In Chhoprak: assisting the faculty in TESL teacher training (Bob and Susan Wachman); some classroom teaching and discussion with faculty and students (the Wachmans and Don Messerschmidt), and an amazing calisthenics, sports and yoga demonstration with students and teachers (Joe Richards). And at the Chhoprak community health center, we delivered medical supplies and discussed local health services (Christoph Franklin).
In neighboring Jaubari, delivery of medical supplies (Franklin, Richards, and Bisht).
In Nepane and neighboring communities and schools: documenting the Gorkha Foundation’s new model school building developments, discussions with educators and students, and follow-up interviews and observations from Kapil Bisht’s earlier visit to Nepane and vicinity (Richards, Franklin and Bisht).
In AmpPipal: delivery of medical supplies (Franklin, and group members), and a group visit to the 16th century archaeological site of LigLig Kot, a large historic fortress on the hilltop.
We acknowledge the valuable assistance in the field by Ganesh Shrestha and Basanta Devkota of the Gorkha Foundation, and are especially appreciative of the warm hospitality by the Mandali school faculty and principal, and by community members at each place we visited.