We have been officially welcomed to Raksha Nepal! The girls here sang us a welcome song & introduced themselves one-by-one in their broken English.. their name, what they want to be in the future, & how long they have been here at the raksha shelter. They are so precious. They greeted us with the Hindu blessing & a scarf & then gave us each a handwritten card with our picture in it. They are so happy to have us here & make us feel so loved. The Hindu spot represents "our third eye" & the openness it creates.. without the spot we are without our eye.. lol something like that. Not toooootally sure. The orientation also included the girls dancing for us and it couldn't have been more adorable.
We went to the chandragri chair lift to the top of the mountain! It was so cool! Super foggy so it looked pretty in the green luscious mountains. We went with the Raksha girls & I was with Oosah the entire time & she wouldn't let go of my hand! She was so cute & we could actually talk cuz she knows a good amount of English! We split into 3 different groups & tomorrow we separate & will be going through 3 different rotations throughout our time here. 3 days each. The hike, the city, & a choice project. I guess I will go more into detail in those days as they come. I'm glad we're splitting because everything moves way too slow with 50 ppl!