- Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, consisting of many temples that are still present till this day dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. It has been debated that Panauti was founded by Ananda Malla (1274-1310BC), others believe that there is a golden scripture dated 1385, which is located within the Indreshwar temple stating that King Harisingh Dev founded the town.
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Tom (Uni of Southampton) and Amrit (Tribhuvan Uni, Kathmandu) are roomies for the next four weeks. They’re both doing research in the earthquake and climate change hit district of Kavre. Along with two more students, Katherine and Saraswoti, they are carrying out dissertation research as part of our Higher Education programme. Check out our website for more information #Nepal#Study#NepalNow#Kavre#GreatAdaptations#ClimateChange#Earthquake#DRR
“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” Gordon B. Hinckley
I decided to celebrate #EidAlFitr this year volunteering with #HabitatforHumanity in Nepal @habitatnepal along with a wonderful group from the IG Alumni @goodhappenshere. It was my second time taking part in the #GlobalVillageProgram in the #Kavre District, South East of #Kathmandu , where the majority of the houses were destroyed in the #2015NepalEarthquake . I feel #humbled and #blessed to have been able to work along the local families and help them put a roof over their heads, as many are still living in shelters. The #strength and #resilience of these villagers is astonishing, the entire community works together, effortlessly carrying loads heavier than their frail bodies’ weight uphill and downhill. The average monthly income of a family of five is equivalent to what we would spend on a main course in a fine dining restaurant, yet they are happier than many of us are, living #closetonature and unfazed by the superficial. .
Finally, as the #SCGrads motto says #GrattitudeChangesEverything , I am especially #grateful for my old and new friends, with whom I have shared this amazing experience. Thank you for all the stomping, shoveling, mixing, the trays passed, the wheelbarrowing, the baskets carried, through rain, sun and mud. I will never forget the #SlowlyLovelyGently , #KucheKucheHoTahe , the #karaoke , the #HeadsUp and #CardsAgainstHumanity , I cannot wait to build with you all again!
Amrit and Saraswoti from Tribhuvan University have finished their exams and are meeting up with Katherine and Tom for the first time in Kathmandu. Narayan Dhakal from our partner NGO Eco Himal Nepal is with them. Tomorrow our four students will travel to Kavre to begin four weeks of intensive field study. Through our Higher Education programme we aim to help develop the next generation of climate change adaptation professionals. #EcoHimal#Nepal#Education#Fieldwork#Kavre#Kathmandu#Tribhuvan
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We've just got off the phone to Tom Webber and Katherine Reid from University of Southampton who are in the departure hall at Heathrow airport. They are flying via Oman to Kathmandu tonight to meet up up with our Nepal Co-Director Richard Allen tomorrow.
Katherine and Tom will be in Nepal for a month as part of our Higher Education programme to do their MSc dissertation research. They'll be joined by Saraswoti Byanjankar and Amrit Maharjan from Tribhuvan University who will accompany them to the district of Kavre, around fifty miles east of Kathmandu.
Saraswoti and Amrit are also students and will be acting as translators for Tom and Kat in Kavre while also doing valuable research of their own. Our Nepali NGO partners, EcoHimal will be coordinating the trip, they have a wealth of experience and contacts in Kavre and have had staff working closely with the community for several years.
Kavre has suffered greatly in the aftermath of the earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015, the students will be looking at how they have been recovering and how these efforts are dovetailing with the ongoing struggle to adapt to the impacts of Climate Change.
We blogged previously about the trip and hope to bring you lots of photos and stories from all four students over the next four weeks. Please keep an eye on our social media feeds and website!
The Mohan Narayan Shrestha memorial community center nears completion in Barbandi, Kavre. Next will be programs to promote employment training, agricultural and health in Barbandi and the entire region.