to continue teaching at the school until 16:00.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Maximum age: 65

Minimum English level: Intermediate

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: Completed high school

Additional Requirements

There are no specific requirements.

Additional Equipment

  • Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.
  • It's a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music tapes and so on to brighten up lessons.
  • Warm clothings.
  • Personal medications.

Location

Far from the earthquake epicenter, and almost unaffected by the disaster, Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a bus trip. Pokhara is the place to recharge your batteries.

The scene is a chilled-out version of Thamel, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. You can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just twenty or so kilometres away.

There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts of a booming adventure sports center; it is arguably the best paragliding venue in the world and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There's a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not the least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.

About the Accommodation

Your accommodation will be at our own center in Pokhara in the midst of a calm and peaceful neighbourhood. You will stay in shared single gender rooms with shared bathrooms. Our house is complete with living areas, dining areas and a balcony overlooking the green mountains.

Food Arrangements

The meals are Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself.

Facilities

ATMs: There are ATM's around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house.

Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 30 minute walk from the centre.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There are plenty of things to do in Pokhara, you can go on a hike, relax by the lake, go shopping, etc.

Transportation

From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Kathmandu

Quick Facts

Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Population: 28.98 million

Capital: Kathmandu

Language: Nepali

Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)

Time zone: UTC +5:45

Country Information

Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12' east longitude and between 26 22' and 30 27' north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.

Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.

Climate

Weather conditions in Nepal vary from region to region. Summer and late spring temperatures range from about 28C in the hill region of the country to more than 40C in the Terai. In the winter, the average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7C to mild 23C. The central valleys experience a minimum temperature often falling below the freezing point and a chilly 12C maximum. Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Kathmandu Valley has a mild climate, ranging from 19 to 27C in the summer and 2 to 20C in the winter. In the winter, it only snows in the high elevations, around 9,000 feet. In the highest elevations, it snows year-round. The monsoon can last from mid-June to mid-August although the majority of the rain arrives in July.

Winter: From December to February, the mornings and evenings will be cold; in the daytime, you will be fine with a sweater or thin jacket.

Spring: From March to May is the best time to be in Nepal as it is neither hot nor cold. However, it does get quite windy.

Summer: June to August. Hot, humid and monsoon season.

Fall: Very pleasant and mild weather. It gets a bit windy but you will be fine with a sweater or a jacket.

Culture

Nepal's many ethnic groups are as varied as its land with their own languages and cultures. A wide variety of ethnic groups occupy the mid-hills. In the Kathmandu Valley the major population that we find is Newars, whose culture and artistry have earned them an international reputation. The Sherpas are known as tough mountain climbers. Brahmins and Chhetris are scattered over the hills and valleys, and Tamangs are found in the districts around the Kathmandu Valley. The Rais, Limbu, Gurung, Magars of the mid-hills have earned fame as Gurkha soldiers. Lowland ethnic groups such as Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Tharu enhance the colorful mosaic. The population of Nepal is about 28.98 million.

Transportation

Local Bus

One of the cheapest ways to get around Nepal. However, you get what you pay for! They are often crowded (and not just with people, sometimes even goats!). Most buses don’t depart until they get filled up, so it is not a good idea for those who have a tight schedule.

Tourist Bus

These are slightly more expensive than local buses but also more comfortable. Greenline buses offer routers between Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. It is recommended to book in advance to make sure you get a seat.

Taxis

Taxis are either private taxis as in any other cities or “10 Rupee” taxis, which are public. This means they don’t leave a place until they are full. The name, “10 Rupee taxis” does not mean they cost 10 Rupee! Do feel free to bargain

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