After I finished my education as midwife at the end of September, I went for 5 month to Nepal as a volunteer from AWON (Action Works Nepal) . The first two month I went to Jumla, West Nepal (Karnali Zone) as Midwife to different villages like Sannigaun, Kudari in the mountains and worked there together with the people in the health-station where AWON works also. It was an amazing experience. The people are very thankful for help, but I would prefer the next time, to have an translator with me, because then it`s better to communicate the work and you can do more with the people. I did not have time before I went to Nepal to learn Nepali. I went alone in the health stations to work and the English skills of the local people were not the best. The last 2 month also my husband came to Nepal and then we worked together for AWON and the people in Jumla. It is a great and a necessary project named Meteri Peace learning center, because with this project, AWON can archive that the people get to learn how they can help themselves and each other. My husband also preformed different kind of workshops and we connected people to make plan for the Meteri peace learning center in Jumla. Now we are back in Germany and working from here still, next to our work here, for AWON and the Meteri Peace learning Center.So if you feel toughed and also want to support the work of AWON to help the people in Nepal, you are always welcome and the people will be happy for your help. Just contact AWON and go for it. Everybody can do something; you just have to do it.
Lisa Tron, Germany