I had a wonderful and precious time in Faridabad. It was the opportunity to know the culture and the environment in India.
I am a nursing student in Japan. I was studying English during this year in Sydney because I want to work in developing countries as a nurse in the future and I need to improve my English skills. The purpose of this volunteer was to know how the area where the project has conducted is, to know whether I can adapt such an environment and to apply to my English skills.
One of the most surprising aspects in India was the low level of hygiene. Although I searched the environment in India before I came, it was more terrible than I expected. In particularly, I realised that the situation in a hospital was not good even though I knew this is because of the lack of money. On the other hand, in a slum school, children wash their hands before the lunch time. I was admired this custom.
In terms of the communication between participants, which is one of my goals, it was hard for me to have a good relationship with them. At the beginning of the project, I tended to stay in a room after the project because I felt a bit nervous and I couldn't understand their conversation. But they were very kind and attractive girls so I could gradually get along with them. Indeed, I miss them now.
As a result, I could get great experience through this volunteer. I really appreciate Vishav and his family to organise everything for the project. In addition, I met a lot of people in Faridabad and wonderful members. I will not definitely forget this experience and I would like to visit India again.