RCDP Nepal

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

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My experience with RCDP has been excellent overall. I regret not having time to do the language course at the start as it would have been a lot nicer being able to speak some Nepali. The Royal Chitwan National park activities were really great and I strongly recommend it to any volunteers. The Elephant Bathing and jungle ride was especially fun. We were in chitwan during the Nepali festival and a part from the lights, firewood and dancing, one of the men that helped run the lodge made us a part of his family for the brother / sister ritual part of the festival which was an amazing experience. My project has been quite fun, between building some concrete flooring at a temple and helping with teaching at the orphanage. The communication between me and lila the local coordinator was a bit slack and I was unsure so what to do for some time, however with time it did improve. So I suggest that all volunteer ask as many questions as they can so that they are more aware of their situation. My project was in Rampur in the chitwan district and unfortunately I only have two weeks there. Bhirab was my host father and I really enjoyed his family’s hospitality! They really did try to integrate me as part of their family, even if the hard bed took some getting used to, along with no running water. But this eventually really made the experience for me. As I really felt I was experiencing some true Nepalese culture which unfortunately isn’t the easiest thing to discover in the more touristy areas. Surrounded by fields and only a handful of houses, mostly housing farming families Rampur was a very relaxing place to volunteers and get away from the more western influenced Nepal. if you are considering volunteering at all, feel free to send me an e-mail. There are so many other things that I don’t have the time to write. In summary, t have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt from this experience with RCDP. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning and about new cultures etc. Apart from a few breakdowns in communication I have been impressed with the running of RCDP. sujan, especially at the hostel in Kathmandu was one of the nicest people I have met. The staff at the lodge in chitwan was also incredible.

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Posted: June 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: joelp
Age:
25

I had a fantastic experience in Nepal with RCDP. The language program in the first week was very useful and provides me with some basic Nepali. Which I used a lot! Volunteering at the health post was very interesting and I learned a lot about the Nepali daily life by living with the host family. I specially loved the festival! Overall I am very happy with my experience and will treasure it for the rest of my life.

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Posted: June 30, 2015
Overall:
10
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10
Value:
10
By: alexze
Age:
26

I had such an amazing time in Nepal. What I believe made my experience in Nepal so great was the people there my host family was so welcoming even though it was last minute placing. The kids at the monastery were such a joy and I definitely want to come and teach them again. At first I really apprehensive to stay with a host family but it is part of the experience and I learned a lot of the Nepali culture through staying with them. What a great about the program is the people who were in charge of the project like Diti Sherpa. He was friendly and helped us out if we even had a question. Hom was only a call away and just knowing that, I felt more relaxed in my environment. Thank you RCDP!

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Posted: June 29, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9
By: ariel
Age:
30

RCDP was very good with organizing my trekking and volunteering experience with Ashna orphanage. I really enjoyed my time at RCDP hostel the staff are very good to us and welcoming and from them I learned a lot about this country. The hostel also helped me to meet many volunteers from all over the world and I really enjoyed that RCDP was always good with organizing my orphanage experience. The children were very welcoming

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Posted: June 28, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10
By: alica
Age:
25

My experience with RCDP has been excellent overall. I regret not having time to do the language course at the start as it would have been a lot nicer being able to speak some Nepali. The Royal Chitwan National park activities were really great and I strongly recommend it to any volunteers. The Elephant Bathing and jungle ride was especially fun. We were in chitwan during the Nepali festival and a part from the lights, firewood and dancing, one of the men that helped run the lodge made us a part of his family for the brother / sister ritual part of the festival which was an amazing experience. My project has been quite fun, between building some concrete flooring at a temple and helping with teaching at the orphanage. The communication between me and lila the local coordinator was a bit slack and I was unsure so what to do for some time, however with time it did improve. So I suggest that all volunteer ask as many questions as they can so that they are more aware of their situation. My project was in Rampur in the chitwan district and unfortunately I only have two weeks there. Bhirab was my host father and I really enjoyed his family’s hospitality! They really did try to integrate me as part of their family, even if the hard bed took some getting used to, along with no running water. But this eventually really made the experience for me. As I really felt I was experiencing some true Nepalese culture which unfortunately isn’t the easiest thing to discover in the more touristy areas. Surrounded by fields and only a handful of houses, mostly housing farming families Rampur was a very relaxing place to volunteers and get away from the more western influenced Nepal. if you are considering volunteering at all, feel free to send me an e-mail. There are so many other things that I don’t have the time to write. In summary, t have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt from this experience with RCDP. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning and about new cultures etc. Apart from a few breakdowns in communication I have been impressed with the running of RCDP. Saman, especially at the hostel in Kathmandu was one of the nicest people I have met. The staff at the lodge in chitwan was also incredible.

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Posted: June 25, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10
By: joel
Age:
41

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