Georgie P, Bradford

The opportunity to go to Nepal was given by my head of year at my school, Mary Hare School. There were 16 students and 5 members of staff. The school partnered with an organisation called VOLUNTEARS on a three week trip in July 2017.

During the trip we did volunteering work: the first week we were in Kathmandu, renovating the boys’ dormitory in a deaf school; during the second week we did trekking in the Himalayan mountains; in the last week we were in another city – Pokhara – working with deaf children and adults from the age of three to twenty-five.

The best part of the trip for me was interacting with the Nepalese children and the fantastic view on top of Poonhill mountain. A bursary from the Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust helps me with funding my trip.

Georgie, second left volunteering in Nepal