RCDP Nepal

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9.1 / 10 after 158 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings
Program website: http://www.rcdpnepal.org/

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GOT ROBBED FROM MY ORGANISATION IN KENYA!
read this!!!!!!
This was my secound volunteering, after a great experience last year in India with iSPiiCE now a bad one with RCDP in Kenya.
The preorganisation with RCDP Nepal was good, everything went as requested and i was very excited about my volunteering!
but than the BIG LIE for doing the "most affodable Volunteering"! Its true that the starting cost are low .... but when you are there they try so suck the money out of you!
First the transport cost of the organisation are huge! 50$ for airport pick up - half an houre drive - one way!!! and 75$ to be grought to the projekt in maasailand - one way of course! i payed 250$ for 4 transportations!!! ok you can see it as a donation .....
But than the BIG ROBBERY!!
they organised a safari for me and asked me 600$ garantee the best price because they have sooo good connections!!! At the safari i learnd that i was paying doubble than everybody else (7 people) 300-320$ for the very same tour! A regular price would be like 350$ because 140$ is just entrance at maasai mara and 160$ so for journey and stay! Whey i complained to Barnabas (head organisator) he just said the difference would be for organising and didnt refund me!!! SUCh A BIG RUBBERY i m sooo endless disappointed!!!
But doiing volunteering is a great thing!!!! i can just reccomend to everybody but pay attention with your organisation especcially with RCDP Kenya!

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Posted: February 5, 2016
Overall:
5
Support:
5
Value:
3
By: Philipp
Age:
36

It was a really valuable experience working as a volunteer in an orphanage in Nepal. There are 20 orphans in "Helpless Colony" which locates in Pasikot, Kathmandu. During the day, we spent time on an infertile grassland under sunshine, playing volleyball and football with a badly broken ball, and also different physical games with just one rope. As soon as I got to the house, they all gave me the warmest hugs and yelled "HELLO SISTER!". That is the best moment that I feel so overwhelmed by their love. Every tiny moments in the orphanage when staying with the kids were so memorable. And I was truly touched by their positive attitude towards life though they all had experienced the most terrible tragedy, the earthquake five months ago. Kids there are so tough and independent and caring to take care of their brothers and sisters. Compared to the children in developed countries like those in Hong Kong, they are all learning-lovers, having great passion and great willingness to study instead of those being forced by parents in my city. After all, I gained too much and I really appreciate them. At the same time, I am so proud to be treated as a 'sister' just like a real family during the time.
Saying RCDP, the staff offered options with high flexibility for volunteers to decide the project starting date and many other details. They are all helpful and friendly Nepali, also provide good service to volunteers. However the program fee is a bit too expensive.

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Posted: January 20, 2016
Overall:
7
Support:
7
Value:
8
Age:
22

I really liked this program. Not only was I able to meet kids my age and help them, I also got to make friends and through them, I've learned a lot about Nepal. Because the country's terrain, weather, people, customs, traditions, and culture are very different from what I grew up with, it was interesting for me to not only volunteer, but also sightsee, and Nepal has many beautiful scenic places that are very unique. The trip was mutually beneficial, as not only were my dad and I able to help kids at the orphanage, we were also able obtain self-healing as well, as I felt as if the stress of our everyday lives had melted away in the slow and tranquil rural village. I would recommend this program to all who want to go outside their comfort zone and experience a very different lifestyle and gain an eye-opening experience.

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Posted: January 8, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Shauna
Age:
16

It has been an excellent experience to volunteer at RCDP-Nepal over the Christmas to New Year time frame of 2015. My assignment was to help the orphans at the Orphanage at Chitwan each day to do homework, review for school, and play with them. The kids are all well-behaved and very polite, there is a strong sense that they are brothers and sisters to each other, it truly feel like a family there. The living conditions for them aren't great but with right dignity, and the kids at all ages all have positive attitude and study very hard for their education. I really miss the days spent with them in such a peaceful and beautiful village. My host family are extremely friendly, even though due to external reasons the feul and power were in great shortage, I felt like being very well taken care of, each day during dinner time, they will let me eat first and keep me company. The local RCDP coordinators are very helpful and supportive. For the two week time spent in Nepal, I felt extremely humbled because I learned so much from the people there. It's definitely a great volunteer program to recommend to others, the experience is tremendously worthwhile and the feeling to be able to help there is very rewarding. I certainly hope to be back to that peaceful and beautiful village one day!

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Posted: January 8, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
46

I had a great experience with RCDP Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal at Sahid Memorial Hospital. Here, I was able to shadow the physicians and nurses doing their day to day duties. Some of the physicians and nurses were extremely kind and explained procedures to me, made sure that I could see what was happening, and that I understood what was going on. I liked being in the hospital, as I was able to learn about healthcare in a new country, and learned a lot that I did not previously know. I enjoyed being there, and I also tried to volunteer wherever I could as well. The host family was also very kind, and I enjoyed spending time with them. I got along with the kids really well, and looked forward to reading and playing with them everyday. Overall, this program was really good and safe. I would recommend this to others, and I would definitely hope to come back in the future.

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Posted: December 22, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9
By: skadakia
Age:
20

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