As one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal faces many social and economic challenges, with rural areas often being the most affected. On this Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in the region so that we can help local children and their families have a brighter future.
In the Kathmandu Valley you will work in one of our partner schools to deliver a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum. Our in-country team has worked closely with local partners to determine the areas in which local children’s education can be enhanced, and you could be running 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 work 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 project days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to travel and explore. 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, 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 student
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 student
I learnt so much more in this short time than I thought possible. While it will challenge you in many different ways, the sense of accomplishment and the amazing people you’ll meet along the way, make it one of the best experiences you’ll have.Maggie Campbell-Jones - La Trobe University student
*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!