Hey everyone, on the eve of my departure to Nepal I am fortunate to share time with Tara and Darcy while I work on figuring out how to control this blog spot. As I am slightly computer illiterate, you'll need to be patient with my progress ... like everything else in life!
I look forward to sharing the next 6 months with you.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 marked a progressive day in Nepalese history when the government announced that they would now be offering FREE HEALTHCARE. This is critical toward the advancement of this developing nation - let's hope the country can sustain this promise
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Zone: Everest Zone District: Okhalhunga District School size: 72 feet by 14 feet Rooms: 8 rooms Construction materials: bricks, stone, sand, cement, lumber, tin Expected completion date: March 15, 2008 Expected opening date: April 1, 2008
1=Eck, 2=Dui, 3=Tin, 4=Chair, 5=Panch
92 languages are spoken in Nepal and there are 56 different alphabets in total.
Did you know?
More than 10 in 100 people in Nepal are considered PWD (people with a disability). 90% of disabled children do not go to school because they are often refused admission. Nepal is a developing nation that is working hard to establish the concept that PWD's need to be treated with equality.
I'm a teacher from Victoria who has taken a leave of absence to start a non-profit society and build a school in Nepal. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities for people who would be unable to access it otherwise.
this is a common site in the streets of Kathmandu. What was harder to see than the garbage was the people going through it to take it home with them.
Durbar Square is a beautiful area to relax on a sunny day. Many students and children can be found playing in the square.
These 270 students welcomed me to Sanitar - the village where we are building the school - AMAZING!
I taught an impromptu lesson on Canada to these 76 students living in the remote village of Betinee - a short 6 hour trek from Sanitar.
The children of Sanitar came out of their homes to see the oddest thing that has ever walked into their village - "What is it?"
most have never seen a camera before let alone some "white-guy"
Several labourers work hard on making brick from the local dirt for the construction of the school.
After the bricks have sat in the sun to dry for several days, women use knives to scrape off any excess dirt from the edges of the brick. These colorful people sit in this position 7 hours a day, working hard to help provide a brighter future for the children of their village.
Mahindra (middle) and Rudra (right) join me for a photograph at the school site
These are some of the family and community members of Sanitar
Sunrise and sunsets are incredible views at 10,000 feet in the mountains of Nepal