Volunteers must arrive in Kathmandu a day before DAY 1. The day before DAY 1 will be SUNDAY 3rd of SEPTEMBER 2017 – we will meet for a final briefing and information session in Kathmandu (approx three hours).
The planned itinerary may be subject to change due to factors such as weather, transportation and external reasons. Every year there have been changes due to various external factors beyond our control such as landslides and strikes; we urge applicants to come with an open mind and a willingness to go with the flow.
We strongly believe that the Tracing Nepal experience should not disrupt the ongoing education/regular classes of the children in the areas where we will visit. The opportunity to teach and learn from the children in a school environment is only available in the mentioned dates (LEG 2 – Back To Basics) whilst the team members will be able to meet and interact with students outside school hours in LEG 1 – Hamro Sano Paila.
Remember, if you are unsure or want to know more about a specific part of the itinerary – reach out to us.
Tracing Nepal 2017: September 4 – September 17
Team Size: 10 Maximum (2 GROUPS)
Travel Period: 14 Days
LEG 1 – HAMRO SANO PAILA
Major duties: Playground construction/painting of newly built classrooms.
DAY 1 – MON SEPT 4
9AM – Arrival in Life Vision Academy/Children and Youth First Bade Gaun Godavari
Orientation about volunteering pros/cons by Haushala Thapa
Group will be divided into two sets.
Group A will work with painting the newly built dormitories for juniors and girls.
Group A volunteers are required to plan an art piece that they would like to paint in
the juniors dormitory, it can be a mural art. We advise the volunteers to plan this
before they arrive at CYF.
Group B will work with painting the newly built toilets, 6 toilets, putting out signs of
save water and wash hands properly.
Group A and B will construct a fire pit and a seating area made with natural
resources available in the area.
Briefing of fire pit area, painting site and assisted by Samanata Thapa
4PM – Interaction with children with introduction games for team members and students. TN team members will be required to share “Why they chose Tracing Nepal and have this exchange trip, what they expect to experience from this trip?”
Students of CYF will share “Why they think volunteers are necessary at CYF and what difference it has made including what they expect from volunteers?”
DAY 2 – TUES SEPT 5
9AM – Hike to the Kot Danda with senior students of the school and write an essay about “Why education in Nepal is important for every child”. Students and TN team members will write this essay in the outdoor space of Mr Sangay Sherpa who has a hilltop house and garden over-looking the city. Each student will read their essay to the team members and their friends, vice versa with the team members.
Return to school by 2PM and continue with painting of the dormitories and bathroom.
BOTH sets will work on fire pit area construction from 4PM to 6PM.
DAY 3 – WED SEPT 6
Interaction with TN scholarship student “Sudip Kulung” and how this support has made a difference for him and what this means to him. This will be a 45minute interaction with TN team members and grade 8 students.
Both set of team members (Group A and B) on this day will cook lunch for the students and staff. The school will provide the required vegetables and items.
Completion of mural art painting in juniors dormitory and wrap up of toilet painting.
Both sets will work on fire pit construction.
CYF students and TN team members will mark painted hand print with messages in the entrance area of the school.
DAY 4 – THU SEPT 7
Completion of fire pit area.
4PM – Session
Team members and students will reflect on the things they shared on the first day of the TN arrival and share “What difference it has made and what life experiences they have learnt from this trip?”
6PM – Bonfire, singing and dancing. TN team members will perform for students and vice versa. TN team members will portray in a short drama about one of the most memorable part of their experience at CYF with participation of CYF students. This will be mentioned in the beginning of the trip so that students and TN team members can prepare from the first day.
DAY 5 – FRI SEPT 8
8AM – A write-up session will be organised in the outdoor learning space. Here TN team members will write about their experience at CYF, suggestions to CYF and handover the piece to CYF representative at breakfast.
On the final day team members, will wrap up their work by 12PM followed by lunch and have an interaction series with children regarding their experience with question/answers from students and team members.
12PM – Depart CYF/LVA and head to a hotel in Thamel can sightsee the Basantapur Durbar Square followed by a team dinner.
LEG 2 – BACK TO BASICS
DAY 6 – SAT SEPT 9
8AM – Orientation with Educating Nepal representatives followed by a long drive (4 hours) to Jholunge in Sindhupalchowk and general introduction with key villagers. Once in Jholunge, the team will be briefed about Educating Nepal’s involvement in Jholunge and will be taken on a short tour around the area.
DAY 7 – SUN SEPT 10
9AM – Interaction with villagers and children (school time).
12PM – Working together with villagers to assist with their daily agricultural work and developmental activities.
DAY 8 – MON SEPT 11
9AM – Interaction with villagers and children (school time).
12PM – Continue to work together with the villagers to assist household duties and development programs currently run by Educating Nepal.
DAY 9 – TUES SEPT 12
9AM – Interactive examination or event of the topic taught during Day 6, 7 and 8. 12PM – Celebration with villagers with awareness mission (details to follow).
DAY 10 – WED SEPT 13
9AM – Hiking and roaming along the river banks as a recreation activity and further understanding EN project and vision whilst venturing on this walk.
DAY 11 – THU SEPT 14
11PM – Have lunch in the village and depart for Kathmandu.
4PM – Check-in to guest house in Thamel.
LEG 3 – CHASING LUXURY
DAY 12 – FRI SEPT 15
9AM – After breakfast at the guest house the team will depart for Kasara Resort on a private Hiace Van.
AFTERNOON – You will reach Kasara Resort, located on the edge of Chitwan National Park, where you will find yourself in another paradise. For the final leg of the experience there will be no tasks assigned to you.
DAY 13 – SAT SEPT 16
At Kasara Resort, you can take part in many activities from swimming, a day with the elephants + bathing and feeding, nature walk, boating, visit to the Crocodile Breeding Centre and more.
DAY 14 – SUN SEPT 16
11AM – Depart Kasara Resort and return back to Kathmandu.
THE END OF TRACING NEPAL 2017.