Two weeks in Nepal was all it took for me to fall in love with the country, the people in it and especially the Nepal Orphans Home. The second I arrived in Kathmandu I felt like I had found my second home. Originally my plan was to observe the organisation for a school project for about a week and then travel around in Nepal for the second and final week of my stay. But after one week with Nepal Orphans Home, where they helped me with my school project by showing me their work and their cooperation with other organizations, I decided to stay in Kathmandu with the organization the whole time (except for three days when I went to Chitwan National Park).
For you who are about to visit Nepal and Nepal Orphans Home; you will most likely have the best and most rewarding time of your life. The staff at the organisation (Sunita, Himal and Saroj just to name a few) will help you with all your questions. The people in Nepal are the nicest people I have ever met and if you ever find yourself lost you can always find someone who will help you to find your way.Last but most important, your work at your placement will most definitely make a difference, from working at EDUC–Nepal to just spending time with the kids at the houses of Nepal Orphans Home, your work will be appreciated both from the staff and the children.
And for you who have not decided whether you are going or not; my advice to you is that you really should take this opportunity and go. I did, and it was the best adventure of my life. I met friends for life and now I am even more sure that helping people is what I want to do.
So, I want to say a special thank you to Nepal Orphans Home for the way you welcomed me, I am truly grateful for everything that I learned at my stay and I am sure that I will be back soon.