My life-changing experience at the VCD Nepal children library

From the moment when I first arrived in Kathmandu I fully believe that I was adopted into the VCD Nepal family. This sense of sibling love and community was definitely prevalent for the entirety of the trip but was strongest in Torikhet, Chitwan. Working with the children in the library and then living in the…

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A relaxed energy

My partner and I became connected to VCD from a friend back home in Australia. We spent five days at the Lighthouse and five days at the Orphanage in Chitwan, Sauraha. It has been such a pleasure to meet and get to know the VCD family and all the volunteers. The relaxed and sharing energy…

A note to future volunteers

Future volunteers – this was the best experience of my life! Nepal is a beautiful country with lots of beautiful people. The time here has been life changing. Thanks to Bicky, Bishal, Prakash, all the other volunteers and our new family in Nepal, my experience has been one I will remember for the rest of…

A family I can rely on

Everyone I’ve met and worked with in the past twelve weeks has made my time in Nepal so special. If I wrote about everyone I had to be thankful to it would take up the entire page so instead I will stick to the most important. Bicky, thank you for welcoming me with open arms…

A home away from home

I had the experience of a lifetime and the Lighthouse was made to feel like home. I had an absolutely amazing time here in Nepal. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, especially Amaa and Buwa. They took me in and really made me feel like family from day one. The school and library were incredible, making…

Tough but vastly rewarding

From trekking and rafting to safaris and sight seeing, it has all been an amazing experience. Playing chess, relaxing at the lighthouse, drinking and going out, rafting and driving around – all the people at VCD individually made this journey amazing and it wouldn’t have been as good without you all. Thank you for your friendship, knowledge…