Volunteering @ at DHC New Life Centre Nepal
Volunteer help from both local and international volunteers enriches the lives of both the children and the volunteer. Volunteers come in in the morning and afternoon, before and after school and assist with homework, getting the children ready for school, games, sporting activities and take the children on outings. It provides valuable social interaction.
Stephanie, Beth, Harumi, Trish & Lee - October 2012
Namaste! We arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon and everyone was super excited to be here! For me, it has been 12 years since my last visit and I couldn't wait to see if things had changed or just how much I remembered of this magical country.
The next morning we met by some of the wonderful TRIFC volunteers that were going to join us on a little sight seeing. Off we went to see Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) and finally lunch in Thamel with a little last minute shopping for necessary supplies for the trek.
Our final stop of the day was to visit the children at DHC. One of the sites that TRIFC has been helping to support. DHC is a home for disabled and disadvantaged children. Children with disabilities in Nepal are often shunned by their families, hidden away from the world or simply abandoned.
They are considered to be suffering from a past life sin and therefore a disappointment and embarrassment to their families. TRIFC and others are working very hard to change how disabilities are perceived. After meeting this amazing kids at DHC New Life, my heart breaks for all of the others that are not given the opportunity to thrive. We had a fantastic time with the kids. They were all so very sweet – singing songs with us and teaching us how to play drums, playing ping pong, basketball and soccer with us. Seeing their smiles and sheer joy with these simple activities, and how much love they have for everyone nearly had me in tears when we left. We got a cooking lesson from the kids and Amrit (the director of DHC), and shared a fabulous meal of Nepali food. Thank you TRIFC for all that you do for these amazing children, and for allowing us to spend some quality time with them. I think each one of us would be eager to talk about how special it was.
Love to all!
Stephanie, Beth, Harumi, Trish & Lee from USA - October 2012
Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012 Volunteers and Supporters
Thank you Amrit, For this wonderful time!
You can be proud of you, children and your Centre . We are very happy to have been a part of it!
Thank you so much with love
COA Team from France - August 2012
Mathild - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
Thank you very nuch for all your kindness! Amrit you are very important for the children, your work is extraordinary! COA is part of helping you!
Keep in touch, with love
Mathild COA from France - August 2012
COA Team from France - August 2012
Justine - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
Thank you so much for these 2 weeks with you. It was a great experience and be sure I am not going to forget the kindness, the happiness and the co operation of these children!
Thank you Amrit for your great work. With love
Justine COA from France - August 2012
Tarion - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
What a wonderful Centre!
Thank you for your welcome and for your smiles. Amrit you are doing a great job and I really hope that more and more people will help you. Be sure COA will still be with you,and more motivated.
Tarion COA from France - August 2012
Gaetan - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
How wonderful it was to see you, the Centre and the children! Thank you for your great work, thank you for them. DHC New Life Centre is a sweet family and you made us feel at home you can rely on COA next year.
Gaetan COA from France - August 2012
Florie - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
Thank you so much for all these moments, Amrit you have an amazing family and this is thanks to you! I will never forget the DHC New Life.
With all my love
Florie COA from France - August 2012
Lea - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
Thank you for making us feel like home. I leave full of your smiles, happiness, courage and love. Amrit you can be proud of your children they are wonderful. I am very proud to be part of the DHC family. I take all of you away in my mind.
Lea COA from France - August 2012
Namaste - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
It has been wonderful pleasure to be hosted here, during these two weeks. The place is lovely, we hope that the children also had a great time.
I hope Amrit you will continue this way. The job that you do to give those children a chance for future is so great.
COA from France - August 2012
Adeline - Children Of Asia(CoA) - August 2012
Firstly thank you for having us in DHC, this wonderful house full of love, I will never forget it!! This wonderful house !! Great children with their own personality and a real talent! Amrit you are doing an incredible work and COA will always help to your work. I will miss my little brothers and sisters a lot!
DHC family are always in my heart and mind!!!
Adeline COA from France - August 2012
Shane -July 2012, Volunteer and Supporter
To my very good friends at the New Life Centre!!!
I had such a wonderful time here in Nepal. It was really great to meet such wonderful happy peoples. Back in Ireland all my very good friend gave me donations so as I could buy things for you. I really hope you like your new beds and various other goods which I have bought for you. I will remember l my visit to this house for the rest of my life . I wish you all the very best with your studies and with your future. Amrit ! you are doing very good job please continue it!
