Adventure Alternative work alongside it's charity Moving Mountains Trust to offer gap years, electives and sabbaticals that have direct value to communities in Kenya and Nepal, with long term sustainable wealth creation as our aim.
The trips combine overland travel and international development, and we have started our own companies and NGOs in each host country. Training is provided to successful applicants, as well as excellent staffing and post-trip support and benefits. Rewarding, meaningful and challenging. Our trips are all Fair Trade Volunteering.
We offer volunteer posts in Kenya and Nepal which allow people to engage with the work of an NGO - this includes:
Teaching non-examinable subjects (sports, arts & crafts, drama, ethics and values, music)
Running extra-curricular events like after school reading club, conversational English, play time, sharing stories, putting on a play or teaching a new sport. This depends on personal interests and skills
Helping to manage the childrens home where you will be living - discipline, cleaning ,food preparation, homework, weeding the shamba, looking after the cow, running evening activities (Kenya only)
Helping in the on-site Early Child Development centre - games and play, basic numerical and literacy skills (Kenya only)
Learning Swahili or Nepali
Mentoring and counselling - group sessions with our youth groups, individual coaching and assistance with life skills
Duration is from a minimum of two weeks but we much prefer a minimum period of at least one school term (beginning start of January, April, October). Volunteers work with our staff who run the NGO and are experienced in social welfare and education. You will learn about these issues in a developing country.