Future Nepal Friendship Organization (FNFO), is a non-profit and non-governmental volunteer organization in Nepal registered at Government: 241 and Social Welfare Council: 30840. This organization have been providing enriching and rewarding volunteering and internship opportunities to international volunteers in the field of education, health and sustainable development issues in Nepal.
Our mission is to provide volunteering opportunities in Nepal that make it possible for both hosts and visitors to learn. Volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction from contributing to Nepalese communities, but they also learn language and gain insights into culture, ecology, history and geography. Host families and communities benefit from enthusiastic helpers, teachers, and organizers, but they also learn about diverse cultures and perspectives that help them see beyond stereotypes.
Volunteers are welcome to design their own program in various area. You are most welcome to work in any field and we will support you to arrange the all necessary things.
Teaching English to Nepali children is very challenging and rewarding work. Seeing their progression and enthusiasm makes the experience exceptionally satisfying. Volunteers will teach students who are eager to improve their conversational English skills. You will also have the opportunity to teach other subjects such as math, science, music geography, art, sport and dance, depending on your area of interest and expertise.
Classes consist of students ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, depending on the volunteers preference, with older students having more proficient language skills. Typical class sizes range from 30 to 40 students per class. The curriculum for the course will be taken from the Nepali students' standard book, but volunteers are encouraged to create their own lesson plans. Inspiration for creative lesson plans can be found on many websites.
Volunteers will have a permanent staff member there to assist with communication with the students and staff members. Classes generally run from Sunday to Friday, with four to six class periods each day.
The Libraries are being set up in small communities to offer educational opportunities to children and young people in some of the poorest regions of Nepal. The children attend before and after school. Volunteers do not need teaching qualifications to partake in this program, just a passion for helping children and having fun! Children enjoy new experiences as much as we do so anything you can bring from home to show them how your life and culture differs from theirs would be beneficial. Volunteers may also help to establish new libraries in other villages. For this, both technical and financial support from the volunteers will be highly appreciated. If possible, the volunteers are kindly requested to bring English books, teaching materials, stationery items and sports materials.
Women as a mother hood of the nation should be strong, aware and alert; that should be the main motto of the nation. Formulating strategies and initiating processes to bring women into the mainstream.
Nepal is a beautiful, small and patriarchal country. Our country nepal is ruled by all the male people and they take the participate in each and every society activities. But female are not allowed to take part in those activities. On the other hand, women are treated as the factory and machine of producing children and doing household work. As Nepal is the poor country and have many religious and culture. So, due to the religious condition also women are discriminate with other. In some religious the daughter are presented to the monastery “gumba”, temple, etc. To make the god happy and worship to the god. They do not have freedom to live their life. Due to which country go backward and male people rule is being strong.
In nepal, it is hard to go outsidefrom the home to the daughter and women. If they want to go outside from the home they need to hide their face so that other male people couldn’t able to see their face. The family members send brother as a bodyguard to take care of them if they go outside in the market as well. Female people alsa not allowed to study. They were not provided education and all those facilities they require for the development of them. Now a days in city and town side this kinds of rituals were not seen but in rural area we can see this kinds of bad rituals. They won’t see positively if girls go to the school. As a result, women are treated as like non-living thing in our society and woman has no accessibility to get any job such as government and private.
Now a days for the women there are many opportunities because they have got 33% rights to do any kinds of work. Government has also provide many opportunities and support to women. Like in thes vehicles there are at list 3-4 sits for the women. Male are not allowed to sit in those sits. Women has open there own small scale or cottage industry of making mats, clothes, etc.
Responsibitities of volunteers
- Help in learning english language so that they can understand global woman issues and making woman groups to make them proactive about female program in community.
- Take part in the different kinds of house hold activties like( cooking, broming, washing.........etc)
- Help them to stand on their own legs by sharing about their lives, feeling, culture and religious, nepalese life.
- Discuss and give suggestion about the social issue.
- Aware about the social evil that occur to the girls and women of the society and community.
In this program, volunteers teach environmental awareness and sanitation in local schools or at an Environmental Post for two to four hours a day, Sunday through Friday. The focus of these projects can be defined by the individual volunteer based on their area of interest and expertise, and also on the needs of the village. Projects include: creating "green" clubs, planting gardens and trees, education on garbage management, starting recycling programs, creating smokeless stoves, building toilet pits, etc. Volunteers can also share their knowledge by educating youth clubs and women's groups, and going door-to-door to teach the village about environmental issues.
This program is beneficial for doctors, medical students, nurses and nursing students. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in hospitals, community health posts and health clinics in various locations in Nepal. Volunteers will assist to doctor, nurse and health assistant depending on their expertise. They can also assist in dressing wounds, administering vaccinations, drawing blood, holding babies, as they are treated and helping to screen and organize patients. Volunteers can also assist in obtaining medicines and supplies, and helping out in daily activities. Volunteers can also organize health programs in their placement. This program provides a wonderful chance to support local doctors and nurses in rural areas where health care is limited, and the availability of trained staff is minimal. Volunteers have the opportunity to make a huge difference in these rural communities.