Best wishes to all you
Shane Burke from Ireland - July 2012
Zineb -June 2012
Dear beloved people
Thank you so much for the remember able time even I had a short period of time with you, you inspired me on many ways. Being with the girls louching in to their eyes, seeing lots of joy and hope made me feel very happy. I wish that I had more time to spend with you to get know more about your life, your ambition and your personality which is already great.
To the Amrit and staff of the New Life Centre I would like to say that I admire your efforts to make the life of this children a great success. The reason that your doing this job is the fact that God has chosen you because he knows the state of your hearts I wish to see the boys and girls learning & living their lives with great success and wish that God will protect them and that love will be gift in their lives.
I hope to see you in another life! May God protect you all being with you is a lifetime memories that stays alive.
Zineb Benkaddaour from Holland - June 2012
Lori - May 2012
Thank you for making my time in Kathmandu so incredible. I did not know what to expect and I have fallen in love with the kids and they have taught me so much.
I can't believe how bright you all are and how much English you speak! I had so much fun playing, studying, dancing, talking ,laughing, hugging. The food was so good I am so impresses by your cooking skill. Thank you for helping me learn how to wash my clothes by hand. Thank you for teaching me about your beautiful culture Hinduism and Buddhism.
I feel so much love from everyone I feel you are all new like family to me. Even through I always thinking of you and maybe if you are thinking of me, then it is almost like we are together! I hope I can come back soon. It is good for me to be here I think my heart has grown bigger after one week.
All my love - Your Sister Lori
Lori from USA - May 2012
Samira - May 2012
Wow, Now my (almost) four weeks here in the New Life Centre are already over. They went by so fast, that I was almost shocked when I realized that only have a few days have left. I enjoyed being here very much! We always had a lot of fun while playing UNO ,Taboo, drawing games or just ding some funny photo shootings hahaha . I also enjoyed the games of volleyball, football and badminton it was really nice for me to get to know all of these wonderful kids!
The atmosphere in this house is just amazing! It is impressing to see how everyone helps each other it just like a big family ! I am glad that I met you! You are just a really cool group!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! for this great time I could speech here with you! I will not forget you! And we hopefully keep in touch by face book.
You all are great and I will miss you a lot!
Samira Huster from Switzerland - May 2012
Grete, Nazima & Yort - May 2012
Four volunteers from Holland (Nazima and Yort) Switerland (Samira) and Norway (Grete) Visited New Life Centre to play and get to know the young people living here. The atmosphere and kind conduct of all persons of centre impressed us all. Their knowledge and subject level were very high, it seems that this Centre has a high standard of moral conduct. We all appreciated the warmth and kindness we met and we would have like to stay longer . New be fortunate to visit this Center
Best of Luck to you all
Grete, Nazima & Yort from Norway & Holland - May 2012
Scott - March 2012
Thank you so, so much for how well you have received me and how lovely all you guys have been. It has been so much fun chatting to you guys and playing games (even thought I am quit bad at soccer and basketball).It has been really great learning about you guys and everything you do. Thank you for sharing that with me.
I am so sorry that I need to cut things a little bit short, but I am so grateful for everything and for all the fun memories. I would love know about future what progress you have please email me.
Scott from Australia - March 2012
Linda - December 2011
Dear Amrit, Bharat, Ajaya, Dhan, Mahesh, Dharmaraj, Manoj, Aunty, Shanta Soma Rebika, Samjhana and Sarvana.
Thank you so much for warm welcome that you extended to me when amazing here. It has been such a pleasure to meet and get to know each one of you.This home is such a great facility and I am so impressed with how well cared for these guys are. Everyone is so happy which speaks louder than any words could.
I am sorry that our stay has been out a bit short but knows that I carry all of you in my heart and in some of my fondest memories. Thank you each one of you for being kind and helpful. Thanks to Aunty for being full of warmth and laughter and keeping my belly more than adequately filled.
Much! Much!! Much!!! Love Linda
Linda - December 2011
Tess from Australia - December 2011
I have had such an amazing time with you all and am so grateful to have been let into your family these past for weeks. I have had fun playing uno and basketball with you guys even though the basketball was EXHAUSTING, you guys move fast. Hope you use pichoneny cards on one of your days off.
Amrit you have made such a lovely home here! The garden is impressive and the fruit growing on that tree is delicious! I hope you continue doing what you are doing and continue to get more funds so you can bring more children into this family.
Aunty has been amazing. She is always so happy and welcoming and her cooking has been great. The kids are so lucky to have her.
