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March 2022 Newsletter

We were at last able to visit the schools in Hangdewa and this is what we saw and heard... Wherever you look in the schools, you will see children smiling, and wherever you walk in the hills of Hangdewa, you will hear the sounds of children laughing, singing, dancing, talking, and playing. This must be [...]

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December 2021 Newsletter

In the last two months we have had floods, sun and snow in what should be the dry season in Nepal – this has caused havoc in the village….and excitement too! On a sunny day, we took photos of the teachers both in our senior school and also in the Montessori school. Even in the [...]

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Culture is more significant than strategy!

Every year, we test all the children’s eyes. Cards from the UK are used to screen those with possible sight problems and they have an outing to the regional city, Taplejung, to see an optician. Those who need glasses, receive 2 pairs – one for home and one for school. The backstory to this is [...]

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It really is a headache how to find the money to pay for the education that these children are getting….and of course we want to do more as our goal is to lift them out of poverty. It costs 5% of what the UK Government spend on a child - or the cost of private/public [...]

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Storytelling Competition – and the results of our cookery competition

JK Rowling has sold 500,000,000 Harry Potter books world-wide and is worth $1billion US. Seems a good reason to encourage young people to tell stories and to tell them well. Of course other jobs depend on storytelling too: management, advertising, project leadership, proposal writing and more. So our next competition is for all children aged [...]

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Zoom Lessons in Nepal

Nepal may be in strict lockdown but, behind the scenes, we have been incredibly creative and busy! The pictures may look like everyday life and so it is hard to explain how special they are. Outside in Hangdewa, bullocks plough fields, landowners and day workers plant row after row of rice by hand, buffaloes are [...]

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Launching ‘Buddy N’pal’

Do you know a family who could buddy a child in Nepal? Nepal is in a bad way. Nearly 9,000 new cases yesterday and 214 deaths officially reported, but most never making it to hospital. It is being called a humanitarian catastrophe. The nearest town has had 134 deaths in the last week in an [...]

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