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Madeline’s Experiences Volunteering in Batase (February 2016)

My name is Madeline and I’m a twenty six year old teacher from Queensland. When my friend and former colleague Jayde told me about the Take On Nepal program, I was immediately eager to join her and, three weeks ago, that’s what I did. After a couple of days in …read more

Jayde’s Experiences in Batase and Nepal

My name is Jayde and I am a 31 year old teacher from Cairns. I have been teaching for the last six years. It was in April 2014 that first met Som in his shop, ‘Himalayan Dreams’, in Cairns. I noticed his sign for the ‘Take on Nepal’ Volunteer Experience …read more

Jasmine’s Second Journey to Nepal

The plane landed safely at Tribhuvan Airport. It was a beautiful winter afternoon. The brilliant shafts of sunlight shone not just brightly, but with a touch of warmth that pinked my cheeks. A bleak, thin wind it was, like an ancient ballad in a forgotten tongue, searching the smoky sky …read more

December Volunteer Group in Batase

This is a rare moment of reflection. With 3 young children life in Nepal has been very busy over the past 5 weeks. My partner Som and I arrived in Nepal on the 28th of November with our 3 children Tara, Tashi and Ciaran — we were anxious to get …read more

Why Participate in the Batase Trail Run in January?

Your involvement will be bringing hope and healing to a community that was devastated by the Earthquake. We have organised this event for a few very important reasons: We want to introduce trail running as a sport to the young people of Nepal. These people have been running mountain trails …read more

Yasmine Yu Writes About her Experience as Part of our July 2015 Volunteer Group

Taking part in Take on Nepal’s student volunteer program after the earthquake has been an experience of a lifetime. I jumped on board at the last minute with an urge to help people affected by the devastation and make a real difference to the lives of village children. The local …read more

July Volunteer Group Experience

Soon after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 killed thousands in Nepal and brought death and destruction to much of my home village, the July volunteer group went into action. Although I lost my brother, my home, and the school and hostel we had built, it was still a …read more

[May 27th] — Latest News From Batase Village

It’s been a month since the earthquake rocked Nepal. A month filled with aftershocks, news stories of tragedies and rescues, and the beginnings of what is sure to be a long process of rebuilding. If you’ve been following the FHC charity on Facebook, you will have seen photos and stories …read more

July Volunteering Group — The Earthquake and What it Means

The images on our TV screens coming out of Nepal are scary. The situation in Kathmandu is visible to the world, and the pictures tell the story of a devastated city and people. What we don’t see are the images from the mountain villages like Batase. We don’t see them …read more

Latest from Shelley — Volunteer Teacher in Batase Village

Hello from Batase! I thought it was about time I let you guys know how I am going. Life in the village has been wonderful the past few weeks, although extremely cold!!! However it’s warming up now which I’m very happy about. Ranjan has been fantastic in making sure that …read more

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