Volunteers’ support at Monastery in the Mountains
Most of the volunteers raise some funds from friends and families at their home country before they leave for Nepal. We, at VSN suggest them to spend those amounts at their volunteering placements. The volunteers observe what is needed at the placements while they work there.
Jos de Klein and Willemien de Klein, a couple from The Netherlands, while volunteering in the small village in the mountains called Salleri, donated several needful things with the amount they have raised from friends and families in Netherlands.
The head of the monastery shared with them that they are in need of new mattresses and blankets to keep the monks warm for the winter to come. In Salleri the temperature will get far below freezing point at night and right now many blankets and mattresses are old, thin and moldy.
As you can see, Jos and Willemien went to the shop and, with some bargaining help from our friends in Salleri, bought lots of sheets and mattresses.
Besides this donation, they have also helped painting the walls and donated some needful things at the Centre for Children with Intellectual Disabilities.
They will be even be involved in helping several other projects of VSN! Before leaving in late November, Jos and Willemien will also join the Tibet tour which will be organized by VSN itself. Volunteer Society Nepal’s sister organization http://vsntourandtreks.com/ will be handling all their trekking and travel related matters.
Volunteer Society Nepal and all the monks in Salleri would like to thank Jos de Klein and Willemien de Klein for their generous support.
Going to the shop
Buying lots of mattresses and sheets
It’s a lot to carry but we will make it
One happy group of monks that will sleep warm and clean this winter!