The Home Stay and Cultural Exchange Program is a great way to experience Nepali culture, and can be arranged in most areas of Nepal with one of our 30 host families. Participants will be placed with a host family in a small rural village, which provides volunteers with an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food, and people. The cultural exchange also allows the volunteers to share knowledge of their own culture and customs with their host family as well as the rest of the community.
During their stay, volunteers will help the host family in their daily activities like cooking, farming, gardening, animal care etc. There will also be opportunities to visit and help out at local schools. The Nepali culture is very friendly and hospitable, and many participants feel as though they are a part of the host family. Our local coordinators will be available to help volunteers.
For an orphaned child, the most beneficial thing that can be offered to them is education, as it can provide more opportunities for their futures once they leave the orphanage. Having access to education when their resources are low is a great advantage. Classes in English, drawing, music, dance, cooking, and more can be taught, depending on the interests of the volunteer. Volunteers will be responsible for getting the children ready for school, and looking after their general well-being.
Spending quality time with the children can have an enormous impact on their welfare. An average day for a volunteer consists of teaching for a few hours in the mornings and evenings. Afternoons are generally free to spend time with the children who are not at school. Volunteers can also to go the local school and teach, as well as help staff to develop marketing, fundraising, and program strategies for the orphanage. Upon completion of the volunteering program, volunteers have the option to sponsor a child if they so choose.
As a volunteer with the Agriculture Program, you will gain hands-on experience helping the farmers, and local communities to cultivate and harvest crops, vegetables, fruits, herbs through sustainable farming methods. There are many thriving farms throughout Nepal which welcome volunteers. The volunteer will stay in the farmer's house, helping the family in their daily activities, which will include animal care, seasonal planting, harvesting etc. Volunteers with specialist knowledge and expertise will be given the opportunity to teach the local community about organic farming and permaculture,
This program involves teaching English to Buddhist monks. Volunteers will teach monks ranging from the age of 7 to 19. The volunteers and monks can spend a lot of time together and have fun, for example during meal times, at the weekends and in class, of course.
The monks are all friendly, very helpful and welcoming. Volunteers teach between two and four hours per day, depending on how many other volunteer teachers are there at the time. If a volunteer has expertise in other subjects, it is possible to run classes in maths, science, health etc. There are no classes at the weekend, and volunteers will have the opportunity to spend more time with the monks or may go sightseeing during their free time.
It is also possible to attend the daily puja in the morning and afternoon in order to learn about the Buddhist culture
FNFO Nepal is a non-profit, non-governmental organization solely funded and sustained through volunteer fees. We appreciate the economic sacrifices volunteers make to visit and travel in Nepal, so we attempt to keep our fees as low as possible.
The program fee should be paid to us upon your arrival in Kathmandu. If you would like to transfer money in to our bank account we will email you bank details.
Registration Fee: $ 50 ( Dolar)
Any time you spend in Nepal outside the duration of your training and placement and any trips or activities you arrange in your spare time you will have to pay for yourself, although we can help you to plan these.
The program fees can be paid in local currency and US Dollar.
Full payment should be paid at the registration period, upon arrival at Kathmandu.
We're in the process of seeking both financial and technical assistance from various organizations to support our work. If you're interested in making a donation or sponsoring a particular program or project, please contact us. We are particularly interested in raising money towards scholarships for educating orphaned children.
We offer 3 days to 5 days of orientation and training at our office, depending on the type of programs. These trainings help volunteers to understand our organization, various programs and opportunities, country, Nepali language and culture, safety measures, visa issues, dos and don'ts, etc. During the orientation and training period in Kathmandu, we arrange placements in local host families within walking distance of Thamel. This provides them an introduction to Nepalese family, language and culture.
You will be met at the airport by a FNFO Nepal representative holding a placard with your name and FNFO Nepal on it. The representative will take you to your guest house. Please provide us your flight information as soon as possible so that a punctual pick-up can be arranged. If you are planning to arrive by bus let us know when and what time you are arriving in Kathmandu. Just in case give us a call.
After the orientation and training, we transfer you to your working area. Our staff will accompany you to the host family and help you settle in.
Volunteers either stay at a home with local families or if working in an orphanage they often stay in the orphanage and volunteers working at monastery stay at the monastery. Nepali people are extremely hospitable and volunteers will be well looked after however the accommodation will be typically Nepali and therefore basic by Western standards. Toilets and showers are usually Nepali style, and the electricity supply in many places can be unreliable. Most of our homestay families have lots of previous experience in looking after volunteers. Volunteers staying in orphanages or at the monastery are given their own room within the orphanage. Volunteers with families stay in a simple single room with a bed.
