Highlights of the trip:
I would say the highlight was just meeting and working with the women I was teaching English to.
Comments on the team, food and accommodation:
Team, food and accommodation was good, I loved the Nepali food, always disappointed when we were given Western food, but I understand some people don’t like local cuisine all of the time.
I didn’t expect it to be that cold in the buildings however, and think some forewarning about it being incredibly cold inside during December and January may be helpful so we can pack accordingly, like slippers etc.
Any improvements to help us be better:
It would be great if the Women Empowerment programme could be given more attention when attracting volunteers, it is quite poorly attended, but probably the most rewarding.
It would have been helpful to be sent some Nepali words that are helpful during teaching… such as do you understand, can you write it, again, can you say it, can you repeat after me, past present, etc.
Also, may be one more for the Green Lion, but there isn’t much to do in the evening and perhaps hosting some events with the volunteers work with such as the children and women would be helpful for all.
Find out more about this project: Nepal Women’s Empowerment