These humanitarian missions for youth in Nepal have been specially designed for people looking to volunteer, ages 15 to 17. Throughout the project, volunteers will be supervised and trained by international experts selected for their experience and ability to mentor and motivate young adults.
This volunteer program in Nepal will focus on improving health and safety standards in Pokhara's schools. The project may involve the construction of offices for classrooms or the installation of drinking water tanks. This will enable young volunteers to contribute directly to quality education, but you'll also be contributing to other objectives such as health and well-being. Teens will also learn about local best practices used to implement international developments like these. They will also discuss the importance of ensuring that these projects are led by the local community.
During their stay, the teen volunteers will also visit some of the region's Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, such as the Bahari Temple, a sacred site located on a small island in Lake Phewa dedicated to the goddess Durga, as well as the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist hilltop monument dedicated to inspiring kindness and consideration in the global community.
Not only does this program enable teens to begin developing skills such as intercultural communication and teamwork, but on completion of the program, all teen volunteers will receive an ILM-approved Youth Leadership Certificate. These humanitarian missions for young people in Nepal will be a great addition to your CV!
A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18. For further information, check our youth programs.
You’ll be staying with a Nepalese host family where you’ll share a room with bathroom facilities with one or two interns. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture and have a real exchange with the community. Meals provided will be a mix of traditional and Western cuisine, such as coral lentil soup with spices.
The host family prepares breakfast and dinner. Evening meals include the traditional Nepalese dish of dhal bhat, a lentil curry served with rice. More Western dishes such as pasta are also sometimes available. Lunch is a local snack. Most foods are vegan or vegetarian due to the majority Hindu and Buddhist populations in Nepal.
Most participants use nearby cybercafés to keep in touch, as wifi is not available in the host family.
– English level required: intermediate (at least B1).
– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Anti-polio. Ask your doctor for advice on rabies vaccination and anti-malarial treatments.
– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Anti-polio.
– A copy of your passport.
– A travel insurance certificate.
– A medical certificate signed by your doctor.
– A parental authorization.
– A police record extract.