Weʼre raising £500 to help fund my visa and vaccinations for my trip to Nepal
- 11 days to go
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I'm Orla and I'm 18 years old. I have the opportunity, following my A Levels, to go to Nepal for a year. The 12 months will predominantly revolve around teaching English, ICT and maths in a small school. Given the limited electricity in Nepal I will teach using very limited resources; a cardboard keyboard perhaps and a blackboard and chalk. With 8 of 10 of the world's highest peaks, Nepal is a beautiful and challenging place to live, and I want to embrace this challenge and really feel like I'm living as part of a Nepalese community. I will be living alongside a family, and will learn how to cook a typical dal bhat and also learn the ways of subsistence farming. I'm excited to bring my experience of music and athletics to set up extra-curricular classes in a country where there is a lack of employment opportunities and an under-resourced education system which results in the majority of Nepalese from rural areas being forced into one of two life choices: to stay in their local village as a farmer or move to a big city in Nepal, or the Middle East, and become a labourer. A more expansive education and increased English language abilities will help Nepali students towards a wider range of opportunities than those currently available to them. I would like to use my knowledge of English in a positive way through teaching. As language is a passion of mine, I would also like to learn the Nepali language in order for me to improve my language skills.
I have now raised £6200 which will cover flights, insurance, support overseas, the residential courses and accommodation and food. This money also supports Project Trust in setting up new projects to support people all over the world. However, there are a few further costs to this trip which I need to raise separately. The vaccinations, including Japanese encephalitis and rabies will cost about £300 and I also need to pay for my visa. Any excess money raised I will donate to Project Trust.
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Jul 17, 2018
Good luck, Orla! Looking forward to seeing the updates
Jul 2, 2018
Lots of luck Orla - and thank you for all your help and support. Love from JC1 Chiltern Harriers group.
Sarah Taylor Corby
Jun 4, 2018
Good luck Orla. Sounds like a fascinating year ahead.Sarah Taylor Corby
May 8, 2018
May 4, 2018
I wish I could have gone to your quiz night, I think what you're doing is a really great thing and I know you'll also have a lot of fun :)
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