HEF’s Cottage Industries — Paper Making

Thanks to Mahabir Pun’s efforts, many village women in Nangi now have a sustainable income to help support their families.  It is difficult for westerners to imagine the impact that bringing an additional $2.00/day can make on a family’s well-being: it is the difference between having enough money for a few extra things at the local ‘shop’ for the kids, an occasional chicken from traveling salespersons, or a festive new sari for a special occasion. Over the last four years, the women have had several trainings focusing on how to construct diaries which are made entirely from handmade paper and...

“Sharing the Knowledge”

The original article appeared in the Wilderness Medicine Society Magazine Fall 06 Vol 4. www.wms.org This describes my experience building the Nangi Clinic and learning the truer meaning of being a teacher and pupil. Your travels take you out of your own community but the teaching doesn’t need to be left behind. Wherever you go bring your teaching mind and look for an opportunity to share your wilderness medicine knowledge and experiences. My travels to Nepal gave me the opportunity to help a community open a clinic and provide continuing medical education for the health care workers, Lila and Rupa....

Mahabir Pun Promotes One-Dollar-a-Month Campaign at ANA 2008

Mahabir Pun, Team Leader of the project is attended the annual convention of Associations of Nepalese in Americas (ANA) as a distinguised guest from July 4 to 6 2008. With the strong support of friends from around the world, he has started a campaign – “Donate One Dollar a Month to help Build Broadband Information Highway Across Nepal”. Here is the “Speech of Mahabir Pun” he delivered at the opening ceremony of the convention. Here is the “Request Letter for One Dollar a Month Campaign“. Please read it. Also let Mahabir know if you have any questions regarding the request letter. Please sign up for the...

May 2008 Newsletter from Dr. Leonard Skov

Greetings from Himanchal Educational Foundation It is time for a renewal of the quarterly messages to you who have been the stalwart anchors of the financing of the work in Nangi and, more recently, a growing portion of Nepal. We will focus on two issues. The combination of devaluation of the dollar and increasing inflation in Nepal has resulted in the costs to support the teachers’ salaries in Nangi Higher Secondary School now require a 50% increase in the revenues directed to that purpose. Specifically, we have been supporting the teachers at a rate of about $2050 per month. The...

Supporting Self-Sustaintable Schools in Rural Nepal

Welcome to Himanchal Education Foundation. We are a non-profit corporation based in the US. Our goal is to support Himanchal High School in the remote village of Nangi, Nepal, a school that is a prototype for community-based educational development in rural areas. With help from volunteers all across the world, today our school supports grades K through 12, including a computer lab with Internet connnection. We welcome you to hear the story of our journey and stay connected with it in the future. Also, visit our sister site NepalWireless.net to learn of our wireless project to bring communication to people...