To the kids of DHC New Life Centre, this has been awesome. I have enjoyed getting to know you all and hanging out. It was cool to go into school with you and I hope you enjoyed the 5 night Harry potter marathon. Thanks for talking as to the temple it were interesting there. I hope you all go on to do whatever you wants in life and all your dreams come true. You are all such a beautiful and loving people and you observe it having to miss you all hopefully one day I will be back!
Let me know if any of you come to Australia one day.
Tess from Australia - December 2011
Harumi - October, 2011
IThank you so much for all your hospitality being with the children at DHC New Life Centre. The kids are so happy and I am sure it is due to your kind caring guidance. We had forever grateful staying at the Centre I had learned much from the children.
I am really happy and impressed with the Kids and Amrit I am staying keep in touch and if I have time I will be come again and stay long time in Centre.
Harumi - October, 2011
Alycia Lee - October, 2011
I can't believe that we just spent only 2 days and 1 evening with you!!! In such a short time, I have gotten to know the wonderful student at DHC and to love them lot! I am thoroughly impressed with children, who are smart, kind and have great ambition for their lives. I hope that each children will be able to accomplish their goals in life and I hope that DHC can continue strong and be able to help even more to more!! Children. Thank you so much for the privilege to be able to stay at DHC and to be part of your lives for this short time. I completely enjoyed my stay at DHC!
Thank You, Love Alycia Lee
Alycia Lee - October, 2011
Jason Chan, Jason Biddell and James Brouk from Canada - August 2011
Dear DHC New Life Centre Family,
It's time for us to return to Canada . Thank you so much everything. It was a complete joy to work and help out the kids. We hope they all grow up to be wonderful men and women and continue to live their lives with happiness life . We hope we will see in future again.
Thank you so much Amrit and all the children for helping us complete the basket ball court and new office cooler. That could not have finished with our your help. We will always remember the look on your faces when we finished the court and lifted the basketball net into place, I had so much fun playing president ,soccer and basketball and I hope you keep the court in good shop as well as the loonies in the ground.
We are still amazed at the level of difficulty of the math you kids do in grade 8 and 9!!!
Thank you Amrit!!!
Specially for giving us on opportunity to do this. Keep doing what your doing and hope you achieve all your future goals for this organization. What you have done so fair it is amazing and you are one of the kindest and lovable person we have ever met. Again thank you for everything.
Anyway it is our time to go! We will all miss you and hope to visit next time when you will come in Nepal again.
Much love !!!
Jason Chan, Jason Biddell and James Brouk from Canada - August 24th 2011
Anna - June 2011
Dear COA family & DHC family,
These two weeks with you have been amazing. I would like to thank you for all that you shared with us and for all that you gave us. I would like to thank you for your welcoming and your generosity. I will never forget the experience of these days I have shared with the children and with all the rest of the family. I had a really great time with you playing, talking, gardening, and every other thing we did. I will never forget your smiles and your happiness. I hope that all the children will fulfil their dreams because they all are great people. I have been really impressed by their energy and their wish to succeed.
I hope to see you soon!
Anna from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Earic - June 2011
The time has come for one, for us to go back to France. I really wanted to thank you all of you. Amrit and the children for your welcoming during these two weeks spent in the centre. Thank you also for what you gave us; for your happiness and your courage.
We came so as to help you but you gave us so much. You do not knew who helped who finally. Your taught us so much by being yourselves, so I would like to thank again for all that: not only the Hospitality, the welcoming, but for what you gave us.
It is sure that we are going back to France greater and better than we were, when we come to the Centre. As I told you it is time to leave, it is time to go back, but it is not the time to forget.
Do not be sad, there is nothing goal to take from that.
Be happy and see you soon.
Earic from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Maxime - June 2011
It was great pleasure to come in the DHC New Life Centre Amrit , once again you are doing an amazing work. You can be proud of what you have done here. It was an honour to work with during these two years.
To the children continue to work hard and continue to believe in you dreams. But do not forget that is not only work but also pleasure. Thanks for your welcome, yours smiles and your happiness. You are an amazing family.
Once thing is sure, I will come back. As we say in French, "ce n'est qu'un an Revoir!"
Maxime from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Audrey Arnal - June 2011
I would like to thanks you for telling me come into your family. I have spent two amazing weeks with you all and I will always remember this experience. I want to thanks you for everything you have shared with us. I will always keep in mind how kind and happy you are speaking together. I hope that all the children will accomplish their dreams because it you are such an extraordinary family!
Thanks you for everything you gave us. It was a real pleasure to know you and to share these moments together. I will never forget your amazing smiles and your kindness.
