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February 21, 2018

Faces of BlinkNow: New Campus

There's a whole lot of behind the scenes work that goes into bringing our new school campus to life. We have an amazing team of aunties and uncles who work tirelessly on the sustainable farm at our new school. We want to introduce you to some of them!

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January 16, 2018

Learning and Laughter

The past few weeks at Kopila Valley have been busy and filled with learning and laughter. The students have exams in a few weeks and are studying hard, but that hasn't stopped us from having fun at school. As always, thank you for your constant support of our family and our students.

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May 11, 2017

I think this is it!

So many of you generous souls have been reaching out these past few months asking me what I envision for the next 10 years. What do we need in Surkhet? How can we all help? We are deep in construction of our new campus and there is no shortage of need and projects for the kids and at the Women’s Center, but I am so excited to share that a gorgeous piece of new land came up for sale!

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November 14, 2016

Plastic Bag Initiative

One goal that we hold across all facets of our organization - be it the Kopila Valley Home, School, or Women’s Center - is sustainability. We devote lots of time, energy, and resources into making sure that our impact is sustainable. Jamie, our Director of Sustainable Living, is charged with ensuring that all of our practices on the ground in Nepal are as sustainable as possible.

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May 01, 2016

Permaculture: Growing Food Sustainably

Jamie and 4 of our staff members recently took part in a 5-day regenerative agriculture training at the Himalayan Permaculture Center in Surkhet. The training blended permaculture theory with lots of local knowledge and practical demonstrations. They learned about holistic property design, agroforestry, forest management, earthworking to capture rainwater, cutting/grafting to propagate new fruit trees, composting, and much more.

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