Testimonial from Sem and Sherine
Category : Volunteer Testimonial
Volunteering at Love Company, Pokhara
I have always wanted to volunteer abroad in an orphanage. I narrowed down my orphanage search and contacted Master Krishna of Love Company located in Pokhara. Upon working out on logistic and time, my friend and I took the 6.5hours bus from Kathmandu and arrived at Pokhara. We were warmly welcomed by Master Krishna, who then introduced us to the orphanage and shared about his work with the children. As it was coincidently the big Dashian festival in the country, children were picked up by their relatives, with the exception of a 6 year old boy who was recently brought to the orphanage from the street. Master Krishna and his wife had generously brought the boy along to their relatives to celebrate the festival, and got him a new jacket, keeping him warm from the pouring rain and chilly weather. For a week my friend and I stayed with the children, aged between 3 to 13 from different backgrounds. We helped with letters and numbers, songs and games, arts and craft, and of course snacks and ice cream. Children in the orphanage are very intelligent, and deserve the same cuddles, hugs, attention, love, assurance, and praise. One often embarks on an outreach experience like this hoping and thinking to help and contribute, but I have to say that this past week leaves me feeling that the biggest contribution was made in one’s own life. It had been an amazing one week experience staying and learning with the children.
Sem and Sherine, Oct 2013 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia