On this volunteer challenge you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in the Kathmandu Valley. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while you're immersed in the local culture and way of life.
The Nepal Community Challenge is perfect for anyone who wants experience working with children or teaching, is interested in grass-roots community development or someone who just wants to use their skills to make a difference!
In the Kathmandu Valley, you will volunteer in one of our partner schools to teach a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum and improve education quality. You could be teaching sessions that focus on conversational English, life skills, the environment, creative arts and sports! We encourage our volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops that will both engage the children and allow them to learn hands-on.
You will also have the chance to volunteer on a renovation project at one of our partner schools with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more!
Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your volunteer days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to Kathmandu to explore the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites and get lost in the city’s winding streets full of delicious food and wonderful culture!
After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you’ll embark on the epic 5-day Poon Hill trek! Beginning in Pokhara, you'll have an afternoon to stroll around the lakeside city before getting ready to start your trek the following day. You'll pass through picturesque mountain villages, lush forests and small streams as you make your way to the Poon Hill summit - 3200m above sea level. The Poon Hill lookout has the most incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges that you'll be lucky enough to see at sunrise before beginning your descent, fresh on the knowledge you just trekked into the highest mountain range in the world!
Challenges Abroad Nepal was a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It was great to be a part of the school and I truly felt that our team made a difference.Alicia Coventry - Monash University
I'm going to miss the people, the views and the relaxed culture of Nepal. I've had an amazing time here and I know it won't be my last visit. In Nepal you don't say goodbye, but rather see you soon.Hannah Littler - Monash University
Volunteering in Nepal has been the most memorable and life changing experience.Kit Elliot - University of Queensland
*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!
In Nepal, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By increasing access to quality education in marginalised communities and completing essential renovation work, your volunteer program will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: