Monthly Archives: January 2014

Republic Day Outing

Here in India, we celebrate the 26th of January as Republic Day every year. So, with the grades 5-9 and staff, we decided to go for an outing on Republic Day to Lumla Ground (a place where cultural shows, parades … Continue reading

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Humbling Insights and Warming Thoughts

I have made new discoveries here. Yaks will gladly eat paper. In fact there are a lot of things I didn’t know about where Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community is located, the resilience of the local population and the harsh challenges … Continue reading

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Sparkling Smiles & Inspiring New Friends

Do you know that now all the children and staff of Jhamtse are walking around showing their white teeth? One dentist named Aby and an assistant named Alex came from Tezpur to our community. All the students of Jhamtse and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful on a Mountaintop

In November & December, two fun-loving filmmakers from London spent time at Jhamtse Gatsal, shooting footage for a documentary they are making. This is an email interview of Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke for Jhamtse Gatsal News. Questions by Sangey … Continue reading

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Mother is the Best: A Poem

Mother is the Best by Sangey Tsering Mother is the best who gives us life, She is epitome of love we respect and show unity at home. She is kind we want her to become happy and love, whenever she … Continue reading

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Mentored Learning Update

The grade 8 and 9 students are still working on their “social entrepreneurial” projects. Amma, the volunteer science teacher from Jamaica, and I have been meeting with each group once a week to mentor them with the progress of their … Continue reading

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New Year’s Celebrations

Welcome 2014! We, the staff and children, had a very special New Year Celebration this time. Every year we welcome the new year in a special way, but this time it was something special. We started the celebration from 31st … Continue reading

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