Tuesday November 8th,
We finished another trip. We traveled for 10 days trough Gorkha district and visited remote villages at the border of the Manaslu region. All villages are away from the touristic trails and were really damaged during the 2015 Eathquakes. Our team included Founder Pim Horvers, Member Samjhana Bishankhe and 2 volunteers; Gert Groenewoud and Bhupendra Bishankhe.
- Collaborate with local schools,
- Handover school materials,
- Establish greenhouses with local schools,
- Start waste management awareness by contributing waste bins to school.
Day 1: By bus from Kathmandu to Gorkha followed by a second bus from Gorkha to Soti Khola.
Day 2: Walk from Soti Khola to Machhi Khola
Day 3. Walk from Machhi Khola up to Uiya.
Day 4: From there, depending on out projects travel towards Korla, Singla and Laprak.
Within a period of 10 days we have visites 7 schools. Here we discussed their challenges with education, materials and the fact that children that have to quit school because of lack of money and govermental support. We handed over the Micro-Care Nepal package and supported the teachers how to use and educate. There is a long way to go, lots of opportunities for Micro-Care Nepal.
We handed over clothing to mostly Dalit people, 5 big bags full of clothing donated to Micro-Care Nepal by friends from mostly the Netherlands.
And last but not least together with the people from Uiya we finished one green house with a team of Nepali and us. A great job again. We were not able to finish more green houses therefor we handed Some packages containing plastics, seeds and books About vegetables over to teachers from the school and brought other green houses to villages that can build themselves.
Our total list of activities:
Donating school materials at Lapu Besi
Donating school materials at Korla Besi
Donating school materials at Uhiya
Donating 13 waste bins for the school at Uhiya. 3 big baskets and 10 small baskets for the classrooms.
Donating school materials at Dungla
Donating 8 waste bins for the school at Dungla, 1 big basket and 7 small for the classrooms.
Donating school materials at Korla
Donating school materials at Singla
Donating school materials at Laprak
Donating clothing at Uhiya
Note from volunteer Gert Groenewoud:
Conclusion after 10 days of hard work and fun: we achieved our goals however we had to adjust planning several times which will always be the challenge while working in Nepal. We got lof happy people with smiles on their faces. Happy Dalit, happy children, happy schools. So you can conclude that we again did a good job with a great team.
Again a trip never to forget and always to remember. The days are sometimes long and tough, long hours of walking up and down and again, lots of visits per day. But working with a great team including our 5 porters and meeting lots of Nice and beautiful Nepali people ...looking forward to trek 3 already, however this will only be in 2017.
A great thanks to my New friend Aita, an amazing man with great capacities.