Message From Mahabir Pun

Dear Supporters of Himanchal Educational Foundation from all over the World We are very thankful to all of you for your strong supports, prayers, and thoughts for different projects in Nepal through Himanchal Educational Foundation. Despite many difficulties, problems and challenges, we have become able to accomplish many things and there are still many more things we are hoping to accomlish. Your supports continue to give us hope. One of our next steps is to build a college for the children of poor people, who can’t afford to go to college in the cities. From all of us at Himanchal Educational...

Community Eco Trail Report

  BRIEF REPORT OF COMMUNITY MANAGED ECO TRAIL by Chitra Pun, Field Officer I am very happy to get an opportunity to acknowledge to all respective people about Community Managed Eco Trail and its progress in the Spring season 2013. We held a meeting of communities in Tikot village on the 20th July 2013 to distribute money that was earned during the first tourism season of 2013. In the meeting, people were participated from Banskharka village, Dandakateri village, Nangi village, Aula village, Tikot village and Khibang village where community dining hall with home stay and community lodges for trekkers have...

Dr. Stoner Resigns From HEF Board of Directors

Dr. Debra Stoner has resigned from Himanchal Education Foundation Board of Directors. Deb joined the board in 2003. She will continue to supervise the volunteers, provide medical direction for Nangi Clinic and write for the HEF website until June 2014.  She plans to continue her support for HEF by writing and publishing a book about Mahabir Pun. You can read her blog book called Wireless Prophet at: www.wirelessprophet.com HEF is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the board. If you are interested please contact Dr. Leonard Skov at: l[email protected]

Bath Spa University Professor and Students Volunteer in Nangi

Dan is a professor at Bath Spa University in the UK. He and four of his students joined the team from the University of Vic for an unforgettable teaching experience at Himanchal Higher Education School in Nangi this past spring. Read what Dan had to say about the teaching experience and his own opportunity for adventure. “I visited Nangi from 27 March to 6 April with a group of four undergraduate education studies students from Bath Spa University in the UK. We were there to find out about the Nepal education system and particularly the role of examinations and evaluation in...

Catalonia Professor and Students Teach in Nangi

Each year volunteers come to Nangi from all over the world to teach English and other subjects at the school. In a joint effort by University of Vic in Spain and Bath Spa University in England, several students and two professors were in Nangi in April 2013. Below is an account by the Spanish professor Marta. Come back next month and read what the professor from England had to say. “My Name is Marta. I am a professor and lecturer of the University of Vic. Vic is a small city situated north of Barcelona (Catalonia). Last April, I had the...

New Website for Nepal Community Trek

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek project was established in 2010 with the financial support of UNDP/MEDEP and village contribution. This is a unique trekking route in Nepal due to its objective – to support the community of Parbat and Myagdi Districts in order to develop the education system in the villages. Read more here.    

Volunteer: Jenny from Australia

Jenny volunteered in Nangi for five weeks in December 2012 and January 2013. Her is what she had to say about her experience: “I first heard about Nangi village 11 years ago from another volunteer and recently I was lucky enough to volunteer there myself. It was a fantastic experience. The people of Nangi are so welcoming and big hearted and happily include you in their daily life and work. The village and surroundings are just stunning…pine forests, farm land and snow capped mountains. I had read on the Nangi website from a former volunteer that although the students of Nangi could read and write...

BRIEF REPORT OF COMMUNITY MANAGED ECO-TREKKING TRAIL

  September 2012 to January 2013 by Chitra Pun, HEF Field Officer I am very happy to get an opportunity to acknowledge to all respective people about Community Managed Eco Trail and its progress in 2012. We held a meeting of communities in Nangi village on the 25th January 2013 to distribute money that was earned during the last tourism season of 2012. In the meeting, people were participated from Banskharka village, Dandakateri village, Nangi village, Aula village, Tikot village and Khibang village where community dining hall with home stay and community lodges for trekkers have been run by communities....

Elsa from France

Elsa is a volunteer nurse from France working with the women to improve healthcare. Here is what she has to say about her experience. My name is Elsa, and I am a nurse from France. I quit my job in September 2011 after working for two years in a hospital ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in Paris and took a one way flight to Nepal. I came to this country without any fixed plans, with only a little bit of medical equipment from my hospital in Paris and a lot of hope and love to share…. I was very fortunate to...

Volunteers: Danny and Marj from Australia

Danny, Marj, their daughters and nephew Jason volunteered in March 2012 to renovate and rewire the volunteer roundhouse, rewire student housing, teach English and creative writing to students. Volunteers returning to Nangi will appreciate the new open floor plan in the main volunteer roundhouse which made the kitchen and common room one large area. This provides an open space for socializing and cooking together. The addition of one bunk room allows for more volunteers to share the space. The new wiring assures safe electrical service….when the electricity is flowing! Marg’s creative writing classes for older students will be the basis...

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