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Happy Holi 2016 Volunteers

We are very happy to say that after the Earthquicks many people are scared to travel to Nepal but we have very good news that after the Earthquicks we have many past volunteers came to visit us and help us.Recently Yvonne Samson from UK has came back for two weeks to visit us and she volunteered at Chitwan Happy Home and visited Pokhara and Ilam too. Our regular visitor Mr Liam Andreson who volunteered with us in 2002 and came back 5 times to Nepal also came back this March for two weeks to help us in our new Happy Home in Pokhara and we had celebrated the festival Holi . Our past volunteer from Germany Christine Grove also came with her 5 family member to visit Chitwan happy home and did the Chitwan National park tours . After this they have visited Pokhara and did Paragliding and short trek .
We are very happy to see a lot of our past volunteers are showing their interest to come back and help in our project. Mr Thomas from Germany came back 3rd time who volunteeres with us in 2010 and this time he was for 6 weeks helping in Thulakhet village.

Happy holi 2016 Volunteers

We are nearly completing our new Happy Home in Pokhara . We have some volunteers to work on that projects. In mid of April we will have 10 more new children for Pokhara Happy Home. We are so exciuted to waite for them.
Asim

Happy holi 2016 Volunteers

Nepal Happy Home Newsletters 2016

I’ve been to Nepal for 6 weeks and it was really an experience I do not want to miss. Before I came here I was scared because I thought I am on my own in this country with a totally different culture.

But from the first day the staff in Kathmandu treated me friendly and answered every question I had about my stay here or about Nepal’s culture in general. After one week staying in Kathmandu with language class and sightseeing I was sent to my project to Thulakhet, a small village near to the city of Pokhara.

Happy holi 2016 Volunteers

The family I stayed with was so lovely and nice they made me feel like I was at home. Sometimes I felt a little bit lonely because I was the only volunteer in that area but the family, and especially the adorable kids, made me feel better very fast.

To work as a teacher is very difficult at the beginning but after a few days you get to know the kids a little bit better and the teaching gets easier as well. Next to my work in the school I also experienced the life of the people in the rural areas of Nepal. I got to work on the fields or go the forest to cut wood for the campfire. These are things I will never forget because it reminds me of the things I have at home which I take for granted but here you have to work hard for them. I even got invited to a marriage of people I have never met before and they were so friendly and open minded and wanted to know everything about my family and culture.

Additionally I also did a trekking tour over 5 days which was really nice. It was exhausting but the view at the end of the trip was really worth it!

Happy holi 2016 Volunteers

On my last days of my stay in Nepal I also visited the Chitwan National Park. Before I came here I did not even know that Nepal had a jungle and tropical climate in the south but I am so glad that I made the trip to there. I saw Rhinos which was incredible for me because at home I can only see them at the zoo and to see them in their natural habitat is just great!

All in all I have to say that Nepal is a beautiful country with a big variety of natural beauty! And I have to say that the slogan of Nepal’s tourism “once is not enough” is absolutely right because Nepal is so much more than just huge Mountains!

The only thing I would suggest to be improved is that you could make a contact list of all the volunteers that are currently in Nepal so we could contact each other and maybe meet up on the weekends or plan trips together.

Happy holi 2016 Volunteers


Alexander Paul

We bought a cow and 200 chicks for oraphanage Home chitwan.

Cow for Happy home Childrens

200 Chikens Farming

Chikens Farming



Nepal Happy Home Newsletters 2014

Donation at Pokhara happy home ...we would like to thanks to Mr. Gaurav Mani Tirpathi and Ms. Jennifer Ellen Nelson, Couple who are leaving nepal on Sunday after their few months stay in pokhara and they have donated all their things from their room to happy home children