Based on Nepalese dining customs, the host provides two major meals a day plus two tea and snack breaks. Tea is served around 7 am. Brunch is served around 9 to 10 am and is usually typical Nepalese food, dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Tea is served again at around 2 pm with local snacks. Dinner is at around 7 to 8 pm. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling. In addition, you can purchase other food items if required.
The number of hours worked by volunteers will depend upon the area of volunteer work. The Nepali work week falls from Sunday - Friday with Saturday being the only day off. Volunteers work from 3-5 hours per day with the opportunity to work more if you choose. Times for each placement vary, when working in children’s homes or at the monastery you will teach and help them in the morning before school and for a few hours after school. Hours are approximately 6:30-9am and 5:30-7:30pm. However these are just approximations, as we try and tailor your hours to the needs of the children.
He worked social organization for 10 years. He started Future Nepal in 2000. He is a writer of JOB Book of Nepal and Inside Nepal Magazine. He co-ordinates & design various project. He traveled whole Nepal for volunteer program, design different cultural program and festivals, digital photo printing, computer, co-operative training etc. He his a success organizer of tourism festivals in different parts of Nepal. His interest gathering people, design development project, giving job ideas, writing books, co-operative formation, lunching stone project and design different tourism and cultural festivals all over Nepal.
Durga is responsible for teaching to volunteer Nepali language and taking cultural information classes. Durga takes volunteer for sightseeing in Kathmandu and takes them to the placement as well. She also pick up to volunteer from airport. She is a very friendly and open girl with very good English. She has visited India and different parts of Nepal during volunteer program.
Diwash Poudel is a co-coordinator, supporting volunteers throughout their placement in Raniban, Kathmandu. Poudel is also a language instructor and takes our volunteers in site seeing around the Kathmandu valley. He is a college student and an active member of sport club. Diwash Poudel is very friendly and open with good English, Nepali and Hindi.
Krishna is a government officer of Employment office in Pokhara.
Holds a Resource support position at the Pokhara income-generating Training Centre. Along with a good command of English, he is always very helpful with assisting the volunteers, both with their Nepali language and any situations that may arise.
The registration fees goes towards the running of the organization (office space, staff, computers, email/internet, stationery, etc.). FNFO Nepal has a central office in Kathmandu and a branch office in Chitwan.
FNFO Nepal has worked with other volunteer organizations, community schools, women groups, farmers co-operatives, clubs, youth groups and individuals. You do not need any specialized training to work with us. We will provide you with appropriate orientation and training for your prospective program, although experience in teaching, organic agriculture, health work, social mobilization or environmental project can be advantage
We are very flexible and as such you can arrive at a date which is best suited to your needs. You are welcome to arrive a few days earlier than the start of your program. Our representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name. He will take you to the hotel. We can arrange your accommodation if you arrive a couple of days earlier, but you will need to pay the costs for the extra time yourself, and for any non-FNFO Nepal activities. In some cases, the dates of your program can be adapted if you contact us.
Yes, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport to pick you up holding a sign with your name and take you to the hotel.
During your training period, you will stay at Guest House and Homestay (that will be walking distance from the office) in Kathmandu.
If you prefer to come before starting the progrram, you can get a room for $5- $8 a night, regular food for about $4 to $8 a day, internet access for about $1 per hour, laundry for about $3 for a medium-sized of load (they charge by the item). Transportation is relatively inexpensive too. We recommend that you purchase the Lonely Planet guide to Nepal. The travel guide for Nepal will help you estimate how much money you may need.(Remember that you need money for your visa and your flight tickets as well).
Yes, the prospective volunteers should be at least 18 years old.
Yes, we highly recommend that you have travel, medical and accident insurance.
No, these are non-FNFO Nepal activities so you need to pay for them yourself. However, we can organize and recommend some trekking, rafting, travel agencies who will help you to arrange these activities.
Nepal is the land of Buddha. A couple of years ago it was one of the most peaceful places on the earth but these days because of political unbalance crime is increasing and there is some violence but, unlike many developing countries, Nepal is quite safe. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourist visit Nepal. These days the situation is getting better.
Nepal’s climate is seasonally changeable and different in different regions. Geographically Nepal is divided into three parts. The mountain region of Nepal is very cold in winter while the mid-hill region (Kathmandu and Pokhara) and mid-terai region (Chitwan) have different climate in different seasons. The weather is cold from December to March, humid and quite hot in the summer. The spring and fall are cool and pleasant. Please bring your winter clothes if you are coming in November, December, January, February and summer clothes for the rest of the months. We advise female volunteers not to wear short skirts in villages, and male volunteers not to wear shorts. It is traditional for Nepali people to dress modestly and for girls to cover most of their body.
In case you miss our representative at the airport or if your flight schedule changes suddenly, please give us a call at 9849056230 or 9851088020. If you dial from outside of Nepal, please dial the country code 977 before making the call.