Social Enterprise Volunteering Program

Finally , social enterprise volunteering program piloted at Nepal . Siddhi Memorial Foundation and Antardristi Nepal are the first two organization hosted the  eight semi expert student consultants.  The student consultants are busy on developing business plan of Age care social enterprise  at Siddhi Memorial Foundation and Coffee shop social enterprise at Antardristi Nepal.

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Volunteering and Internship opportunity for Nutrition and Health Project

photoEstimated that half of all Nepali children under five are malnourished and poor nourishment is one of the leading causes of death for young children. Often, the problem is less one of poverty than of ignorance.

If university students from nutrition and health  faculty would like to complete their internship in Nepal then you can contact  us for your placement in Nepal . Similarly  if  those  who are interested for volunteering at Nutrition and health projects  also welcome to contact us .

For the  volunteering/ internship cost and further communication please contact  Hari Adhikari hariadhkari@gmail.com

Volunteering at School in Nepal

In the beginning volunteers teach English  as a Teacher assistant in classroom.  Apart from English instruction, volunteers are welcome to lead other activities, such as arts and dance. .The students  are in age  from 5 to 15. Typically, the children are most interested in hearing stories and learning different rhymes and songs.

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You do not need any qualifications for this placement, but you do need to have a good command of the English language. It helps if you have had experience of working with children in the past, but if you have not then being a confident and enthusiastic person is important. There will be basic support materials to use but these are always in short supply, and so anything you can provide to help will always be appreciated.

Those person who are professionally teaching experience  they are most welcome to run the orientation session for Nepali teachers also.

You should expect to be at school for 4 to 5 hours each day, 5 days a week. (School’s actually in session 6 days a week.) The rest of the day is yours. In the past, volunteers have enjoyed learning the Nepalese culture and routines of village life.

You will live with a local family, who will prepare your meals. The typical meal consists of rice, lentils, fried egg, spinach and/or cauliflower; when there is meat it comes with bones. Sometimes, you will also be provided with chapati and vegetable curry. In some places, you will also get milk, curd and other milk products. There will be plenty of opportunities to drink tea.

During breakfast and tiffin, you will be generally provided with tea, biscuits , bread or corn flex.  You will be provided with a room to sleep by the host family.

For further communication and cost for the volunteering please contact below :

Hari Adhikari ; hariadhkari@gmail.com

Volunteering at Children Home (Orphanage Home) at Nepal

We have been coordinating the volunteers placement in children home ( orphanage and semi orphanage home ) at Nepal.

Nepal is one of least developed country . Still here  are  many of Nepali children out of basic needs like as food ,shelter, clothing, education and health care.

As an orphanage/ children home  volunteer, working with orphaned children, you will be molding the young minds of talented, blossoming, charming children.

P1090804Generally your ( Volunteer) role will be to act as an older sibling: to care for, look after and encourage the children. Depending upon the yours interest and skills, you may usually be involved in any of the following activities;

To do list 

  • Teaching English , science  and math / help the children for their home work.
  • Play with children at home.
  • Join with them hiking and city tour during the school vacation.
  • Run the teenagers education  session/ Health education
  • Help to drop the children at school and pick up children from school to home.
  •  Music and art/craft
  • Fundraising  and try to find potential donor and develop the proposal .

For the  volunteering cost and further communication please contact  Hari Adhikari : hariadhkari@gmail.com

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Finally,I am able to make partnership in Danish organization for Interns & volunteers placement in Nepal

So far,I have coordinated and facilitated international and national volunteers and interns  and placed them  in the Nepali community in different projects where as possible for both way learning / exchange  , those who were from Australia, Canada , USA , Netherlands , Switzerland, Germany ,Italy , Singapore,Korea , England, Austria  and Belgium . In April 2013 , i have coordinated the Danish interns / Volunteers who are nutrition and health students .Now they are doing internship at Siddhi Memorial Foundation running projects( hospital and elderly home ) and i have planned them to placed to the  community school , research project and nutritional rehabilitation center as well. I believe on Voluntarism for Development .

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Medical elective/internship and volunteering in Nepal

I have been coordinating International interns and volunteers from various backgrounds. From April 2013 onwards you will have great place for medical volunteering and internship in Nepal at SiddhiMemorialHospital. SMF (Siddhi Memorial Foundation) accepts International students, usually for 3-5 months internships and in return for a small daily contribution SMF provides comfortable accommodation, meals and professional support.

You will experience real Nepali life first hand and get to know our culture, whilst also making a huge difference to the lives of others.

