N.E.P.A.L. – New Experiences Promoting Active Learning

Wednesday 9 January 2013

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Why?

That’s the most frequent question that people often ask us. What pushed us ahead with the decision to leave everything behind and start this adventure? When we were thinking about the National Civil Service, we expected to reach a country characterized by many difficulties, with the hope to give our contribute and being repaid only by discovering a new culture, for us still unknown but extremely fascinating.

We arrived during the monsoon season in the Kathmandu’s jungle, surrounded by muddy streets and free electric wires, we had to reconsider most of our habits. Everyday we press the switcher without being sure that the light bulb will turn on, we enter the shower without knowing if at least some cold water will come out, we are woken up at five o’clock in the morning by the noisy bells of the Ganesh’s Temple next to our house, we take a ride on very old buses whose drivers scream the name of the stations; these and many others are small gestures that we thought strange at the beginning and that now, instead, constitute our daily routine.

In this context we have started our activities in the local centres as children at their first day of school, but this time we were thought to be the teachers!

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