School Mural and Art Project – Nuwakot, rural Nepal
Our founders have been bringing volunteers to the magical land of Nepal for nearly 20 years and have helped schools, children’s refuges, centres for disabled people and women’s support groups. They have always been given a tremendous welcome and have enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of the Nepali people. The school curriculum is taught in English and students from kindergarten years to college graduates are eager to improve their language skills.
Our art projects are in the village of Anguputar in the Nuwakot District, approximately four hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The area was badly hit by the terrible earthquakes of April 2015, with much damage and loss of life. The good news is that a huge amount of energy has been put into fund raising, money was raised and the schools, along with health clinics, houses and roads are now rebuilt with local materials and functioning properly.
The North Pole Academy is a combined kindergarten and primary school for approximately 100 children. It is set in a beautiful, rural location overlooking rice padi fields and the foothills of the Himalayas. The art project here aims to cover as much internal wall space as possible with bright, stimulating murals. Some of these need to be educational, others more decorative.
The Chandeshwori Secondary School provides an education for 540 children and is based two or three miles along the valley in the heart of the village. Volunteers with art skills are needed here to work alongside the students on external walls. Some of the students are keen to improve their art skills, but the majority simply want to have fun and join in.
The use of English is widely encouraged from an early age and although this is an art project the potential for Nepali students to practise and improve their English is widely recognised.
- Minimum duration: 2 weeks
- Maximum: 4 weeks
For further details, see our Nepal country page. Then simply contact us or complete the application form.