RCDP Nepal

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Program website: http://www.rcdpnepal.org/

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This is the 2nd time I was have volunteered with IFRE. I was in Nepal for 2 months and had 3 different volunteer projects. It is a fabulous organization!!! IFRE staff are great and very supportive in assisting with everything which began when I began organizing my trip in the states (USA) until I left on the plane from Nepal. They served as a travel guide assisting me in various places to go along with getting me great discounts at various tourist places (actually was able to enter the National park for free due to volunteering); educationally by telling me about the customs but mostly they provide a family like presence of acceptance and genuine love,. They go out of their way to make one feel at home. I
Darleen Kildow
WA, USA

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Posted: April 13, 2017
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10
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10
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10
Age:
57

I stayed in Nepal for 4 and a half months and I loved my time here!!! RCDP organized everything very well. Espacially during the "Fun program" (Rafting, Trekking, National Park) at the beginning, we were always surprised that all the times and in all places there was someone to take care of us and tell us where to go.
And everything is much more flexible than I expected from what my german organization told, which is nice! I was volunteering in the school Spring Valley Academy and when I asked for the possibility to go for a trip during the 8 days of Exam it was no problem at all.
I felt very comfortable with my host family, the teachers and especially the students (I only had some problems with the school`s principal but that`s not the fault of RCDP) that I`m sure I will miss everyone very much when I get get back home! And I got very easily used to Nepalese habits and the way of living that I will probably get a culture shock by returning to Germany!
The only thing which could be improved in my eyes is the cooperation with the partner organizations abroad. Some facts that my german organization told me (for example that a single bed room in the accomodation is guaranteed) are basically not true according to the national habits and I think a better communication would avoid some misundestandings.
But all in all I can only recommend Nepal for a volunteer stay to everyone because it`s beautiful landscape, the lovely people and the different way of live are fascinating in every way!!!

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Posted: February 25, 2017
Overall:
9
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10
Value:
9
By: Linda
Age:
18

I was teaching English in a primary school and helping in an orphanage in Chitwan. The work in the orphanage included helping kids with homework, weeding in the garden and helping in the kitchen. Overall, the experience was very positive. While teaching in the school is far from easy (kids and disobedient), you can feel it is valuable for them: local teachers don't teach English well. Helping orphans with homework also requires some patience but in return you can feel their love.

In the evenings I organized computer classes for kids using my small laptop. And the best memories are from doing handicrafts from paper with them on Christmas Eve.

The host family was from middle or even upper-middle class with good facilities. They were super friendly and treated my like their own daughter. Very tasty food. Only small disadvantages were frequent electricity outages, absence of hot shower and quite low temperatures in the room at night, but those are realities of Nepalese life.

The only improvement points for RCDP are to improve communication with the local school. The teaching hours were not from 10 to 4pm as RCDP told me but from 10 to 1pm. Also, I wasn't informed the school would have 10 days of exams and holidays during my stay, when I wasn't needed and had to do gardening work instead of teaching.

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Posted: December 29, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
8
Value:
9
Age:
26
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Posted: December 5, 2016
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10
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10
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10
By: Nathan655
Age:
25

I really enjoyed my stay in Nepal, all the people I met here that were involved in the organisation were so helpful and kind. I stood in the Nepal Mary Child Help Center near Balaju in an orphanage where 15 children are living. I really felt comfortable with them after such a short time and I dont want to miss that time. They taught me so much without even knowing. It was really one of the best times I've ever had and RCDP made it possible and everything went well and I could really trust them that they care for me! Danyabaad for everything!

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Posted: December 4, 2016
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10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
18

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