Corinne von Burg
Thulo Bharkhu - 4 Weeks August/ September 2007
arrived in Nepal, I was welcomed very warmly and they tried
to prepare my as good as they were able for my placement. I
liked the training a lot and find it very useful, especially
the language class with the lovely Rama. After six days I
moved to my placement in Thulo Bharku. The busride to go
there was quite long and I had to change buses two times
because of landslides but the surrounding was amazing.
village was absolutely nice and people soon accepted me and
tried to support me all the time. The same with the host
family, they were incredible friendly and took me to a four
day pilgrimage whit the whole community which was an
unforgettable memory. In my placement was another volunteer
and we had a lot of fun. I think its nice to have another
person with you in the placement.
thing Iím not going to miss are the bedbugs, their bits
covered my whole body. So be prepareÖ
children were amazing and always wanted to play. If you are
going to run a resource centre, donít forget to bring a lot
of stickers and especially balloons, they went crazy about
that. The english in school was very basic and it was
sometimes hard work to keep the attention of the kids. But
Iíll never forget the happy faces of the children waiting in
front of the resource centre for me every day. The gave me
so much love and joy.
you receive much more than you are able to give as a
the best experience I ever had and I wonít regret any minute
I spent here in Nepal.