Over the past week, due to impact of the global pandemic, World Youth International personally assisted all our Australian volunteers who were abroad on our programs to make it home. Getting them on flights home was our first priority and we worked around the clock to make it happen. They are all now home safely and undergoing their 14 days of quarantine.

One of our beautiful volunteers used her first day in isolation to send Terry, our General Manager, an email, (which she has given us permission to share), and we truly appreciate hearing from her.

“Thank you for your tireless work and concern for us while we were in Nepal. It was devastating to leave our program early because I feel like so much work has been left undone! The last four days have been a whirlwind trying to get home. I’m home and thankful but missing Nepal.

I feel so honoured to be able to do the work we did while we were there but sad we couldn’t complete our program. There are so many people we could continue to help. I’ve never felt so rewarded as a nurse and am honoured to be a part of the lives of the people we encountered.

I would so like to be a part of this again, especially knowing how supportive you and your team are! Thank you for allowing me this opportunity! It has changed my life. Thank you for having our backs and our best interests. I have nothing but gratitude to express for the support of yourself and our Team Leader Julie.

I hope I can experience this again when the world settles a bit more. Nepali people are amazing. My heart is always open to helping them, I feel like I have so much more to give."

Mel, Nurses In Action Volunteer, March 2020

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