John and I volunteered with VSSN for 2 months, and we have had a fascinating and rewarding experience. We helped to finish a wall-construction project at Chapagaon health centre, and taught at a local government secondary school. We stayed with Ram Krishna, the manager of the primary health-care centre, and were able to see the great benefits that the centre brings to the community. We were really impressed by Ram's commitment to the local people, and his ambitions to keep developing health-care in the area. We also enjoyed our stay with his family, who made us feel completely at home. After this, we stayed with another lovely family in Bhaktapur, and taught English at a local private secondary school. It was very interesting to have experience of both types of schools. Although the Shree Udaya Kharka school in Chapagoan faces lots of challenges: limited funds, problems with children's attendance; we thought that the standard of education was good, and the children's enthusiasm made the teaching enjoyable. We had a similarly good experience teaching at the Little World School in Bhaktapur, and were made to feel very welcome by the teachers at both schools. All in all, we are very pleased that we chose to volunteer through VSSN. The language lessons taught by the lovely Pramila were very useful, and it was good to have some guidance regarding cultural differences. Matrika and Badri have been great hosts, and we have always felt very supported by them, and impressed by the development work that VSSN is doing.

Miss. Alyson Petra Owens, Surrey, UK.

Contact Address

Volunteer Service & Support Nepal
Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu.
GPO Box: 8974 CPC 478
Kathmandu, Nepal




Matrika Rijal
(+977) 98510 48497