I was with All Hands Volunteers for six and a half weeks and in that time I worked on sites for 36 days. That’s 284 hours of rubbling, which in terms of rocks – a key component in clearing the remains of houses – is equivalent to removing approximately 170,400 rocks from sites. That’s more than a small amount of rocks. It’s made a big difference.
I was based at the Melamchi project in Sindhupalchok and also had the opportunity to spend a week at the Chautara base helping to build a step-down clinic for amputee victims of the earthquakes. For me, it’s been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The way All Hands is set up gives volunteers the chance to work hard, make a huge difference to people on an individual level and still find time to enjoy themselves while doing it.
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