To address the educational support in rural areas, we have built a nursery school located in the remote village of Kolakham, 2400 m of altitude, in Darjeeling's district in Himalayas.
The nursery school welcomes around 30 childrens from families with weak economical background.
We have also built a boarding school for the orphan children and for the children with difficult family and social background.
- Warm Clothes : gloves, hats, pants, caps, muflers, sweaters, shoes, sport shoes, etc..., - Blankets, umbrellas, rain coats, boots - Food for the children staying in boarding school : rice, lentil, flour, potatoes, onions, biscuits packets, mustard or sunflower oil, salt - Shampoo, soap, toothpaste non fluoride, tooth brush, Indian thin towel in cotton (=gamcha) - furnitures for school : chairs, tables, benches, black board or white board..., - scholar items : erasers, pencils, copy book, drawing books, that you can get from the shop “Kasinath” or other shop in the city of Kalimpong - furnitures for boarding school : blankets, pillows, quilts, etc...
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you:
As a VISITOR, you can stay and enjoy the local beauty and majesty of Himalayas, view on the Singalila mountain’s range including the view on Kanchanjanga mount, which is the 3 rd highest mount after Everest and K2, enjoy the serenity of the village of Kolakham and surroundings areas, trekking, enjoy meeting the school children and teachers, the local population, enjoy the local food (momos, sal roti,…) and share the local culture. Local population is from Nepal and Bhutan. As a VISITOR (you don’t involve in school with children directly), you can stay several days or any duration you wish in a guest house in Kolakham. You will have to book your room from the owner directly.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) :
As a VOLUNTEER, you can stay one month minimal if you want to involve in the school with the children. Several months’ stay is even better so that the children get habituated to you and face fewer changes of volunteers. Your participation will be helpful for the following ways : teaching in English and helping the teachers helping the children staying in boarding school to do their homework, cleaning, playing, maintaining basic hygiene, serving the meals, helping for cooking communicating with the members of the NGO through sending photos and videos proposing extra scholar activities to the children : music, painting, drawing, singing developing the communication of the NGO through social networks. Price: 200 € / month / person for furnished accommodation (sheets, mosquito nets, pillows, duvets, etc ...) (meals to do yourself) + 150 € / person membership fees and administration fees