Volunteer teacher in Nepal
Me and Anika travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal in January 2017. We spent a week volunteering with the Volunteer World Nepal in Pepsicola Town Planning, Kathmandu.
Our stay was highlighted by our hosts Umesh and Sanu Shrestha and their gorgeous baby Bidusha. They welcomed us so warmly and prepared as many meals. Our accommodation was simple but in a happy home, surrounded by flowers and plants, as well as a balcony that gave us incredibly views.
Our time with the Shrestha family gave us insight into Nepali customs, culture, language and history. Umesh enjoyed answering all of our questions!
We volunteered at Career Building International Academy (CBIA), a local school run by Volunteer World Nepal. We worked for Preschool, Kindergarten and Year 1. The classrooms were beautifully decorated and the children were extremely interested to learn from us. We taught them English songs, and words and spoke in English to engage them in our language and share our culture with the children. Our host teacher encouraged us to conduct a painting class which was very memorable.
Volunteer World Nepal provided us with all the support, tours at some major places in Kathmandu, accommodation and food from a wonderful host family and Nepali language class. Overall, our experience was warm and eye-opening.