This was a great success, 65 people enjoyed a great evening.
With thanks to Suresh, Emily, Toby, Bread in Common, Peter Wilshaw and Marg Hardcastle.
Food lovingly cooked by B-arts' Bread in Common Team
Our auctioneer was Peter Wilshaw, he did and excellent job both a light touch and a clear focus on fund raising.
Nepalese singer-songwriter Suresh
Pigman & the Rubber Band
Plans for 2018/ 2075
Following the visit earlier this year the needs for the district are clear, unfortunately Corin had a broken Achilles tendon and after surgery he will not be fully mobile for 6 to 9 months which is July 2018!!
So we are planning either a November 2017 or a February 2018 visit to Helambu.
Planning for the next visit is under way.
Some recent photos from the school
Football competition, a part of Sports Day 2074
Grade 8 and 10 growing vegetables for the school kitchen.
Earth quake proof hostels for the students, spot the concrete bands.
May 2017 newsletter
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february 2017 Visit
Corin visited Melamchi Ghyang village and school in February 2017 for three months. The charity was able to complete the donation of five new laptops for the school, complete with MS Office and McAfee software loaded. Bhimlal Bhandari, aka BhimSir, is continuing to develop both student and staff computer skills.
During this visit Corin managed a three day Computer Training event in the April 2017.
Three Nepali teachers BhimSir, Nisan Rai and Ishwar K Bhattarai were signed up to deliver the training, laptops and two projectors are available, and detailed course content had been agreed.
Your support enabled 27 teachers from the Yolmo valley (not Melamchi Ghyang teachers) attended for 3 days and covered a wide range of topics.
Your support is making it possible not only to strengthen the IT facilities in Melamchi Ghyang but also to begin to spread the benefits out to other schools in the district.
The village of Melamchi Ghyang, where Corin is based during his time in Nepal, was completely destroyed in the earthquake in April 2015; all the buildings: homes, health centre and school fell down. However, by early June the villagers and teachers had constructed temporary classrooms from the materials reclaimed from ruined buildings - and classes recommenced. There is still intermittent electricity supply to the village and inconsistent internet access for the school. During 2017 building work began on new student hostels work done by CAN, school classrooms are being rebuilt by Caritas. All buildings will be earthquake proof.
Results from a practical Maths lesson
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MELAMCHI GHYANG SCHOOL
Photos taken at the Melamchi Ghyang School during 2017
Revision session, in the winter, in the old plastic tunnel. A little tough, we think.
One of the girl's hostels
Colour-in for nepal
The Anti-stress Therapy colouring-in book illustrated and created by talented artist Hana Gregorova is now available for to through Amazon at £4 a copy.
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