I went to volunteer as an English teacher in Nepal in August 2011. This was my first big volunteering experience and my first trip to Asia. It has been the best trip in my life so far!
I met incredible people (not only from the organization but local as well) who are really making a difference in the communities they work. My host family was also very supportive, helpful and sharing their food with me. The conditions were basic but I felt like I was at home.
The children I taught taught me quite a lot with their never-ending smiles and attitude even though the conditions of their school were extremely basic. The experience changed me a lot and I often wish I could be able to go back again and do more for the community.
I would definitely recommend Helambu Project to anyone who wants to make a difference not only in the local communities but in their personal life as well.