When, in our comfortable country, we are surfing on the web to find a volunteering organization, we expect to find a really reliable one where our commitment (time, Money, emotion) will be the most useful to the people we modestly propose to help.
After 5 weeks of volunteering with VIN, I can now say that I found a good one.
I choose the toilet construction project inside their community health program. In Nepal, each year, thousands of children die after diarrhea, due to the lack of safe water, toilet facilities and appropriate medical care and toilet construction is an almost simple and efficient way to improve the health of a population, especially the children who are more vulnerable.
VIN knows very well this situation and develop in Jitpur Phedi , strong relation with this community. I personally observed how VIN, his staff and his volunteers are appreciated and I have now the conviction that my modest contribution, helping four families to have a toilet, can make a difference in their daily life.
Volunteering in construction and manual work maybe a hard work, but the smiling faces and the warm ‘Namaste’ I received each time I arrive in the village is such a reward and a source of motivation. I had really a good time working by team with the men of the families, laughing with women and joking and playing with children.
Living in a host family, sharing their daily life(Nepali style), eating the best Daal bhat in Nepal is an amazing and so rich experience the solidarity between the members of this family their smile and joy even when thy work hard and the living condition are difficult will be a source of inspiration after going back at home. We, occidental people are so fast to ask more and more from life and to complaining in our selfish life
And volunteering with VIN was also to be part of a warm and so friendly large family including the direction , all the staff, the host family, the population of Jitpur Phedi and all the others volunteer or different programs.
I arrived in Nepal on 14th September to volunteer with Volunteers Initiative Nepal. I had signed up for 10 weeks for Water Research Project. Upon arrival at VIN office, I had to attend the two-day induction program along with other volunteers for September 15 intake.October 15, 2019 Read More
I warmly recommend you to participate in any special event organized by the Monastery, you will learn a lot from their culture and they will appreciate your curiosity. In this Monastery the kids are lovely and very curious and everyone is happy, smiling. You will definitely enjoy your time!August 18, 2019 Read More
Working with French volunteers on VIN’s Reconstruction Project provided me a sense of purpose. Volunteering at VIN was wonderful, to say the least.June 17, 2019 Read More
Rebati, a 59-year-old single woman who has been living alone for almost 20 years is in dire need of help for the construction of her new house.June 3, 2019 Read More
I spent 8 weeks in volunteering with VIN. I did a project on research on women empowerment in Kavresthalli. I can say it was totally new and exciting experience for me.May 22, 2019 Read More
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