All of this doesn’t answer you question specifically, but here are some ways you could get a job/ volunteering experience/ valuable skills/ good time:
Things you can do in your gap year:
- You can cold call/email/fb the organizations you are interested in and ask if they have any positions offered. This usually works if you want to volunteer at small NGOs. I got a volunteering position this way. Volunteering is an amazing experience, try it if you can. You can get an unpaid internship in almost any field you want if you keep looking.
- Same with teaching. Try to contact people at colleges saying you are a recent A-level grad from BNKS looking for some part-time job experience. Make sure you contact a ‘decision-maker’ (one who can actually hire you) and not the ‘gatekeeper’ (people who stop you from meeting the decision-maker, for eg secretaries).
- Travel: Just do this. Please. You will appreciate my advice later. Nepal is too beautiful not to travel when you have a whole year in your hands. The biggest regret I have is not travelling enough.
- Learn photography/dancing/an instrument/ swimming/ photoshop/ programming/ debating/anything you want. Or do them all. Pick up some skills. Join a club if you can.
- Learn your traditional language if you don’t know it already.
- Read a lot of books. Not only for your gap year, but forever.
- Learn how to cook. This is Survival 101 if you are coming abroad.
- Spend time with your family. This is important. Especially with your grandparents, if you can. Nothing warms an old person as much as a younger person willing to listen to them. Personally, this was a big thing for me. I learnt Newari from my grandmother (okay, some Newari) because that was a way for me to spend more time with her.
- Take online classes.
- Write. You can also get paid doing this if you look for ideas. Plus, writing builds discipline and helps you compose your thoughts and your ideas.