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Posted: September 10, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: snilesh
Age:
44

I am a 63 yr old retired midwife. I volunteered with GVN at Shining Stars Children’s home Kathmandu Nepal from 31/8/2013 – 16/9/14
I was very impressed at the dedication of the homes manager Hari Bhusal who genuinely had the welfare of the children at the centre of his care. He was an excellent role model for the boys and actively encouraged the girl’s by praising their school work and their dancing etc. He is an asset to Volunteers Nepal Services. All of the staff Susmina, Jaumaya,Thula dai and Rajkumar do a wonderful job in caring for the children at SSCH
I felt I built up a good rapport with the young people and if they had any concerns could have shared those with me. The children enjoyed their food and like all children could have eaten more but by Nepalese standards they certainly ate as much as the host family’s’ children that I stayed with as my photographs of the boys proudly showing off their ‘guns’.
I would have liked to have seen more technology such as computer’s, tablets, etc for the children as in order for them to compete in this world and for their best future endeavors they need the ‘tools’ to do so. I’m aware that electricity goes off for long periods but the ‘tablets’ have long battery lives.
The only other comment I have is that I brought over 20 kilos of articles underwear, stationary, toothbrush’s etc and presume most of the volunteers do the same it would have been nice to see some of those gifts given to the children at SSCH while I was there.
I am still in regular contact with the children at SSCH they are a truly inspiring group of people..
It was the most rewarding experience to be part of those wonderful young people’s lives and I would recommend it to older volunteers because we have a lot of life experiences and love to give to these young ones who have had enough of life’s disappointments. I am looking forward to returning in the near future.

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Posted: March 10, 2014
Overall:
7
Support:
4
Value:
6
Age:
63

This was a good opportunity to serve the children of India. The people were overall gracious. But it would have been cheaper to stay in a nice hotel (after all it is India and the exchange rate is such that it would have been affordable), rather than the guest house that was lacking in some necessities, such as hot water. No hot shower for two weeks. Ask questions about accomodations before you go.

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Posted: January 7, 2014
Overall:
6
Support:
8
Value:
5
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This was my first time volunteering abroad and I spent two weeks at a large orphanage building gardens, painting, doing construction work, and spending Christmas and New Years with the children. The entire process from registration to when I was there to when I said my goodbyes, was extremely well organized and rewarding. At the end of the two weeks I felt like our team made a tremendous impact.

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Posted: July 3, 2013
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: ryan7787
Age:
25

I’ve served with Global Volunteers in five countries (Italy, Cook Islands, Crete, Viet Nam, St. Lucia) and each one is unique as the local people determine their own needs and GV partners with them to help make their dreams a reality. This is a service opportunity for the volunteer heart. It affords the volunteer with the chance to meet local people on their terms and not as a tourist. GV is not a self-serving vacation. With only one exception in St. Lucia, I have met only cheerful, selfless, and generous souls who want to make a difference in this world. Given the restrictions of any emerging country, I ‘go with the flow’ and am enriched by it. I look forward to my next trip with GV this year!

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Posted: February 18, 2013
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9
Age:
64

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