My son and I have just spent 2 amazing weeks in Nepal. We were a little apprehensive as we came out, we didn’t know what to expect.
We were greeted at the airport with big smiles, by, who we now call, our 2 brothers. We arrived at the volunteer house, and from the minute we stepped inside, we were told…”This is your home”
We had a few days to settle and we were taken out every day, sight-seeing, to the most beautiful, historic and cultural places. Nothing was ever too much trouble. All the guys were obliging, helpful, caring, funny, loving….i could go on, but I have no word to describe the love they showed.
Our projects were…my son at the Kanti Childrens Hospital, where he observed, chat with, and learned from the medical staff. I myself was placed in a shelter (BAS) and helped to care for abandoned disabled children, ran by 2 lovely ladies with a passion for children. We found our work, so rewarding, humbling and interesting. We were taken to work and collected everyday.
In the evenings we would sit and chat, as a family, eating the most fresh and tasty home-made food. We learned so much about the people, the culture and traditions over food and drink. We were also taken out for the evenings, to dance and laugh.
I will never forget this experience, it has everything. Just say what your needs are, and without a doubt they will be met. Never in our lives have we met such beautiful people with hearts as big as the mountains. It took me by surprise, as I’m usually a little reserved around new people….but here there is no need to be. It’s real, it’s genuine….and every word and action comes from the heart.
There are many projects to choose from….you will be advised and guided all the way, to find the one that fits you the best.
We will be back!!
June and Brad Cuff, UK
volunteer at abandoned disabled children shelter