I hope that you all are doing great and might be looking forward to spring (especially if you live in Norway these days). Here in Nepal its offically summer again, so the temprature is beginning to be above 30 celsius. I even sweat the 30meters we have to walk for work, so it is too hot if you ask me. And yes, this is just the beginning of nepali summer...
Anyway, the past two weeks has been quite slow - or not that busy as we are use to. Instead of having 4-5 activites every week our main focus these past two week has been to train up our Youth Team in First Aid. As First Aid is quite important for our volunteers our goal has been to train them up so they will be able to train up other Red Cross youth volunteers later. The Youth Team have therefore been getting both basic and advanced First Aid training the last two weekands by our 4 Red Cross instructors. The next step is to give the Youth Team "training for facilitators- First Aid" so they are qualified as First Aid facilitators and can begin to train up other Red Cross Volunteers. Youths training up youths - thats the magic if you ask me!
Besite of having the First Aid training, we have also been working on translating some documents - or workshop manuals as we call them. Nistha, Bishal, Rachana and Susruth, who are some of our Red Cross Volunteers, have done an amazing job of translatning our manuals from English to Nepali. In that way the Red Cross Youths volunteers in Nepal will be able to hold the same workshop as me and Camilla, also after we leave for Norway in less than two months (!).
Last week all the manuals were done, so me and Camilla decided to invite all the youth translators, the First-Aid instructors and our LCP Kiran Sir to go out for a dinner as a appreciation for their hard work. With our Youths we went to an Korean resturante - which is one of me and Camillas favorite resturants (eventhough they do not serve the typcial nepali dish "Daal Bhaat") here in Dharan and with our First-Aid instructors Aita, Deepica and Susajana we went to an resturant in a department store - which is brand new!
We really enjoyed a lovely meal together and now we are looking forward to see the Youths training up the Youths very very soon :) Stay tuned or follow us on our facebook profiles Thanuya and Camilla to follow our journey.
Have a nice day,