Altevette Blog

English blog for friends & supporters of Altevette Project
Tashi Delek, Happy Losar Year of the Female Earth Pig

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,...

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2018 National and School Exams

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...

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Please Help Us Support Our Teachers

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...

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A Busy Summer and Now Time for Warm Clothes

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 ...

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Summer News from School in Mustang – June 2018

Summer News from School in Mustang – June 2018

Improved telecommunications now mean that we can receive more regular news of school activities whilst the girls are at summer school in Upper Mustang.  For the first time there's some occasional internet signal available due to improved phone signals. Our 3 new girls...

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Summer Term Begins And The Snow Came Too!

Summer Term Begins And The Snow Came Too!

Our lovely staff and students all safely arrived back in Upper Mustang to begin the start of the summer term. This winter has been exceptionally cold and even as late as early May the snow has fallen.  Like children everywhere, of course our girls also like to play in...

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Winter Passes & Summer Term Soon Begins

Winter Passes & Summer Term Soon Begins

So, school another term ends and the return from winter school in Pokhara to Upper Mustang began at the end of march when the  girls who have families to go to and those that have families relatively accessible, returned home to Upper Mustang for a month long holiday...

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End of Winter Term Fast Approaching

End of Winter Term Fast Approaching

Winter term end is fast approaching and soon students, staff and support staff will make the challenging journey home again to Upper Mustang. For those of them that can get home or have families to meet they will be happy to join their families for a month before...

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Prayer Flags at Losar

Prayer Flags at Losar

One of the Losar traditions is to renew the prayer flags flying in the wind.  There are two kinds of prayer flags: horizontal ones, called Lung ta, meaning "Wind Horse" in Tibetan, and vertical ones, called Darchog, meaning "flagstaff". Lung ta (horizontal) prayer...

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Exam Time and Happy Losar

Exam Time and Happy Losar

The end of winter term is fast approaching and soon students and staff will travel back to Upper Mustang for the summer.  Before that happens though there's the matter of exam time!  This week has been a busy one with exams at the beginning of the week and now...

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