Teaching and Assistance Program

About Teaching & Assistance

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” it is stated clearly that to change the world or society, it is essential that education should be given importance. Education is the birth-right of every child and equal opportunities for better education should be given to every child present in the society.

Every child should be given the gift of basic education and it is also considered as the bedrock of development. Education helps in changing the personality and the story of a child to live a better life. About 61 million children across the world are not able to attend schools and get basic education and they lead a life of poverty. Education opens the gate for a number of opportunities and increases the lifetime earnings of an individual. With the help of education, the poverty cycle can be broken and equal chances to get a healthy life are provided. In this line, UNESCO has stressed on the fact that primary education is the right of every child and the MDG (Millennium Development Goals) has been implemented with the same aim to provide basic education to every child. Education provides a gateway to remove poverty from the society and helps in improving the condition of people.

In this context, significant and sustained shift should be done in the educational policies for the upliftment of children. Along with this, it also ensures that a healthy life can be led by children in the upcoming years. This basic education will provide the children the opportunity to attain skills, knowledge and the confidence required to become economically active and responsible citizens. Education has a direct link to family health and nutrition and provides an enhanced opportunity to lead a healthy life.

Volunteers participate in such programs for educational enhancement of local students, mainly in the areas of English, Mathematics, Craft and Art. In order to encourage volunteers, we provide detailed workbooks and guidelines for teaching. Volunteers of Idex educate children through various creative and interactive methods of teaching so that learning can be made enjoyable. English language skills are extremely beneficial as they help in accessing employment opportunities to lead a healthy life. Education is the route to eradicate poverty from the community and it is also a means of improving the lives of children.

  • Teach children and youth for their overall development
  • Visit to communities and understand the need for education
  • During the trip, you will develop teaching learning material
  • Educate children and youth about various aspects of healthy life
  • Observe a change in your perceptions about various aspects
  • Develop new and interactive sessions
  • Volunteer to teach English, Mathematics and social skills
  • Games and sports activities
  • Teacher motivation and training
  • Maintaining attendance records
  • First-aid training and fun or recreation activity
  • Volunteers, with a number of different and interactive sessions, develop the learning environment

Location - Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu – a city that has filled countless travellers with wonder. The earliest explorers, religious figures and adventure seekers have all been amazed by the enduring character that runs through the historic veins of this place. A charming old town, bustling markets and ancient energy are all woven together in this vibrant city.

From the tourist and backpacker district of Thamel with its western food, shopping, coffee shops and internet cafes to the traditional holy sites that have stood for centuries, Kathmandu continues to be a magical land. Your accommodation will be in a traditional volunteer house that has all the modern amenities to give you and your fellow IDEX volunteers from all over the world a comfortable stay. Build a spirit of camaraderie and togetherness as you journey into the heart of Nepalese culture and history. Here is where you will find fulfilment, friendship and fun!

Volunteer and Travel Option

You cannot set a price for such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible packages that cater to everyone. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to beautiful Nepal.

  • 2 weeks €1,508
  • 3 weeks €1,912
  • 4 weeks €2,358
  • Weekly extension €217

Included Services and Activities

  • Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
  • Airport pickup on arrival#
  • Drop off at the airport at the end of the program
  • Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
  • All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions ( as included in the program)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends.
  • A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.
Learn the famous Nepalese art of “Henna making” by local experts and also the typical and traditional dress styles of the Nepalese by instructors. Participate in dinner with a local host family to experience the everyday living of the Nepalese people.
  • One night two days Pokhara Trip.
  • One night two days TO Chitwan Trip.
  • Entrance Fees to Monuments as per itinerary.
  • Cooking workshop to observe and learn Nepalese cuisine and try your hands at it yourself.
  • Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.
  • Have a fun day with henna painting and dressing like locals, a great photo opportunity.
  • One workshop to practice yoga with a professional instructor.
  • Learn Nepalese for fun, use during trips and volunteer work .
  • Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
  • Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
  • Daily work planning to plan the next day.
  • Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organizing and general support.
  • The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colors or others.
  • 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Pokhara
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
  • Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Program Services


  • Pick up from nearest airport :  Assisted pick up from nearest airport on arrival and airport drop on departure
  • Accommodation : Accommodation at an IDEX accommodation facility with up to 4 participants per room (of the same gender)
  • Meals : Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per the meal plan
  • Program coordinator : Presence of a dedicated program coordinator throughout the program for project and general support
  • Transportation : Local transportation from accommodation to project
  • Support : Extensive pre-departure information, port-arrival printed material and regular training and support by IDEX for preparing the participants for their experience
  • Resources : All materials and resources required for the volunteering project


  • Any air fares
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Meals not mentioned in the sample itinerary

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Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Place : Nepal

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Idex Nepal Accommodation. Overnight at Nepal camp. (No Meal)

  • Day 2

    Welcome meeting and orientation start with Discussions & presentations on: Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 3

    Start your day with morning Yoga session. Have breakfast and later on visit your project and start working. After volunteering enjoy your cultural activities – Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 4

    Morning Yoga session Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 5

    Continue volunteering during the day. Workshop on Nepalese  clothing Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    • Day 6

      After breakfast drive to Pokhara which is approx. 220 kms. Southwest of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty.  At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas. The city is also known as the centre of Adventure. Phewa Lake: Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It’s hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavour to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains. Stay overnight at the hotel.(Meals – B & D)

    • Day 7

      After breakfast – This will be a free time for our guests to explore the beautiful surroundings of Pokhara. After the tour – Check out from your hotel and drive back to Kathmandu.

    • Day 8

      First day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 9

      Second day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 10

      Third day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 11

      Fourth day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 12

      Fifth day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 13

      After breakfast drive to Chitwan. It will be approximate 05-06 hrs drive. Upon arrival the naturalist will host reception, refreshments, briefing about the programs and the resort facilities. The Royal Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom.  This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.
      Nature walk or jungle walks: Jungle Walks allows one to explore several different wildlife habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests. There, one gets an opportunity to encounter a variety of animals including the endangered ones. Since walking through the forest disturbs the animals less, you’ll have a better chance for discovering wildlife. One can also learn useful information about different kinds of plants and herbs in the National park. Dugout canoe ride: Floating down Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river (from a safe distance). It is also a relaxing and a better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species drink water on the bank of the serene river. In the evening – Enjoy Tharu culture show.  Stay overnight at Resort. (Meals – Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 14

      Jeep Safari – We start the morning by doing a jeep safari through the National Park and observe the various wildlife species that inhabit the area, especially the endangered rhinoceros.
      Bird watching: The Chitwan National Park is the realm of more than 450 species of birds. In other words, some people have commented the park as a heaven of the bird world. Take a guided tour through the forest to hear the colourful birds’ early morning chirps and watch them fly.  After the tour – Check out from your Resort and drive back to Kathmandu.

    • Day 15

      The morning after breakfast transfer to Kathmandu International airport. Meals – Breakfast Only.

Typical Daily Schedule

Sunday – Thursday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the Volunteer and Travel package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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