Macartan joins as Volunteer and Sponsorship Director

(August 2011)

Hello,

I have recently started working with Umbrella in Nepal as the Volunteer and Sponsorship Director.

I volunteered here in Nepal for a few months earlier this year and I was lucky enough to meet Amy (Mulcahy) through a mutual friend of ours and learn about the amazing work that Umbrella do here in Swayambhu and elsewhere in Nepal. I got to meet the Umbrella team, the volunteers and the children here, before leaving to work in Australia as an accountant.

However, the experience had left a considerable mark on me and so when I was offered the possibility to leave my boring bank job behind in Oz and come back to work with Umbrella, I jumped at the chance!

I am really looking forward to hanging with the kids, getting to know all the volunteers and to having our new volunteer teaching programme up and running in the rural community of  Gurje this January!

Macartan Gaughan