Volunteering Project in Ram Janaki Primary School
Ludovica Oria August 13, 2018
During the dates 11-12 July the group from Bishop’s Hatfield Girl’s School, UK, was invested in a community project in Ram Janaki Primary School, Nepal. The tem of 15 volunteers lived for two days within the community, helping and exchanging cultural differences among the students of the school. At their arrival the team received a welcome ceremony, offering them white scarf called Khada and red tika on their forehead.
Likewise, the headmaster of the school delivered a welcome speech and after that the team was taken around the school to show them the project area. During the school tour, the team agreed on the following tasks: wall painting, fixing mirrors, painting doors and windows and leveling the playground.
Overall, the team spent Rs 9000 to get the paint suppliers, paid Rs 64000 for the sand, stone and cement. During their stay the team was able to interact with the local community by taking part in cookery class, teaching English and playing sports with the students.
As a farewell the team delivered a short speech and performed their national anthem alongside with some dance. During the closing ceremony the team received appreciation letter and red scarf. From this experience not just the volunteers had a meaningful time and learn about a different culture, but also the school beneficiate a lot from the team. The group helped to reduce the flow of wastage water on the playground by renovating the ground, moreover the students now will be able to enjoy a better and safer school environment.