Over the past few days I have managed to see and do so many things – will definitely need to catch up on some sleep as for some reason when I am in Nepal I always wake up early ! A range of people have been met from Georgia who runs the innovative Pokhara Photography studios which is a fresh new idea and much needed here in Nepal. Ruth and Jo who run Global Vision International and have recently moved their base to Pokhara where they are working with local communities for sustainable projects.
Short discussion with the owner of the Butterfly children’s home all of this on my ‘day off’ Sunday. Catching up with Dorje from the Moondance and friends at Busy Bee was nice way to end the day.
Monday was even more hectic …..
A meeting with Ram Chandra from Chidren Nepal followed by a visit to the Ghurkha camp where I was given a brief on the work of the Ghukrha Welfare Scheme and gained a real insight into the challenges faced by retired Ghurkhas and how GWS are working to meet not only their needs but the needs of the wider communities in which they live. Wish I had time to visit the office in Gorkha but will add this to Lucy’s to do list ….
also managed to see Ram Kali from Women’s Skills Development Organsitaion which is a must for anyone visiting here – being able to see how the products are made shows you the value of the work she is doing – and her new shop on Lakeside is very very classy – I’ll post photos on Flickr and link to this site when I work out how. This was followed by a visit to the SOS village where we ended up joining a wedding party – then dinner with the Khatris and introducing Lucy to the blues bar. Signed copy of the Sikles book is now there and if you want one just ask Jit Pradeep or hoyshi ….