With my new friends from The Small World
Its been an absoultely amazing and interesting two and a half months in Nepal. Till now I have:
- Visited 23 non-profit partners (with 3 more to go)
- Conducted 2 succesful workshops (with one more to go)
- Traveled to 6 different districts in Nepal (and many remote locations)
- Gotten addicted to Nepali dal bhat, and,
- Bungee jumped!!
I've learned so much about this beautiful country and its amazing people but also about how complicated and difficult the aid and development situation is here. I will be starting an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS, London this term and will use my experience here to work on how I would like to affect more change in the future.
Nepali people are probably some of the most welcoming and supportive people I've encountered. The warmth with which I've been received in so many different situations is extraordinary. The buggest thing that Nepali people have taught me is resiliance. The ability to keep going on even though there might be no real progress in sight. Their resiliance after the earthquake is really heartening to see. I have a new respect ofr people's capacity to keep going on after extreme davastation.
In my last week here, I'll finally have some time to think and relfect on this experience, on how much it has taught me and how it has changed me. Nepal will stay with me forever and I would encourage you to get in touch with me if you'd like to know more about my time here!
I would like to thank all of you for making this possible for me. Your donations have allowed me to reach so many people and places safely. I have personally seen the positive impact of my presence in Nepal, the ability to see projects face to face, and learn directly from the communities has benefited both the organisations I've visited and me! I would not have been able to do any of it without you!
With love from Kathmandu,
Received like a queen in Nuwakot
Exploring mountain water projects!
With the lovely Rudralaxmi (Bhaktapur)