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Summer Term Begins And The Snow Came Too!

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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 the snow. But however picturesque and fun it is to play in the snow, daily activities like brushing teeth and lessons in class are  harsh in the cold wintry weather. And everyone, students and teachers alike, feel the chill for sure during lesson time.  Wrapping up warm is essential as there’s no heating in school. The...

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Winter Passes & Summer Term Soon Begins

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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 with their families.The girls who wanted to stay in school – either to take extra Buddhist studies or whose families are too remote (or maybe are away with their animal herds), or simply those who don’t have families to return to, stayed in Pokhara with some staff.  They joined the monks for teachings and Buddhist activities....

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End of Winter Term Fast Approaching

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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 summer term begins in April. Exams are over and before term can end, teachers face the year and workload of marking papers and preparing student reports. The younger girls have been enjoying their free time preparing drawings for their sponsors which will be mailed together with their end of term school reports.  It’s so...

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Prayer Flags at Losar

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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 flags are of square or rectangular shape, and are connected along their top edges to a long string or thread.  They are commonly hung on a diagonal line from high to low between two objects (e.g., a rock and the top of a pole) in high places such as the tops of temples, monasteries, stupas, and mountain...

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Exam Time and Happy Losar

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

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 culminating in festivities for all as 3 days of Losar (ལོ་གསར་ in Tibetan, “new year”) celebrations begin today 16th February as everyone welcomes in The Year of The Earth Dog. Wishing all our students, teachers, friends, supporters and brothers and sisters in our Namgon family a very happy Losar Year of the Earth...

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The Trees Have Arrived in Upper Mustang

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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. Let’s hope this is a sight we will see in the next...

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