Volunteering – Life in a Nepali Village

Posted Mar 9th, 2011 under Company News, Special Events,

Looks like our volunteers from Norway, Kirsten & Taliah have both immersed themselves in village life. A lengthy telephone call to Taliah revealed that Kirsten is away with her host family (the local family she is staying with) attending a wedding in Trishuli Bazaar. We believe she is having a great time at the wedding wearing a ‘sari’ and dancing to the wedding band’s tunes. According to Taliah, Kirsten will be gone for at least 4-5 days as she will be attending all the ceremonies. So while we wait for Kirsten to fill us up on her ‘Nepali wedding experience’, Taliah confided that she is busy exploring the village- walking around , getting acquainted with the villagers and the NGO workers. She said that she has become pretty familiar with the school teachers and students at the Nuwakot Village school.

Nuwakot Village
Nuwakot Village (Pic: Valeriy Garkal)

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Volunteering & Cultural Exchange Program – King George V School (Hong Kong) Group in Nuwakot (18th – 21st October 2008)

Posted Oct 24th, 2008 under Company News, Photo Essay, Special Events,

A group of  23 students and 4 teachers from King George V school arrived from Hong Kong for their Nepal visit. After arriving in Kathmandu, they left for Nuwakot, where they spent three days interacting with the schoolchildren of Bhairabi Higher Secondary School. Going through their pictures, it seems the group had a fun and enjoyable time. According to our office team, who had accompanied the group to Nuwakot, the children expressed their admiration for the folks of Nuwakot whom they felt, “were happy with so little, didn’t have enough but were so hospitable and welcoming.”

Now the group is on a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Some memorable moments from the trip, captured on film

Perfecting their moves, before they left for Nuwakot( At Shangrila Hotel)

Ready to head to Nuwakot

“This planet is ours and we need to keep it green!”- Tree plantation program

Art and Craft class in progress

“This is how we brush it!” – Health Education

Teaching the kids to make cards

Yak yak tiger – A game in progress

“Yeah that’s you!” – Sharing photographs

Painting Expressions- Straight from the heart

KGVrs’ rocking in Nuwakot

KGVrs (in yellow) interacting with the local students

Gifts that seem to gladden their hearts – The visitors admiring their farewell gifts

KGVrs boys pose with Mr.Shyam Shrestha , Principal, Bhairabi Higher Secondary School

Bidding a teary farewell

The KGV school group stayed for three days. But the short time was enough for the kids to bond.Another tearful goodbye.

Group photo of the participants – Nuwakot 2008

[Photo Credit: Sampurna Lata Tuladhar]

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