Research. To some the word means turning pages in heavy books, typing neat columns of words, and demonstrating academic prowess. For me as a SALTer in Nepal, it means motorbike rides through green hills, scribbling awkwardly bilingual notes on my clipboard, and gratefully enjoying the patience of my survey respondents as I ask sometimes silly … More Research as Adventure: Reflections from Nina
On the morning of January 22, 2018, representatives from MCC Nepal, Concern Worldwide, Chandrajyoti Integrated Rural Development Society (CIRDS), local students and members of the Mahadev Besi community in Dhading District in Nepal met to celebrate the completed reconstruction of the Janajagriti Higher Secondary School. The school had been badly damaged in Nepal’s 2015 earthquake … More Back to School!
We are grateful to have heard recently from our IVEP exchange participant from Nepal, Bisna, who is living and serving in Canada this year. Here’s a small glimpse into his experience so far: “I am doing good here. I am enjoying serving in the drop-in centre and getting lots of knowledge about Canadian cultures. We … More Living and Learning in Canada
According to Nepal’s National Youth Policy, youth make up over 40% of the population, and the country is increasingly looking to its youth to play an important role in Nepal’s development, growth, and sustained peace. Sansthagat Bikas Sanjal, with MCC’s support, is currently implementing a three-year Youth Leadership for Peace and Sustainable Development project across … More The Power of Youth in the Work of Peace
Applications for MCC’s one-year SALT and YAMEN young adult global exchange programs are now open for 2018-2019! Why should you consider joining our MCC Nepal team next year?? 1. Learn from and serve alongside experienced Nepali partners In Nepal, our work is partner-led, and we’ve been working with some of our Nepali partner organizations for … More Top 10 Reasons to Serve in Nepal!
Meet Milan Khadka, a 22 year old singer who lives with his grandparents in Mujhung, a small village in the Palpa District of central Nepal. When Milan was just 10 years old, both of his parents were taken by HIV/AIDS. A few years after their deaths, Milan too was diagnosed with HIV. When Milan was … More A Song in His Heart
The flood waters have long since receded in Nepal’s Morang district, but for families whose homes were destroyed by extensive flooding in August their process of rebuilding is only just beginning. MCC’s partner, the Brethren in Community Welfare Society (BICWS), has been reaching out to the community members it knows and loves by providing emergency … More When Flood Waters Rise
MCC Nepal is looking for Nepali unmarried Christian youth (18-30 yrs) who are passionate about peace and community service to serve in 11-month volunteer internships from August 2018 to July 2019. Volunteers live in a new culture while serving in places like schools, farms, NGOs and day cares. Placements are in countries where MCC works … More Applications Now Open for Young Adult International Volunteer Program
By Simon Raut, IVEP Alumnus 2016-2017 It was always my dream to land in North America. But a dream is only a dream until and unless it turns into reality. After I finished my Bachelor of Science in Physics, I joined Master of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology. When I finished my two years of study, I … More A year in Canada: reflections from Simon
By Susma Rasaili, YAMEN Alumnus 2016-2017 Carrying too many feelings of excitement, nervousness, imaginations and doubt, I flew to Cambodia exactly 12 months ago. This was my first ever experience of leaving my country for a long period. I had just finished university, and the YAMEN (Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network) program was something that … More Learning and serving in Cambodia: Susma’s reflections