Teaching Young Buddhist Monks Project

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“Here is a unique opportunity for those who are looking for cultural immersion by teaching Buddhist monks in the serene surrounding of a monastery. If you have keen interest in the Buddhism and the life of Buddhist monks then this is a perfect project for you”

Project Overview

Volunteer Nepal Travel (VNT) has designed this program especially for volunteers who have interest to learn from and about Buddhist culture. We work in collaboration with many local organizations and place our volunteers in the beautiful monasteries in Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara and some other cities of Nepal. Nepal is a country which is hosting about 20% of 130,000 exiles Tibetan. Despite of all difficulties, these Buddhist have somehow managed to rebuild their cultural heritage in little ways. As most of these Buddhists are poor so they are not able to get proper education, which makes their future insecure. So to make their lives secure and to provide them the opportunities of learning English we (VNT) have started a project for these poor Buddhist which will not only help them in getting education but also understanding Basic English skills. However our main priority is Tibetan children who are always eager to learn English language. These children are getting education in the primary schools where there is lack of resource and staff. Therefore children studying in these schools are always looking for international volunteers to teach them. Would you like to hold their hand by giving you valuable time and help them making their dream of learning English to come true?

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

As very few numbers of NGOs are concentrating on this side so you will be performing something new and different. As a volunteer, you will work in the monastery where you will teach English to the monks. Besides teaching you can also teach the children extramural activities like games, music, performing simple magic, drawing, storytelling, sports, games and other creative activities. You may also help them to improve their grammar and try to increase their vocabulary. You are more than welcome to pass on any other knowledge about math, science, and medicine and computing etc. you need to talk respectfully to the monks all the time. As during your stay you will be living in the monastery with the monks so, it will enables you to immerse in their culture and become a real part of monastic community.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is pretty flexible. The flexibility makes you your own boss. You have to work for only 5-6 days a week and 3-4 hours a day. Work schedule will be provided to you by monastery staff. Volunteers are also allowed to make certain disruptions in schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, their exams and other similar situations. During these times they are not allowed to work and can enjoy short holiday.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

There is no need of specific qualification or skills for joining our project. However you should have good command of English. To join the project you need to be 18 years or older. You are expected to be respectful to monks and monastery rules. You also need to be imaginative, hardworking, have an open mind, flexible attitude, passion and eagerness to work with monks. Interest in Buddhism, flexibility, patience and self-motivation will help volunteers to make their stay more pleasing and unforgettable.

Food and Accommodation

Volunteer Nepal Travel will arrange food and accommodation to its volunteer in a host family or hostel it is depending on the project type and location. The lifestyle of the Nepali 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 Nepali 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 hostfamily, 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 Nepali culture, Nepali 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 white rice, noodle, drinks, 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. Nepali 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 Nepali which is extraordinary!


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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders.

Aaron Han


To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders

Aaron Hank