Jin Qian I spent three short but memorable weeks volunteering at Bal Ankur school at Thecho, a town about an hour and a half’s drive from Kathmandu — wonderful location, not too far from the conveniences of the capital and yet surrounded by beautiful mountains and rice fields and far from the din and pollution of the city, and I was lucky to have been hosted by the family of the headmaster of the school, which not only made my stay much easier but also gave me a more complete immersion into the Nepali life. Since I had little prior experience, teaching was a bit tough at first, and the children, especially the younger ones, were so exuberant that sometimes they just overran the class. But in the end I loved it and almost became friends with my students. I came to Nepal for teaching and it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. It has been a tremendously fulfilling experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves children and wants to make him or herself useful while exploring this wonderful country. The time and effort I gave only added to the depth of my experience of this culture. Besides teaching at the school I also had plenty of time to explore the surrounding area, to visit major cities and to hike in the Kathmandu valley, so time was always filled. It’s hard to say which part of the trip I’ve enjoyed the most, but I’m especially thankful for all the people I’ve met along the way, whether it be visitors like myself or kind, welcoming and joy-loving Nepalis some of whom I’ve become good friends with.

Jin Qian, Hong Kong, China

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