In this program volunteers mainly support formal education and will teach English for 3 to 4 hours each day for 5 days a week in Pokhara and around Pokhara. Besides formal teaching, they will be involved in encouraging students to take initiation and organize extracurricular learning activities for life skills and personal development. Government school children will be 5 to 16 years of age and the number of students per class can range from 20 to 60, however, volunteers will focus a great deal of their teaching groups before and after school.
ACDF Nepal aims to mobilize volunteers with health backgrounds in rural places around Pokhara where people do not have access to any health institute, as the government is not able to provide adequate health services. On the other hand, rural Nepali people are after reluctant to go to the hospital and other modern health services because of orthodox thinking, superstition, and other cultural influnces. some Nepali people may visit a witch doctor when they are suffering from an illness, so they sometimes die without getting the benefit of modern medication.
We are also involved in agriculture sector. We teach farmers abour modern agricultural method and how to maximize productions. We provide regular training in village as agriculture is the main business in Nepal. After completing different training of first week, volunteers will be placed with a Nepali family in one of the program village. The host family will live normally half hour from the school / environmental post. Volunters will teach environmental awarness at the local school club on the door to door of Nepali village each day.
The main aim of ACDF is to eradicate poverty from society and develop self sustained economy. All of our projects in long term will help to eradicate poverty and help to raise the living standard of people. We believe that most of the problems in society are deep rooted to financial causes so if we eradicate poverty then we can focus on creating awareness among people. Together we can develop a prosperous community and whole nation. The role of volunteer in this journey is irreplaceable. You can join in this mission by becoming volunteer or by donating us
The language training to be provided by ACDF Nepal will be given with in the first week of the volunteers arrival in Pokhara. At first, the volunteers will spend their time by learning basic Nepali language classes and some terms (how to adjust into Nepali people) at this class.
I am first Japanese for this organization . I work with ACDF Nepal 2 months in Jan 2006 to March 2006. Wonderful time for me . Working at hospital with doctors. It was interesting time for me .People of pokara really I like them.I am serving here as nurse.Fumie Idio, Tokyo, Japan.
I've had such a great time in Pokhara, Nepal with ACDF Nepal. The volunteer work was a wonderful experience, I've met so many friendly people + I have always been made to feel welcome at ACDF Nepal, a home away from home. Just wanted to say a BIG FAT THANKS to Krishna and keep up the good work! Hope to see you again.John Austin Portland, Oregon, USA
My experience in Nepal has been unlike any other of my life. I have learned more than I ever imagined about Nepali culture, food, history, traditions, geography and lifestyle. I have gone from emotions of fear to excitement , from sadness to happiness. I have truly been able to immerse myself in another culture and have found Nepalese to be the most friendly and generous people I have ever met. This has been an eye- opening experience that I know I will never forget. I feel lucky to have had the chance to participate in such a program.Sheila Hoffman, Maple Grove, MN, USA
This has definitely been the most memorable six weeks of my life - they've been so good that I really don't want to go home yet! From my very first day I have been made to feel so welcome even children in the village would come and greet me everyday and ask how I was. I love Pokhara, Nepal, the people, the land and the food so much. This has been the best experience of my life and as soon as the chance arises again I will come back for as long as possible. Thank you ACDF Nepal for placing me in such a lovely community - with a very special family and with very beautiful children.Sarah Parker, Scotland
I feel lost for words... I've had an amazing time in my 5 weeks in Sarangkot, Kaski (NEPAL)- have lots of great memories to take home! I've met so many great people and seen so much. Thanks ACDF Nepal and Krishna for such a brilliant time, I'm definitely coming back to Nepal!Lindsey Miller Woodbridge, UK
We had a very good time volunteering in Sarangkot, just up the hill from Pokhara. This summer of 2006 provided us with an experience that was enriching. We also liked the experience to attend a workshop ACDF had organized for its own members. Along with our volunteering experience, it made us aware of many cultural differences and helped us reflect about ourselves. We are thankful for a time and experience that was and still is precious to us.Bianca Levesque & Werner Schuler Frankfurt, Germany
Life in Kaski Kot is both difficult (mainly beacause of the hygenic condition, I'll explain further) and relaxing. My staying in Kaski Kot is the most memorable part of my trip. Compared with Kaski Kot and Pokhara, the heat, non-stop beep beep sound, the crowd and air pollution in Kathmandu didn't make me feel relaxing. Of course, the cultural and historical sites (Bodanath, the Monkey Temple, Bhatapur,Patan..) are worth visiting.Winnie, Hongkong