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Building a New School

Thanks to all our kind donors, we raised a little bit more money than was required for our original plans for Jaladevi School. Now, instead of just upgrading the building and creating some toilets, we have knocked down the school and started again! Where before there were just five dirty, dark rooms measuring six metres squared, now there will be five well-build, airy and
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Handmade Shawl

Himalayan Learning once commissioned a small collection of handmade shawls and sold them to raise money. The shawls are made by the same group of women that make our school bags using handlooms. The women get a very good price for their workmanship, they get cash to support their households, and Himalayan Learning raises funds for its projects. They would make excellent presents, can be
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Water and Toilets

The first phase of the Jaladevi school renovation scheme has now been completed. Jaladevi primary (previously called Shanti Srijana School) now has running water, a water storage system for the dry season, and four new toilets for girls, boys and teachers. The Himalayan Learning team from the United Kingdom made a surprise visit to check the school in January. Initially greeted by the headmistress
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Visiting New Schools

Visiting new schools in the Himalaya is hard work. This particular school was a five hour walk from the nearest road. When we arrive in the schools our volunteers and other workers meet and interact with the local children to see how their education is going. Afterwards we talk to the staff and call a local meeting to find out which children in the
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Evaluate & Brainstorm

More books, more games, and more clothing were just some of the requests from parents attending this year’s evaluation and brainstorming programme. Unlike previous years’ informal meetings, this year Himalayan Learning organised a mass meeting of parents from the local schools (not all our schools) to attend a controlled programme to understand our successes and learn from our failures. As normal in Nepal we
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DVD Launch

The film that we have been working on for the past six months has finally been printed and released. The DVD consists of the film that we made in Nepal plus some fancy graphics as an introduction and a ‘Director’s Commentary’. The aim of the DVD is to help sponsors feel closer to the people that they are helping. Most will have never had
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