There have been some updates in facebook from Children-BEEP, but this blog has been «dead» for some time now, I’m sorry about that. Andrea, my team partner last year, is in Nepal these days. She has already been there for about two weeks and has one week left. She wrote a blogpost for me as she is joining our dear project in the north of Kathmandu.
Here is just a short update for what’s going on in Children-BEEP.
For you who don’t know me, my name is Andrea and I was in Nepal together with Ida last year. Now I’m back in this beautiful country for three weeks and I’ve been helping a bit in the project here. It’s been amazing to come back to Nepal even though it’s for a short time. To meet people again, to talk the little of Nepali that I can, to enjoy the food and the landscape and to see how far the project has come – all in all: I feel blessed!
It’s very inspiring to see that the project Devendra only was talking about last year now has become a reality. And things are really going forward. Devendra has now a regular schedule for when he is teaching in the two schools, Abhiyan Public School and Trilok Children Academy. Four days a week he is teaching children in the age of 6 to 16 years about environment and solid waste management. He has good contact with the principle and the vice principle in these schools and they are happy to have him there. The students also seem very interested in what he is teaching and they are active and involved in the lessons. It’s good to see how engaged they are and that they see that it’s everyone’s responsibility to do something about the problems.
Another thing worth mentioning is the World Environment Day that was on June 5th. On this day both the schools were joining in a cleaning campaign and they had a speech competition related to the topics that Devendra teach about. They made banners and they walked in a parade and they proclaimed the importance of changing people’s attitude towards waste and garbage.
Also, Sunita and Sarmila are doing a great work with the handicraft. Right now they are making beautiful cards out of recycled paper that I will bring back to Norway when I go back on Thursday. Hopefully we will be able to sell some of these in Norway, so that it could be a way of supporting Children-BEEP financially. Later on they will also start making some handicrafts out of recycled plastic, so it will be exciting to see how the results will be.
Thank you for all kinds of support to Children-BEEP. It’s highly appreciated from the team here!»
The following photos are taken by Andrea during her stay in Nepal.