We finally got to hear from Taliah, that is, via e-mail. Going through her mail we got the feeling that the villagers of Nuwakot have won the hearts of these two young girls from Norway and vice versa. Unfortunately she couldn’t send pictures as the internet connection was too slow.
An extract from her mail:
“It has already been two weeks since we first arrived to Nuwakot, something that is really strange seeing as the time has passed so quickly, but at the same time we feel as if we have been here for a longer time.
One of the main reason we have got so comfortable in such a short time is our families here. From the beginning we were looked upon as members of the family and not as guests.
For me, working at the school is a challenge, but most of all a great experience. I am teaching English at 1st-6th grade and there are some language barriers but for the most part we understand each other, and the students seems to enjoy my classes and they want to know everything about Norway.
Kirsten is volunteering at the health post and is getting to follow up on patients – checking their pulse, cleaning wounds and at the moment she is working with a 10 year old boy that is yet to get a diagnosis but has most likely CP or MS, and as Kirsten is studying phsiotherapy, she gets to practise some exercise methods with him, to decrease his scoliuses.
Regarding the old lady, she is 70-75 year old and she fell down a steep road injuring her head, neck and shoulders. Kirsten is helping her with some exercises so she will suffer less from the injury.
I will inform you of more things as they come…have a good Holi .”
Volunteering/ GAP year
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.