All the team of Timro Help strive to be part of the positive development of the Nepalese community.
For that, we believe education to be the most important subject to take care of and put all our efforts on this same matter.
Most of Nepal’s economy growth takes place in the capital, Kathmandu, city hub. That, in conjunction with the recent civil war which was held mostly in rural areas but barely noticeable at the two main city hubs (Kathmandu and Pokhara) has made education to be almost inexistent and with barely any tools to school children.
Nepal is a country where only 60% of boys and 40% of girls are schooled.
There are many kids who are studying in open sky, with no reading books. For many, a school is just a pensil and a notebook that they reuse every month and a few tree trunks (or broken chairs if lucky) to sit on top of a hill. This situation aggravated with the past earthquake in 2015.
Now the government is more focused in reconstruction of the city sand all the efforts from governmental institutions is gone. That is why, we are focused onto helping government schools, specialising on remote areas schools. These kids are left with the little help small NGO’s like ours can do. That is why to not give up on children is more important now than ever. Children are the Future and is our duty to give them the opportunity to learn and become all the want to.
We can’t give them all the facilities but we all can give them a good infrastructure where they can take their bag and books inside a room to study where they won’t get rained on, the sun and the cold in winter.
That is our first priority and so it is where all the investment is focused onto.
How much one school cost?
It was cheaper to built small primary level schools before because the labour cost was cheap but after the earthquake and the high demand of reconstruction, labour cost has escalated exponentially.
Now a days, to built 5 classrooms costs a minimum of 9,000 US$ to 12,000 US$.
We are trying to optimise and lower the construction costs by using the local resources and steel which will also be faster and easier to built.
The five rooms are used for the following:
3 Regular classrooms, (one for nursery, two classrooms for 1st and 2nd level of primary school)
1 Classroom for computer section
1 Room for Volunteers, staff.
We are focusing for government schools kids as are who are suffering from not having enough infrastructures nor the appropriate school supplies to be able to do class. At most of schools, kids have one notebook and pencil per child and have to erase all their writings every month to be able to continue taking notes.
Barely these days remote people can see cellphones which are far behind from modern technology, an answer that you would get from a villager would be similar to: “ Which kind of animal name is COMPUTER?”. The cell phones that they are used to are 2nd generation so those which make calls, sends SMS and receive them.
How we help is ensuring that those kids have the minimum school supplies and well-equipped classrooms. Most of all those are given by travellers from Timro travel that want to help and kindly donate notebooks, pencils and colours that they buy in Nepal and old study books, dictionaries,
Brain games, laptops, tablets and smartphones that they don’t use at home.
Hiring English teacher and why?
Where there are schools and well foundations there are teachers but the way how teacher teach students is same. Courses has updated but unfortunately government policy and rules and the old folks teacher are not updated.
Some schools only have 1 english book which is way older version and teachers even can’t teach them properly. (here we are not dominating teachers but we have seen this in government schools).
For those family who can afford they are taking kids in Boarding school (english level) for better education. People don’t want to transfer kids in big cities and expensive schools but also where are no choices than this. But for those poor family who can’t even afford to buy copy and pencil the English medium school is kind of day dreaming.
If we hire 1 english teacher we can add one more english course for those kids and that may help for their future. Hiring teacher privately is far better than Sponsoring 1 kids for his/her better education. One teacher monthly salary will be minimum 200$ monthly we think this could be more meaningful and worthful.
Giving strong roots for Primary Kids
Our goal is to make a strong base roots for primary kids students, once they can get better education in primary level their mind will grow and can be expand. We are not dominating teachers but the education system of remote schools kids is still based on 1980’s just giving priority on A to Z. Some school even don’t have a proper black (whiteboard to teach students. Our foundation plan is to make proper classrooms for kids where they can seat on bench, can have a proper board for teachers to write for kids.
Get involved – Volunteer
We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Volunteering is someone spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit others, to whom they’re not closely related to. Volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual and we’d deeply appreciate it. For that, we welcome volunteers who want to use their skills and resources to help our students succeed. There are a number of ways to get involved.
You will have an impact, both on the community you serve and on yourself. You will feel connected to a new culture. You will learn, and you will teach. You will discover, understand, grow. You will come home a different person than when you left.
The team of Timro Help is focused on remote area schools, so we have a lack of resources and good quality education.
Everyone benefits from the volunteering partnership. Children and students benefit from the support of volunteers who bring life skills, expertise, knowledge and diversity to a range of learning and wellbeing activities in schools and early childhood settings.
