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Submitted by JOY - university of sydney | March 03, 2017
I planned to spend a month in Pokhara to teach kids English. It was my first time going outside of Australia and without much knowledge I did not expect it to be such a great experience. People are very nice and friendly and I had an amazing relationship with the host family. The program manager (Bhagwan) provided airport pickup and drop off service, accommodation in Kathmandu as well as transportation to the project site. On my first days Bhagwan took me out for sightseeing, we visited monkey temple, Durbur square and other tourist places. He took me to local restaurants and I tried traditional Nepali cuisine for the first time, and they were delicious! Dal-Baht power 24 hrs :D. For the last week Bhagwan organised a 3 day trekking to Poonhill which was another great experience as I got to enjoy the beauty of nature and the mountains. On my last days in Kathmandu, I stayed at the orphanage and loved the stay there. I would definitely recommend this program to anybody especially if you do not have much experience with volunteering or has not travelled much on their own. :)
Program: Teaching in School
We Volunteer Nepal responded to this review March 04, 2017 at 12:07 AM
Thank you Jisu park for your review of our English teaching volunteer program and support our case in Nepal.
We Volunteer Nepal - Teaching English to Buddhist Nuns
Submitted by Anna Cavanagh - University of Queensland | November 09, 2016
I volunteered at the Hasante Buddhist monastery teaching English to the nuns in September, 2016 with We Volunteer Nepal. We Volunteer were a great organisation to help me have this experience in Nepal, and they were very helpful in getting me settled into Nepal. Firstly they put me into accommodation for my first night to recover from the flight, then they allowed a day for me to be shown around the city itself for a day of touring and sight seeing. Bhagawan was also helpful for two of the other volunteers with us when they became ill at one stage. The eating and sleeping conditions were very good at the monastery, with the food being cooked fresh for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and was absolutely delicious (obviously also all vegetarian to abide by Buddhist teachings). For sleeping conditions we had two people to a room, with an attached bathroom in each room, which was situated in a separate complex to the main monastery buildings which meant on our down time we had a private space to relax in. Obviously the bathrooms and beds aren't a five class hotel standard, but they are perfectly satisfactory for any volunteer. The nuns were a huge help throughout our time there and very helpful with any questions we had, while also being the kindest and most welcoming people.
I highly recommend this program with We Volunteer Nepal for those wanting an overseas volunteering experience to remember.
We Volunteer Nepal responded to this review November 11, 2016 at 3:46 AM
Thank you Anna Cavanagh for your reviews and support our causes Buddhist Monastery in Nepal.