Background/Project: 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 in 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. That’s the reason why, this types of camps are so essential to provide life skills development opportunities to children aged between 6-14 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 environment at home, or a school to develop their innate talents. Children's camp (at winter and summer breaks) is one of the best places to explore their innate talents 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.
Children’s Winter Camp:
The schools in Nepal are closed for 15 days in winter. VIN has developed this work camp to provide opportunity for the children to utilize their free time. The main focus is to improve their talent & creativity for their overall development such as physical, mental & socio-emotional.
The concept of winter camps/ summer camps is less popular in Nepal. Parents in the city areas are willing to send their children in the camps by paying high participation fee but on the other hand parents in the village cannot afford for children’s camp fees.
To provide unique opportunities for overall development (social, emotional, physical, mental, creativity) & provide fun-time for children aged between 6 and 14 years by utilizing their vacation period. To promote the 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 following topics:
-Physical exercise, various indoor and outdoor games
-Team Building, group work
-Drawing, colouring & painting
-Art , Craft & Origami, Singing, dancing, music, drama
-Teaching language, etc.
1. Tarakeshwor community: Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods. VIN’s programs are in the Jitpur phedi community/Tarekeshwor municipality of Kathmandu District. From first studies, it was seen that despite being close to the capital of the country the education level and the living standards of the people are very low. So by helping with formal schooling, and organizing
different non formal programs and activities, VIN aims to raise the living standard of the people. There are mixed castes within the communities. Dalit (otherwise known as ‘untouchables’) and Balami (a mongoloid tribe) are particularly marginalized. The community area is not very clean due to the lack of hygiene awareness and schools are not backed with basic facilities, such as toilets, drinking water and teaching resources. The schools lacks resources and trained teachers.
2. Okharpauwa community: It is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills. Okharpauwa is a Village Development Committee of Nuwakot District. Nuwakot district is the neighbour district of Kathmandu. VIN started its project in Okharpauwa from the mid of 2014. Okharpauwa is 17 km far from Kathmandu main city. There are public buses available but it’s difficult to go in the village. The population is about 9000 and there are more than 1800 households in this VDC. In this VDC, much marginalized wards are 1, 4, 5 and 9. There are 3 higher secondary schools, 1 secondary schools and 4 primary schools. There is one private school and only one health post in this VDC. Health and sanitation condition is very poor, more than 60% HHs do not have toilets. It is scattered community and not so easily accessible.
VIN staff will pick 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 on that.
Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
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.
* 현장납부비용 : 230 EUR
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본 워크캠프 참가를 위해서는 현장 납부비를 현장에서 직접 납부하셔야 합니다. 자세한 사항은 [국가별 참가비>워크캠프 참가비 운영가이드 보기]를 참고해주세요.
The participation fee 230 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation) is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by PayPal or bank transfer before the placement.
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아시아, 아프리카, 중남미의 워크캠프를 신청하시기 전에 아래의 페이지를 꼼꼼히 읽어보신 후 워크캠프를 신청하시기 바랍니다.
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본 프로그램은 참가자 간의 문화교류활동 보다는 지역사회 발전 및 소통에 초첨을 맞추고 있습니다. 따라서, 참가가 수가 적을 수 있으나 지역사회 혹은 현지인과의 교류 측면에 중점을 둔다면 의미 있는 경험이 될 수 있을 것입니다. 다음의 분께 참가를 권장합니다.
1) 지역 주민과의 교류에 관심이 많은 분
2) 오픈 마인드로 봉사활동에 적극적으로 참가가 가능한 분
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개인 위생을 위해 개인용 침낭을 반드시 지참하시기 바랍니다.
Leisure Activities: VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp. VIN also organize weekends travel tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagorkot on extra costs if you are interested.