How can you volunteer?
Long-term basis (3 to 10 months)
This is the experience of a lifetime. A unique opportunity to live, learn, and volunteer abroad
Immerse yourself in a world outside your own experience. Gain a new appreciation for the world around you. Discover the richness of giving back and helping others. Learn how to live outside your comfort zone. Appreciate the value of hard work, empathy, and compassion.
Work directly with children in rural schools. Most of the activities focus on educational training for the children, including assisting in English classes. As a volunteer, you also assist with leading group activities and creating plans and materials for the students. Volunteers can also participate in drawing, painting, games, sports, and other creative and outdoor activities for the children’s development.
Short-term basis (2 weeks to 1month)
Those who are seeking for an experience of getting involved into a culture, learn their customs and give something back to this amazing people, are welcomed to work for minimum 2 weeks at a school. To give you an idea of what you can do:
As a volunteer you’ll assist the local English teachers. While the primary responsibility is teaching English, volunteers may also teach other subjects such as math, science, or public speaking, based on their interest and experience. Once school is over, you’re welcome to help children with their homework, organise games and sport events, etc.
Volunteers with a medical background (1 to 7 days)
Volunteers with a medical background as certified doctors and nurses. You are greatly needed! Hence, if we can arrange a visit of just few days to check specially children, women and elderly would be AMAZING!
Why Volunteers and a room for them?
There are many issues and the real fact that many of VOH house are making this as business, to teach why do you need to spend tons of money. It’s bullshit that you are paying for Volunteer. Generally in villages food are cheaper and even in some places we don’t need to pay a penny but one another hand you are helping poor people family.
So one room will be for those people who want to go volunteer in villages and there will try to furnished everything and from this you are not paying any extra money for accommodations.
We are not making this business and we don’t want people feel that putting volunteers and earning money. We can motivate them and giving a different ideas and sharing but not making them dependent. Most of the NGO in Nepal are making people dependant in everything except empowering.
Get involved – Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR)
Today’s consumers hold companies to a higher standard. They’re looking for more than just material products or quality services when choosing a company to work with: Nine in 10 consumers expect companies to not only make a profit, but also operate responsibly to address social and environmental issues, according to a study by Cone Communications. Eighty-four percent of global consumers also said they seek out responsible products whenever possible.
Undertaking socially responsible initiatives is truly a win-win situation. Not only will your company appeal to socially conscious consumers and employees, but you’ll also make a real difference in the world.
Corporations can be great sponsors for us by helping us in areas as marketing and advertising, organising/cooperating charity events, etc.
As a corporation, you can help with these options:
Philanthropy – Making a monetary donation. We know that in CSR, transparency and honesty about what you’re doing are paramount to earning the public’s trust. For that, we will give you a report of the project you have helped, the actions taken with your donation and the impact that those actions have created. It will be supported with paper documentation (bills, etc) as well as with pictures and videos of the process.
Offering your work to help us, In this case, your good work is your contribution to the cause. For that, we believe that it is important to show to the world your good work and involvement with the cause. Hence, we embrace you to freely share the advances that you’re achieving working with us and we will also advertise it through our communication channels. Because good social work should be noticed and recognised and we feel proud of having you on board!
Because all of our sponsors matter to us. Because without you our accomplishments would be less and more difficult to achieve, we feel proud to add you at all of our information programs as sponsor. Also, at our website, we will have a sponsors page where there will be your logo, link to your website and a short description of your company and how you help.
If we haven’t convinced you, Sustainability isn’t just important for people and the planet, but also is vital for business success,
Also, here is a read from an entry of James Epstein-Reeves in FORBES. https://www.forbes.com/sites/csr/2012/02/21/six-reasons-companies-should-embrace-csr/#6af91dd73495
Get involved – Give a donation
When giving a donation, the size of your donation directly correlates with the number of people you are able to help. But you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a significant difference; even small donations have the potential to drastically improve an individual’s quality of life.
You’ll feel richer. Giving to others increases your capacity for love. It makes you realise that even if you don’t have much, you have enough to share with others.
Be part of something bigger. Donating a little bit of money or time may not seem like much. But if your donation is joined with others, it becomes something much bigger. Remember, “A jug fills drop by drop” – Buddha
What and how donate?
If you’re travelling to Nepal and you want to donate some school supplies while in the country, please contact us.
If you want to make a monetary donation, please contact us.
Nepal for Natural Conservation