Altevette Blog

English blog for friends & supporters of Altevette Project

Losar Tashi Delek (Happy Tibetan New Year)

Losar (Tibetan: ལོ་གསར་) is the Tibetan word for "New Year".   Losar is the most important holiday in Tibet, Nepal and Kingdom of Bhutan and is celebrated for 15 days, with the main celebrations on the first three days. Everyone at Pal Ewam Namgyal Monastic &...

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School Life…

What is school life like? Do you wonder what daily life is for our dear students and their teachers? Everyone rises early at 5.30am and begins their day with an hour of Buddhist study and then a half hour break is an opportunity for playing together outside whenever...

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Christmas Message from Altevette-onlus

Dear donors, sponsors and all our supporters It seems as if century has passed since our first "first Christmas card," but it is only 3 years ago. There were times when the goal of building a school for girls in Mustang felt like a big undertaking, almost...

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How Did the Project Begin?

How Did the Project Begin?

In 2005 the project founders, Francesca and a friend were trekking in Upper Mustang when they met lama Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin , the Abbot of Namgyal Monastery in Mustang, Nepal.  A few months earlier, he had begun to gather around twenty children from remote and...

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