After 12 weeks of placement in the community, our International Citizens Service volunteers from both Gorkha and Makwanpur groups are now back at home after attending their final phase review at the Agricultural Development Bank Training Center in Bhaktapur. Here is a final glimpse at the 17R spring cycle from their final phase review.April 29, 2017
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So much talk, so little action. It is so easy to sit at home in relative comfort and ponder the ways in which you could help others, it is altogether different to get up and do something. UK team leader for November Charlie 1, Sophia, encourages us all to act upon our ideas rather than just discussing on it.April 27, 2017
Aside from the usual challenges that come with working in a rural community, and doing committee planning, youth club sessions, community meetings and training sessions, there was one other challenge that Rebecca, a UK volunteer for November Charlie 6, didn’t expect to be setting herself: learning to read and write the Nepali alphabet.April 26, 2017
The rural lifestyle of Nepal is an entirely new experience to our UK volunteers in our International Citizens Service program. However, this experience is not only limited to the UK volunteers. Being born and brought up in urban cities of the country, there are a fair number of In-country volunteers who are unaware of the rural communities as well. The in-country team leader for November Charlie 6, Sudeep shares how different he found the rural lifestyle from what he had imagined.April 25, 2017
Poverty is often described as general state where one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. And it is often assumed that one who is poor, is sad and bitter. But what kind of materials does one need to possess to be happy? Does that mean someone who has everything is always happy, and someone who does not is never? Maisie, a UK volunteer in November Charlie 1 learns about the relation of happiness and poverty in Ripthok.April 24, 2017
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, our volunteers in November Charlie 4 decided that mural was a great way to preserve key messages, and leave a lasting impact on the whole community.April 24, 2017
Before leaving the community in a few days time, November Charlie 5 in Kaliban decided to leave something behind for the community and its people, to reflect upon all the activities they did under the thematic area of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).April 23, 2017
All our volunteers might not necessarily take with them the same learning in our International Citizens Service program, but one common thing they all will experience is change. Change in the community, change in their attitude towards different things, and most of all, change in themselves. UK volunteer for November Charlie 1, Jonathan, shares about all the changes he witnessed while volunteering in Ripthok.April 23, 2017
As a team, November Charlie 2 have engaged in the community through a varied range of activities including training, parties, home visits, meetings, school sessions, and religious celebrations to name a few. Over the period of 12 weeks, they have immersed themselves in community integration and development, and most of all, they have collected millions of memories to take back home.
With the final day of their stay in the community closing in, November Charlie 9 is preparing to leave the community on a high note. While some of them are preparing a song to bid farewell, the others are planning a final meeting with the community based organizations to reflect upon their work in Adamar.April 21, 2017