Pokhara

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

So, believe it or not, I actually came to Nepal with no intention to trek… crazy right? However, after only a couple of weeks in Pokhara glimpsing the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna mountain range, I realised that I had to take advantage of the landscape around me...

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

One of the popular programmes in GVI Nepal is the trek to Everest Base Camp. In April, a group of five, with the support of their guide and porters headed off on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Amazing views, personal challenges, teamwork and conquering one of the worlds most iconic trekking trails were all part of this amazing experience. The volunteers then headed to

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

GVI volunteers joined forces with the SASANE a group that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The aim was to raise funds for the SASANE school awareness programme. The challenge was to make 500 momos in one hour. The challenge was successfully completed. It was a fun challenge with great results!

Women’s Day in Nepal

Women’s Day in Nepal

International Women's Day is celebrated with a public holiday in Nepal, however, despite this day of recognition, there are many extreme issues relating to Gender Equity in Nepal.  For two weeks prior to Women's Day our Women's Empowerment team worked with nineteen...

Go far away and stay there

Go far away and stay there

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...

New Boys’ Home

New Boys’ Home

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...

A Day in the Life of a Childcare volunteer

A Day in the Life of a Childcare volunteer

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...

Knitting skills for women

Knitting skills for women

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 a success

Swimming Lessons a success

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

Packing for Nepal in monsoon season

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 courtesy to...