INGRID'S VISIT IN NEPAL OCTOBER 2018
After a very beautiful trekking I have visited all our kids in Kathmandu, as well at school as in their homes - only Utshav evidently had already left for his home village because of Dashain Holidays - that's why I could not meet him.
Furthermore I have visited again the village Thanapati (about 40 kms north of Kathmandu), two years after my last visit and 3 years after this horrible earthquake to get an impression how things are developping.
First of all I would like thanking Bashu and Ammar and their families for their friendly welcome and precious help and support with all my visits!
It was a pleasure and fun to meet old friends everywhere and make new friends - all people was happy to see me again and they supported me as much they could. Thank you so much to all of them!
All our kids and their families are very thankful to be sponsored by all of you enabling them visit good schools and having nice food at school - they all like a lot to learn and most of them are very good or good pupils.
1. THANAPATI village and school
You might remember that we sponsored the school there after the earthquake and maybe my visit report from 2 years ago. And now i was curious how the village would look like and if people had already rebuilt their broken houses ...Again i lived in the home of the teacher's family. Instead of the simple tiny hut made of corrugated iron from last time they meanwhile had built in 2017 a very nice new house old styled - one of the few already rebuilt houses. I spent very beautiful days there, living and eating like the local people. Especially the mother/grandmother is my big favorite - with her 10 English and my 10 Nepali words we had "conversations" and was laughing a lot. Well, life there is not complicated, but very hard working on their steep terraces.
Nearly all families in Thanapati and surely in the other villages there still live in their huts made of corrugated iron and now they slowly start to build new houses. These houses due to government regulations all look the same , like a "small box" and you will never find again all these beautiful old farmer's houses. Anyway people are happy to live again in a house.
The old school partly broken in the earthquake was demolished - the actual school consists of the tiny 3-room-building the villagers erected themselves and a hut made of corrugated iron with another 3 rooms. Two new school buildings are under constuction. Maybe the lack of room was the reason why there was only about 40 kids at school instead of 120?? It was very nice meeting all teachers and pupils again and the kids made wonderful drawings for our organisation. And i found the new globe i had sent last time to the village! Occasion to show where my country is situated and give a lesson about European geography.
2a. Our Scholarships ROJA and ROJESH SEDHAIN in Kathmandu
2b. Pictures from Canvas Basanta Ritu School and from our Scholarships of the three kids from the Lama family and Unesh Kathmandu
2c. Our Scholarship Unesh Gurung in Kathmandu
2d. Our Scholarship Shristi Sitaula Kathmandu