Monthly Archives: May 2015

Aid mission to Dhading – into the field

This has nothing to do with Malawi, but does have a VSO connection. It is so good; Too good not to share. As are Jessica’s other posts. With vivid photos and first hand accounts of the earth quake’s destruction, and the subsequent relief efforts. National and international volunteers working together, side by side. Communities working together, side by side. Ordinary people putting other people first – Faith in humanity restored a little.

Jessica in Nepal

As already explained in two previous posts (A and B) through the Yellow House, ‘Himalayan Disaster Volunteer Relief Group‘ initiative my fellow VSO volunteer Will and myself found ourselves organising an aid mission to a remote, hard-to-reach area of rural Dhading. We were extremely proud of our impromptu team of Nepali and International volunteers who joined us to answer this cry for help. They were amazingly dedicated, brave and professional all despite the inherent craziness of a grass roots response within days of a natural disaster.

Here is a brief summary of their mission into the field. The photo credits go entirely to Raffael Lenk (in the middle at the back in photo #1). I was not personally there with the team in Dhading so my commentary is based on a few frantic mobile phone conversations we had during the mission whenever the team had signal and…

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