volunteer in hopad

HOPAD Child and Women Promotion Society

THEME/TYPE OF PROJECT

Helping orphans, vulnerable, helpless, and poor people and dalits

AIM OF THE PROJECT

HOPAD (Helpless, Orphan, Poor, Affected, and Dalits) Child & Women Promotion Society plays an instrumental role as an agent of social change to empower Nepalese women and children. By providing a quality education, good health, a loving family environment, and sustainable training programs, HOPAD increases the capacity to succeed among Nepalese women and children and ensures a prosperous future.

PROJECT’S ACTIVITIES

HOPAD Child & Women Promotion Society is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the cause of aiding helpless children and women. It was established in 2005 by a consortium of human rights activists, social workers, and lawyers whose greatest passion is ensuring care for those in need. HOPAD strives to ensure that the children and women in need receive the care, opportunities, and training to succeed It is also devoted to making the government aware of the conditions in which the needy are living and making adjustments to ensure these conditions are changed.

COMMUNITY CONTEXT

HOPAD Child and Women Promotion Society is located in a local Nepalese community in Lalitpur District. Drive by cab takes 45 minutes to reach there.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE MET BY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, should be reliable and show eagerness as well as be able to maintain their motivation. Volunteers need to also show creativity and initiative while taking part in the project. Most importantly, volunteers need to have confidence in their work, and have time and management skills to ensure an effective support.

TASKS OF VOLUNTEERS

  • Teach health and sanitation
  • Organize entertaining programs and games
  • Help children wash their face and brush their teeth
  • Help kids in their studies
  • Make sure they eat properly, including serving them or being with them to encourage to eat and make them feel cared for and loved
  • Prepare them for schools – including ensuring their uniforms are clean and proper
  • Check to see if the children are clean and neat at all times

Some additional (extra) responsibilities:

  • Accompany the kids for sightseeing, picnic, or on a visit to the zoo
  • Take them on an educational and cultural visit
  • Go to the school with kids
  • Ensure proper sanitation in the rooms
  • Washing children’s clothes
  • Teach children drawing, singing songs or play any kind of musical instruments
  • Knitting and weaving torn clothes of kids

Note: Outdoor extra activities must be funded by volunteers

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE PROJECT

Maximum two volunteers can work in this project. Volunteers need to check with the hosting organization in advance to see if the project is still available.

HOST SITUATION

Volunteers will stay in a residential area, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities participating in the same program.

Lunch & dinner is provided by the local host family. Food is prepared in local style. The main types of food will be rice, lentil soup and vegetables, but once a week the host family will provide you meat in your lunch or dinner. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, vegetables, lentil soup and pickle.