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Organization Review

Overall Experience: 
My first experience as a volunteer has been with Possible Nepal. I have been working as a volunteer in an orphanage at Phutung, 20 minutes from Katmandu. In this orphanage there are 10 children, 6 girls and 4 boys, between the age of 6 and 14 years old. We were staying in the orphanage and I shared room with another volunteer from Texas. I take the children to school every morning and while they were there, I went to work to a health post near the orphanage, 15 minutes by walk. I got back to the orphanage in time to go an pick the children from school at 4:00. Once we got to the orphanage, we ate with the children before helping them with homework. After this we had time to play with them, and also help in other things of the orphanage. We have dinner with them and they go to sleep. When the children go to sleep, volunteers have some time to rest or go to have a walk through the town and know each other. The kids are awesome, very polite and funny. They get very well with each other, they have become an incredible family. Working as a volunteer makes you grow as a person, in terms of responsibility and self-confident. Going far away from home to another country from which you don't know anything about is exciting. You may miss your family and friends but you are so well treated and loved that you forget for a while where you come from. Seeing the children happy and becoming one of them is a beautiful experience which I suggest to everyone. They are very grateful with volunteers, not only the children, but also the staff of the orphanage, as every suggestion you make them to improve the orphanage, they make it happen. To sum up, if you have the chance to travel abroad and take part of this big action, I encourage you to do it, you will appreciate much more everything and everyone in your life and you would have made happy to many children.