So far, my trip to Nepal has been filled with long bus rides through the Himalayas and many Rotarian service projects and programs. One of these programs stands out the most to me however. Today, myself and the RVCC Rotaract Club along with the Rotaract Club of Ratnanagar visited a local Orphanage in Chitwan. We painted there recreation room with quotes and inspirational messages and then distributed blankets to every child there. As myself and the 4 other members of RVCC Rotaract were leaving, we all decided to put together all of our food we could find in our backpacks- granola bars, cheez-its, Goldfish, fruitsnacks, and other various food items. We all ran back up to the kids holding the food we had gathered together and told them to all split it and share. As we now walked out and said goodbye, we passed by a window where we saw all of the kids dividing each granola bar into peices and each goldfish for someone and it was truly amazing. These are children who have an unfortunate situation and could have kept more food for themselves but they instead chose to share it as we had asked. It was truly heart warming and is something I will never forget for the rest of my life.
As a whole, Nepal trip has been great so far. It has been full of the most welcoming and wholesome people I have met. It has been a great experience and I definitely plan to come back in the future to continue with Rotary work.