Entries Tagged as 'Foundation'

Pun-Pals

February 18th, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Jeannine from The School Inside describes their latest project with the teachers from Nangi at Himanchal Higher Education School. “It’s an old idea that still has much meaning: pen pals. Although I and other volunteer English teachers take maximum advantage of the internet to teach English to people all over the world (via Skype), the […]

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Teaching in Nangi Using Skype

February 1st, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Republished with permission from The School Inside website: http://www.interesteng.org ONE week I prepared a lesson based around the theme of food.  Of course, I used a lot of things from my kitchen. I held an egg up, for example, and asked the kids what it was. Immediately they shouted out, “It’s an egg!” I praised them and […]

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National Innovation Center Nepal – Concept Note from Dr. Mahabir Pun

January 23rd, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Need and Opportunity One of the main reasons why Nepal is economically a least developed country is because there is not much happening for economic development. Nepal imports over 90% of products for different purposes and exports less than 10% products to earn foreign currencies resulting in the huge trade deficit. Therefore a major economic […]

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Dr. Mahabir Pun’s Annual Report

January 16th, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Happy New Year from Nepal! Dear Supporters: I would like to update you on of the progress of the projects I did with the Myagdi district community members and supporters. 1. With donations from around the world and HEF; HEF helped rebuild four classrooms in Shree Kanyadevi Lower Secondary School in Pokhari village of Gorkha […]

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Ajay’s Visit to Nangi

January 9th, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Ajay has been fundraising for HEF through a golf tournament over the last few years. He recently visited Nangi and shared this email with the BOD: “Greetings to you all the way from Nepal. I’m in Kathmandu at the moment and will be flying back to the US in few days. Wanted to share with […]

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A Teacher’s Thoughts on Long Distance Learning

January 2nd, 2017 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Toya is a teacher at Himanchal School for Higher Education. He supervises the School Inside English learning classes givien long distance by native English speakers all over the world and connected via Skype to students and adults in Nangi. (The last post was written by one of those teachers and described her experience.) Toya said: […]

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Karen’s Story

December 24th, 2016 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Connecting to Nangi through The School Inside Whilst working at a summer school in Europe this summer I learned about ‘The School Inside’. It is a voluntary run online school that connects with learners through Skype to give English classes with fluent speakers of the language. These either supplement the lessons they already receive or […]

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Former Volunteer Returns to Nangi

December 14th, 2016 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Sharone visited Nangi for the first time in 2000 as a volunteer. She recently returned and shared her experience with Dr. Mahabir Pun in a letter. Dear Mahabir, “I hope your travels are off to a good start. Keep me posted on your New York plans and if it works, would be lovely to visit. […]

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Long Time Supporter Shares His Insights

November 21st, 2016 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

A long time supporter of HEF, Sherwood, describes how he first heard about HEF and met Mahabir Pun. When did you first hear about or meet Dr. Mahabir Pun? My wife and I met Mahabir in Nangi Village in 1995, when our Annapurna trek was washed out by torrential rains, and we took refuge in […]

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Volunteer Zachary Shares

August 29th, 2016 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Zachary, from North Carolina, USA, volunteered in June 2016 in Nangi village. He taught wilderness medicine skills to guides, porters, community trek lodge staff, students and local healthcare providers. He shares a meditative page from his journal: 21 June 2016 “Today has been one of the most incredible of my life. It started out fine, woke […]

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