Report from Nepal, Part 2: The construction and the culture
Continuing from Monday’s report, Diantha Korzun shares the highlights of her recent trip to Nepal, when she, Sparky Millikin, and Andrew Chardain travelled to the village of Basa to assist the Edge of Seven with the construction of a rural mountain school.
Read on for the second of this 3-part blog post, which describes the construction of the classroom and a small taste of life in the mountain village.
Once we arrived in Basa, our group of 6 volunteers worked on the site of the new classroom, alongside the superintendent Ram, his skilled group of masons, the community, the students and staff of the school.
The photos below show the progress that was made during our couple of weeks building on site:
As volunteers, the Edge of Seven and our guides from the Small World were insistent that we get a wide variety of experiences and were immersed into the community. Most importantly, all of the volunteers lived with one of two host families. We were invited into their homes, and shared both breakfast and dinner with them.
Top photo: Cooking area in Nema Doma’s home.
Bottom photo: Andrew prepping Tibetan bread.
Coming Up: Celebrating a successful trip