Monthly Archives: August 2009

Community Outreach 1st Success

On August 19th, a successful meeting of government teachers from many villages in this remote region was held at Jhamtse Gatsal, with the purpose of initiating a program of community outreach and support by Jhamtse Gatsal – a way to … Continue reading

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A Bigger Picture

One thing that has stood out and become clear to me on this visit to Jhamtse Gatsal is how much the school is a transformative force not just in the lives of these 50 children, but a leader and source … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2009

August 15th is the national independence day in India – a big holiday here – and there was to be a great celebration and competition in Lumla, the nearest place that could be called a town. Villagers and schools from … Continue reading

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HairCut Day

Friday is the weekly holiday at Jhamtse Gatsal, and today was no exception, though the activities were pretty unique:  today was haircut day for all the children!  There were 2 barbers, and they were surprisingly speedy.  Can you imagine doing … Continue reading

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Kitchen Improvement!

As the community grows and improves, so has the kitchen.  In the last 2 months, the space available for preparation, cooking, and washing has expanded out the backside of the indoor part of the kitchen.  There is a new clay … Continue reading

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Village Initiatives

During my visit this summer, I’ve been privileged to get to join in the beginnings of an exciting new outreach initiative of Gatsal. While visiting the villages to scout for children this July, Lobsang began networking and meeting with local … Continue reading

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