Donation in Pokhara Happy Home

Donation in Pokhara Happy Home

Donation in Pokhara Happy Home

Donation in Pokhara Happy Home

Thank you for Donating Mr. Gaurav Mani Tirpathi and Ms. Jennifer Ellen Nelson

Donation in Pokhara Happy Home

Happy Home - Newsletter June & July - 2013


Dear Friends
There has been a lot of work been done in Chitwan Happy home and Pokhara Happy home in this month.
Donation from Miss UK Nepal 2012 - 2nd Runner Up Mis Nayan Gurung and Best Designer of the Event Mr Anjan Gurung Donation in Happy Home First we would like to share with you very happy news that Our friends from UK ( Sathi Nepal) has done the Charity Event and raised money for Happy Home. Miss Nepal UK 2012 2nd runner up Mis Nayan Gurung and the best designer of this even Mr Anjan Gurung has done a great job in June 16th in UK and raised 4 Lakh 65 Thousand rupees for Happy Home project. On the July 6th Saturday we arranged a small meeting among our members and Anjan’s and Nayan’s parents and relatives.

Donation in Happy Home
In this occasion Mr Anjan and Mis Naya Gurung has hand overed the Cheques to Miss Narmada Adhikari a founder Director of Happy home. Before hand overing this cheque Mr Anjan and Miss Nayan has visited both Happy Home in Chitwan and Pokhara and talked with Children about their needs and interest. Most of the Children in Chitwan happy home request to buy the Computer and Bags for outside travel and Shoes. In Pokhara Happy Home Children requested Shoes and T shirt and Pants .
Donation in Happy Home
The next day of the program, Namrata took Children for Shopping and also ordered the roof of the study room and table and carpet. We would like to give a big thanks to Mr Anjan and Mis Naya Gurung’s parents as well who has supported their children for social work and for this event.

Dry Grass roof in Chitwan Happy Home
Donation in Happy Home
We would like to thanks a lot for all of our friends and Volunteers who have helped us for dry-grass roof in Happy Home. Actually we were suffering from Hits during the day as we have a Tin roof. It was a good idea to buy dry grass and make a roof and put it on the top so the hits will be blocked from this. Now Children and Volunteers are feeling a bit cool from this roof.

Another Tin’s roof in Pokhara Happy Home
Donation in Happy Home
It was very difficult for Children to study during the rain as the rain used to come up inside the study room and all the carpet used to be waiting. Now we have put a roof to block the rain and also we have made a new table and carpet for study room. Now Children are very happy with this new setting.


Computer Donation for Pokhara Happy Home:


Donation in Happy Home
We would like to give a big thanks to Mr Mark who has donated two computers in Pokhara Happy Home. Our Children are very happy learning computer. We have made a routing for all children to learn computer one hour a day and 4 children in a day can learn computer. Each day two hours they can learn computer. Santosh and Shankhar can even contact to past volunteers via Email and write to them about
the progress of their life and study

Donation in Happy Home


News Letter Dec 2012


We would like to thanks a ll the volunteers who came 2012 to Nepal. It is our pleaser to announce that we have completed a new Happy Home in Chitwan. As we have been renting a building for our 10 Children and in Feb 2012 the house owner wanted to sell this building and the land. So we decided to buy it and rebuild a new house there.

We would like to give a big thanks to all those volunteers who have helped building and painting for our new building and have been to Chitwan Happy home from March to Dec 2012.

Here is the progress of our new Projects with pictures.

News Letter Jan and Feb

After we have build a new Happy Home in Chitwan , we now build a Chicken farm for this home. We have got 18 Orphan children in this home age from 5 to 15 years old. Children eat every two days ages and in the weekend meat. Now children can eat eggs every day if they want and the chicken 3 times a week. We are planning to keep 200 Chicken in this farm.

We would like to thanks a lot for all the Chinese Volunteers who came to build a Chicken farm for Happy Home. It was very nice time working together with the Chinese Volunteers and local youth and some time getting help from Orphan children was memorable. They are very strong and they know every single work. Playing with them in the free time was fantastic. We have a group of Chinese Volunteers who wanted to do some sightseeing and adventure activities with Volunteering so we have designed a unique program for them.

Asim from INFO Nepal

We arrived on the 20th Jan and Asim took us for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley . The next day we went to Bauddhanath , Pashupatinath and Swambhunath temple and after lunch we went to Bhaktapur. Late afternoon we have visited Bhaktapur and stayed there overnight.
The next day early in the morning we went to Chitwan for our Volunteer work at the Orphanage home. The Home is called as Happy Home with 18 Children and a Mum , Chandre and Kanchha.

