Category Archives: Daily Life

Happy Environment Day

[singlepic id=1565 w=600 h=400 float=left] Did you know that June 5th is World Environment Day? To celebrate the Class 5 students created and posted these public service announcements around for the rest of us to enjoy. We thought we’d share. … Continue reading

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New Kid

I’ve been nominated to tell you about the newest “kid” to join the Community. She’s fuzzy and cute, and still a bit wobbly on her feet. She has white fur and blue eyes, and they named her…… Heather. :) Welcome, … Continue reading

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Our trip to Khartheng

We began our trip to the nearby village, Khartheng, after lunch.  The weather that day was sunny and hot.  We stocked up on our supply of water and snacks and we set off.  The trail to reach the village is … Continue reading

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Geshe Pema Dorjee Visit

We had a short, afternoon visit from our friend Geshe Pema Dorjee. He helped find sponsors for some of our students — here he is posing with those students for a photo. Nice to see you Geshe Pema Dorjee!

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Hearty Thanks

Hearty thanks to Dr. Koshy George, Managing Director, Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur, and Dr. Pratibha Milton, Outreach Program Director, at the same hospital for organizing a medical camp at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community, Lumla, on April 27–28, 2013. Also, thanks … Continue reading

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Face Painting –A Joyful Moment

It was Saturday and the kids were very excited about face painting when I announced about it in the morning assembly. Long before it got started they had already chosen what they wanted to be. As soon as cleaning got … Continue reading

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Back to Class!

An interview with teacher, Tenzing Yangi, who teaches Bhoti (Tibetan language) and Tibetan music and dance. Tell us about how you felt on the first day of this year’s classes? Yangkyi: I felt nervous, in my stomach, like right before … Continue reading

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Momos Made With Love

Momo preparation is a special occasion at Jhamtse Gatsal. Many people participate, as the kitchen staff needs hands. For this dinner, we got started at 4pm. Step 1: Chop cabbages and onions, mix with oil and paneer. Step 2: Prepare … Continue reading

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Coming Back Home

Almost two months have passed and finally the kids are back. Yipeee! How we all have missed them, and now we are glad to have them back home. It was and exciting day, March 18th. In the morning we were … Continue reading

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School Break Building Projects

The campus is humming like a hive of bees. Staff and students, Amalas and teachers, masons and carpenters are working hard on several projects, while Jhamtse Gatsal is mostly quiet during the winter school break. Here are a few things … Continue reading

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Dr. Dingle: A Short and Meaningful Visit

After nearly a year of planning and talking about it, and with growing excitement, my daughter, Amma, and I made our journey to the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in Arunachal  Pradesh. My daughter will be there for six months as … Continue reading

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Knitting Frenzy

Excited about the blanket squares sent by some of the child and community sponsors, the students gathered a few days ago to wind skeins of yarn into balls and to begin knitting patches to add on to last year’s blanket … Continue reading

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Kids with Camera

A few of the kids had fun borrowing my camera and taking pictures of each other a recent afternoon. Here are a few of the products of their episode of playing, posing, and general silliness. =) [nggallery id=139]

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A Glimpse Into the Garden

“What’s your favorite food?” a wool-capped munchkin asks me thoughtfully. “Blueberries,” I reply intently. “Mine’s momos. What’s your favorite color?” “Yellow.” “Hm,” she processes my answer. “Mine’s sky blue…and green. Do you have a mother?” “Yes.” “And a father?” “Yes.” … Continue reading

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Jhamtse Gatsal in the News

Recently the Managing Editor of a local newspaper, Arunachal Front, visited Jhamtse Gatsal from Itanagar (capital of Arunachal Pradesh) and spent a day here. The local politician especially asked him to do a story on us. Here is the link … Continue reading

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A Sad Morning

On the morning of November 20th, when everybody woke up, we got some shocking news. Our community pet dog ‘Ballu’ had died in the early morning. The kids were very attached to him, so they were quite upset and sad … Continue reading

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Meet Dorjee, Our Beloved Driver

Here is Jhamtse Gatsal’s driver – Dorjee – who is the best driver in the world, especially for us visitors who come to visit Gatsal in this remote area!  Now you can see why he can overcome land slides, rocks falling down the road, can … Continue reading

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Warm Hats from the UK

Jill Eisberg, together with a group of her friends, has knitted 82 hats for the children. She designed these colourful “teddy hats” for the younger children and lots of different coloured “beanies” for the boys. Jill started knitting the hats … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for This Year’s Play

Just quick some news from our “Ganesha” show preparation…… The first picture is of some of the children playing with 80 little Pinocchio puppets to commemorate last year’s play. They are from  “Pinocchio’s” home town, in Italy. The other pictures … Continue reading

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New Building

Girls and boys, big or small, young and old, all are working for the construction of the future building. With smiles, passion, seriousness and fun, and many good skills. All conscious that all thier efforts are for Jhamtse Gatsal’s well-being and the … Continue reading

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