Library Camp- (EDU, SOCI, KIDS, MANU)
|Code||Name of Project||Location||Date||Type||Vols No.||Male||Female||Age|
|VINWC19-03||Library Camp||Tarakeshwor / Okharpawa Kathmandu||4 – 15 Feb 2019||EDU, SOCI, KIDS, MANU||10||5||5||18+|
Background/Project: A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a specific community/school for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. Learners are at the centre of learning in the library. In Nepal, there are not enough training organized for teachers and children on how to use a library. So through this camp, volunteers will organize teaching and learning activities through the use of library resources. It’s a very fun and creative way of learning.
Work camps will be organized with the cooperation of local community schools under VIN’s children’s development program and working together with local teachers/children/ villagers.
The schools where we are conducting camps lack facilities of a library and other infrastructure. Some schools have some collections, but they are not managed and used well. The rooms are not well painted and books are not arranged in a proper order. Children are not taught the skills of using a library and its importance.
Volunteers will not only manage the library but will also organize activities with children at school and conduct some classes on how a library is managed and used. The library camp will help children to develop reading and writing skills. Volunteers with abilities on sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games are welcome.
Through this project, we want to give every student an opportunity to learn, to enjoy reading, and to create new knowledge and understanding by the use of a library.
- To work for a children development project and exchange the experience
- Help the school manage its library and teach children to use it in a regular basis.
- Clean and maintain the library.
- Arrangement of resources in the library and record them in proper order.
- Paint and decorate the library room.
- Conduct the session with children and teachers for the proper use of library.
- Organize different reading and/or writing activities with children in relation to the use of the library.
Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to a local host family. On the second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Volunteers will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. On the last day of the workcamp, volunteers will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback session.
Location: Tarakeshwor: Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants
Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office, or upon booking the placement by PayPal or bank transfer before the placement.
The Participation Fee Covers:
- Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
- Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
- A half day guided sight-seeing to the world heritage site of Kathmandu
- Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support
- Local volunteers’ support cost
- VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
- 24 hours emergency support
- VIN admin cost.
Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.
Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.
If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that.
Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Leisure Activities: You can go for the sightseeing at various cultural heritage sites around Kathmandu. VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
[The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization]