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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

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

Among Heroes – Ruben Coppoolse in Batase

After a two-day hike in the mountains I had a warm welcome in Batase Village. Batase Village is a remote area in the mountains. Somewhere between the Himalayans. I came here with two Porters who are also residents of Batase Village. They are Strong man of the age of 20. …read more

Angus McColl’s Experiences Volunteering as a Teacher in Batase Village

1– 15 February 2016 THE TREK IN Our trip to Batase started with a 2-day trek to the village from Kathmandu. Chloe and I were escorted by Phulmaya and Anil along a jungle route through the National Park that hadn’t be done by Take on Nepal before. I enjoyed the …read more

Chloe Hearn Writes About Her Second Trip to Batase as a Volunteer

My name is Chloe Hearn, I am a third year Bachelor of Primary Education student at the University of Wollongong and this is my second time back to Batase Village through Friends of Himalayan Children and Take on Nepal. Today I left Chisapani to trek into Batase Village with excitement …read more

Danielle’s Experiences Volunteering in December 2015

Before I set off on my adventure with Take on Nepal I knew it would be a life changing experience – and I was right! I have always wanted to volunteer but was overwhelmed by length of time, the cost and uncertainty about the ethics of the programs I had …read more

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

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