GPE Nepal Project 2017│Daldale Project│07.24.2017│UPDATE


Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language with around 17 million speakers in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and India. Nepali was originally known as Khas Kurā and was the language of the Khasa kingdom, which ruled over the foothills of what is now Nepal during the 13th and 14th centuries. Nepali first started to be used in writing during the 12th century AD. It is written with the Devanāgarī alphabet, which developed from the Brahmi script in the 11th century AD. In total there are 48 letters in popular use within the scripts used for Nepali. The letters are divided into 12 vowels and 36 consonants. Letter conjuncts can be formed by combining the vowel with a consonant for a total of 432 combinations!

Namaste from Daldale!

It’s a one-man show here in the Ashako Kiran Kindergarten now that the volunteers from France have returned to Kathmandu and heading back home soon. Our GPE volunteer, Meena Barakam, has been continuing the paintings that Namaste Tours group started few weeks ago. The French volunteers started their work in the Nursery room and we have continued it and added more paintings. In addition, we have also painted the seasons and months, days of the week, colors of the rainbow, and now we are working on wild animals, domestic animals, water animals, and birds and insects. Meena is taking a short break from the Daldale Project and heading to Meghauli for a few days. She will be meeting up with five other GPE volunteers from both Birmingham-Southern College and Florida State University for the first time who are working very hard with the other Projects in Meghauli. She will be continuing painting in the UKG room when she returns from Meghauli this coming Saturday. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what we’ve been doing in Daldale.

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We are very glad that we were able to take over this project, and we are well on track to complete it successfully. The children’s education is the first priority, and we firmly believe that by combining auditory and visual stimuli, childrens can connect with the brain and really make a message stick rather than through memorization. Utilising simplistic, recognisable imagery and a well-structured story can lead to the solid grasping of an otherwise confusing topic. We are very excited to see the finished product, and we hope the paintings will help the children to learn for many many years to come!


“A picture is worth a thousand words”

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