Entries from March 2009

Himanchal School as seen by Andris Bjornson

March 27th, 2009 by Sandeep Giri · 1 Comment

Andris Bjornson is a professional photographer who visited Nangi and surrounding areas in Nov-Dec 2008. He took some great shots of the area, and has kindly permitted us to republish here. Check out the mindblowing pictures on our Facebook album (and share yours if you have some good ones from your trips to Nangi!)  Don’t [...]

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Tags: Foundation · School · Village

Robin Shields, Former Volunteer, is Walking Across Nepal

March 25th, 2009 by Sandeep Giri · No Comments

Robin Shields is one of the earliest volunteers to visit Nangi (we need to get your profile page up Robin .. and now, this fall, he will walk all the way across Nepal, east to west, all 900-odd kilometers through the mountains and the valleys on foot. Here is a link where you can find [...]

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Dr Debra Stoner in Nepal March 2009

March 23rd, 2009 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Namaskar from Dolakha (east of Kathmandu) and Happy St. Patrick’s Day….what a crazy combination! Despite it being the day of the green leprechauns there’s ‘nar a bit of green in these hills as the last of the arid season pelts us with dry, blowing winds. The land is parched and a far cry from the [...]

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Paper Making Project — We need your help

March 10th, 2009 by Jane Sabin Davis · No Comments

The women started producing paper again this January. So far they have produced 1,454 sheets of 20 grm paper and 91 sheets of 40 gm colored paper.  97 kg of lokta bark has been harvested from Nangi and 194 kg lokta has been harvested from Ramche village in February. We purchased lokta @ Rs.50 per [...]

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Blood Drinking Festival – a fundraiser for local schools

March 10th, 2009 by Jane Sabin Davis · 1 Comment

The Blood Drinking Festival was conducted for five days from 02-06 March 2009; there were 205 people involved. All these people are from around the villages of Nangi, Paudwar, Ramche, Shikha , Narchyang, and Pulachour.  During the festival, 11 yak was killed and sold for meat. Blood was sold @ Rs. 60 per cup. A [...]

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Dr Debra Stoner in Nepal March 2009

March 3rd, 2009 by Debra Stoner · 1 Comment

It is always a great day to be headed back and visit my bighearted and spirited HEF friends in Nepal. I look forward to long talks around the fire and sharing cups of tea as we discuss present and future projects for HEF. The purpose of this visit is multi-faceted. The first few weeks will [...]

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