The objectives of The Love Company and the projects we run are as follows:
- To promote community development without destroying traditional ways of life.
- To educate the children for their future. The English language, hygiene, and environmental management (littering and recycling!) are a few of the important topics.
- To bring western methodology and experience on variety of education and health matters to the village communities.
- To provide education and training to community youth to encourage and create opportunities for self employment.
- To focus on improving life for the poorest and most marginalized members of Nepali society, especially the Dalits.
- To provide lessons of Nepali language and cultural information to the people who come to Nepal to study, conduct research, and do voluntary work.
- To introduce volunteers to richness of Nepali culture and ensure a safe and memorable stay in a supportive environment.
- To enable volunteers to study the society and culture of Nepal.
- To mobilize volunteers in the sectors of education, health, environment, human rights, agriculture etc.
- To promote volunteerism.
- To promote the Nepali culture worldwide.
“So- How does it all work when I begin the program?”
Here is a run down of what will happen once you decide to volunteer for us:
Once volunteers arrive in Kathmandu, they will be picked by someone from The Love Company. The volunteer will be placed one night at a hotel in Kathmandu and then transferred via Tourist Bus the next morning to Pokhara, where they will be placed in another hotel for the duration of their stay. You will be able to see Himalayas from the roof of the Hotel.
We have an optional 1 week program for learning basic Nepali language and volunteers can continue with lessons for the duration of their stay. You will have opportunity to teach in schools, monasteries, and health posts. The orphanage is our main focus to bring volunteers from all over the world to help our children.
We also have an optional program to become accustomed to the Nepalese culture. We offer our volunteers the opportunity to experience a true Nepal farm stay in a remote village. This is the area which the majority of our displaced children call “home”. A village stay will enable you to better understand and relate to our children. After this orientation into the Nepali lifestyle, you will stay in a private room with private bath room at a hotel in Pokhara for the duration of your stay.