Une mission bénévole
Une mission bénévole posté par Volunteer Service & Support Nepal
Publié le : 1 déc. 2012
In Nepal, hardly a week goes by without some kind of festival. Schools are relaxed about volunteers taking time off, so there are plenty of chances to head for those big hills. Volunteers live with a host family near the school or they stay at the orphanage in a separate room which will depend on volunteers choice and availabilities. Children from the orphanage go to school during day time so volunteer will be teaching in the school, during morning and evening volunteers will be helping orphanage children to do home-works or volunteer can organize some extra activities. In Nepal, it is believed guests are sent from God and they are treated accordingly. Host families are generally so kind, volunteers may want to be adopted permanently. Most people get up around 5:30am and very little happens after 9 or 10pm. After a few painful mornings, though, it feels surprisingly good.
Volunteering is not always easy, and conditions in Nepal are at best described as "basic." The majority of volunteers, however, end up staying for longer than they intended. A volunteer English teacher says: "In Japan I earned a lot of money for very little work, and I enjoyed a very high standard of living. I know I won't be able to earn that much when I return to Britain. Coming to Nepal has put this into perspective. A family here could live for a month on the money I used to spend in one night in Shibuya. This is also a great place to get healthy after three years of continuous late night drinking.