The children were very nice and welcoming for us and wanted to share their local culture knowledge with us and were very curiosity to know our Culture and life style. We were so surprised to see their simplicity life style and their friendliness. They are very happy children we have ever seen.

In the Morning weak up and start playing with children and around 10 am have breakfast. Thanks a lot for Asim and the local youth who helped us making breakfast , Lunch and Dinner. After breakfast we used to go for the Construction side. It was a lot of learning from local youth. They are very strong and hard working. Really we could not work together with them. So we were very slow with our planning. But any how we have completed in the last day the Chicken farm.

The last day was a party organized by us volunteers and we had to cook for all the Children and staffs of Happy Home and some local youth.
We had a whole goat for our dinner and had a camp fire and singing and dancing program in the evening.
The next day it was very sad to say good bye to all the children and co-worker.

It was another adventure activities day in the Chitwan National Park. We went for a Tharu village walk and sun set view. In The evening we saw the Tharu Cultural dance and Chicken B&Q .
The Elephant rise at the National Park is the best things we did in Nepal. After Chitwan National Park activities we went to Pokhara for our last relaxations . We visited the David’s falls and the Sunrise view from Sharangkot .

After one night stay in Pokhara we came back to Kathmandu for our departure for the next morning. In this way , we have spent our two weeks adventure and Volunteering activities in Nepal.

Newsletter for March 2013
At least we have completed the Chicken Farm at Happy Home in Chitwan. It was very hard to make the local people work for us. Now we have 130 Chicks at our farm. It will take 45 days for these Chicks to be ready to eat. Our Children are very excited about this. After 3 months how many left they will start giving eggs. So the plan is our Children can eat Chicken every two or three days and eggs every day. We would like to thanks all the Volunteers who have been to Orphanage home in Chitwan.

The Building almost finished –
Yes the new building almost finished now. The new Kitchen is ready now for our Children. Now after exam our Children will be working on the Garden. We need more volunteers to lead our Children for the Garden as we have already dived in to three groups for our Children to make a nice Garden. After April 5th some of the Children from Pokhara Hpapy Home are also joining here to help for Garden. This will give a big lesion to our Children how a plant grows up and how to use the local materials in to your Garden. They will also be helping in to the Kitchen Garden and looking after Chicks…From the 7th April I am going to have Holiday with my Family for a week and will go back to Chitwan Happy home to see how our Children have done this Garden.

Volunteer’s Experience – Joseph Burns – UK – March 2013

News Letter Jan and Feb 2013


Asim from INFO Nepal
After we have build a new Happy Home in Chitwan , we now build a Chicken farm for this home. We have got 18 Orphan children in this home age from 5 to 15 years old. Children eat every two days ages and in the weekend meat. Now children can eat eggs every day if they want and the chicken 3 times a week. We are planning to keep 200 Chicken in this farm.

Volunteering in Nepal – with Info Nepal.

I may not have been the typical Volunteer, if there is such a thing, as it was rather late in life that I decided to take my gap year. At the age of 55 I set off around the world. First stop was Kenya for three months, then on to Nepal for one month. That was where I came into contact with Asim and his colleagues at INFO office. I arrived at Kathmandu airport on a wet Sunday afternoon and was soon picked up and taken to the volunteer house where I met other volunteers from different countries, and soon we were talking about our experiences and how we were looking forward to the next few weeks., of experiencing Nepali life and culture.

After a very thorough introduction to Nepali language and culture I was given a volunteer placement at the Pema T’sal Monastic Institute, a Buddhist Monastery near Pokhara. The placement was to teach English to trainee monks at the monastic school.
I had found Kathmandu to be a hectic and busy place. Outside of Kathmandu was peaceful and serene; Pokhara is a beautiful place in a lovely setting by the lake with the backdrop of the mountains. Lots of live music, good beer, and excellent food also made weekends there great fun. I even found time for a flight in a micro light airplane around the area. A bit expensive but well recommended.

