Mahabir Pun is visiting Maryland USA to attend the annual convention of Association of Nepalese in America (ANA) as a distinguished guest from July 4 to 6 2008. He will visit several other cities as well to start a campaign – “Donate $1 per month to help Build Broadband Information Highway Across Nepal“. He will also visit several cities in the US such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle etc.
A new Building Under – Construction: A four-room classroom building is now under construction. This project is partially funded by Ministry of Education (60%) . The villagers are trying to raise 40% of the expenses to build the classrooms. Because of the increasing number of students we are short of classrooms now.
Third Composting Toilet Built: We have built the third composting toilet now in the school. The toilet is for the use of the girl students living in the hostel.
Khopra Lodge Constructed: In May, 2008, the lodge construction work has been completed. There are 10 rooms in the lodge. The lodge has been built as a joint venture business with Peregrene Adventure, Austrlia, Paudwar High School and Himanchal Higher Secondary School. The total cost to build the lodge was about US $40,000.
Cafteria Built in the School: We have built a cafeteria and small store in the school. The purpose is to raise some funding for the school by selling food and supplies.
The Ramon Magsaysay Foundation of the Philippines awarded Mahabir Pun Ramon Magsaysay Award 2007 for Community Leadership (http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Citation/CitationPunMah.htm).
February 2006: We organized a month long house wiring training in the school for 11th and 12th grade students in January. The training was also for the villagers, who were interested. 21 villagers from different villages took the training.
We started paper making and handicraft making training in February. There are eight women for handicraft making training and 14 women and two men for paper making training. The people, who are taking the paper making training, are from Salija and Okhareni village.
Construction of Composting Toilet in the school (December 2005)
Tammy Thompson from Canada came in last November with Tim to help build a composting toilet in the school. She stayed in the school for one month. The construction of the toilet is complete now and the students have started using it.
July 2005: News from Nangi (download pdf)
March 2005: Spirit of Enterprise Project (download pdf)
July 2004: Letter from Dr. Leonard Skov (download pdf)
July 2004: Nangi Newsletter (download pdf)
May 2004: Nangi Village Community Health Care (download pdf)
Global Ideas Bank — The £1,000 Overall Social Innovations Award for 2004 goes to Mahabir Pun
The Sydney Morning Herald – December 27, 2004 — Himalayan village joins wireless world
A place high in the clouds has some very down-to-earth achievements, writes Connie Levett.
BBC News, Tuesday, 25 May, 2004 — Wi-fi lifeline for Nepal’s farmers — Yak farmers in the mountains of Nepal are using wireless internet technology to keep in touch with their families.
Wi-Fi yak farmers liberated by Net – Tuesday 25th May 2004 — Yak farmers in Nepal are using wireless Internet access to keep in touch with their families, thanks to the successful completion of a seven-year international campaign.
Nepal better than Scottish highlands for broadband – Friday 28 May 2004, 12:01