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Bhotenamlang Diary

Bhotenamlang Diary

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-10-09 00:00:00 | Comments

This summer, we spent three weeks in Helambu, Nepal, teaching at one of HELP’s partnership schools, Shree Bhotenamlang School. HELP (Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership) is a charity that works with schools in the Helambu region, helping to improve the quality of education in rural areas where education is not necessarily prioritised for children. After the earthquake in 2015, HELP provided temporary learning centres, donated replacement furniture and books, and are currently in the middle of a big school rebuilding project. They also give money to help children continue with their ...
Trailblazer

Trailblazer

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-10-09 00:00:00 | Comments

When we were told our placement was at Shree Kalika Secondary School in Tekanpur, we had no idea what to expect because we were to be the first volunteers to go there. Looking back on those 3 weeks, we can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences of our lives and we were so lucky with the brilliant school and loving family we were placed with! When we first arrived, after a 4 hour journey in the jeep, we were so nervous to meet the teachers and our family but from the minute we walked through the door, everyone was so lovely and hospitable. We were immediately welcomed with a hot p...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-09-22 00:00:00 | Comments

Up the winding mountain roads; past rice fields, rivers, banana trees, roadside shops, skipping schoolchildren, buffaloes, wandering chickens, and motorbikes we streamed our way past the beautiful world of the Helambu valley. With a stranger’s child leaning on my legs and one arm around an old lady, we clattered and bounced our way up from Kathmandu to the small village of Nakote....
Mondo-HELP Scholarship 2017

Mondo-HELP Scholarship 2017

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-08-23 00:00:00 | Comments

  In celebration of another successful year of education scholarships, Helambu Education and Local Partnership (HELP) hosted their annual Scholarship Distribution Programme in the beautiful Taragoan Museum – a monument to the cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Since HELP’s foundation roots in 2010, the programme has seen a wide number of students receive the financial support provided through the scheme, a figure constantly rising with HELP’s presence in the region. Covering a variety of colleges and choice of subjects, over fifty-seven talented, yet economically disadvantaged, young me...
Namaste Miss

Namaste Miss

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-07-09 00:00:00 | Comments

My volunteering experience was spent at Shree Devi Bhotang Secondary School, in the village of Bhotang, where I taught English ranging from Grades 1 to 10.   When I first arrived, the children were quite hesitant to speak English and hide behind their mothers’ skirts when I approached them. However, this shyness did not last long! Within a few days of my arrival, all the children would run out of their homes shouting “Namaste Miss!” as I walked to school with some of the older children.   My accommodation was fantastic, comfortable and I had a room to myself, which was a re...
Good morning Miss

Good morning Miss

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-05-22 00:00:00 | Comments

So I spent around 10 weeks in Nepal, most of that time was spent living and teaching in Nurbuling School but also over the school break I was helping in the HELP office in Kathmandu.So I spent around 10 weeks in Nepal, most of that time was spent living and teaching in Nurbuling School but also over the school break I was helping in the HELP office in Kathmandu....
JOURNEY WHERE WE LEARN AND WIN

JOURNEY WHERE WE LEARN AND WIN

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-04-26 00:00:00 | Comments

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LSU ACTION 2017

LSU ACTION 2017

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-04-26 00:00:00 | Comments

I am a Loughborough University student who came to Nepal with fourteen others to volunteer with HELP as part of an Action Project run by Loughborough Student’s Union (LSU). Our time in Nepal totaled just over three weeks, and undoubtedly it was an experience that will stick with us for life....
Volunteering Experience in Nepal

Volunteering Experience in Nepal

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-03-27 00:00:00 | Comments

I volunteered for help for one month teaching in a small village called Nakote. It was such an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back.I volunteered for help for one month teaching in a small village called Nakote. It was such an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back....