Posts by Linda

News of Spring 2020 School Visit

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

News of Spring 2020 School Visit

A wonderful trip to the winter school Having delayed the visit from November 2019 due to work commitments, the long awaited annual visit to see the girls in girls at their winter school arrived at last. Our kind supporters have been very generous and loaded with knitted warm clothing, underwear, maths & science teaching aids, English & maths books we limited our own personal luggage to carry on only! Taking all these bags on the smaller domestic planes was a challenge but thankfully a local friend came to the rescue and asked a bus driver friend of a relative (this is how networks...

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Altevette Project Winter Term 2019 News

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Altevette  Project Winter Term 2019 News

National Exams have begun It seems hardly any time at all since our girls were sitting their end of term exams in Mustang.  Now in winter school it’s test time again.  Oral exams began last weekend and Nepalese national exams have begun for everyone this week.  Luckily the daytime weather is crisp and sunny in Pokhara so there’s plenty of opportunity for last minute studying in the sun. Let’s get Scientific…. As many of you know, the school has grown in leaps and bounds since opening in 2012.  We could hardly have imagined such growth. The older girls have now reached...

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Summer Term 2019 Comes To An End

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Summer Term 2019 Comes To An End

Summer Term Has Ended This summer, news from the school has been sporadic due to poor network access.  So quite a lot of news to share now.  Summer has passed  and now students who have families, and those who can get home, have now left for a one month vacation whilst the remaining girls and staff have travelled to stay at winter school in Pokhara during the vacation time. Winter term will begin again week of 25th October 2019 at the winter school in Pokhara and we’re very much looking forwards to visiting everyone there shortly after the start of the new term. Exams before vacations...

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Holidays And Sustainability

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Holidays And Sustainability

Holidays begin for the youngsters and more news on our Apple Tree project  The end of the winter term has arrived at the winter school in Pokhara and the younger girls who can get home, and those who have homes to go to, have set off for Upper Mustang for their one month holiday before the new summer term begins in May. It remains cold in Upper Mustang with snow on the hills and residual snow in the valleys as this recent photo of the school yard  shows but hopefully will be warmer when summer term starts in May. Of course, before term ended it was exam time – all the students and...

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Tashi Delek, Happy Losar Year of the Female Earth Pig

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Tashi Delek, Happy Losar Year of the Female Earth Pig

Today, is the beginning of Tibetan and Chinese New Year celebrations for 2146.  We are entering the year of The Earth Pig. Special prayers (puja) have been recited in school to purify diseases, obstacles and misfortunes in the coming New Year.   2 days ago Gutor, the 29th Day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar, was celebrated.   A special 9 ingredient noodle soup called ‘Guthuk  is traditionally eaten in the evening with dumplings . The dumplings contain various ingredients like beans, charcoal (or pieces of paper containing “fortunes” or inspirational words), chilli, wool,  People...

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