RCDP Nepal

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9.1 / 10 after 142 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings
Program website: http://www.rcdpnepal.org/

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I spent six weeks in Rampur, Chitwan, working at an orphanage. All in all, I made a great and unforgettable experience. I stayed with a local host family who lives only a few minutes away from the orphanage. The family was lovely, they let me participate in their daily life in a very welcoming and heartly way. This was a beautiful way to experience the Nepali culture and family life.

The work at the orphanage was interesting, even though the children were older than I had expected, so they didn`t need that much support from volunteers anymore. Therefore, it was sometimes hard to find out what to do there. Also, I didn`t really get any instructions by the people who are responsible for the children, so I simply had to figure out what to do by myself.
Furthermore,I often felt like a guest at the orphanage, because the time I actually spent there during the day was quite short. For that reason, it might be better to stay directly at the orphanage than with a host family to really build up a relationship with the children.
Apart from that, I really liked my project and I would recommend it to others.
All was organised really well by RCDP, there was always someone to talk to when there were any questions or problems, they really care for the volunteers and are very flexible concerning any wishes or changes of the program, and all the transportation from Kathmandu to the project etc. was organised perfectly.

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Posted: August 21, 2014
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10
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10
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10
By: Jana
Age:
20

This was a great experience from the moment I was interested the staff helped me with all i needed. I loved the project. Working closely with the monks teaching English was amazing, and the views and pathways through the woods were breathtaking.

I would like to come back again,and bring more people with me.

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Posted: August 19, 2014
Overall:
9
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9
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9
By: joshuarex
Age:
32

The people that run RCDP Nepal are very friendly and always willing to help in the volunteer's needs and requests.
Somethings must be improved, like the pick up service in the airport, that is confusing.
Nepal is a developing country and the infrastructure and general services are really poor. Even tough, people are always smiling and trying to help each other. Their community sense is amazing!
I definitely recommend this life changing program.
We can't change the world, but we can change someone's world.

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Posted: August 18, 2014
Overall:
10
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10
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10
By: pedrohsvl
Age:
27

Between the 4th and the 5th year of Med. School I had to do two weeks of summer practice and I decided on doing it in Nepal. I thought it was interesting seeing the difference between hospitals in Europe (where I study Medicine) and Nepal. You will also get to see some patients with diseases/conditions uncommon in the developed world, which I thought was interesting. I got to walk around the hospital look at patients, patient journals, I got to observe operations and other exciting things. The doctors were very kind to me and spoke good English. I recommend this program.

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Posted: August 11, 2014
Overall:
10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
26

Cool program. Offers a very distinctive and refreshing yet profound and powerful experience. Aside from the actual volunteering experience itself, one should be able to explore the richness of the Nepali culture as well as to have the chance to tour around some very interesting public attractions and enjoy the variety of natural landscapes. The food here is also surprisingly food, while offered at generally very reasonable prices. Definitely recommended.

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Posted: August 10, 2014
Overall:
10
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10
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10
Age:
17

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