|Volunteer Name:||Caroline Phillips|
|Project Attended:||Empower Women On A Sustainable Agriculture Initiative in Nepal|
“The homework club in the morning has been great. I have been helping two of the very little ones with their alphabet in English which they seem to be improving on – when they can sit still for long enough! – and the older girls have been reading with me. As for the maths, I am no help whatsoever but that’s okay!!!!
Farming has been fun and just chatting with the girls has been a great experience. The girls really are incredible and it’s a real honour to be able to hear their stories.
Today one of the villagers came to visit with abdominal pain and I was asked to assess her and recommend some treatment. The lady was deaf and dumb and her daughter didn’t speak English so two of the girls translated for me. This was a real privilege and it’s very interesting to see how western medicine meets traditional methods here. I hope to do a case study on it for my professional development when I get home.”