One of the main reasons EHN was born was due to the desire of the owners to make a difference to the poorer communities of the Nepali society.
What they say:
EHN has recently been introduced to a children’s home in Syangja district central Nepal. The house is home to 7 young children aged between 5 and 11 years old but will expand to 18 to 20 children once the house is fully constructed. This should be in the next few months and will provide the children with a safe a stable home.
In the past EHN has taken the stance not to work with children’s homes in Nepal due to the high level of child abuse and corruption within the system. This home is different to the others we have worked with as the home is situated in a rural village which sees no tourists and has a board of directors for the home that are all woman. This does not guarantee the children will be the priority but it does give us more confidence to work with them.
What they want:
They are looking for female volunteers who have experience working with children and if possible in a children’s home or orphanage.
The first few volunteers will be there to help teach and look after the children plus have the option to teach at the local Government school the children attend. EHN does also need you to be the eyes and ears for us so we can better ascertain the level of care the children get before we commit long term to supporting the home.
Volunteers will live in the home along with the children and two or three members of staff providing fun, food and English lessons for the children. We would also want the volunteer to help teach the staff of the home English so they can improve their skills plus help future children learn better English. The children all attend the same Government school which is about a 20 min walk from the home. Damagde School has been working with EHN for over a year now so we have good connections with the local community already which will help volunteers settle into the local life of Nepal.
Schools are closed on Saturdays so you are free to take this day off or stay with the children and have fun.
Their fees are:
– 2 Weeks £168
– 3 Weeks £252
– 4 Weeks £336
If you want to know more about the projects, what dates the festivals are or the costs to volunteers please email us at Phil@ehn-nepal.org.