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August 07, 2017

In this District, Girls Play Soccer (Dutch and English)

Het is even voor zessen als ik vanuit mijn kleine slaapkamerraam op het voetbalveld kijk. Drie meiden in knalroze tenue doorkruisen het veld en lopen gestaag richting een van de gloednieuwe voetbaldoelen aan de andere kant van het veld. Ieder een bal onder de voet. // It is just before six when I look at the soccer field through the small window next to my bed. Three girls in hot pink shirts cross the field, making their way to one of the brand-new soccer goals at other end of the land, a ball dribbling at their feet.

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April 18, 2017

Chhaupadi Prama in Nepal

Kopila Valley student, Deepa Nepali, recently wrote an essay for our partners at She's The First to share her experience with Chhaupadi, a unique tradition practiced by girls and women in Nepal during menstruation. In this blog, Deepa explains why she hopes Nepal will move away from this tradition.

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April 13, 2017

No Refrigerators Anywhere

This week, on my first full day back at Kopila, I went along on the admissions home visits.

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March 14, 2017

Such A Love For My Profession

"I'm pretty sure I've read every book on education that's available in Nepal. I developed such a love for my profession, but also a love for the children I taught. I realize now the doctor track wasn't for me; it's been 33 years in education and I haven't looked back once." Naim Chaudhari is our school's principal and is one of Nepal's finest educators.

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January 18, 2017

This Week Sucked

Honestly, this entire last week sucked. Sometimes it feels like for every step forward, we get pulled right back. The devastation has always been there but it seems more difficult than ever to weather the storms. You don't want to freeze up and turn your heart stone cold and stop caring, but at the same time taking it all in is too much as well. I'm trying to find the middle ground. I know change happens slow, but these are little kids and I want it now.

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