First week – Cultural week
I joined a group of students from China and spent the whole week learning about Nepal.
– My Nepali name is Devi (means goddess)
– Cooked simple Nepali dish
– Went to temples
– Short hike
– Went to the oldest market in Kathmandu
Overall, it was a nice experience, but a whole week to learn about the culture is a bit too much.
Met with new people and made friends.
2nd week – volunteer at a Children’s Hospital
Met with Dr. Shanta, a really nice dedicated person to children’s healthcare in Nepal.
Challenge was no one speak English but the doctor himself, and patients kept talking to me in Nepali because I looked like a local.
It was a nice week at the hospital, discussed many things with dr. Shanta about the hospital.
Glad to be a resourceful volunteer for Dr. Shanta and the hospital.
I would recommend this hospital for anyone who wishes to learn/experience how dr. Shanta managed to run the hospital so well with so little.