Entries from February 2013

Volunteers from UK…a truly international project

Date February 26, 2013

Two excited ladies, Belinda and Teresa from London are packing their bags ready to drop in on Dadagaun for a seven week stay. Recently trained TEFL teachers (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) they are looking forward to practising their skills at the village school after a stopover in Myanmar. They will bring a wealth [...]

Paul and Ged

Date February 22, 2013

Paul (aka Cazza) Brisbane teacher, and Ged social worker, are midway through their 2-month stay in Dadagaun. They are volunteering at Dadagaun village school for this time teaching classes and trying to help the teachers implement new ideas and teaching methods in the classroom. Mixed success so far. The English teacher, Bhola loves having them [...]

Surgical success

Date February 16, 2013

Young Uma, from the Orphanage in Dadagaun, who we wrote about in “In the Pipeline..” below, finally had surgery in January to clean out debris and infection from a condition known as cholesteatoma of the middle ear. The doctor said it was life-saving as the infection was close to penetrating the brain via just a [...]

Paving the way for a Brighter Future…

Date February 15, 2013

What a special opportunity it was to meet with Sydney, Brian, Barry and Audrey in New York at the end of December. It felt a little surreal! These great guys had spent a few days at Dadagaun Village school in October (see below) providing fantastic assistance with computers and parent education plus a little musical [...]

Lisa and the Lego

Date February 20, 2013

Another special visit to Dadagaun in October was by Brisbane yoga teacher, Lisa, her 10 y.o. son and her sister. Lisa had just finished a yoga retreat in India. Now she has fallen in love with Nepal – perhaps she will hold a retreat in Nepal in the future. They kindly took with them 6kg [...]