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Chitwan Children's Resource Centers

Parbatipur children’s resource centre

Parbatipur is situated south east of Narayangadh near Jagatpur and is a one hour jeep/bus ride away; and approximately 5-6 hours from Kathmandu. There are around 50 children in the immediate area that will make use of the library. Some of the children attend the government school (opposite the street from the library) from 6-11am. Others attend private schools in the area but most go to the English Paradise School which is a 20 minute walk away. Private/Boarding schools open from 10-4pm. Read the experience of Volunteers

Ganganagar children’s resource centre

Ganganagar is situated on the bank o f the Chitwan National Park. It is twenty kilometers away from the main city, Narayangadh, where they have all internet and phone facilities. The bus runs every half an hour from Narayngadh to Ganganagar and it takes one hour by local bus, costing 15 rupees. Narayngadh is the centre point for all volunteers in this area to meet at weekends and eat western food, talk and socialize. Ganganagar children’s resource centre was established in 2002 with the aim to create an educational environment in the community. Ganganagar is a small village with fifteen hundred people. Since 2002, almost twenty volunteers have been in this resource centre. The children of the village come to the centre before and after school. The children, aged between seven and fourteen years old, attend the library every day. The centre has three rooms, one for volunteers to sleep, one kitchen if they want to cook, and one classroom with a few books. There is a nice toilet and bathroom in the centre. This centre is near the National Park and Rapati river, so the volunteers can take the students out here for more conversational practice. Volunteers can also spend free time in the National Park, watching wildlife and swimming in the river. In the weekend volunteers can visit the royal chitwan national park in Sauraha. There you can do elephant rides, bird watching, jungle walks, visit the elephant breeding centre, canoeing and travel to Tharu village. Also the Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha, is only four hours bus ride from the centre. Read the experience of Volunteers

Amarapuri children’s resource centre

The Nawalparasi is a hundred and fifty kilometer south of Kathmandu and takes five hours by bus. Amarapuri resource centre is situated in the Mahendra highway, which is fifteen minutes bus ride from the main city Narayngadh. The centre was established in 2002 and has already had nine volunteers. The centre has two rooms. One classroom, and one library room. The age of the students is nine to fifteen, who come to the library before and after school. The people are very friendly in this area. This is a one hour bus ride from Ganganagar. In the weekend volunteers can visit the royal chitwan national park in Sauraha. There you can do elephant rides, bird watching, jungle walks, visit the elephant breeding centre, canoeing and travel to Tharu village. Also the Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha, is only four hours bus ride from the centre. Read the experience of Volunteers

Patihani Youth & children’s resource centre

Patihani is situated on the bank of the Chitwan National Park. It is twenty kilometers away from the main city, Narayngadh, where they have all internet and phone facilities. The bus runs every half an hour from Narayngadh to Patihani and it takes one hour by local bus, costing 15 rupees. Narayngadh is the centre point for all volunteers in this area to meet at weekends and eat western food, talk and socialize. The Ganganagar resource centre and the Patihani resource centre are within twenty minutes walking distance from each other. Patihani children’s resource centre was established in 2002 with the aim to create an educational environment in the community. Patihani is a small village with twenty five hundred people. Since 2002, twelve volunteers have been in this resource centre. The children of the village come to the centre before and after school. The children, aged between seven and fourteen years old, attend the library every day. Also in the daytime, the youths will use the library to learn communicative English from the volunteers. The centre has two rooms. One classroom, and one community room where people can sit, play and talk. This centre is near the National Park and Rapati river, so the volunteers can take the students out here for more conversational practice. Volunteers can also spend free time in the National Park, watching wildlife and swimming in the river. Read the experience of Volunteers

Chormara Youth & Children’s Resource Centre

Chormara centre is situated two hundred kilometers south of Kathmandu and takes seven hours by bus. We established this resource centre in 2002. With the help of the room to read, community fundraising and INFO’s support we built this small building, where there are two rooms. Seven volunteers have already been to this centre and around three hundred students have attended the English language classes here. Read the experience of Volunteers

Jankauli Library - Chitwan

Jankauli is a small Magar village just outside Sauarha, the main tourist area by which to enter the Chitwan National Park. Tadi Bazaar is the main local shopping area, as Sauraha is an expensive village purpose built for tourists, 8km away it is a leisurely 25 minute bike ride. There is a primary school in the village which takes students up to grade five and the nearest secondary school is 10 minutes walk, in a place called Bacchauli. These are both government run schools but a few of the village children are lucky enough to be sent to surrounding boarding schools. The Resource Centre was established this year, July 2006 and is going from strength to strength.

On July 4th, INFO volunteers Emily License and Annalee Pratt, INFO Coordinator Sharad Shrestha, and the Pragati Women's Group officially opened the INFO Nepal Children's Resource Center in Jankauli, Chitwan, Nepal. Throughout the week leading up to the opening the two volunteers and numerous community members painted, cleaned, and carpeted inside the building in order to transform the small cement room into a welcoming community learning center. On the opening day, prominent local figures joined the INFO staff and nearly 100 Jankauli villagers to celebrate the new resource center.

