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Come and Visit Us in 2020

I returned to Hangdewa in November 2019, 11 years since my very first visit. And, in some ways, little has changed…and in others, so much. Women with huge golden nose-rings and turban-like head-covers still labour in subsistence farms, tending the walls of paddy fields, planting, weeding, cutting, and threshing crops by hand. Buffalos still plough fields. Bees buzz in and [...]

Focus on the Learning Experience and Adventure into Tourism

I have been avoiding visiting the classrooms with the littlest children. They have had teachers and assistants and paper to write on. A rug to sit on. Songs to sing. But I want the children to have that focus I see with my granddaughter when she is trying to zip up her coat – and finally says ‘I did it!’ [...]

Nearly there with the new kindergarten school in Hangdewa!

Day by day we inch closer to the opening of the new school in Hangdewa for 60 4-6 year olds, and a crèche for teachers’ babies and toddlers. It now has flooring and tables and, maybe this week, the playground will get smoothed over. We need to find money for a fence as this is on a mountain slope (and [...]

A Volunteer’s Experience

We welcome volunteers to work in our school. Everyone brings their skills and knowledge to this remote location in very different ways. We have welcomed university and school-leavers from around the world, a business entrepreneur in fashion, a nurse to test children’s eyes, and software engineers from Aptitude Software, the sponsor of our computers and intranet. This year we are [...]

What we have learned from building the Q. Learning school in Nepal

How to build a school in Nepal Be enchanted by the idea, imagine what it will do for the community, and be very sure this is your life's good work. It is a privilege few will have as your new community will become good friends - and who will call on you for more than you bargained for (such as [...]

Thankful in Nepal: Operation Kanchenjunga with Aptitude Software and Q. Learning

See how Aptitude Software feel about being involved in this worthwhile project!

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