Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Teaching English at School in Nepal

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Teaching English to Buddhis Monastery in Nepal

Lord Buddha is called star in South Asian countries like Nepal, Japan, Taiwan and so on. The country Nepal has been declared as secular country after establishing Federal Democratic Republic Country. However, there is overwhelming Buddhist followers after Hindu. Because of tremendous Buddhist people in Nepal, many monasteries have been established in different part of Nepal. So, within the Kathmandu Valley and outside places have popular monasteries which are historically important. The monasteries have been teaching Buddhist philosophy to the children though it is felt the lack of some English Language proficiency. Therefore, if some volunteers want to teach English language to the student and giving training to Monk in the Monastery is always welcomed.
The FUN-Nepal will manage all the activities related to volunteering like Teaching English and other Volunteer work in Gomba (Monastery). Though, predominantly a Hindu country, Buddhism is also practiced by Tibetan people who are in exile in Nepal. Volunteers interested to work in a Buddhist monastery mostly teach English education to monks and immerse themselves in Buddhist culture. This is a perfect project if you are interested in Buddhism and the life of Buddhist monks.
Volunteers will primarily work as English instructors either the schools of Tibetan Children's Village or Children home. Depending upon the need, volunteers may be asked to assist in other school extracurricular activities like sports. As a unique fact of this placement, the volunteer will have a rare and unique opportunity to witness and participate in traditional Buddhist rituals.
• Teach English, Computer (3-4 hours a day) in the Monastery
• Organizing games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative activities
• Taking kids on educational tours and organize seminar/presentation about new places may be of your own country.
• Helping kids to do homework, and help them to increase their extra knowledge besides they get academically.
• Help in other activities or programs designed for little Buddhist monks.
•If you love Buddhism, this is the perfect time to join meditation, rituals, prays, and songs with the Buddhist monks
Skills required: You must have good English (but not of very high standard). No other skills or qualifications are required to volunteer in the project. Volunteers must observe the rules and regulations of the monastery and be respectful as well as polite to the teachers, monks and local people.
Program Dates - Flexible i.e. the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Accommodations - Volunteers will have to stay within Buddhist monastery and will get a separate room in that monastery block.  

Food – Breakfast at around 6:30 am which consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. There after lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat.

Suggestion: Volunteers can bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs which may help them within the volunteering period.
Project Location: Tropical village not far from large town with all basic facilities (Kathmandu, Pokhara -If needed we can arrange placement all over Nepal)
Program Cost: Please visit::