Monthly Archives: August 2010

Independence Day 2010

We celebrated India’s Independence day on August 15th, by going to Lumla to perform dances and participate in all the festivities.  We had so much fun that we wanted to share a few of the photos with you, even though … Continue reading

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“School Jhamtse Gatsal, Fairy Land”

Our school has 74 students. Some are boys are some are girls. Girls are more than boys. Our school has 21 boys and 53 girls. We study English, science, social, Hindi, Bhoti (Tibetan), and maths. Boys play more sports than … Continue reading

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Typical Daily Schedule

One positive factor that is very precious to us is that our students are very much self-driven and deeply motivated, on top of being wonderful kids, very intelligent, self-disciplined and well cultured.  Their true potential and capabilities are far greater … Continue reading

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Our Students’ Class Schedule

Our students show very strong innate interest in learning, knowing, and acquiring new knowledge. They are exceptionally responsible, thoughtful and mature for their age which gives us tremendous hope to seeing them lead highly meaningful and successful careers in the … Continue reading

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Half Yearly Exams Commence with Gusto

After a rigorous academic session (March–August) that was interspersed with many extra-curricular activities, visitors, and the arrival and departure of new teachers and voluntary teachers, our Half Yearly Examinations for grades 1 to 6 finally took off on Saturday the … Continue reading

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Will Miss you DAD!

today…is black day for me! yesterday night, at 11.55 pm, my dad, my friend, philosopher & guide has left me and my mom alone in this world! He passed away.. life…little bit shattered now! But I know I have to … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Our Principal

A long time ago I found a beautiful small Picture-Card pasted on the door of one of our Guestrooms in Sera Je Secondary School where I worked before coming here. Obviously one of our Swiss sponsors had pasted it there … Continue reading

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Snacks for the Kids

While she was here, Suzanne had the great idea to bring the children some afternoon snacks for all their hard work preparing for the play.   The kids really needed the extra energy to get through the play and the … Continue reading

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“About our Garden”

Some of the vegetables we plant in our garden are spinach, tomato, cucumber, corn, beans, chillie, cabbage, cauliflower, corriander leaves, pumpkin, bitter gourd, beetroot, and gourd. We work with our amalas and teachers in our garden. We planted onions but … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Happiness

Ingredients: • Come to the mountains of Lumla • Bring optimism, good energy, a lot of creativity and fantasy, and a pinch of “easy-goingness” • Mix in the love of the kids, and you will have the most delicious ambrosia. … Continue reading

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Suzanne & Cinderella

A big applause to the just-ended play staged in the School Hall. It is our first  dramatized western play at Jhamtse Gatsal. Thanks to our friend and supporter, Suzanne from Switzerland, for her voluntary services offered to our children for … Continue reading

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A Daily Snapshot

Stealthy pictures of all the teacher’s, doing their thing!   (Except for Sachi….he was the ‘man behind the cam!’) [nggallery id=36]

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“About Our Village Trip”

In May, four class VI students, Gen Lobsang (Director), Gen Sangpo (Tibetan teacher), Gen Ngawang (Campus Manager), Beezy Madam and Jeff Sir (two visiting volunteers from the US), and one doctor and four nurses from Lumla went to Kharteng and … Continue reading

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A Daily Snapshot

Ngawang, leading the students in marching. [nggallery id=35]

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Ugly Duckling and Cinderella in the Mountains of Lumla

Everyone here participates in the organization of the play. Everyone is ready to start, even when it is after school and they are tired from waking up at 5 in the morning. They never complain and are always saying “thank … Continue reading

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A Daily Snapshot

A small glimpse at normal happenings around the community. [nggallery id=33]

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Campus Cleaning Day in Jhamtse Gatsal

Today, as we have a half day of school, we have done a cleaning project in & around the campus! It was so exciting & fun for all the students as well as staff as we united once again through … Continue reading

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Message from SABYASACHI

To All Board Members, Volunteers, & other Friends, I, Sabyasachi, on behalf of every staff of Jhamtse Gatsal, want to say you THANK YOU VERY MUCH for being with us! You guys have been a great support for us. We … Continue reading

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A Daily Snapshot

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All The Best Dear Students…

They are preparing for their half yearly exams very hard! Mostly everyday they are giving class test to be more better than yesterday! By the end of this month, they will have their exams.. So, I wish all of my … Continue reading

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