Buddhist Child Home
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
162Trip End Dec 18, 2011
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BCH is run by a woman name Durga, who's story you can read on the website below, who is an amazing lady. I say runs but the place is really her big family. All the children call her mummy and she treats them all like her babies. And they are all like real brothers and sisters. This does mean she has 46 children to look after, including one of her own, but they all really look out for each other which helps her out
We had a brilliant time at BCH and were really sad to leave. Unfortunately Durga got quite sick the last few days we were there and had to go into hospital, but just to show what a great job she has done raising them, even without her there, the children organised an incredible good-bye show for us. Dancing, singing and speeches, tikas and katis (see the pic of us looking like a ridiculous king and queen!) - it was really amazing. The whole experience has made us decide we definitely want to do more volunteering on the trip. As such we've already signed up to do a week in an elephant sanctuary in Thailand and have applied to do 2 weeks teaching ethnic minority children in Sapa, Vietnam
You can take a look at their website here and let us know if you feel like getting involved, or helping in any way. One thing that we did talk to them about is English books. It's difficult to get good books, either school books or just fiction, in Nepal. We're going to try and get some books together and send them over so if you think you have any books lying around you could donate let us know. We'll try and gather any together with our parents in Ireland and England and ship them in bulk so wont cost you anything really!