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Namaste

Namaste

Namaste! – I bow to the god within you “Namaste Chet Ji” is the greeting given to our Nepalese language teacher.  He is of small stature as are most of the people of this mountain nation, but not small in personality.  His wire framed glasses hide his slightly squint...

Lovely Lucy Looks Back

Lovely Lucy Looks Back

  “Anyone coming out for Brownies? Cinnamon roll is good too. Or we could go for rice pudding” Somebody said after our first dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Nepal could cater for our Western weaknesses!  Earlier in the day I had discovered that I...

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

Empowering Women: One Momo at a time!

GVI volunteers joined forces with the SASANE a group that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The aim was to raise funds for the SASANE school awareness programme. The challenge was to make 500 momos in one hour. The challenge was successfully completed. It was a fun challenge with great results!

Women’s Day in Nepal

Women’s Day in Nepal

International Women's Day is celebrated with a public holiday in Nepal, however, despite this day of recognition, there are many extreme issues relating to Gender Equity in Nepal.  For two weeks prior to Women's Day our Women's Empowerment team worked with nineteen...

Go far away and stay there

Go far away and stay there

On my last day at home before I boarded a plane to come to Nepal, I visited one of my old high school teachers. He told me a story about one of his friends who joined the Peace Corps and went to Guatemala. When his two years were finished, he stayed in Guatemala. On...