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Bhotenamlang Diary

Bhotenamlang Diary

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-10-09 00:00:00 | Comments

This summer, we spent three weeks in Helambu, Nepal, teaching at one of HELP’s partnership schools, Shree Bhotenamlang School. HELP (Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership) is a charity that works with schools in the Helambu region, helping to improve the quality of education in rural areas where education is not necessarily prioritised for children. After the earthquake in 2015, HELP provided temporary learning centres, donated replacement furniture and books, and are currently in the middle of a big school rebuilding project. They also give money to help children continue with their ...
Trailblazer

Trailblazer

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-10-09 00:00:00 | Comments

When we were told our placement was at Shree Kalika Secondary School in Tekanpur, we had no idea what to expect because we were to be the first volunteers to go there. Looking back on those 3 weeks, we can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences of our lives and we were so lucky with the brilliant school and loving family we were placed with! When we first arrived, after a 4 hour journey in the jeep, we were so nervous to meet the teachers and our family but from the minute we walked through the door, everyone was so lovely and hospitable. We were immediately welcomed with a hot p...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-09-22 00:00:00 | Comments

Up the winding mountain roads; past rice fields, rivers, banana trees, roadside shops, skipping schoolchildren, buffaloes, wandering chickens, and motorbikes we streamed our way past the beautiful world of the Helambu valley. With a stranger’s child leaning on my legs and one arm around an old lady, we clattered and bounced our way up from Kathmandu to the small village of Nakote....
Mondo-HELP Scholarship 2017

Mondo-HELP Scholarship 2017

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-08-23 00:00:00 | Comments

  In celebration of another successful year of education scholarships, Helambu Education and Local Partnership (HELP) hosted their annual Scholarship Distribution Programme in the beautiful Taragoan Museum – a monument to the cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Since HELP’s foundation roots in 2010, the programme has seen a wide number of students receive the financial support provided through the scheme, a figure constantly rising with HELP’s presence in the region. Covering a variety of colleges and choice of subjects, over fifty-seven talented, yet economically disadvantaged, young me...
Namaste Miss

Namaste Miss

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-07-09 00:00:00 | Comments

My volunteering experience was spent at Shree Devi Bhotang Secondary School, in the village of Bhotang, where I taught English ranging from Grades 1 to 10.   When I first arrived, the children were quite hesitant to speak English and hide behind their mothers’ skirts when I approached them. However, this shyness did not last long! Within a few days of my arrival, all the children would run out of their homes shouting “Namaste Miss!” as I walked to school with some of the older children.   My accommodation was fantastic, comfortable and I had a room to myself, which was a re...
Good morning Miss

Good morning Miss

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-05-22 00:00:00 | Comments

So I spent around 10 weeks in Nepal, most of that time was spent living and teaching in Nurbuling School but also over the school break I was helping in the HELP office in Kathmandu.So I spent around 10 weeks in Nepal, most of that time was spent living and teaching in Nurbuling School but also over the school break I was helping in the HELP office in Kathmandu....
JOURNEY WHERE WE LEARN AND WIN

JOURNEY WHERE WE LEARN AND WIN

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-04-26 00:00:00 | Comments

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LSU ACTION 2017

LSU ACTION 2017

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-04-26 00:00:00 | Comments

I am a Loughborough University student who came to Nepal with fourteen others to volunteer with HELP as part of an Action Project run by Loughborough Student’s Union (LSU). Our time in Nepal totaled just over three weeks, and undoubtedly it was an experience that will stick with us for life....
Volunteering Experience in Nepal

Volunteering Experience in Nepal

By Prakash Shrestha: 2017-03-27 00:00:00 | Comments

I volunteered for help for one month teaching in a small village called Nakote. It was such an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back.I volunteered for help for one month teaching in a small village called Nakote. It was such an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back....
Nepal blockade: Six ways it affects the country

Nepal blockade: Six ways it affects the country

By blogger: 2016-07-13 00:00:00 | Comments

Nepal has been gripped by a blockade in the country's south for the past two months, leading to acute shortages of fuel and medicine....
First two schools reconstructed, inaugurated post earthquake

First two schools reconstructed, inaugurated post earthquake

By blogger: 2016-07-13 00:00:00 | Comments

Last year, on Baishakh 12, we lost thousands of lives and suffered massive infrastructural damage in the aftermath of the tragic 7.8 ML earthquake. The same day, this year, Mondo-HELP built and inaugurated the secondary school (in a month) – Shree Pema Chholing Lower Secondary School in Sindupalchowk. The event started at 11:56am with a minute of silence and burning 108 butter lamps (chhemis) in memory of all those who lost their lives followed by HELP’s CEO Jimmy Lama performing puja called “sang”, which is a purification ceremony. Dr. Bidyanath Koirala and joint-secretary at Ministr...
8205 School Bags Distributed

8205 School Bags Distributed

By blogger: 2016-07-13 00:00:00 | Comments

HELP in association with School In A Bag project has, to date distributed 8205 bags, to students across the Sindhupalchok district. Over 5000 of these bags have been distributed after the earthquake hit the region. ...
L’Borough Students Volunteer with HELP

L’Borough Students Volunteer with HELP

By blogger: 2016-07-13 00:00:00 | Comments

On March 21st, Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership, welcomed 11 students from Loughborough University, Leicestershire to support school reconstruction project. The team left Kathmandu for Birkharka where they volunteered with the painting of the freshly erected Shri Satdhara Lower Secondary School. The painting work continued till the day of inauguration, March 27 ...
A year of temporary living

A year of temporary living

By blogger: 2016-06-12 00:00:00 | Comments

Apr 25, 2016- The road that leads to the village is a dirt track that continuously climbs steep uphill for the better part of the hour-long drive from Battar in the PashungLamhu Highway...
Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors

Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors

By blogger: 2016-06-12 00:00:00 | Comments

Apr 23, 2016- It seems that there is complete absence of governance, forget good governance. There is still a short supply of essential fuel including cooking gas even months after the crippling blockade ended while Kathmandu continues to reel under black marketeering....
Chitwan for holidays

Chitwan for holidays

By blogger: 2016-06-12 00:00:00 | Comments

Dec 29, 2015- Nepal is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Tourism is the largest industry in Nepal and the largest source of foreign exchange. With world’s highest peak Mount Everest and diverse cultural background, the National Geographic Traveller has placed Nepal in the sixth spots among the round up of 16 ‘Cool Locations’ for 2016....