2023 Spring Update
News from Nepal:
- In March, we spent 3 weeks in Nepal, most of this time in our project region, Okhaldhunga. Despite all the hardships of Covid Times, Nepal's economy is improving as more tourists come to visit. Our Nepalese partner, Volunteers Initiative Nepal, also continues its work to develop infrastructure, having recently completed a very impressive Community Learning Center.
- Over the past year, we have been able to work in collaboration with VIN to build three new preschool classrooms. We were so happy to see these classrooms on this visit, including one that was dedicated to our good friend, Brad Coyle, who bequeathed funds to pay for the construction.
- We also provided four days of training for over 40 preschool teachers. These trainings gave us the opportunity to provide new activities and materials to each of the 27 classrooms in Okhaldungha. As part of this, we delivered almost 300 pounds of books and other educational materials to our deserving students and teachers!
- We also visited a number of classrooms that PiSL has supported for the past ten years, checking to make sure the buildings are in good condition and the teachers are getting what they need.
How you can help:
- Please consider sponsoring the partial or full construction of a classroom! Your gift of any amount will help cover the costs of providing deserving students with a safe and appropriate learning environment.
- Dedicate the classroom in honor of a loved one, friend or family member. A plaque will be placed on the completed building to show your commitment to education and love for your honoree. Photos will be provided to update you on construction and to keep you informed about the classroom as it becomes a reality.
- We urge you to stay involved in this worthy effort to make an out of the way corner of the world a bit better through the gift of education.
Our Work in Nepal
After teachers receive training, they need the instructional materials to engage their students in learning. All 46 classrooms have received the materials needed to teach the Whole Child philosophy behind the PiSL Early Childhood Curriculum. We encourage teachers to use them and are committed to periodically updating and replacing these materials.