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Tracey Strathdee

England

Volunteering in a school for the deaf in Banepa

I left England a little apprehensive as I had never spent more than three weeks away from home, never mind selling my flat and giving up my job to volunteer in Nepal! I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as I arrived I felt welcomed into the VSN Family. I spent the first 10 days living with Rupa, Tej and their gorgeous daughter Riza. During that time I had Nepali lessons and went sight seeing around Kathmandu.I had chosen to volunteer in a school for a deaf as I had worked with Deaf Children in the UK for 8 years. The school is on the hillside in a town called Banepa. When I first arrived I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I soon came to love it there, How could I not, beautiful countryside to walk in and great people to become friends with. My time at the school for the Deaf in Banepa was fun and informative, I learned so much from the students and the staff. The students were eager to learn and very helpful and patient with me while I tried to learn Nepali sign language. I looked forward to smiling faces everyday. During my time in Nepal I also had a chance to be a tourist and went to Pokhara for New year. I watched the first Sunshine of 2007 from a 1892m/5500ft high viewing platform at Sarangkot which has a superb view of the Annapurna range.My time at the school seemed to go too quickly. I was very sad to leave. I had a special leaving ceremony with many gifts, malas and thanks from the staff and students. I had many thanks for them too, for making my time such a wonderful experience. I hope to return very soon. My thanks go to VSN once again, I am very glad I found them an the Internet. They made my time in Nepal very easy.

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