The Pokhara Blog
On my last day at home before I boarded a plane to come to Nepal, I visited one of my old high school teachers. He told me a story about one of his friends who joined the Peace Corps and went to Guatemala. When his two years were finished, he stayed in Guatemala. On...
We have been working with the boys from Street Boys Rehabilitation centre for several years now. The ten boys, their house mother and her daughter currently live in a small home. The committee has managed to secure land and begin building a new home. We are keen to...
Alarm clock – 6am 6.30 ; leave for a half hour walk towards project 1 7-9 ; Boys home At the boys home we spend our time by playing games with them, help with their homework (if they have any) and twice a week we go for a game of football. There are tenboys and one...
A normal day involves English lessons followed by the development of a skill, but today the women all wanted to knit straight away. I had been given donations of knitting materials to bring with me to Nepal, and the previous week I had begun to teach this skill. The...
Swimming lessons have become a regular part of our programme for the boys from the Boys Home. We have a session every second week. The mini bus collects the boys after school. The group always head off to the pool with great excitement. Our volunteers meet them all...
Packing for Nepal (in Monsoon Season) Halve your clothes, double your money Pokhara has pretty much everything so it’s not a big deal if you miss something off your packing list. Pokhara has a huge religious community so it’s just common sense and...
An Internship with GVI Nepal – Part Two I originally planned to write a second blog for March but it is nearly the end of April now. That should give you some idea of how much there is to fill your time here at GVI Nepal! I have been very busy but loving every...
1. Sarangkot For a panoramic view of the Himalayas (when it’s not cloudy) and the beautiful Nepali scenery, take a day to complete the 2/3 hour hike to the Sarangkot Viewpoint. For the small price of 1000 rupees, you can experience the breathtaking sunset and sunrise...
I first came to GVI Nepal in November of 2015 to spend four weeks working on the Childcare project. It was my first time travelling abroad alone and my first experience working with a large-scale charity but the atmosphere of the projects and the attitude of the other...
Working at HART (Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust) has shown how the smallest things can make a big difference. The veterinary centre dedicate their time to finding dogs on the streets of Pokhara and take them to be treated, vaccinated and chipped before releasing them...
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