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Pod Volunteer-Himalayan volunteering in Nepal

Brogan joined the PoD team in Nepal during her holiday from university and volunteered at a street children centre, orphanage and child care centre with PoD in Nepal. Since returning from Nepal Brogan has continued to fundraise to help support the projects she volunteered with in Nepal through the PoD Charity.

Brogan with children in the orphanage in Nepal on her gap year arranged with PoD"My time in Nepal was amazing. The country is so beautiful and the locals are the friendliest people I've ever met. Philippa and Phil were so helpful and did everything they could to make you feel welcomed and at home. If you had any problems or issues they would always be there to help you out and the weekly meetings held by Philippa meant you could address any problems you had about settling in or with your placement and the whole team of volunteers would be there to help you.

I volunteered at Ward 6 and the staff there were so friendly. If you felt you could, they would give you complete freedom to teach or play with the children and introduce any new ideas you had. If, however, you preferred to integrate into their daily routine, they would include you in that and make you feel at home. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, the children are fantastic, completely enthusiastic and welcoming of new faces. The best thing about volunteering was the flexibility to visit other schools or orphanages as well as your regular placement. That way, I felt I had a more varied experience of life for the children in Nepal and got to spend more time with these amazing children. The whole volunteering team got together at least twice a week to visit a particular project which I thought was great fun! I really did have the most amazing experience in Nepal and met the most inspirational people, I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I would definitely recommend going with PoD, they were there every step of the way to make sure all the volunteers felt comfortable and safe and made sure you were making the most of your time.

Volunteering gave me the opportunity to travel on my own and meet new people in a way I Brogan and fellow PoD volunteers enjoy a local festival in Pokharanever have before. Volunteering really forces you to be confident and to have lots of fun and gives you a glimpse into a completely different lifestyle. The country is beautiful and the people you meet there will be friends forever.

I would definitely recommend PoD to future volunteers. We met so many people in Nepal who went out with other charities to just be dumped and forgotten about. The PoD team were there to help me out all the time and if I had any issues they would sort them out straight away. I choose PoD because their projects seemed really worthwhile and I'm so glad I did.

Thank you to everyone who made my time in Nepal so special, I would definitely go again and hope to soon! "

Since returning from her placement with PoD in Nepal Brogan has continued to fundraise to help support the projects she volunteered with in Nepal through the PoD Charity.

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