Concert in Kathmandu

Date October 3, 2014

Thanks to Sydney www.thetrekofyourlife.com, Tara www.mountainmusicproject.com and Steve www.escape2nepal.com for working together to organise this concert. It was an epic evening! The musicians were amazing, the attendance was great, Dhorje gave a speech and the fundraising was highly successful. Tara has been able to find a Nepali music teacher to work at the school and [...]

Volunteers and more volunteers

Date August 25, 2014

2014 has seen a constant trail of volunteers stopping by Dadagaun. Global Works from Colorado had a group of young adventurers work in the garden at the school earlier in the year. Two more American groups are planning trips in October. Trek of Your Life (www.thetrekofyourlife.com) is working hard to gather financial support to enable [...]

Best in the District

Date August 25, 2014

Dadagaun Village school, more correctly known as Shree Bal Vikas Samaj Lower Secondary School, has been officially recognised as the most exemplary school in its Education District. This is quite an honour… and aren’t the teachers and villagers proud!Enrolments have increased this year by about 24 students which will help towards financial independence with the [...]

Moving times in March

Date April 7, 2014

A mighty lot can be achieved in a month! This Feb/ March I returned to Dadagaun to :- 1. stay with young Uma for 10 days at Kathmandu Teaching Hospital, Dhulikhel, during her revised MRM surgery 2. check on the progress of the KG and Nursery teachers after their month long training in January. 3. [...]

Rotary gets on board for literacy promotion in Dadagaun

Date February 3, 2014

Prominent Gold Coast Rotary Club has expressed interest to support our plan to introduce graded readers to Dadagaun School. Information night 7th April. Fundraising will begin soon with the view to sourcing local and Nepali readers to be introduced to the school during a visit in May by our latest DVP volunteer, Karyn who is [...]

Teacher training complete

Date February 3, 2014

We have been able to access and fund teacher training with Kathmandu’s Early Childhood Education Centre for four teachers and our aide during their recent winter break. Three ladies did the one week introductory course and two teachers completed the four week course…. more details to come

Mission Accomplished…and so much more

Date January 8, 2014

Our trip to Dadagaun in October – November was a great success. It began with a visit by the Trek of Your Life 2013 crew: Sydney, Barry, Audrey, Sandy and Merry – all giving input in the fields they know best: computing, accounting, teaching. A brief stay, but greatly valued contribution – Barry’s “way with [...]