Community training in Nepal

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Start your career to work in an overseas organization by participating in the education of the Nepalese community in Pokhara. This is an opportunity to discover a new region of the globe, the challenges of the country and its particularly rich culture, while helping in the development of the community, especially local children. This is a real professional experience in teaching, both with the youngest and adults. At the same time, you will contribute to global education goals, learning the role of education in international development.

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Pokhara

From
 4  
to
 20  
weeks

Intermediate English

Description of the program

Through this training, you will help local teachers as well as the rest of the community in the field of education, which will allow you to work in an organization abroad. This is a unique opportunity to live an immersive experience while acquiring real professional skills in this field. You will also become aware of the different challenges of the region, by sharing your daily life with the locals.

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Like all of our training courses for working in humanitarian NGOs , this project in Nepal allows you to benefit from a complete learning experience, while having a positive and lasting impact on local communities.

 

This project is part of the so-called career training:

This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.

The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you better in solving these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, following the professional training you will have received.

Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.

If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.

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Conditions on the job guarantee

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Your first 12 weeks:

During the first weeks of your training, the staff on site will help you learn about the different educational topics that you will cover during the project. You will receive training in child protection, lesson planning and classroom management. You therefore work with educators in the local community to facilitate the learning of English, especially for children. This learning is both formal and informal, in small groups, with workshops or other discussions.

The aim is to provide quality education, which corresponds to Sustainable Development Goal number 4 set by the United Nations.

During the training, you will live with the other participants in a traditional accommodation, located in the heart of the lake district of Pokhara, which offers you a panoramic view of Lake Phewa and the peaks of Annapurnas.

For the evenings, you will prepare for the next day's classes or study a specific research topic in order to eventually work in an NGO abroad. Weekends are an opportunity to learn a little more about the country's traditions, mainly Buddhist and Hindu, by visiting certain sites. Also take the opportunity to do various hikes in the region to admire the Himalayan landscapes.

 

Your professional training

After successfully completing your initial training phase, you will begin the work placement part of the project. Considered as an integral part of the team, it provides you with real professional experience in international development as well as in education. You will work with the other members of the team on site to plan your courses, and carry out your research project with our local partners. Your training may indeed involve setting up your own project as part of our sustainability work in the region.

The assignment depends on the skills and profile of the participants. A telephone interview and a registration file (CV and motivation letter) will determine the placement of the volunteers on educational projects ranging from childcare to the organisation of extracurricular activities and tutoring / assistance in schools for those with the most training.

 

Life on base:

The Nepalese city of Pokhara is known worldwide as the gateway to the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. Hikers are numerous, as are adventure enthusiasts who practice paragliding, kayaking or other disciplines. The city, where the training to work in an organization abroad takes place, is located in the heart of the snow-capped mountains, and combines an urban environment with the surrounding nature. The lake district, in which our center is based, includes local shops and traditional restaurants of the region. Depending on the weather, you can see the peaks of the Annapurnas from your accommodation.

Host organization

Our partner sits on the International Commission on Sustainable Tourism of the United Nations.
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All these volunteering initiatives and projects are carried out by experts in collaboration with the local population and national governments. All projects follow medium and long term objectives defined with local partners and respecting the United Nations sustainable development goals.
As a non-profit organisation, our volunteer projects are completely transparent. Participants' contributions are used to cover project planning (reconnaissance, team recruitment and logistical support), direct field costs (transportation, lodging, staff meals) and finally to support the project itself. Without the physical and financial help of the volunteers, this project would not have been possible.

Certificates

Strong points

Gain teaching experience
Discover the role of education
Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal
Join an international team
Support from a Career Coach
Access to Job Board