Nov 032013
 
Testimonial: April/May 2013 My time at the Orphanage was the most magical and memorable experience of my life :) Till this day I think about the loving and open hearted little Buddha children. Their souls are so pure and full of love.  I can recall clearly arriving at the orphanage with Master Krishna, I was a little nervous and also excited to meet them. When they all came out from the house, the first thing that captured my heart were their loving eyes and smiles, I felt so emotional and immediately felt a higher love. I cried inside because I have never felt this LOVE, it was pure, real and innocent love. I decided to come to Nepal because I wanted to give my whole heart completely, my all, my everything to the children and the people of Nepal. Than you Master Krishna for giving me the opportunity to work with the children, thank you Parbati for your delicious break fast, your porridge with bananas was very tasty, especially enjoyed your Nepali tea. I also loved watching  the children eat  their dinner each night, just being able to eat with them was a beautiful experience :) I felt welcomed immediately at the Orphanage home and Master Krishna’s home. All the children said hello and then a beautiful moment arose. One of the girls Mamota grabbed my hand and it was so beautiful, I was speechless. My heart was full of love. The children are all very bright, loving, caring, wise souls. Each of them have a magical and unique character. I felt they were much older inside, through their eyes I saw wisdom, I saw strength, I saw allot of  LOVE. We had so much fun together, I loved their cheekiness, their play-fullness. These children are very different from children in the western world, they appreciate all they have, because they have little. Each day when I came to the orphanage, the children would run so fast to me and jump on me and hold me and they don’t want to let me go, this was an incredibly feeling :) I cried so much on my last day at the orphanage it was difficult seeing all there precious faces and having to tell them I am going. I have taken many photos and videos with them. Nepal is my soul connection and I know I will be back to kiss and hug them all again soon :) Thank you Master Krishna, thank you Buddha, thank you god, thank you universe for the most heart felt experience of my life. Thank you to my beautiful children of Nepal for giving me so much LOVE,  I love you, Biraj, Dinesh, Susmita, Mamata, Bishal, Manoj, Shristi and Samrat. In my heart forever you will be :) With love and Inspiration Namaste Georgina xx

Testimonial: April/May 2013
My time at the Orphanage was the most magical and memorable experience of my life 🙂 Till this day I think about the loving and open hearted little Buddha children. Their souls are so pure and full of love. I can recall clearly arriving at the orphanage with Master Krishna, I was a little nervous and also excited to meet them. When they all came out from the house, the first thing that captured my heart were their loving eyes and smiles, I felt so emotional and immediately felt a higher love. I cried inside because I have never felt this LOVE, it was pure, real and innocent love. I decided to come to Nepal because I wanted to give my whole heart completely, my all, my everything to the children and the people of Nepal.
Than you Master Krishna for giving me the opportunity to work with the children, thank you Parbati for your delicious break fast, your porridge with bananas was very tasty, especially enjoyed your Nepali tea. I also loved watching the children eat their dinner each night, just being able to eat with them was a beautiful experience 🙂
I felt welcomed immediately at the Orphanage home and Master Krishna’s home. All the children said hello and then a beautiful moment arose. One of the girls Mamota grabbed my hand and it was so beautiful, I was speechless. My heart was full of love.
The children are all very bright, loving, caring, wise souls. Each of them have a magical and unique character.
I felt they were much older inside, through their eyes I saw wisdom, I saw strength, I saw allot of LOVE.
We had so much fun together, I loved their cheekiness, their play-fullness. These children are very different from children in the western world, they appreciate all they have, because they have little. Each day when I came to the orphanage, the children would run so fast to me and jump on me and hold me and they don’t want to let me go, this was an incredibly feeling 🙂
I cried so much on my last day at the orphanage it was difficult seeing all there precious faces and having to tell them I am going. I have taken many photos and videos with them.
Nepal is my soul connection and I know I will be back to kiss and hug them all again soon 🙂
Thank you Master Krishna, thank you Buddha, thank you god, thank you universe for the most heart felt experience of my life.
Thank you to my beautiful children of Nepal for giving me so much LOVE, I love you, Biraj, Dinesh, Susmita, Mamata, Bishal, Manoj, Shristi and Samrat.
In my heart forever you will be 🙂
With love and Inspiration
Namaste
Georgina xx

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Nov 032013
 
At The Love Company orphanage

At The Love Company orphanageMy time here in Pokhara so far (5 weeks) has been absolutely wonderful both at the orphanage and all around it. I have never been to a community that is so trusting and honest; it is the perfect place for first time travellers who are getting out of their comfort zone. It is very safe everywhere, even at night, and everything is close by so it’s not hard to get all of the essentials that you need.I had some communication complications between the organization who sent me here and Krishna, so everything was put together very last minute. Despite the time constraint of only 2-3 days of notice that I was coming, Krishna organized late-night pickup for me from the airport, a hotel in Kathmandu, a bus ride to Pokhara, and a hotel for me to stay in by the time I got there. When you’re arriving in a foreign country very late, having everything all set up is more than any traveller could ask for.

Krishna and his wife, Parbati, really treat you like family while you are in their country. They understand that there are many cultural differences that you are not accustomed to and they try their best to accommodate you in any way possible. They will also take you on trips to the market place or to places with beautiful views, as well as help arrange things like treks and trips to farther places in Nepal.

As for the orphanage, the kids are wonderful. Aside from being super cute, they are very responsible for their age and get joy out of very simple things that most first-world children don’t. They have the imaginations of the early 90s kids and anyone before them because they do not rely on technology for entertainment. They love to do things like go for picnics in the park, make superhero masks out of paper, and play games that involve competition. They sometimes need help with homework and learning English and it is always fun to help them with both. Luxuries that they enjoy are chicken, popcorn, candy, toy cars for the boys, and makeup for the girls. Those items are easy to buy and cheap from a volunteer’s perspective, so it is nice to buy it for them every once in a while (but not too often!).

Being at the orphanage provides a learning experience not only for the children, but also for yourself as a volunteer. You can learn so much from being around the children and see something that you maybe thought was long gone from your own society. It has been such a refreshing experience for me so far and for the remainder of my stay (3 weeks) I only expect to learn more and come home with great memories and new friendships.

If you are concerned about ending up at a “bad” orphanage, I can definitely say that this one checks out. The children are treated very well, their living situation is good, and their bellies are always full. Krishna really wants to help the kids and see them learn whenever possible. He likes them to play games and do activities where they learn as much as possible to help them in their future.

So, all-in-all, I would highly recommend volunteering with this specific orphanage. The time they need volunteers the most is during the winter (November-March). They have been lucky enough to get solar panels and a water filter installed by one of the volunteers, but they are still in need of financial support for things like food and rent. So come help out whenever possible and you’ll get an amazing experience out of it!

 

 

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