A devastating earthquake strike Nepal badly leading to the miserable condition of all Nepalese on 25th April 2015. Even the world is in grief and stands alongside Nepalese for help. With gods grace, me and my family are in safe state and apart from minor cracks in our house we have not beared much loss. We can cook,eat at regular times and sleep in our cozy bed inside our own house. Watching the devastating effect of earthquake over the news,i felt its high time to help my fellow Nepalese brothers and sisters who have lost everything.
When I move out, the first place to volunteer in my mind was a hospital.Thus, trauma center was my choice which was a great flow of victims. On my way to the trauma center i quickly visited the Basantapur durbar square area and Dharara. My heart broke to see my country in such misery.I work in the emergency looking after a young girl in her early teen.She was brought there by some volunteers like us. She had suffered severe head injury and undergone surgery.When i looked at
her each time a single question repeatedly came in my mind, “How can god be so cruel?” But again I become optimistic and feel, “At least I am alive and able
to help and i should thank him for this chance.I found the center was managed and there is not much use of volunteers like us.
I wanted to work in field but had no idea so the next day me along with my sister and her friends went to Kasthamandap area and helped the foreign army and APF to clear the rubble and separate ancient sculptures from them. It was indeed a tiresome day as we worked like daily wage workers carrying bricks and woods. It was then i realized the hardship of life and discovered myself a lucky fellow. It was smelly and people time and again predict that their was a corpse underneath
the rubble. That.That day i felt the real meaning of fear and stress. We time and again stopped when the dozzer try to check if there were still dead bodies inside, Luckily we didn’t find any….
The next day we were some how able to track volunteers group who had been working for Bhaktapur area. We met them at a small place in Suryabinayak. As i was a medical person they handed me some medicine. I had gone with a small group and we were joined by two locals and formed a team. We were entitled as Health and Sanitation group. They handed us soap, phenyls, sanitary pads and baby diapers along with brooms and plastic bags.Our focus was to create awareness among people
regarding the epidemic that can cost the lives of many after the disaster. We visited many parts of Bhaktapur and distributed items that was with us along with spreading mass awareness. It was nice to see people helping each other in the community and it seems people were aware of the epidemic as well. The social medias had
done their job properly. We reported back the scenario and wind up our day.
My sister informed me about Action Works Nepal, an organisation where one of her friend was working. As i had shown a desire to go personally to the effected
areas, i was given a proposal to join there. I didn’t have much idea about it but the day forth i went there and got a chance to be a part of the relief
distribution team to Sindhupalchowk. I found the way quite systemic and effective as we reached the actual victims and relief was not limited to tent, mat and food
stuffs. They had a precise idea of focusing the most vulnerable groups; pregnant, postnatal mothers,widows, elderly, teenage girls and disables. The needful items
for each of them was carried and distributed systematically. I was actually impressed. Apart from that I had a great sense of satisfaction inside me as i was returning from there. Finally, I was determined to help this group of people who are in a real sense working for the people.Henceforth, I went to many places with the team.
The volunteering was a good experience at least among the worst experience of the earthquake. It was a blessing to help the needy in such a situation.
The writer is Guest writer of our page. She is a Nursing Instructor by profession.