At Around Good People, we know that a chance to learn about the culture of the community in which you’re volunteering is what truly makes the experience unique and complete. Nepal nestled in one of the most alluringly beautifully place on earth is flanked by China in north and India in the south in itself is a microcosm of a cultural milieu of 33 million souls inhabiting the alpine, mid hills and the rolling foothills. Here the melting pot of culture and activities for thousands of years have inspired a way of life that is most welcoming and friendly in spite of the challenges of the terrain that is both a gift and curse of nature. The Nepalese culture is shaped and instilled with residence, endurance, and the hope that makes them one of the easiest and gentlest people on earth. We want all of our visiting volunteers to esperience this in its truest form beyond the touristic glimpses. We bring forth a well-structured culturally immersive experience :-
- To enlighten the mind of each participant through cultural sharing opportunities that provide insights into life in cultures very different from their own;
- To enrich the spirit of each participant through engaging culture activities and meaningful community service;
- To empower participants to develop new perspectives on their lives, the world we live in and their place in it.
The entire placement module is designed to offer the visiting volunteers a unique Cultural Immersion Experience, which includes a comprehensive program offering a uniquely intimate and profound intercultural experience through traditional style Nepali home stays, cultural sensitizing, language training, educational excursions in the surrounding villages, visits to the local farms, adventure trekking, cultural performance and, and much more. The Nepali cooking is also introduced during the stay in the village. The CIE is for you if you feel motivated to gain a deeper understanding of a very different culture and of – yourself ! – by living as a member of the local community, participating in experiential learning activities, and actively engaging with the local people. Further, a safari trip to the tropical national park gets you closer to the wildlives of Nepal. The activities help you to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of your new cultural and environmental encounters. Around Good People takes pride in exposing you to more intimate learning and cultural sharing opportunities giving you a peek into a traditional society rooted in deep cultural traditions. Indeed, it makes sense to be in Nepal with around good people.