Background/Project: Art is often considered the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations and ways of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture and paintings.
Children of all ages love arts and crafts! They love getting creative, messy and admiring their masterpieces when they have finished and the great thing with arts and crafts is that they are aiding their development in many other areas too.
As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improves. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn and it's also fun. It is a natural activity to support this free play in children.
Art and craft is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and encouraging children to learn about them will only benefit them as they get older. Art can help a child develop their feeling skills whilst craft will develop their thinking and coordinating skills. Art is communication of this common story that can brings us all together as humans. Art is important because other humans are important and it allows us to understand each other.
This project is developed to improve children’s creativity. This aids children to think creatively and how to connect with their imagination. Creativity can make children happier. They express their emotions through arts and craft making them feel calmer and happier. It’s wonderful in children’s development. Art and crafts projects allows a child to practice their skills, like coordination (eg cutting, shaping), understanding shapes and colours and explore their hidden interests and talents.
It can bring about positive life-enhancing change to you and the Nepalese people, both ways. As a volunteer you will be given the unique opportunity to teach arts and crafts, of your choice, and also learn the trade through the artistic lens of the Nepalese people. Arts and crafts would also include dance. Here’s your chance to make a creative difference in Nepal through art.
- To provide opportunity for children to develop their creativity through art and crafts.
- To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.
- Develop and conduct the session of drawing, painting, creating gifts and craft or any artistic expression among the children.
- Organize the activities of origami, collage work, music, dance etc.
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. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take volunteers on a half day sight-seeing tour a cultural heritage site. 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: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp. 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)