The following day, the classroom doors were opened, welcoming over 120 students ages 3 to 19. After being divided into 6 groups, the eager students attended their first English lessons at the learning center. Since the opening, the students have been attending the classes taught by volunteers six days a week and have learned everything from letters and body parts to verb tense and sentence structure. Read the experience of Volunteers


Kathmandu Children's Resource Centers

Sanga Children's and Youth Resource Centre

Sanga is twenty five kilometers east of Kathmandu, which takes one hour by bus. The centre is near Kathmandu, so volunteers can come back to the city very easily. This is a newly established library, started in 2005. We are jointly running this centre with the Tulsi Mehar youth club. The centre has three rooms – one classroom, one office room and one training room. This is an ideal training village for the volunteers who love hiking and views of the mountains. This also INFO Nepal’s training village, so there will always volunteers in the village. Read the experience of Volunteers

Langtang Children's Resource Centers

Thulo Bharkhu Children’s Resource Centre

Thulo Barkhu is a small village located in the Langtang National Park about 10 kilometers south of the Tibetan border. It can be reached by bus directly from Kathmandu and the journey takes about ten hours. The two nearest towns are Dunche and Syabrubesi, both connected by the same bus. The people of Thulo Barkhu are mainly Tamang and are reliant on subsistence farming. There is a government primary school in the village but the nearest secondary school is in Dunche. Read the experience of Volunteers

Goljung Children's Library

Goljung is a ten hour bus journey from Kathmandu and three hours walk from Syabrubesi up hill. Goljung is a small rural town situated on the side of a valley with stunning views of Langtang and the river valley below. The library is a beautiful new building with traditionally ornate wooden windows and plenty of room inside for games and classes. It was set up in October 2005 and there have been over 10 volunteers there so far from Slovakia, the USA, Austria, Finland and England. Read the experience of Volunteers

Gatlang Library
Gatlang is a small, fairly remote village in the Langtang area. From Kathmandu you take the infamous ten hour bus ride to Sybrubensi, quite an experience, and from there it is about a three hour walk up the fabulously steep hill (make sure you arrange some porters to help you carry your luggage and library supplies) and then a really enjoyable two hour walk on top of the ridge into Gatlang. The views up here are magnificent and Gatlang itself is breathtaking, a traditional little village nestling in a valley surrounded by snow capped mountains. The majestic Langtang Lirung looms to the north and seems to be ever changing, the Ganesh Himal surrounding Langtang to the south west complete the amazing backdrop.
Currently, the library is housed in the Tourism Building at the bottom of the village. It is a very grand looking building quite at odds with the rest of the modest stone houses. Although it is very spacious and there is a great courtyard out the front the lighting inside is very poor and even if there is power it becomes very dark inside mid to late afternoon. This building may only be a temporary house for the Info library as the villagers have decided they would rather it be permanently located at the school.Read the experience of Volunteers

Syabrubesi Library Syabrubesi is a small village located in the Langtang National Park about 10 kilometers south of the Tibetan border. It can be reached by bus directly from Kathmandu and the journey takes about ten hours. The nearest towns is Dunche both connected by the same bus. The people of Syabrubesi are mainly Tamang and are reliant on subsistence farming. There is a government high school and private school in the village. Syabrubesi is the starting point of the Langtan trekking, so there are 20 hotels and restaurants with the phone facility. This place is the meeting point of our volunteers in that area in the weekend. We setup this library in 2006 January.Read the experience of Volunteers

Pokhara Children's Resource Centers :

Nirmal Pokhari Resource Center

This place is one hour by bus from the City of Pokhara on the top of the mountain. We establish this Children's Resource Center in 2006 and till now we have placed 14 volunteers in this center. Every day 30 to 50 children come to join our center. Our volunteers are there to help in their home work and teach extra activities. Our host family is just 5 minutes walk able distance from this center. In the weekend volunteer can come to the city and stay in the lake side. The view of Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) can be seen from the Center. In your free time you can teach in a government school which is 15 minutes walk able distance. Read the experience of Volunteers

David's Fall David's falls is well know destination for all the tourist. We have a resource Center just 5 minutes walk able distance from Davis falls. Most of the children are from poor family and study in Government school. We receive 40 to 60 student every day at our Children's Resource Center. The host family is nest to the center and you have a room. The children are age from 9 to 14 years old join our resource center. We have sent 12 volunteers in this center. This is very closed to the Pokhara city and Lake side. You can go to the lake side 10 minutes taxi drive from this place. The host family is a Gurung family very open and laughing family. Volunteers who want to be place near by the City areas , this placement will be a good idea. Read the experience of Volunteers

Thulakhet
Thulakhet is about an hour from Pokhara. A small village with 500 people, all from farming backgrounds. Every day 40 to 60 children join this center, which was established in March 2006. Till date we have placed 14 volunteers in this center. The host family is a five minute walk able distance from the Center. The Host Father is a teacher in Government School and helps organize volunteers to teach at the local school. This place is one hour by bus from the Lake side of Pokhara city. Lake side is a popular place for the trekkers. Read the experience of Volunteers

Chorepatan
Two INFO volunteers, Kate and Pia from England, travelled to Chorepatan in Pokhara to set-up one of INFO's newest Resource Centres. Chorepatan is located about ten minutes bus or taxi ride from Lakeside in Pokhara and just a few minutes from Devid Falls, a waterfall made famous by a man named Devid who fell into it hundreds of years ago. Teaching at the Chorepatan Resource Centre allows volunteers the opportunity to visit Lakeside on the weekends or in between classes. Volunteers will live with a Gurung family and have the opportunity to teach at the adjoining school. Read the experience of Volunteers