But enough of that, what about the placement? The monastery was not at all what I expected’ it was a modern building, just outside of Pokhara with a magnificent view overlooking the Fishtail Mountain. All of the staff and monks were welcoming and friendly, as were the other volunteers from many countries and I soon felt that I was one of the team. The accommodation and food provided by the monastery was very good but they managed to provide the hottest chilli pickle I have ever tasted!!!!

Teaching was great fun, particularly as teaching children was something I had never done before. The “mini monks” were aged between 5 and 17, and of varying abilities of spoken English. With some of the younger ones I decided that learning through play may be a good idea, perhaps not, as the photos show!!

We would like to thanks a lot for all the Chinese Volunteers who came to build a Chicken farm for Happy Home. It was very nice time working together with the Chinese Volunteers and local youth and some time getting help from Orphan children was memorable. They are very strong and they know every single work. Playing with them in the free time was fantastic. We have a group of Chinese Volunteers who wanted to do some sightseeing and adventure activities with Volunteering so we have designed a unique program for them.

Jiling Zhang - China Volunteer 2013 Feb.
We arrived on the 20th Jan and Asim took us for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley . The next day we went to Bauddhanath , Pashupatinath and Swambhunath temple and after lunch we went to Bhaktapur. Late afternoon we have visited Bhaktapur and stayed there overnight.
The next day early in the morning we went to Chitwan for our Volunteer work at the Orphanage home. The Home is called as Happy Home with 18 Children and a Mum , Chandre and Kanchha.

The children were very nice and welcoming for us and wanted to share their local culture knowledge with us and were very curiosity to know our Culture and life style. We were so surprised to see their simplicity life style and their friendliness. They are very happy children we have ever seen.

In the Morning weak up and start playing with children and around 10 am have breakfast. Thanks a lot for Asim and the local youth who helped us making breakfast , Lunch and Dinner. After breakfast we used to go for the Construction side. It was a lot of learning from local youth. They are very strong and hard working. Really we could not work together with them. So we were very slow with our planning. But any how we have completed in the last day the Chicken farm.

The last day was a party organized by us volunteers and we had to cook for all the Children and staffs of Happy Home and some local youth.
We had a whole goat for our dinner and had a camp fire and singing and dancing program in the evening.
The next day it was very sad to say good bye to all the children and co-worker.
It was another adventure activities day in the Chitwan National Park. We went for a Tharu village walk and sun set view. In The evening we saw the Tharu Cultural dance and Chicken B&Q .
The Elephant rise at the National Park is the best things we did in Nepal. After Chitwan National Park activities we went to Pokhara for our last relaxations . We visited the David’s falls and the Sunrise view from Sharangkot .
After one night stay in Pokhara we came back to Kathmandu for our departure for the next morning.
In this way , we have spent our two weeks adventure and Volunteering activities in Nepal.


We would like to thanks a ll the volunteers who came 2012 to Nepal. It is our pleaser to announce that we have completed a new Happy Home in Chitwan. As we have been renting a building for our 10 Children and in Feb 2012 the house owner wanted to sell this building and the land. So we decided to buy it and rebuild a new house there. We would like to give a big thanks to all those volunteers who have helped building and painting for our new building and have been to Chitwan Happy home from March to Dec 2012. Here is the progress of our new Projects with pictures.

Life in Happy Home
Li Jialin , China - Feb.14th for two weeks
Jin yi
After near nine-hour drive, we arrived at Pokhara with an expectant heart and excited mood. The name of the Orphanage Home I stayed in is " Happy Home " and it's 20 minutes' walk from Lake Side. As the taxi stopped at the gate, all children ran out to help us. They took our luggage and introduced themselves happily, trying to be the first. The smile on their faces really impressed me a lot, therefore I can't forget until now.

The condition of the happy home was contrary to my expectation, even though I've imagined the bad condition for many times. There's no quilt thus I had to prepare my own sleeping bag. The electricity cut irregularly and the water was always unavailable. Every lunch or dinner is rice with little potato or cabbage. The rice is so tough that it's hard to digest for us, so we couldn't eat too much. However, the life there is definitely different and enjoyable.

