After nearly four months of in Gorkha, Richard Van Este is about to complete his volunteering through GDS. Richard quickly adjusted to life in Gorkha working tirelessly for GDS with our Gorkha committee members and became involved in the community and all the current projects offering guidance and support to continue improvements.
He worked with students and teachers in several schools, with the women’s group in two hygiene education programmes held in rural schools and participated in two teacher training programmes held in more remote areas. The summer monsoon, lack of power, and limited wifi have sometimes slowed but never dinted his enthusiasm and spirit to help the people he has lived amongst and his communication with us. We look forward to Richards stories and reports when he returns, sharing ideas to help support our future work and programmes and thank him for all his efforts and invaluable experience