Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Duncan Festival

I will be at the Duncan Festival for three days this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. July 16, 17 & 18th. I will be on Craig St. outside the old Wing On Building. I think I will be on the street most of the time but if not inside. I will be selling Nepali handicrafts and the dinner tickets. All for NEF of course. Come and say hello if you are downtown.

I was talking to Mann last night and everything is well. We have a few students starting college next month. I looks like all our literacy ladies want to continue for another six months when they have finished this course in October. This is a very rewarding project. We are still looking for sponsors for these ladies.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sale of Nepali Items

I am at a street sale in Chemainus this Saturday July 4th from 8am to 3pm. I will be selling Nepali handicrafts and dinner draw tickets. I am right up at the end of the street. If you are there please come and say hello.
I am happy to report that our literacy program is doing extremely well. The ladies now can do basic reading and arithmetic. Mann says he cannot believe how fast they are learning. We have bought eye glasses for five of them.
School Leaving Certificate results are in and we have had 2 pass in first division and 3 pass in second division and one fail. One student that we have not heard from yet. The one student who failed wants to repeat the year and try again. We are very happy with the results. I will have a newsletter out in a few days.