From the 1st of June to the 31st July, I was in Nepal helping with the re-construction of the Shree Bageswori Primary School in a small village in the Dhading district. The school was destroyed in the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015. One of the three-structured buildings was funded by the Nepalese government whilst we fundraised to re-construct the other building which we then also painted. There was a welcoming ceremony from the villagers where we were kindly presented with flowers and we introduced ourselves and where we came from. Although we did not speak the same language as the villagers we managed to communicate with them well. We were invited to try on Saris and join in with some traditional dancing. Overall the whole experience was amazing and taking part in a different culture was eye-opening. I especially enjoyed the Nepalese traditional dish of Dal-Bhat, which consisted of rice, lentils and a variety of vegetables and spices.

Categories: Asia, Go Abroad Fund, Nepal

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