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So far jonkdesign has created 14 blog entries.

Partnering with Eifion, and Creating our School Leaders’ Vision – a long-term future

’Here we are in Nepal in the remote Himalayas and most of us have not been to any other countries or perhaps just one other, like India next door. But we know that our children want to have good jobs and opportunities like children anywhere in the world, not just farmers - or labourers in [...]

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Our School is Full!

Nepal is one of the poorest 20 countries in the world. Nevertheless, it has made great strides with developing education, and, in the last 10 years, most children enrol in school and learn to read. But only about half go on to secondary school and achieve good results, and most of those are in the [...]

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We are the champions!

Several years ago, the children were being asked what they wanted to be when they grew up: ‘doctor, teacher, engineer, pilot…’ but Bibash was unique: ‘I want to be a footballer’ – no matter that he played in flipflops or that there was no proper field. When we started to match Mentors and Ambassadors, we [...]

By |Categories: Nepal, Uncategorised|

“My wife sees the difference in me!”

This was a comment from one of the delegates on Debs Yerby’s Leadership Programme for a major automotive firm. "I’m different at work and I’m different at home, thanks to the programme and particularly the insights I gained from the EQi profile" Debs told us: ‘This delegate, let’s call him John, is a sales manager with [...]

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A Family Adventure Like No Other – and All for a Good Cause

By Karen Cove Where do you take two teenage boys on holiday?  That was our dilemma.  We know there won’t be many opportunities for family holidays as the boys get older, so we make the most of each year we have together and want to make sure our plans are greeted with enthusiasm, and not [...]

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October 2022 Newsletter

We are a school to be proud of and our children are overjoyed with their new syllabus. In every letter or email to their Mentors, the children excitedly say how they love the sport and creative lessons now in their daily timetable. At last, we have the space and resources to add in music and art. [...]

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Do You Have Regrets?

This is a question that Dr Ali Budjanovcanin asks of her students who are learning about Emotional Intelligence.  She says “A regret about a situation is often a useful signal that indicates that you could have handled it in a more emotionally intelligent way.” Some examples include:  “I regret agreeing to something I wasn’t really [...]

By |Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Successes|

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 [...]

By |Categories: Nepal|

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 [...]

By |Categories: Nepal, Uncategorised|

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