During our first week in Nepal we had 3 additional team members joining us on our field trip to Dhungetar from the Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM). Here is the experience in the village told by Sumit Shah, one of the students.
Friday 16th March was our last official day of the field trip. After two weeks of intense meetings with people from all kind of levels, from the beneficiaries in Dhungetar to experts of big influential NGOs we had this last day with 4 meetings scheduled for the day. Due to the tight schedule with a need to travel across Kathmandu in the crazy traffic, we split into two teams. One team went to have a meeting with Lucky Gurung from Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN) and Jyoti Tiwari and her colleagues from the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB).
Our field trip is getting really close now. One of us is already in Nepal, while the rest of us are leaving during the weekend. On Monday 5th March we will start our 2 weeks field trip and meeting with our first stakeholders. Therefore, for the last few days, we have been busy getting our backpacks ready. I thought I could share some useful tips with you on what to bring when travelling to a rural area where you might not have access to all kind of services.