The day has arrived. Tomorrow morning I will board a flight to the Okhaldhunga community where the next step in the process of building the school will begin. We fly into a little village named Rumjatar (45 minutes east of Kathmandu) and we will then hike for 2-3 hours to reach the village that we will be building the school in. The community is part of the much larger region known as the Everest region, and we will be situated about 3 days hike south of Everest. From what I understand, there will be no views of the great mountain unfortunately.
Yesterday consisted of a meeting between Mahindra, myself and Rudra (another teacher) who will be involved with the entire process and will then work at the school. He is a very educated man with a masters in Education. He will be vital to the success of this project, and has worked very hard to have everything prepared. Our first order of business will be to apply for registration of the school and choose the land to build on. There is a lot of work ahead, but it is a very exciting point in the process that has taken 2 years to get to.
I look forward to the weeks ahead, as long as I can get used to the food. I'm not sure when I will get the chance to e-mail or update the blog, but you will hear from me at the next earliest convience.
Here we go ... !