Thursday, December 29, 2011

Photos on flickr

I have now uploaded all the photos from the November trip to Nepal onto flickr.  These include the children, women, schools and Mann's wedding.

Mann & Sima's wedding was steeped in ritual and lasted for two days.  It was extremely interesting for us to watch and to be part of.  We feel like part of the family and so it was very important for us to be there. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Snowman and SnowchildMerry Christmas to Everyone and a Happy and
Peaceful New Year 2012

NEF has had a very good 2011 with many good programs and the continued success of our students.  We have our first university student studying to be a teacher.  Without NEF's help she could not have achieved this.  We had a successful dental program treating over 200 children.  We have another planned for 2012.  We carried out improvements to Phumbi Bumdi school and have started work at the Gunjara School.  We saw the completion of the Rotary Chimkhola Village School Project.  Our literacy ladies program continues with many new students again this Fall. 
This March seven Rotarians will join me again to visit Chimkhola and our new project at Gunjara and the village school at Christie. 
I wish to thank all of our sponsors and donors for helping to make this a successful year and for your continued support as without you NEF could do none of this work.  Also many thanks for Mann and Jagat who work with such dedication in Nepal as they are the backbone of NEF in Nepal. 
I look forward to another year of helping the Nepali people achieve their dream of a better future for their children.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Back Home

We are now back at home suffering some jet lag but that will pass in a few days.  As I said in my last post it has been a successful trip to Nepal and every day was full.  I did not see all the children but a lot of them.  I am posting some photos here but this week will upload all the photos onto to flickr.
I will email the sponsors whose children or women that I did see and let them know.

Our happy literacy women

Devi and sister Jyoti, Jyoti quit school but her sister Devi is determined to finish school

Uma who is nearly finished her sewing course and also has found a job as a cook in the Passport Office

Suman who is doing very well in school
I am returning to Nepal on February 20th.  Payments for sponsored children are due by January 15th.  There has not been a lot of response to this so I probably will extend this to January 30th.  This does not include the college students or women. 
Children in a class at Kristie School