Please keep staying the way you are, you are such an extraordinary family.
Amrit thanks you for all the work you do for the children. Continue supporting them, they are such great people!
I will miss you!
Audrey Arnal from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Camille - June 2011
Thank you for welcome and for you generosity. I spent amazing work in the DHC New life centre Nepal. I will not forget the children and I hope more and more people will help you to accomplish your dreams. It was a real pleasure to share this experience all together. Children are lucky to have a family life in the DHC. Amrit and auntie are so nice you are doing an amazing work and COA is so happy to help you. I hope and I am sure children will accomplish their dreams. They will become amazing people.
Thank you again for your smiles.
Amrit, we will continue to support and all yours work with pleasure.
Camille from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Maelle L Hoste - June 2011
It's time for me to go back to France, but it’s with a lot of sadness that I leave you and the DHC, after two wonderful weeks in Nepal.
To Amrit: Thanks you for your welcome I admire your work for DHC centre you give the chance to the children to accomplish their dreams and I'am sure they will do it.
To the children: It was a pleasure to spend time with you .I am really happy to meet you. Thanks to you all.
You are welcome in France.
Maelle L Hoste from Children of Asia, France - June 2011
Christina from Mexico - April 2011
As the time to go back to my country has come, I sense this is only the beginning of a lifetime friendship. The time we spent together was not only as a volunteer but as well as a good friend. Day by day I got to know each of you better and could see more and more virtues. I highly congratulate you on your Spanish skills, continue learning the language. It well give you much more that you can imagine. The family you have built is a unique and wonderful one. There were many times when all I wanted to do is watch all the love and friendship between the Kids, as they played,talk,went to school etc. My sincere admiration for the dedication, love and support of Amrit, Auntie, Uncle and Surendra give to the kids . And of course all my congratulations to Rose, Sue and all the donors for making this family be a reality and teaching the kids to dream. I will miss you and well always remember this time with a big smile as my face. Thank you for all the great moments!!
Christina from Mexico - April 2011
Victiria De Aruize from Spain - April 2011
I have Spend a wonderful time in DHC New Life Centre Nepal, with an amazing children !!! . I can say You are an amazing family and a bright future is waiting for each of you. I will always remember your kindness and how welcomed us to be a part of your family. I have enjoyed very much each day here and all the activities together, the cards, the Pictionary, the zoo, the cooking ,the dancing, the singing and the Spanish lessons. I hope that we have left you a little bit of our culture and all love. Please continue to stay together and help each other as you do now. Life is long and you will have different paths, but as long as you have each other everything will be alright. I wish you all the best, and a life full of happiness, love and surprises.
Con mucho carino
Victiria De Aruize from Spain - April 2011
Erin Coleman from New Zealand
To everybody at the New Life Centre. I would like to say thank you for letting me come into your home, I feel much honoured to be the first volunteer to come through your centre.
You are all such a lovely group of children and I have had much fun spending my morning and evenings here, chatting and playing games.
Remember to keep working hard but to also take time out to relax and enjoy life. Also take care of your home look after it and keep it clean as they say when you have clean home you have clear mind.
Amrit you are doing a fantastic job to get and keep this place up and running and all of your hard work will pay off.
Once again thank you to you all I had a wonderful time and it was so nice to meet you all. Will see you again in future.
Erin Coleman from New Zealand - 2011
Helen Lathouris from Canada
Thank you for the opportunity to allow me to get to know the children, you have provided a lovely home filled with love and respect. The children are very lucky to have you. I was also very happy to see that the children not only have a home to like in but the opportunity to receive quality education in a inclusive environment .Amrit You have my respect and admiration for all the things you do for the children.
To all the boys and girls, thank you for being so kind and welcoming. I enjoyed getting to know you. You are truly a beautiful family I love the way you are always laughing, smiling and taking care of each other, I will truly miss you all.
Again thank you !! And keep up the good work .
Helen Lathouris from Canada - 2011
Rochell Ceauser (Shell) from Australia
Amrit and children,
Wow what a great pleasure it has been to meet you all! I am so grateful to be allowed into your home. Amrit you do an amazing thing and I wish there were more people willing to offer there help like you do. The children are lucky to have someone so special in there lives.
I want to thank each of you for being so kind and loving you are all adorable and have a special place within my heart. I wish you all the very best with your studies and the journey that life brings you. Good luck to all in your up and coming exams and be sure to play games and relax when there done.
Thank you so much for having me beside you all. Love and best wishes.
Rochell Ceauser from Australia - 2011