PED – year 3 – CSF

Internship Pedagogy: Scholarship children

Social issue: Right to education.
In Nepal in general, but in the rural area’s in particular,
there is  a huge percentage of the population living on or below the poverty line. This affects people in all sorts of ways ranging from opportunities for education and paid jobs to social status in general. It is a downward spiral that we think can be stopped or even reversed by access to education.

Project: A scholarship program by the name CSF (Child Scholarship Fund) running in 5 different villages.

Target group: Children, especially girls, from poor rural families, who are not in school or who risk dropping out of school. Usually they are from one parent families, families with parents (or children) who are handicapped, or families who have many mouths to feed.   

Assignment: Pedagogy students are encouraged to meet the children already in the program and make house visits to see the situation they live in and suggest improvements to be made. A second assignment is to locate and identify children who are not in school yet and research possibilities to get them to attend school.  

Supervision: Is being carried out by the principal or a teacher of the school that the child attends.  They each hold a bachelor or master’s degree in social or pedagogical studies. They all have many years of experience supervising foreign students from different countries and studies.

Practical information

Accommodation: All volunteers that work in Nepal on projects facilitated by Maya Foundation stay in a host family near the project site during the week. During the weekends, volunteers stay in Pokhara, together with the whole group of volunteers / interns.

Costs: The costs for accommodation and meals in the host family during the week, accommodation during the weekend, and supervision from Maya and the onboarding week are some €450 a month. You will probably spend an additional €200 per month on food and activities during weekends and holidays. *

Guidance: We often offer additional guidance on site by a Dutch Maya crew member. Available 24/7 for all kinds of practical matters and fun activities.

* Please note: All accommodations and transfers are being taken care of by our partner Maya Travel. For actual costs and more see: