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VIN’s children’s clubs are extracurricular programs set up for youth of all ages. This is a platform provided to the children that aims to develop their innate skills, develop their creativity, increase their awareness of community issues such as health and the environment, as well as help them apply what they have learnt in the classroom to real life situations.

You as a volunteer, placed into the workings of one of these children’s clubs, will be responsible to organize creative activities, whether they are oriented around contemporary dance, or formal debate, as well as help the children in strengthening workshops that deal with leadership training, life skills and many other important factors. While you work within these local children’s clubs, VIN will sort out your living arrangements by placing you in a Nepali host family where you will get the chance to observe the Nepali culture and everyday practices.  


“We learn so many things like writing drama script, role playing techniques which we didn’t know before.”
Samjhana Tiwari, member of Jitpur Children’s Club

“Public Speaking training given by VIN is very effective. We learn how to speak in front of a large group of people. It helps our personality development.”
Reshma Lama, Treasurer of Tarkeshwor Children’s Club

“Children’s Rights Advocacy training is very useful for children. We know about children’s rights and responsibilities; we became able to advocate in case of children’s rights suppression.”
Suman Nyupane, past president of Jitpur Children’s Club


 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:
Program: Children Clubs
Project: Children's Club Facilitation
Start Dates: 1st and 15th of each month
Language Requirements: English (Basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at host family in the working community
Key Activities: Support the children and form Children Clubs in public schools where they can participate and perform various activities to highlight their talents.
Beneficiaries: Children, Schools, Community
Working Hours: 3 to 5 hours a day / 5 to 6 days a week
Required Qualifications and Skills: Interest to work with children

Children are regarded as the pillars of any nation. At VIN we believe that they are not only the future but also the present. Therefore the organization primarily focuses its programs on exploring the hidden potential in all children of our working catchments. VIN mobilizes staff, local & overseas volunteers to facilitate children-related activities and form Children Clubs in community / public schools where children can participate and perform various activities to highlight their innate talents.

The clubs have been found to be a good platform for the children to practice their Life Skills. By this, we mean, they have made it possible for young ones to engage in activities that foster and build on what the children are already good at, or enjoy. In this way, the children, alike the rough precious stones in a mine, are given a chance to smoothen and refine themselves. The international and local Volunteers have been supporting these clubs by organizing various activities such as Children's clubs strengthening workshops, interaction programs, Life Skills Camps, Career development programs, Magazine publications (including creative articles).

The outcome has been outstanding! – Children have been able to publish wall magazines, magazines, clean up the school environment, conduct various competitions on their own, and perform community dramas and rallies for child rights awareness. So volunteer in Nepal with VIN and your volunteering experience, those memories that are to some degree like little nuggets of gold, will stay with you for the rest of your days.   
 
VIN's Children's Clubs aim to:

•    Promote participation in the learning process
•    Explore children's innate potentials
•    Develop life skills in children
•    Provide a platform to develop creativity and innovative skills 
•    Give the children a means to transfer classroom learning into real life practice.
•    Conduct community awareness activities on health, sanitation and environment.
•    Bring deprived and disadvantaged children into mainstream education through an all-inclusive, open approach. 

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Bitter Facts about Nepali Children

12.22 million Nepalis are below the age of 18

Children's Health
•    Half the total population of the country suffers from malnutrition
•    36 percent of 3.6 million under –five years of age children lack access to basic health services
•    Every day, 137 children ( which amounts to 50,000 a year) die from numerous preventable diseases.

Children's Education
•    39 percent children do not complete primary level education
•    20 percent school going children are either forced out of school or do not get attend one

Child Rights Violation
•    1.8 million children are involved in various kinds of hard labours for their survival ;127,000 involved in worst forms of labour
•    Over 5,000 children are living out on the streets in different parts of the country
•    51 of 100 children get married before puberty
•    33 of 100 are subject to physical torture
•    20 under-16 children are sold everyday
•    4,530 children lost their parents ( either mother, father or both) in the armed conflict


Program Availibility:
Available
Children's Club Planning Meeting
Children's Club Planning Meeting

Children Camp
Children Camp

Children Camp
Children Camp

Children Club Cultural Program
Children Club Cultural Program

Children in Camp
Children in Camp

Children Club Management Training
Children Club Management Training

Facilitation Training to Children Club Teacher
Facilitation Training to Children Club Teacher

PROGRAM FEES

1 week EUR 280.00
2 weeks EUR 355.00
4 weeks EUR 505.00
6 weeks EUR 625.00
8 weeks EUR 745.00
10 weeks EUR 865.00
12 weeks EUR 985.00

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I really enjoyed the program. the children are amazing and i learned so much from them. i taught the children many songs and dances and......
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