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I have seen the strong survive and I have seen the lean grow weak

Posted on 2006.23.08 at 12:13
How I feel about it all: quixoticquixotic
Soundtrack: Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote
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Woah. Take a look at this. And this.

These guys have taken an inner city carpet factory in Nepal and turned it into a school. A Waldorf school, at that, and they're helping to retain the culture of the children through education. Yay them:

In Nepal, the bombardment of globalization combined with the dehumanizing effects of poverty has given many people a deteriorating sense of identity. CON believes that children must be raised to feel confident in their own backgrounds in order to face the challenges of the 21st century. In CON’s programs, children experience the richness of Nepalese culture while gaining the skills for today’s globalized world.
Children of Nepal firmly believes that culturally-appropriate education holds the key to the eradication of poverty, conflict, and disease.

This is like some kind of miracle in such a depressed, impoverished place. I love reading about stuff like this. Even more, I can help! I really want to sponsor a child. I've always thought this was a good idea, but didn't want to do it through the fundy programmes. This is Waldorf, and they're doing Good Things here.

Even if you can't help financially, they're looking to spread the word, so link away!


gamps_garret at 2006-08-23 17:06 (UTC) ()
**sends link to Cher**

Kathmandu, Kathmandu! That is a place where I would love to do some real, hands-on work.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-08-23 17:38 (UTC) ()
It's such a cool thing. :)
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