My Youth Exchange visit to Nepal

Travelling to Nepal was an incredible opportunity that I stumbled upon as a result of being a member of the RVCC Rotaract club. It was a really unique experience that I’m so thankful I got the privilege to be a part of.

The highlight of my trip was getting to meet the amazing members of the NewroadPokhara Rotaract club, who were so welcoming and friendly and amazing tour guides! We built great friendships and developed a fantastic bond between our twin Rotaract clubs.One thing I was really impressed by was the fact that most of the Rotaractors we met were entrepreneurs of some sort, having started at least one business or company and running it successfully. I was so impressed that many of them were starting off their business careers at a young age, and I found that inspiring!

Another memorable part of the trip was getting to experience the beautiful country and culture of Nepal. I was absolutely amazed at the beauty that was all around us wherever we went, I hadn’t expected it to be so gorgeous! It was also so cool to witness the vibrant and beautiful culture of Nepal, which is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. All the people we interacted with were so hospitable and friendly, and it was remarkable to be welcomed into so many different homes and get to see little parts of life in Nepal.

We also did many service projects while we were there, such as distributing school supplies, painting walls and benches, and doing some construction work in Kathmandu. This provided credibility to the missions the various groups are accomplishing, and added to what they were doing already. This opportunity to come alongside these groups and support them was very encouraging and inspiring to me, as well as beneficial to the community. It was also neat to see how the Asha Project is helping people in Nepal, and be a part of that.

I’m so thankful for this opportunity to travel to Nepal, and really grateful to all the people we met for coordinating it and organizing everything so wonderfully. I would encourage anyone else who considering going on a trip like this to seize the opportunity and go for it, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain!

 

AMANDA GREEN

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