Lucia Gasser Hidalgo
These two weeks have truly been an amazing experience! I loved going to Pame to play wth the kids and to help out. I feel like I made so many great friends I would never meet at home and I had a blast with them. The trek was a challenge and not easy but I’m happy I did it every single morning when I woke up to incredible landscapes.
The volunteering was an eye opening experience because I got to see how the people of Pame lived with only the basic resources and how happy they were with just that and I was introduced to a completely different culture. I loved my time here in Nepal because I got to explore Nepal and get to improve a school and have fun at the same time.
I went on the under 18s trip to Nepal, Pokhara and it has been one of the most amazing experiences! The volunteering was also a completely amazing experience where we painted classrooms in a Nepalese rural school giving a great sense of accomplishment.
It’s inspired me to look at further ways of helping in similar situations, and talking to the staff showed me that it is possible to get in to a similar and just as rewarding field of work.
The reason I booked this project was I wanted to experience a new culture and help the community at the same time; GVI has more than fulfilled my expectations.
The happiness of the children really touched my heart and after the experience at the care centre I really appreciate how blessed I am for what I have.
This trip has allowed me to gain another perspective on how to do things and the importance of the smallest actions. From GVI and the communities inviting us into their homes and places of work, I genuinely feel appreciated.
I have really enjoyed working for the turtles and it feels so good to being doing something for the world no matter how small my actions, every bit counts!