a volunteer program organised by
Architects Without Frontiers
+ Aussie Action Abroad
During January 2014, I participated in the Construction Professionals in Nepal volunteering program organised by Architects Without Frontiers and Aussie Action Abroad. This program gave me the opportunity to travel to Nepal, experience world heritage Nepali architecture, and most importantly interact with and contribute to the local community through a community development project.
The team I was assigned to travelled to a remote village named Dungai where we assisted in the construction of a toilet facility for a kindergarten. Being immersed in and engaging with such a different culture and lifestyle really opened my eyes to the struggles and difficulties that people face around the world. This was truly an unforgettable experience and I cannot wait to return to Nepal again one day.