Home » »Testimonial» » Tabea Witting

Tabea Witting

Tabea Witting

From 15/01/2011 to 11/03/2011

What I liked most about VIN is the concept of working with local volunteers. From my first day I got confronted with VIN meetings, that I only grasped parts of as they were all in Nepali. That i quite frustrating, when you are not used to that kind of situation. But the important point is, that this is the way to reach the people, that you want to have an impact on. It is also important to be authentic and honest to make people believe and trust in the volunteer work. I have only seen the outcome of a long process, that has obviously taken place in Jitpur and I think, this must have been quite a piece of work. The international volunteers are more an issue of validating the work of VIN, but the really important work is to have constant presence in the community to gain the people’s trust.

 

So what kind of work does that leave with international volunteers? In my opinion it is good for them to be around everywhere and learn about the whole process before they go anywhere to “change the world”. After you get to know the way things work in this foreign culture you can slowly try to become part of the process. What we CAN do is of course a lot of childrens work, documentation and also practical involvement. And maybe there is a lot of more possibilities to effectively place IVs’ work, that I don’t know yet or that are based on personal skills each person brings along.

Recent News

summer-camp-news

Children’s Summer Camp 2019

Volunteers Initiative Nepal focuses on the mental, physical, social development of the children. With an aim to protect the rights of the children, increase the access to quality education and basic health services...

July 18, 2019 Read More

Sponsorship Materials Distribution 2019

On 24th of June 2019, VIN distributed sponsorship material to 8 students in Jitpurphedi. VIN is committed to empowering children from disadvantaged background through sponsorship program under VIN’s Children’s...

June 27, 2019 Read More

Women’s involvement to run micro-credit project at Tarkeshwor Municipality -2 Dalkap, Kavresthali

To ensure economic freedom and independence for women through the establishment of a micro-credit system” is one of the objectives of VIN’s Women Empowerment Program.

June 3, 2019 Read More

Volunteer’s Monthly Meeting by VIN

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) has been organizing Volunteer’s Monthly Meeting (VMM) on the second or the fourth week of every month.

May 1, 2019 Read More

ECD Painting, Decoration and Teaching

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) has been conducting various projects under Children’s Development Program with the aim to protect the rights of all children in the community.

April 24, 2019 Read More

Public Health Medical Care Project in two communities of Kathmandu

VIN has been working in marginalized communities since 2007. It has been working to create healthy communities with public health and medical care program.

April 22, 2019 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