Our partner in Nepal, Art for Education lost their major donor just 6 weeks before the new school year. We have managed to work with the schools and will be able to keep all 39 students in Tinpiple and the 6 children living in the hostel in school through the next year. Art for Education Nepal is restructuring and we will try to support it as best we can without neglecting our other projects.
Manoj has been running his own government health post in Bhimphedi, Dolakha, his home district. We have supported him with medicines and medical equipment and a local expat friend of Giving Asha Michelle Bostic bought him a refrigerator to store his medicine and vaccinations in. We are so proud of him.
In the next few weeks we will be opening a library in a government school in Magapauwa, which is the next VDC over from Manoj. He visits there monthly for a meeting so he will monitor this project.
Last week we handed over two new school rooms to Mahendrgram Secondary School in Bhaktapur for the use of children of brick makers. The rooms were built by JRM Foundation for Humanity and we gave furnishings. The children need their own space as they are on a different schedule than the rest of the school. The brick kilns are only open from October to June and then close for monsoon. The families migrate back and forth from their various villages to Bhaktapur for this seasonal work.