We believe education is the essence of all opportunities. With this belief we founded TLC to provide educational opportunities to serve underprivileged children so that they are given the chance to change their future through education.
The Learning Center (TLC), founded in 2006, is a not-for-profit, educational service project funded by private donations. We believe education is the essence of all opportunities. With this belief we founded TLC to provide educational opportunities to serve underprivileged children so that they are given the chance to change their future through education. TLC’s beneficiaries include some of the most disadvantaged people in Nepal. We serve underprivileged children studying in public schools, which are poorly run, and women, who are severely discriminated against, and the rural poor who have migrated to urban areas due to poverty or political instability. They work as domestic laborers, small vendors, vegetable sellers, dishwashers, porters, trekking guides, restaurant and hotel workers, so that they may provide for themselves and their families.
Its mission is to render service to low-income families through educational enhancement and literacy programs. TLC’s beneficiaries include some of the most disadvantaged people in Nepal. TLC serves underprivileged children studying in poorly-run public schools as well as working women, most of them rural poor who migrated to the city to seek employment, or to escape danger during Nepal’s decade-long Maoist uprising or to escape the rural poverty.
This organization works with a belief that it is not necessary to “do different things but do things differently” under the upcoming issues related to Education and Health.
Teaching child laborers working in brick kilns; teaching young and adult women (adult literacy); teaching primary or secondary level children in our partner schools; teach high school children English in our Partners in Education program;helping with the rebuilding of houses of the earthquake afflicted; fund raising; grant/proposal writing.
Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. You DO NOT need to be a qualified teacher to join this program.
When: Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Monday of the month (Unless you join the Language and Culture week in Kathmandu, which starts on 1st and 3rd Monday of every month throughout the year, followed by volunteer program of your choice in Nepal.) Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to their program start date
Duration: Volunteers need to come for a minimum of 1month.
Airport Receive/ Transfer: Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by the local staff or coordinator and taken to a guesthouse.
Orientation: Our staff will provide a half-day orientation. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Start your volunteering experience by joining the Language & Culture Orientation week at the premises of The Learning Center, Patan.
Lodging: Accommodation is provided on a shared basis in a local Nepalese family home. The home stay accommodations are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity (as and when provided by the Nepal Electricity Board because Nepal suffers a lot from power cut) and all basic amenities available.
Food: 2 or 3 Nepalese meals will be provided in this project depending on your work schedule. Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice, Vegetables, Chicken and meat etc.
Application fee- $100
4 weeks- $450
6 weeks- $600
8 weeks- $850
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to the following address:
There is an application fee of $100.
We will be in touch with you regarding a volunteer program soon after. A skype interview is not compulsory but is very helpful.
In – Country travel assistance: Volunteers are assisted by the local staff and coordinators for any kind of assistance they need for their travel arrangements.
In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff who will be contactable 24 hrs once you are in the country.