Category Archives: Improvements

Library Update

Jhamtse Gatsal has been incredibly lucky to have many generous sponsors supporting the establishment and growth of our school library. This year, upon returning, I was able to bring back several suitcases of new books, selected particularly according to students’ … Continue reading

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Earthen Building Campaign

  I’m so happy to read that Jhamtse Gatsal is broadening its experiential learning program. I love when perfect segues present themselves and I don’t have to come up with conceptual contortions to bring the conversation around to what I … Continue reading

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Mountain to Mountain

Here’s some wonderful news from very talented director, Andrew Hinton, after the screening of his movie on Jhamtse Gatsal, Tashi and the Monk, at the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, USA, last weekend. The movie is a product of insightful … Continue reading

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The Most Exciting Book Report I’ve Ever Written:

A Huge, Huge Thank You to the Many Sponsors and Supporters of the JG English Library! When I arrived at Jhamtse this February, I was fortunate to lug along with me four suitcases full of picture and chapter books, donated … 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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A New Cow Named Meep

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. December 2 was an exciting day at Jhamtse Gatsal! Our first cow arrived. The children of First Parish Church, Berlin, Massachusetts raised money to provide a Jersey cow … Continue reading

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Jhamtse Gatsal’s New Cafe

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Jhamtse Gatsal was recently invited to open a café in the closest town of Tawang, the seat of local government. The local administration wanted to have one place … Continue reading

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New Construction Nearly Finished

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. It’s amazing what the children and staff of Jhamtse Gatsal accomplish. With the help of one mason and a carpenter, they have nearly finished construction of a 2-story … Continue reading

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Café Nirvana Grand Opening

Vision becomes reality for the members of Jhamtse Gatsal at the opening of Café Nirvana on the 18th of October by the Tourist Lodge in Tawang. We had a small affair with a few Community members and special guests. It’s … Continue reading

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New Rooms for the Staff

Jhamtse Gatsal is a community where all the members have a sense of adjustment without discrimination in the name of religion, caste and age. When some sponsors and volunteers visit here, sometimes due to a shortage of rooms, we local … Continue reading

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Update of The Building Construction

[singlepic id=1752 w=600 h=400 float=left] The building that is under construction on campus will be for new staff housing, office space, and a computer lab classroom. The staff housing is coming along; the doors, windows, walls and ceiling are painted … Continue reading

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Natural Oven Building with Kate Ma’am

Amma: What did you think when Madam Kate came and talked about the oven? Raju: I thought that we would have some clay and build a small house and that we would not do anything else. Building the oven First … Continue reading

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Help Us Find More Sponsors

Join the Jhamtse Family! Do you know someone who would like to create a lasting connection with a child at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community? We are in search of 50 new sponsors as part of our new “It Takes a … Continue reading

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Construction Day

This article, about the team effort to build part of the roof of the new administration building, can also be found on the blog of Community Kit, the non-profit organization that Adam is affiliated with. See it here. Everyone in … 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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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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Teacher’s Reflections on Michelle’s Training Workshop

Here’s what the teachers have to say on the month-long training sessions with Michelle Madam… Didn’t get any of that?…well, here’s the translation :) Tashi Delek! For the last month, we have had a teaching workshop at Gatsal conducted by … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Experiential Ed Continued

In the fall of 2011 the children and staff at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community undertook two significant projects to improve the campus: stonework in front of the school and family buildings, and installing a solar electric fence to keep roaming … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Royal Gatsal Club’, You Say?

A new gathering room for Jhamtse Gatsal staff, teachers, volunteers and guests has been nicknamed the Royal Gatsal Club. This is one of five rooms in a building, which is now being constructed primarily by the staff and children of … Continue reading

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Constructing the “Royal Gatsal Club”

We have begun construction on a temporary office building to free up classrooms and to make our academic block robust and ready for 21st century learning. The temporary office building will house offices for the Director, School Principal and Accounts … Continue reading

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