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From the Director
June 28, 2012
Surveying my little office in the ambient light from the hallway (only a few hours of power outage in Kathmandu today), one can...
May 22, 2012
Here is some advice from a recent teaching volunteer:   Teaching: What worked. Think about your Nepali lessons, if your teacher speeds...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Here is a summary of our time in Chaturali with the Panday family. Chaturali is absolutely beautiful, and staying with a family gave...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Bastipur VDC in the Eastern Terai is well off any conceivable tourist track. As such, for most of the 4,000 residents of this village...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Jen Kim, far left I am Jen Kim, 27 years old and a Los Angeles native; I am a writer and soon to be journalism student. I came to...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My friend Jason and I wanted an experience that would contribute to our own personal growth and, at the same time, enable us to help...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I first decided to come to Nepal when I was unable to follow my chosen career path due to medical reasons.  I was not happy with what...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Balmandir Background Balmandir is a non-government network of orphanages across Nepal, founded in 1964 by the Nepalese Royal Family....
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I arrived in Nepal on June 1st, 2008 and was greeted at the airport by a man who became one of my best friends in Nepal. Vinod, fondly...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My name is Kamil. I arrived in Nepal in Kathmandu at the end of July 2008. I had long wanted to do a volunteer teaching in a country...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
As you head southwest, the frenetic pace of Kathmandu gradually transitions into a beautiful landscape of rolling green hills, small...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I arrived in Narti after a 12-hour bus ride, which was an adventure in itself; mountains, cliffs, raging rivers, monkeys, monsoon...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
As a volunteer I had the opportunity to conduct my research in two very polar areas. Originally, my research was to consist of,...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My name is Pontus Johansson and I am 28 years old. I come from Sweden and work normally as a social worker. I stayed in Nepal for four...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My name is Yile Li. I am 20 years old and am a university student in America. I am a premed and economics major. I was in Nepal for...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 26, 2012
The small Newari village of Phusretar is located five kilometers north of the bazaar of Dumre. This roadside town lies on the main...
From the Director
March 26, 2012
I first came to Nepal in February of 2004. I would only be here for a short time then, I was floating a trial balloon; but when it was...
February 26, 2012
I spent only a few days in Bastipur and I helped with daily activities such as: cooking, cleaning, removing weeds (a lot!), paving the...

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