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RCDP Nepal

Half way through my time here in Nepal, I can say with full confidence that it was a great decision to join a program with RCDP-Nepal. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending it to others. I stumbled across the RCDP –Nepal website while searching for organizations which facilitated volunteering abroad. Although I had considered several other organizations, what appealed to me about RCDP was the fact it is located in Nepal, and that the money you spend actually goes towards some invaluable causes, and helps the company to create real change (as well as covering the obvious, placement, meals, support etc). Additionally, the people that make up RCDP are incredibly warm and a pleasure to be around; RCDP hostel is always a comforting place to be!

I wanted to volunteer to teach English at a Buddhist monastery for the experience of it, and also because I am doing research here that goes towards my degree. Everyone at RCDP has been indispensable for the help they have given me in this regard. As long as you are open minded and willing to work hard, they will be flexible and always ready to assist you as much as possible. A typical day at the nunnery involves waking up fairly early, having breakfast with the anis (nuns), joining them in art class or else taking advantage of free time having lunch and Tibetan tea, and teaching computer class and English class for monks. The students tend to be at varying levels, but are all so eager to learn, and an Absolute joy to be with. You can join them in puja, and other Buddhist activities, and they will gladly show you around the town near pharping during their days off. Other fantastic things to look forward to are any trips you might decide to join!

I’m not sure what I expected to find when I came to Nepal, the nerves only set in the few days before my flight. I do know that Nepal turns out to be a place that will constantly surprise you. You have to be prepared for a slower pace of life, and not the same standard of facilities (the bathrooms spring to mind here) that you would be used to in more economically developed counties. Although don’t be worried you won’t find Wi-F but it’s available all over the place. Open mindednesses, and the ability to adapt, are key to fitting in. And once you do, you’ll realize a lot about the things you take for granted, how precious it is to take life slowly and appreciate the small things, and how rewarding it is to spend time with people whose culture is so dissimilar to yours.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jun 21, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

I thought the program was good and I learned a lot in Nepal. It takes patience and perseverence, but you will be rewarded with much love from the children. I came to Nepal expecting to be volunteering at an orphanage home and it feels odd to be returning with sons, brothers and sisters with so many relative. The number of grate moments I experience will no doubt outnumber the grate moments. RCDP-Nepal is grate organization in Nepal.. Thank you RCDP

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jun 21, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

Be a RCDP volunteer was great! It’s always about sharing with your host family, the people in the community, the RCDP staff or with all the other volunteers! Preparation and Pre-departure information are very useful with many details. The prem praksh Family is a perfect host family for any volunteer. So welcoming and lovely! And that’s why I like travel and so volunteering…. Enriching Experience!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Canada
Posted: Jun 21, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

This program was everything I could've hoped for and more. My only regret is that I could not stay longer. The home was in an authentic area south of Delhi, within a short walk to our placement and the metro station. Everything was so smooth and convenient, I really think it was worth every penny. While it always seems counter intuitive to pay to volunteer, the service and convenience you get with this program, combined with the awesome experience, make this so worth it. The school was awesome. The kids were so sweet, they got us all gifts on our last day. Very touching and a truly memorable experience. So glad I got to take part in this. Great host family, I always felt welcome and it felt like my home. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Aloha

-Phil

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Jun 19, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

IVHQ is a great program, especially the New Delhi program. The program was highly recommended by a friend of mine who did their placement in Peru. I lived with an awesome families while i was volunteering, like many of my other fellow friends who volunteered in the Delhi program. The food was amazing (Chandni is an amazing cook), they took in consideration what people liked and disliked, as well as, switching up the menu items quite frequently. My family did everything they could to make me feel comfortable from tinkering with the air conditions to even trying to fix my laptop! They would even go out of there way to pick us up late at night when we couldn't get a taxi. I honestly felt a part of the family. The actually program itself is well structured and when problems do arise the program director and staff are very willing to help you have the best time volunteering as possible! I have only positives to say about the program.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Jun 19, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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