Home » »Testimonial» » KWOK YAN TANG Flora

KWOK YAN TANG Flora

Flora at work

From 01/10/2016 to 01/11/2016

I only stayed 4 weeks in Nepal, however in these 4 weeks, I have already experienced many things that out of my expectations before I came. The first thing is the “Argo Farm” project I worked for. I learnt a lot of farming techniques that I dreamed to experience, e.g. digging fields, sowing seeds, planting young sprout, making composed fertilizers, harvesting rice, picking useful vegetables and weed cleaning.

They are not easy tasks which I needed to work under the sun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and only had half hour lunch break. It demanded a lot on my physical strength. My host family has 8 layers of terraces. Added up the length of each layer is bigger than a football court. Every time I thought I nearly finished my task, they brought me to another layer of field to continue. And I needed to climb from layer to layer; especially the period of rice harvesting, my family didn’t hire any workers from outside and only depended on the manpower of the family members which we continued to work for whole 3 days to finish the harvesting. Of cause, I felt tired during my stay but when I thought that I only need to handle these for few weeks but they are so hard-working on it for their whole life. I respect a lot of all the farmers and I appreciate that I had the chance to experience all of these.

On the other hand, the Nepali are all very nice, until now, luckily to say, I haven’t been cheated and gotten any injured or sickness during my stay. People are always smiling and say “Namaste” to me when I walk on the street and walk around in the village. I was afraid to take local bus at the first week but later I used to take local bus with other volunteers and I always hang around with them in town in the weekend. Meeting new friends from around the world is always one of the best things to be a volunteer. Luckily I met some really good friends here and I’m sure we would visit each other’s country in the future.

Recent News

Local Dissemination Meeting of PHASE

Local Dissemination Meeting of PHASE

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) organized local dissemination meeting of PHASE on 11th March 2018. After the certification of hosting organization...

March 15, 2018 Read More

Re-construction of earthquake resistant home

In 2018 -through volunteers initiative Nepal under the re-construction of earth quake resistant homes set up in select municipalities or...

March 12, 2018 Read More
women participating in evaluation and plan formulation session

Evaluation on women’s Empowerment, Public health and medical care and Post disaster programs of 2017

The Evaluation program was organized in Kavresthali Secondary School on Monday, Jan 28, 2018 by Volunteers Initiative Nepal. Almost 60...

February 2, 2018 Read More
Volunteer Teaching Yoga in the community

Yoga class provided to community women in Kavresthali

Yoga class has been conducted by VIN with supporting by international volunteers for 26 women in Tarkeshwor Municipality -2 Thanti,Simleshwor...

January 11, 2018 Read More
Group discussing about employability skills to fight against unemployment

Forty youths oriented about employability skills to fight against unemployment

Dissemination event was organized by Volunteer Initiative Nepal (VIN) at Milandharmesthali School at Kavresthali on 12th  December 2017 to discuss...

January 2, 2018 Read More
Volunteer giving computer lessons to women

Volunteers conducts Computer Classes for Community Women in Kavresthali

This week, VIN volunteers delivered computer classes for community women in Thali and Kaure. They also offered an additional advanced...

November 26, 2017 Read More

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

Anne-Sophie Berrayah giving class on human trafficking during her volunteering period

Anne-Sophie Berrayah

"My experience with VIN is my first experience volunteering abroad. I really enjoyed working with the local team and teaching..."

Read More
Emma De Jong smiling

Emma De Jong

"I’ve had a really nice time working with VIN this month. We were received very well and the induction program..."

Read More
Volunteer writing on the board

Justine Gens

"It has been a life changing experience. I have found myself very comfortable in the adaptation with the local culture..."

Read More
Kristian Kusenda volunteers in Nepal with VIN in teaching program

Kristian Kusenda

"Teaching English in Drikung monastery was a great experience both in teaching and spiritual way. Definitely it’s one of the..."

Read More
Marjolein at Work

Marjolein Wesselo

"When I began my journey to Nepal, I knew I could expect some differences with the Netherlands. In the preparing..."

Read More
Natalia at Buddhist Monastery

Natalia Dos Santos

"To be a VIN volunteer is a mixed of feelings. The most time we are happy because everyday there are..."

Read More
Winnie for children winter Camp at VIN

Winnie Chui Wai Ling

"The VIN volunteer experience is just amazing and I could not ask for more. We volunteers, we come to help,..."

Read More
Maelenn Guillaumin on Winter Camp

Maelenn Guillaumin

"My experience with VIN was interesting. I met a lot of volunteers from everywhere in the world! I lived with..."

Read More