Date October 4, 2010

The long term goal of our fundraising is to be able to pay modest salaries to one or two English speaking teachers to work at the school in Dadagaun Village.  The goal of fundraising up to September, 2011 was to pay for materials to paint the school, to build playground equipment, bookshelves and cupboards for each classroom and [...]

Joyful jumpers!

Date December 17, 2010

Thank you to Joy, a dear friend who at 78, likes to knit in the evenings in front of TV. Not for too much longer according to her husband who says arthritis is creeping in. What a beautiful selection of 20 jumpers and 15 beanies for Dadagaun preschoolers and primary children,  all in vibrant washable yarn. Nasmaste [...]

Wilderness in Nepal

Date December 2, 2010

In Adelaide recently I came across a very interesting school called The Wilderness School ( Interesting not only because of its fascinating history and wonderful educational ethos, but also because of its involvement with Nepal since 1998. Co-ordinated by Science Teacher Dr Sally Nobbs the school has organised several treks in Nepal for students, parents [...]

Kathmandu time…

Date October 27, 2010

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Year round weather in Kathmandu

Date September 24, 2010

WEATHER at KATHMANDU AIRPORT (27 70 N, 85 36 E, 1337mt above sea level)   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg Max Temp 18 21 25 28 29 28 28 28 27 26 23 20 Avg Min Temp 2 4 8 11 16 19 20 20 18 13 [...]

What’s in a name?

Date September 23, 2010

After seeing Dadagaun spelt several ways including Dadagaun, Dandagaun, Dada gaun, Danda Gaun, I decided to ask Dhorje why the inconsistencies and which version was best. He told me Danda gaun is strictly speaking, correct - it means village (gaun) of the mountains/ hills (danda). He admitted he should really always spell it correctly too! Not that [...]

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Date September 20, 2010

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