Beautiful architecture, dramatic landscape and hospitable highland people make Nepal a special destination at any time. Even more so when you teach at local schools and really dig into the local culture.
Kathmandu is a thriving commercial city, well used to foreign traders and, latterly, tourists. Mediaeval traditions such as the Living Goddess exist alongside roaring traffic and hectic nightlife. However, you don’t have to go far to find that much of the surrounding Kathmandu Valley is quiet and rural. We have teaching projects in both urban and rural areas of the Kathmandu valley – and all participants have the option to do a Himalayan trek, rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park (famous for its rhinos and tigers) and a trip to Tibet.
Voluntary teachers need to be cheery, resourceful and adaptable. You will be teaching in schools that are well resourced by local standards with children eager to benefit from fluent English speakers, so your written and spoken English must be good. Choose between primary or secondary teaching – you can team up with another Oyster volunteer to do lessons if you wish. Past volunteers have taught Art, Literature and Geography as well as English, and additional skills such as music, sport or drama are always useful. You can also help to teach local street children on an informal basis.
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