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RCDP International Volunteer Program

About

Established in 1998, RCDP-Nepal is a recognized leader in the field of volunteering. RCDP-Nepal pioneered volunteer in Nepal and India programs. Our volunteer program offers an alternative way to enjoy the exhilarating and exotic beauty of the nature, and the people of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Volunteering in Nepal programs and programs in other countries comprises of language, cultural and observation tours, home stays, expeditions, trekking, and many more.... Each year, 1000 volunteers join our program in South Asia

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Francesca
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Medical programme in Cusco, Peru

I volunteered in a public clinic in Cusco for 4 hours in the morning and then had Spanish classes for 4 hours in the afternoon. It was a hard work and tiring but very enjoyable. I was severely limited in seeing by patients by my low level of Spanish. Everyone at the clinic was friendly and it was interesting to see a different healthcare system but my personal impact was low. The Spanish school 'mundo antiguo' was brilliant and organised lots of social activities such as meals, salsa classes and cultural experiences. Cusco is a very safe and beautiful city with loads of historical sites to visit at the weekends

Pros
  • Cusco is a beautiful and historic city
  • Host family was lovely
  • Spanish school was excellent
Cons
  • Host family lived far from the centre so I spent a lot of time on buses
  • You really need an intermediate - advanced level of Spanish to get the full benefit of working at the clinic
  • I had an upset stomach most of the time I was in Cusco
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Valentin
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Masailand yet lose to Nairobi

Through this program I was given the opportunity to teach at a primary school in Kimuka, a small, rural village just outside of Nairobi, for a few weeks. I hit the ground running and started teaching from day one. Students and the other teachers were very appreciative of my contribution to the learners success.
My host family is super friendly. Virginiah and the family gave me lots of insights to the local way of living that one would never get otherwise, and included me wherever sensible.
Finally my local coordinator Jackson was kind and caring. He kept in touch and checked in on me regularly.

Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Impact and perspectives for students
  • Getting to know local people
Cons
  • Everyone needs to make a living, so be cautious when money is involved and question prices
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Chloe
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience in Kenya

I spent a month in a medical centre located in Ngong, a town closed to Nairobi. As a Physio students, I learned so much with the project! The project was more then I could have ever imagined. And the host family was outstanding. Meals were great and the housing that I stayed in was more then what was excepted. So thankful to join part of this family. I couldn't say more amazing things about this program. It was absolutely an eye opening experience. Couldn't recommend it more to come and lend a hand.

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arsenii
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Lovely experience in Nepal

Superb program if you’re looking to diversify your perspective or dwell into the unknown. The communication with the team is easy and all arrangements will be taken care of. In regards to the actual content of this experience - the quality was also really good, I stayed in Buddhist monastery on the outskirts of Nepal and taught monks aged from 7 - 17, English, Maths and Science. I was given a room and plenty of free time as well as my meals being provided by the monastery. The children were a pleasure to teach and observing the lifestyle was just remarkable.

Pros
  • Experience overall
  • Communication with staff
  • Fee time
Cons
  • Lack of knowledge regarding teaching content prior to arrivsl
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James
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Kenya School

I spent a month in a school located a couple of hours out of Nairobi.
I was unsure of what I'd be doing exactly but knew I wanted to spend some time being useful.
Ended up funding and helping lay concrete floor in the classrooms where before it was just dust and dirt. And we also refurbished the toilet block.

It was an absolutely fantastic experience. The co-ordianter was welcoming and made everything run smoothly at all times. Was a pleasure to stay at his place in Mitaboni as well as with his family in Nairobi.

Village life was fantastic and everyone was so welcoming and kind. Even ended up playing guitar in a church band one Sunday.

Couldn't recommend it more to come and lend a hand. Whatever you can do to help, if I wasn't mixing cement with the workers, I was helping in classes, making posters for the children.
It's not a fast paced lifestyle but it's never boring in the slightest.
An amazing experience

What was your funniest moment?
Any interacting with the kids in the school. Bought a Bluetooth speaker with me so frequent dance parties broke out at break times and after lessons. Turns out they all love AC/DC!

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