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   6 Projects in Nepal
Assist in Children's Home /Orphanages
Teach English in Schools
Primary Health Care and Medical Program
HIV/AIDS awareness program
Non-formal Education Program
Women's Empowerment/Support Program

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Food and Accommodation

If you are a volunteer your stay will be arranged in a host family or with other volunteers and you are also permitted to stay in the orphanage. If you opt to stay in the orphanage, then you will need to know about the Nepalese culture, society where you will be in touch with the Nepalese people, you are supposed to eat same food they eat or prepare. Volunteers are encouraged to learn and speak their local language i.e. Nepalese, involve in Nepalese customs and traditions and you also need to get close to children at the orphanage and be friendly with them. The lifestyle of the Nepalese is quite simple when compared to the lifestyle of the Western countries. Volunteer should not expect the luxurious accommodation. You will be provided same accommodation facilities prepared by family. The Nepalese bathrooms have a sit on your heels toilet, a shower area and running cold water and in the bedroom, you may either sleep alone or with another volunteer on a woven mattress or an a hard mattress. If you stay in the orphanage, you are supposed to do the household activities like cleaning the house, cooking food, taking care of children, taking care of elder people. According to the Nepalese culture, Nepalese people do not send the elderly people to old age homes like other countries do. It is against their culture.

During lunch and dinner the entire family sits together to have their meal and though you are a guest in their house you are considered as a part of their family which is a part of the lifestyle of Nepal. The food in Nepal has an appealing blend of strong and vibrant taste. You will be provided with three meals a day which includes rice, noodle, drinks, soups, salad, and vegetables, which is delicious. And if you want to have your own food, you are welcome to have it and you can get it from anywhere. There are many restaurants in Nepal that would suit your tastes and budget. Nepalese food is much cheaper when compared to other places and your hometown. During your volunteer service you are supposed to live with your group of people or family, and share the same experience that they face. You will be given the local fare twice a day, but things that you can enjoy throughout the day and till your service is the love, kindness, hospitality and welcome of Nepalese people which is extraordinary!

Free Time in Nepal

During free time, volunteers can have fun with their friends and you can also share the fun with the poor orphan children. The volunteers can visit Nepal’s beautiful lakes and go trekking in Mount Everest. They can also spend time seeing the wonderful snow laden mountains of Annapurna and Lang tang areas. Trekking in these areas does not need permit. You can also plan short trips to other places in Nepal in your free time. You can visit Birethanti, a large and prosperous town near the Modi River. Find time in visiting the market places there and go for shopping with friends or other volunteers. You may also find time in visiting one of the beautiful and mesmerizing tourist spots in Nepal, the Pokhara valley. Its beauty is enhanced by its lovely lakes. You can also have food at restaurants and have a party with friends. You also get a chance to visit the Annapurna museum. When you are in a country, you should know more about the lifestyle, culture and the practices of people. This free time allows you to travel around the country. You can also conduct seminars and awareness programs for the encouraging and boosting up confidence and goodness in the society. You can also can host various dance shows, dramas and entertainment programs for bring about awareness and also for making the locals happy. You can become a part in bringing upon a smile on those innocent faces.