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Working with deaf children (KIDS, EDU, MANU)


Code Name of Project Location Date Type Total Vols. Male Female Age
VINWC19-18 Working with deaf children Sindhuli 12 – 24 Aug 2019 KIDS, EDU, MANU 12 6 6 18+

 

Background/Project: Working with Deaf Children project aims to support and help deaf children through educational and other activities. VIN works in partnership with Shree Navajyoti Deaf Basic School which lies at Kamalamai Municipality-6 at Jasedamar village in Sindhuli District. It was established in 2062 B.S (2006 AD). It is 1.8 km east from Sindhuli Madi Bazar. Sindhuli Madi Bazar is around 121 km south-east from the capital, Kathmandu. This school is the one and only deaf special school in whole Janakpur zone, where students from 8 neighbouring districts (Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Siraha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang and Udaypur) studies. We have total 88 students, classes running from pre-primary to Grade 8. It also has computer classes running from grade 6 to 8.

 

Total numbers of students present at school. (Also stays at deaf school hostel)

 

S.no. Girls Boys Total Ethnic Dalit Brahmin/Chhetris
1. 43 45 88 66 9 13

 

Total number of teacher and staff at school and hostel.

 

S.no. Teacher Pre-primary staffs Cooking Staff Hostel Warden School Assistant
1. 7 2 3 1 1

      

Objectives:

  • To conduct various educational, fun and creative activities for the development of deaf children.
  • To create child friendly learning environment at school through art work, painting, cleaning, construction etc.

 

Work: Conduction of session on experience sharing, creative writing, personal health and hygiene etc. Teach Basic English and Mathematics, or organize some sports, fun activities etc.  Assist teachers in the class. Renovating, Painting and Decoration of classrooms with locally available materials. Maintenance of ground, compound and develop garden. Good opportunity of teaching or learning sign language.

Location:

It is in Sindhuli District. It is 1.8 km east from Sindhuli Madi Bazar. Sindhuli Madi Bazar is around 134 km south-east from the capital, Kathmandu.

 

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 VIN hostel / hotel. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover, cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, and project activities preparation and about VIN.

 

You need to travel to the working place by bus or jeep. It takes 6-7 hrs. from Kathmandu. You will be always guided by a Nepali camp leader or local teacher and VIN supervisors will be in regular contact for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the work camp, our staff will take you a half day sight-seeing to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the work camp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.

 

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.  There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

Language/skills: Basic English should be spoken among participants. Those who have skills of sign language will carry on the project easily.

 

Participation Fee: The participation fee 200 Euros (+50 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office.

 

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
  • Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support
  • Local volunteer support cost
  • VIN T-shirt and certificate of participation
  • 24 hours’ emergency support
  • VIN admin cost,

 

What’s excluded?

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: VIN also organize weekends travel tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot on extra costs if you are interested.

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form from the sending organization)

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