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Declan’s Experiences on the July Trip, 2014 — Part 1

20/6/2014 Despite being the first day of my journey, this day shaped up to be a fascinating experience in itself. It started fairly normal after a sleepless night of tossing and turning. I finally got up around 9 am in the morning and ate breakfast, thinking of what to do …read more

Volunteers Story about Batase Village and Chitwan National Park

4/7/2014 We worked with the kids to understand different verbs and emotions so we would exaggerate like crazy to demonstrate happy (point to smile), sad(wipe away tears), angry (arms crossed). We also did jumping, walking, kicking, punching, waving and other different actions outside in the game. While we were outside …read more

Volunteer Shares Experiences With Townsville Bulletin

One of Take on Nepal’s July Volunteers, Riccardo Valenza, was so affected by his experiences in Nepal that he told his story to his local newspaper, the Townsville Bulletin. Riccardo hopes that by sharing his experiences he can raise funds to help girls from Batase village go to university. While …read more

July 2014 Nepal Tour Coming to an End

Our June / July student tour is coming to an end, with all volunteers arriving back in Kathmandu in one piece. Reports are that the volunteers had a fantastic time. We’ll be posting more about their experiences over the next few weeks, and many of the volunteers will be writing …read more

First Impressions of Nepal From One Volunteer

Well the last few days have been exciting as well as overwhelming. For my first trip to Nepal, the place has been more then what I expected. My first day on the 22nd of June was spent getting used to the culture and being guided through the busy streets. The …read more

Nepal Day Two: Fair Trade… Or not

I wake at 5:55 to the sounds of roosters crowing and people beginning their days below my bedroom window. Today is exciting as Som is coming with me to visit some local manufactures to discuss having my clothing produced here, but right now I am still sleepy and decide to …read more

Long Term Volunteering In Nepal

Most of the volunteers who travel to Nepal with us do so for a short duration, usually three to four weeks. This allows them to get a good feel for village life in rural Nepal, and to see many of the great cultural sites the country has to offer. We’ve …read more

Take on Nepal Founder in Cairns Post

Take on Nepal was founded by Som Tamang and his wife Susan in 2013. Som is from Batase Village in the Lower Himalayas, one of the destinations for many of our Village Volunteer Programs. A few weeks ago Som graduated from James Cook University in Cairns. Not quite a rags-to-riches …read more

Searching for Volunteers at Student Fairs

A few weeks back we were at the student fair at James Cook University in Townsville. This was the first of our university visits that has since taken us to the University of Wollongong and the University of New South Wales. We should be hitting a college near you at …read more

Take on Nepal on 7 News

We were delighted to get a mention on Queensland’s 7 News a few days ago. Granted, it was a short piece, but it did give Som the opportunity to get a few words in about Take on Nepal, and about the sort of volunteers we’re looking to take with us …read more

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