Posts by Linda

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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2018 National and School Exams

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

2018 National and School Exams

It hardly seems anytime at all since term began and already exams are here again! This week has witnessed a very important milestone – Year 8 Basic Level Examination of Pal Ewan Namgyal Monastic School under the supervision of  Lomanthamg Rural Municipality. This is such an amazing achievement and result of so much vision and hard work by all the Namgon family as the school is the first monastic school in Upper Mustang reach the standard of applying this government recognised exam. We have heartfelt gratitude for the vision and tireless efforts of our dear Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinzin...

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Please Help Us Support Our Teachers

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Please Help Us Support Our Teachers

No news for a while whilst the girls were at school in Mustang and now 2 newsletters come along in close proximity!  As I mentioned in the recent blog, we are now ready to launch our latest fundraiser to help raise funds for our teachers’ salaries for next year. Due to an amazing effort by our visionary Khenpo-la and all our Namgon family, Pal Ewam Namgyal Monastic School was awarded a licence to deliver Year 8 education this year.  This is an amazing achievement given that here are no other schools that have demonstrated the required standard to attain year 8 education licences in...

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A Busy Summer and now Time for Warm Clothes

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A Busy Summer and now Time for Warm Clothes

It’s been a busy time during the summer school term in Upper Mustang with 2 big community-wide events and a lot of construction activity. It’s been a while since the last newsletter and we have so much to share! In July the school was greatly honoured by a visit of  HH the 42nd Sakya Trinzin, who stayed in school and  gave teachings to over 6,000 people from Mustang and neighbouring regions.  Attendees could also receive a free medical check up at the social project medical camp provided for the community at the event. These community teachings are a great benefit for people in...

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