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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

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 and Friends of Himalayan Children Charity

We’re often asked about the connection between Take on Nepal and the FHC charity based in Cairns, Australia. Are we connected in some way? Are we one and the same? Is Take on Nepal a charity or a business?   We’d like to address these questions in detail. Take on …read more

Building a School in Nepal

A new primary school is being built in my home town in Ireland. The project looks like it’s going to take six months to complete. Five months in, the main buildings are standing, the grass has been laid, and the colourful paint has been applied. It looks like a typical …read more

Why Volunteer in Nepal?

Where you chose to work as a volunteer depends on what you’re looking for and on what you hope to achieve. In some cases language is a factor, as some volunteers prefer to work in countries where they can more easily speak to the locals. This is one of the …read more

Western Sensitivity Meets Nepalese Reality

It’s fitting that the first post on this blog should be a personal story from Susan, one of the founders of Take on Nepal. Back in 2008, Batase was just another Himalayan village. The Friends of Himalayan Children charity was just getting started in Cairns, and the village school was …read more

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