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Teaching in Monastery, Volunteer Help Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

Organization: Volunteer Help Center
Contact Name: Durga Ghimire
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Nayabazar
Kathmandu, 00977  
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Teaching, Social Services, Orphanage, Health and Medicine, Environment, Education, Discipleship / Spiritual Formation, Directly Serving People, Christian Camping, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
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This is a great opportunity for volunteers who want to Teach English in Monasteries. There are several Tibetan refugees Camps and Monasteries that house hundreds of Tibetan kids taking Buddhist monk educational training in Katmandu to preserve the amazing cultural richness of Tibet and Buddhism practice. Knowledge of English can be an enormous help to these kids to explore more scriptures written in English and circulate Buddhist teachings practice to the whole world. As a volunteer you will be placed in a monastery where you will Teach English to monks. Depending on monastery size you will expect the number of student?s monks from 15 with moderate or beginners level English. The monks study Buddhist as a major subject. English, Nepalese and others are optional in order to improve their additional language skill. Volunteers will teach English to the monks, both young and old. Volunteers can also have a chance to participate in some monasteries run programs like meditation, praying and other cultural celebrations. You do not need any formal teacher training or experience to participate, but whatever experience you do have will be taken into account when arranging your day-to-day activities.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

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We offer 3 days to 5 days of orientation and training at our office, depending on the type of programs. These trainings help volunteers to understand our organization, various programs and opportunities, country, Nepali language and culture, safety measures, visa issues, dos and don’ts, etc. During the orientation and training period in Kathmandu, we arrange placements in local host families within walking distance of Thamel. This provides them an introduction to Nepalese family, language and culture. During the orientation and training period, you will be participating in:*2 hours basic Nepali language class per day *Cultural information/safety issues *Volunteers’ interests, programs & opportunities, and placement information *Sightseeing in Kathmandu every day after training *Shopping opportunities upon request

Cost (per person)


This cost includes:

*Airport pickup and drop *Language and cultural training *Sightseeing in Kathmandu *Specialised training for your chosen program *Land Transportation to and from village placement *Accommodation and meals during training period in Kathmandu *Accommodation and meals with your host family during the placement *Accommodation and meals for one day before departure *24 hours Volunteer supervision and office administration *Legal Service *Scholarship and sponsorship for orphanage children and deprived children

Length of Trip

1 to 2 months

Initially Posted: 04/30/2016
Last Updated: 02/18/2018