Hi family and friends!
I am traveling to Nepal for 4 weeks (Dec. 15- Jan. 12) to volunteer with an organization called Plan My Gap Year. I will be volunteering and staying on site at an orphanage that the organization partners with. The children there are between 5-16 years old.
I will be staying in the capital, Kathmandu, for a couple of days with the director, his family, and any other volunteers arriving at that time. While I am there I will be buying supplies such as books and games to donate to the orphanage. Then, I will travel to a more rural area of the country where the orphanage is located. I will be placed based on need in either Pokhara or Chitwan. During the week, I will be helping make meals, playing games, assisting with homework, and taking care of the orphanage's resources such as its land and animals. On the weekends, I will have some free time to explore the area with other volunteers as well.
I am excited I finally decided to do this... I've had the desire to volunteer abroad since middle school. I continue to volunteer around the Rochester community and learn so much from everyone I meet. I can't wait to learn from a new group of people. The children at these orphanages have been dealt an unfortunate and unfair hand in life, and I plan to support them in any way that I can.
Your donations will help offset some of the expenses I have already incurred, such as flights, travel insurance, and a visa. They will also allow me to purchase supplies in Nepal for the children. Purchasing these things in country will allow me to contribute to the local economy.
Thank you so much for your support!
**This website required a donation goal, however I do not have a specific goal and am grateful for any donations**