Thomas A. McKinley ’06 and Hannah Weil McKinley Summer Fellowship Recipient
“My internship allowed me to be an Omprakash representative in Nepal, a volunteer in PA-Nepal’s children’s homes, and an office and communications worker for Raksha.”
While in Nepal I communicated with all of Omprakash’s Nepali partners, informed other volunteers, travelers, and non-profits about their mission and website, and was a go-to source of information for other volunteers interested in Omprakash’s Nepali partners.
With PA-Nepal my work was entirely focused on children where I was both a teacher and a role-model. With Raksha, I was mostly in the office where I put my computer and language skills to work. I helped Menuka Thapa, the President, understand and respond to e-mails, edited the text on their website, helped communicate changes to their Omprakash partner page, and designed a brochure. I then went on to help them finish the paperwork to become an Omprakash partner and seek some volunteers of their own.
- Date September 1, 2009
- Tags 2009, Asia, McKinley, Social Service