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Kirsty Nancarrow’s Experiences in Batase

After the earthquakes hit Nepal in 2016, I got to know Som Tamang and the work of the Friends of Himalyan Children and Take On Nepal through my role as a journalist in Australia. I was determined to help on the ground but as there is usually a rush of …read more

Jordan Christodoulou’s Experiences in Batase

I would always tell myself “one day I’ll visit Nepal, one day I’ll volunteer teach”, then ‘one day’ in August I realised I was living my life now and that now is a better day than ever. I found myself googling ‘volunteer teaching’ in Nepal and came across Take on …read more

Teaching and Experiencing Batase Village

Now came the time to practice what I was really excited to do, use my skills as an educator to help Batase village and its school. Before schooling however many activities took place which made every start to the day a memorable one. Such activities were seeing the amazing sunrise …read more

Kathmandu to Batase — A Take On Nepal Adventure (Jayke Ducan)

Gratitude, Resilience, Mindfulness. These are the lessons I hoped Batase village and its people could teach me. In return I hoped I could help impart my knowledge and experiences as a teacher and as a person who cares about the world and its people. My journey with Take On Nepal …read more

The Jungle Blog – From Chitwan National Park

Perfectly still, unflinching and seemingly un-phased by our presence, at first I questioned whether she was real. Splashes of golden light danced over her coarse grey skin and the shadows of the canopy above patterned her armoured body. She stood aloof in the small opening, the only movement a subtle …read more

Toby’s last week in Batase

I’ve spent about a month, on and off, here in Batase village. Trips to Kathmandu, Everest, running events and other remote settlements have kept me busy otherwise but, now it has come to say goodbye, at least for a little while. Chitwan is the next stop for me and, whilst …read more

To Base Camp and Back the Long Way Round – Part 2

The second half of this blog comes to you from a hotel room in Kathmandu. After having what felt like the longer shower of my life, I’m just going back through my notes trying to think of a way to sum up to you what has been some of the …read more

Base Camp and Back the Long Way Round – Part 1

When someone mentions Nepal, there is no doubt that the Everest base camp and trekking in the Everest region, usually dominates the conversation. It was no exception for me, and throughout the funny series of events that led me to Nepal the question repeatedly asked by friends and family had …read more

Toby’s Account of the Godavari Race

The day before the race began as any other, with a trip to the school in the morning and watching the assembly that includes, exercise, speeches and the national anthem. However, this morning one of the teachers had a special message wishing the runners at the school the best of …read more

Toby Faulkner’s Experiences Volunteering in Batase (September, 2016)

I could probably fill two pages of this notebook with my story of getting to Nepal. Delays, missed flights, absent luggage and a blocked card made my journey to Kathmandu more frustrating than I had planned for. However, upon arrival the heart-warming smiles of Dinesh and Mane were enough to …read more

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