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2017 Mar 3

Nepal

By | 2017-03-03T22:27:55+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nepal

Cries of venders in the streets, Strange music in a foreign tongue, The stench of car exhaust and garbage, Familiar faces with happy smiles. Towering mountains in the distance, Dusty dirt trails, Primitive villages, Barefoot children with smiling faces. Overworked women carrying dokos, Men drinking tea in rundown huts, Goats [...]

2017 Feb 23

Things to Do

By | 2017-02-23T02:55:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Things to Do

Not all repairs have been made from the massive earthquake 2 years ago. Besides that, the Nepalese government continues to enforce more rules for the operation of educational facilities. We are required to make a separate location within the compound for the nursery (Montessori) class which is to include an [...]

2017 Feb 19

Party Time!!

By | 2017-02-19T02:50:53+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Party Time!!

Join us for a group birthday party at St. Devi's. Food comes first with a 13 pound cake, oranges and bananas. Games include 'pop the balloon' by sitting on it, making balloon animals and pin-the-tail to the donkey. Some people might think the games too juvenile for older children, but [...]

2017 Feb 18

Impromptu Picnic

By | 2017-02-18T03:13:50+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Impromptu Picnic

I returned back to my hotel a little earlier than usual. Sitting in the hotel lobby was a Nepali friend, Asha, her 2 girls along with a couple of other people. She told me to join them; they were going out to buy tea. I thought she meant they were [...]

2017 Feb 16

Heaps of Clothes

By | 2017-02-16T02:35:01+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heaps of Clothes

We brought two large duffel bags of clothes for the children at St. Devi's. Dumping the clothes on the bed in the guest bedroom created a large, chaotic heap. I spent several hours sorting everything by gender and size. Once there was order to the clothes I was delighted to [...]

2017 Feb 15

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

By | 2017-02-15T02:54:23+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Valentine's day is a relatively new holiday in Nepal and specifically new to the students at St. Devi's Academy. My day started with one of our little girls giving me a hair clip as a Valentine's Day gift. Needless to say, I was moved by her generosity! As an effort [...]

2017 Feb 12

Greetings from Nepal

By | 2017-02-12T03:58:16+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Greetings from Nepal

We arrived in Nepal a few days ago after a 6 stop journey hop scotching around the world! The weather has been lovely - in the upper 60's and low 70's during the day. Road construction is rampant causing a cloud of dust to linger in the air all over [...]

2017 Feb 11

A Street Cat Named Bob

By | 2017-02-11T03:50:11+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Street Cat Named Bob

James Bowen is a young man who lives in London, England. He is the first to admit that he took the wrong road in life consequently ending up a drug addict living 'rough' on the streets. James was a busker in London singing or selling a magazine to earn a [...]

2017 Feb 1

Much Appreciation

By | 2017-04-10T22:15:12+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Much Appreciation

Many people assume that non-profits like TWAM are backed by corporations or churches. Actually we are supported solely by individuals and most of them do not give from their 'plenty' but they sacrifice. We are deeply touched if we learn of a donors sacrificial giving. Donia sent us the following: [...]

2017 Jan 23

Soft and Warm

By | 2017-01-23T19:16:49+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Soft and Warm

We are always on the lookout for items that we need at our various projects even if we are not scheduled for a visit. Last week we came across the bargain of the year - $1 coats. It's hard to believe but these coats are lined with soft, thick fleece; [...]