Altevette Blog

English blog for friends & supporters of Altevette Project
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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The Trees Have Arrived in Upper Mustang

The Trees Have Arrived in Upper Mustang

The local community are working hard to get the trees planted - despite the cold weather and harsh farming conditions.  We are hopeful they will take hold and blossom in the spring.   Local people sharing the planing tasks. And take a well earned break for tea....

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Sustainability Apple Tree Project

Sustainability Apple Tree Project

We have exciting news to share about this sustainability project to plant apple trees in Upper Mustang. Earlier this week 100 pink apple trees left Milan for Kathmandu in Nepal on the first International leg of their long journey from the Sibillini mountains, in the...

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Sunny Start to Winter Term

At the beginning of October all our girls, teachers and support staff made the long journey down from Upper Mustang across the Himalayan mountains to Pokhara to begin winter term and immediately began cleaning to prepare the dormitories, classrooms and dining area....

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News of Summer Term 2017 & Our New Fundraiser

The weather is beginning to turn cold and so the girls have travelled over the mountains from Upper Mustang to winter school in Pokhara after a happy and successful  summer term.  It's been an eventful summer term in Mustang. Every year the school continues to grow...

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Fundraiser update

Over 70% of target raised - what an amazing response by our friends and supporters,  Thank you all so very much. I've been asked by several supporters for an update on progress towards raising the money for buying much needed bunk beds and bedding for our dear girls...

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New Winter School Opening & a Fundraiser

Last month we attended an amazing opening ceremony and inauguration of the new winter school building in Pokhara.When we first opened the school in 2012 with 18 girls it was quite easy to afford to rent a property in Pokhara so the girls and staff could relocate from...

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Winter passes & Summer term begins

2015-6 winter school this past year has been a very different experience for all the students and staff as the harsh conditions caused by last year's earthquake and the blockade of the Indian border caused considerable difficulties with lack of fuel for heating and...

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Mixed News from Nepal

As the girls and staff travel down from Mustang to Pokhara for winter school, there is mixed news from Nepal. The construction  of new classrooms and sleeping accommodation reported in previous posts has been completed, which is super news.  As in all developing...

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More news from Mustang – Aug 2015

We're blessed this year with more opportunity than usual for news from Upper Mustang during the summer months.  As there's no internet in Mustang, we have to usually wait a few months for news so we really welcome the news brought back by Laura & Carmen, 2...

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