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Safe Education for Helambu Girls

Safe Education for Helambu Girls

By Prakash Shrestha: 2018-10-08 00:00:00 | Comments

Today, 4th of October, the official handover of the hostel for girls at Shree Golma Devi Secondary School was celebrated in the presence of many distinguished guests including Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, the chair of Helambu Rural Municipality. The hostel is the work of the Helambu Education and Livelihoods Partnership directed by Jimmy Lama and funded by a UK organisation Mondo Fondation which was represented by trustee Hirsh Cashdan. In his speech Hirsh explained the importance of providing a safe space for girls who live far from the school to continue their education enabling them to stay on at s...
NAKOTE

NAKOTE

By Prakash Shrestha: 2018-06-27 00:00:00 | Comments

Nothing prepared us for the stunning beauty of the mountains, our daily view on waking up each day in Nakote.  In February in Nepal the skies are clear and blue, so the Langtang mountain range towered up into the sky in the valley ahead, as we set off down the hill to the school every morning. For us, volunteering in a small school meant that we were asked to be involved in a range of activities we hadn’t expected.  This was varied and fun.  For example, on Monday, our first day in Nakote, the school was holding a Drawing Competition, organised by Nepali NGO’s from Kath...
NEPAL EASTER 2018

NEPAL EASTER 2018

By Prakash Shrestha: 2018-04-24 00:00:00 | Comments

Over the last 3 weeks I have had the pleasure to have been involved in this year’s Action Trip to Volunteer in Nepal. As a group over our time there we volunteered in two schools in the Helambu region of Nepal, an area still substantially affected by the numerous earthquakes in recent years.   During our time in the first school in a village called Gunsa we spent our time painting classrooms and painting the children’s desks and chairs, in total covering two classrooms and 15 desks and chairs. Our time in Gunsa was very special especially staying with host families we felt really im...