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

100 teachers are trained through LRTT conference

Total 100 teachers are trained through four days Teacher’s conference organized by Volunteer Initiative Nepal (VIN), Limited Resource Teacher Training...

August 15, 2018 Read More

EU Aid volunteers for humanitarian projects in Nepal

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is one of the EU Aid Certified hosting organization. It has been implementing many projects to...

July 31, 2018 Read More

CHILDREN SUMMER CAMP IN OKHALDHUNGA

At the first day camp started at 11 am. International volunteers arrived at Shree Himalaya Secondary School just before the...

July 22, 2018 Read More

More People in Kavresthali are found obese and Hypertensive

A Cardio Vascular Disease Prevention campaign conducted at Kavresthali by VIN volunteers has revealed that about 45% of people among...

July 20, 2018 Read More

Mushroom Farming Pilot Project Dadagaun

Could mushroom farming be the key to economic prosperity for the Jitpur Phedi community? VIN has been constantly searching for...

May 25, 2018 Read More
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

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

Muriele Haroutian

"Mon expérience a été une réelle expérience de richesse humaine. J’ai rencontré des femmes formidables et en premier, la responsable..."

Read More

Mayu Suzuki, Yujung Chuong, Georges Luu

"For me, working with VIN was my first volunteer experience abroad, and I am very glad that I was able..."

Read More

Lynne McLachlan

"You need to arrive at your placement with a basic understanding of what you hope to achieve during your time..."

Read More
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