First day of meeting with volunteers at TUDE, Nepal

After months of preparation and planning, finally the volunteers arrived in Kathmandu. Romanian volunteers Dragos and Ina arrived on 24 and 25 of feb while the volunteers from Turkey Deren and Savas arrived on 2 of March. They have been living in an apartment in Kathmandu. During some free days they have enjoyed visiting some places in Kathmandu.

The first meeting was started by Ms. Megha Bajaj (one of the local volunteer and helping in documentation of you.com), it started with a energizer game where the local and international volunteers came to know about each other’s habit and common things between them. The most common thing was trekking, hiking, among all volunteers present.

Later, Ms. Sagarika Bhatta (responsible for project) cleared and explained about You.Com. Its aim, goal, objectives, impact, output, schedule, making 700 contacts, importance of documentation and when to , about project attendance, importance of participation in activities/workshops, activities for month of march, she encouraged all to write a story, or any creative methods to express about field visits, experience, organization, self, solid waste management and more. She also explained about organization.

After lunch, Mr. Sanjay Kurmi (One of the volunteer and communication officer for you.com) presented about Kathmandu valley, places to visit, culture, language, emergency numbers, heritage sites, things to be aware of, prevention, mask against pollution, major tourist places, places for shopping and other details.

In addition, at the end international volunteers practiced some Nepali languages with the local volunteers.