• I can remember the joy playing with the children, full of cheering and laughing.
• I can remember picking up and delivering them to school, resounded with greeting and chatting.
• I can remember helping them sorting out the room, a scene of bustle and vigor.

The life is not too busy, so we could visit around in our spare time. We could view the beautiful scenery of Phewa Tal, enjoy the sunrise at Sarangkot and so on. We experienced the real life of native nepali people, we tasted the culture as distinct from China, we felt the kindness from the friends around us, and we held the utmost ardour to devote to others. The children are cute and innocent; the life is simple and calm. But it made me relaxed and unrestrained, brought me the real sense of giving and sacrificing, and let me learn to appreciate and cherish what I have. The day spent in the children house is short but I'll remember forever, and I'm looking forward to the next meeting with the lovely children.

经过了长途跋涉终于到达了尼泊尔,初到尼泊尔的感觉只能用震惊来形容了,两层高的国际航站楼,拥挤的街道,以及街上密密麻麻的警察,似乎感觉不到这是一个国家的首都。深夜下的尼泊尔一片漆黑,因为贫穷这里到了旱季严重缺电。工作人员接到我之后便直奔加德满都的Happy Home,途中还遇到的了警察的检查,也算是个小插曲了吧。因为已经太晚了而且经过长途飞行也很疲倦,所以简单的洗漱了一下便匆匆睡下。

第二天一早起来便吃到了具有尼泊尔特色的早餐,同时也见识到了尼泊尔人真的会用手来直接抓饭吃。吃过早饭之后便去了设在泰米尔区的办公室,工作人员还是很不错的,特别是那个教尼泊尔语的老师,很活泼很开放,而且得知我想改签机票之后,很热情的帮我找航空公司在当地的电话,还帮我和他们联系。和一个德国女孩一起在加德满都学了三天尼泊尔语之后,我便踏上了义工之旅,前往了齐旺的Happy Home。这一路真的是太艰辛了,全部都是山路,而且路况极差,颠簸了5个小时终于到达了齐旺,可是又出现了没有预料到的状况,似乎他们没有联系好,齐旺那面竟然不知道我要去,所以我又不得不在车站等了1个多小时。齐旺的Happy Home在一个很偏远的山村里,周围都是茫茫的田野,环境还是很幽静的,一幢三层粉色的小楼伫立在那里显得格外起眼。我到的时候是下午孩子们都去上学了,显得比较冷清。吃过午饭之后便收拾了一下行李等着孩子们放学回来。在4点多的时候孩子们陆续回来了,他们都很可爱,会很热情的打招呼,女孩要明显的比男孩活泼的多,之后便给他们发了些从中国带来的东西,他们瞬间便兴奋了起来。之后帮助那里的Mom准备了一下晚饭。吃过晚饭之后陪孩子们玩了一下,辅导了一下他们的功课,第一天真正的义工生活就算结束了。第二天中午,迎来了另外三个中国志愿者,我也终于结束了一个人孤军奋战的日子。早晨和他们一起去送小孩子们上学,之后回来打扫一下房间,然后白天看看书聊聊天,只等晚上孩子们放学回来了。他们回来之后辅导他们功课,陪他们玩,帮助Mom准备一下晚餐,差不多这就是一天的义工生活吧。 期间,我们还出去野炊了一次,那里环境很好,还看到了野生的犀牛,真的感觉很好啊。

在齐旺做了9天之后,我们便奔向了博卡拉,又是5个多小时的颠簸山路,也算是习以为常了吧,没有第一次那么大的反应了。博卡拉的Happy Home和齐旺的便迥然不同了,它坐落在著名的湖滨区,风景优美,出门便有一个湖滨公园,环境真的不错的。在这里的工作和齐旺也差不多,只是我们白天可以出去走走,欣赏一下费瓦湖的美景,这一点还是很不错的。 两周的义工生活很快便结束了,在这里认识了很多朋友,也结识了那么多可爱的小朋友,尼泊尔,我还会再来的。