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20 years of dedicated service in memory of Siddhi

I am happy to be a part of SMF as Manager. SMF celebrated 20 years of dedicated service on 1st January 2013 at its premises having Honorable Minister of Women, Children and Social Welfare Sri Badri Prasad Neupane as a chief guest. On this occasion, we inaugurated Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and we also started Free Meal Fund (Shneha Bhojan Kosh) for the elderly people. We raised some fund for Free Meal Fund from kind individuals and organizations the day. The fundraising is going on. “Please help us to serve children, women and elderly in need.” “Join us and see the difference in serving the community” We are beholden to the many in land and aboard friends, well-wisher, supporters and government of Nepal who have helped to make this noble cause a reality. Thank you so much!!

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Being Board of Director in health department of Worldview Mission

I am so glad to be a part of Worldview Mission in health department. (http://www.worldviewmission.org/)

Worldview Mission (WM) was founded in USA by Ms. Hélène H. Oord in 2007. In 2008 WM registered as 501 (C) (3) Nonprofit (NGO) IRS-Taxed Exempt Status Subsidiary of Sidewalk University, NJ, New Jersey.

Worldview Mission is member of United Nations CSO-NET (ECOSOC CIVIL Society Network NGO Branch, New York.
This Global Organization connected to the United Nations is affiliated with a multitude of organizations in the world that are concerned with ending poverty, complies with the Statement of United Nations Under-Secretary- General for Communications and Public Information (DPI) Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, by 2015. Worldview Mission complies with United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals to end poverty by 2015.

The Vision Statement
“To improve the quality of life for the people living in poverty helping them to become self-sufficient and to facilitate global effort in meeting United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.”
The Mission
Eradication of poverty in our communities especially in the third world nations.
Provide comprehensive programs of growth and development for individuals as well as communities.
Youth development and empowerment.
Create an environment and use activities that foster mutual respect, resilience, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-efficacy and leadership.
Promote awareness and acceptance of diversity

Thank You Ms. Helene.

The importance of formal education and how to motivate illiterate, impoverished families to send their children to school

Knowledge and skills are important in human life which can be only achieved through formal and non formal education system. Obviously we gain knowledge and skills from such education but there are significant differences between formal and non formal education. Every Individual receives education informally from parents, peers, religious/cultural discourse, work/job place, mass communication media etc whereas gets formal education in educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities. Along with the rise of industrial society demand of specialist in work increased which cannot be educated informally. The importance of formal education then valued. Formal education is the hierarchically structured, chronologically graded and is running from primary school to the university including, in addition to general academic studies, a variety of specialized programs and institutions for full-time technical and professional training. Formal education contributes greatly to a child’s development because this is how the child learns the sciences and arts. In school, a person may learn basic, academic, or trade skills.

In Nepal, international development agencies’ and government have been trying to provide accessible and affordable environment for children to get formal education despite of many problems/contrarians and challenges.

The illiteracy, poverty, lack of physical facilities at school, lack of awareness, monitoring methodology and social discrimination are the constraints and challenges for the enrolment of children in formal education system. If we are able to reduce the poverty and illiteracy in our society the number of formal education enrolment will be increased. To increase number of children in formal education system from illiterate and impoverished families there is necessary to raise the awareness and create the motivational activities. For this we can implement following activities which will motivate and play the bridging role between those families, children and formal education system.

  1. Literacy campaign ( Adult non formal education ): Reduce illiteracy
  2. School enrolment campaigns ( at beginning of the session) : Awareness raise
  3. Free formal education and special assistance for impoverished families.
  4. Create opportunity for poor family such as Income Generation Activities (IGAs).
  5. Facilitate to formation of Self Help Group/ Self Reliant Group by functioning the microfinance activities and Behaviour Change Communication session including importance of formal education.
  6. Providing stationeries and Tiffin /snacks to the children’s which in turn encourage the guardian send their child to school.
  7. Capacity development of school management committee. If SMC is developed their capability could easily find out their local problem and able to settle and able to convince the illiterate parents.
  8. Training for the school teacher. If teacher are trained that also help to motivate the parents to send their child in formal education.
  9. “Parental education program” related to importance of formal education.

10. Mother tongue education system in school for certain year on some subjects.

11. Socio-economic empowerment of the community (women empowerment in the context of Nepalese society.)

These are some activities that we can implement both in the community and school which will help to motivate the illiterate and impoverished families to send their child in formal education as well as reduce the illiteracy and poverty in the community. Ultimately it will also help in national development and achieve the UNMDG “Universal Primary Education” such as Net enrolment rate in primary education in 2010 (%) 93.7 ………. by the end of 2015 : 100% likewise Survival rate to Grade 5 (%) 77.9 to 100 and  Literacy rate for 15–24 years old (%) 86.5 to 100.

Prepared by Hari Adhikari

15th December 2012 at 11:30pm