Kathmandu Travel Blog› entry 7 of 21 › view all entries
April 4th, 2008 – by: aelder2259
Anyway, we first went to a school for street kids. The program is set up so that the kids have to attend two hours of school in exchange for breakfast.
Next, we went to the hospital. A tour had been arranged for some of the teens that are in school and sponsored by Earle's NGO (non-government organization). The kids were learning about different occupations in the hospital besides doctors or nurses.
After the tour, we went to Arun's house. Arun and his mother, Parvity, live in the basement of a newer apartment building. They have two rooms and Parvity does a great job of keeping it clean. Earle taped me interviewing Arun (so he could practice his English). Parvati served us keir (not sure of the spelling), which was the best I've eaten. Oh, but the time we got to their house, my sari was unwinding itself, so Parvati and one of her friends helped me rewrap it...much differently from the way Sunita showed me. The way they fixed it, it felt more comfortable and didn't slip.
Tomorrow we are going to Pokhara for a couple of days (driving), then Earle and Som will drop me off at Chitwan. I'll spend a couple of days there before flying back to Kathmandu (they will continue driving to different villages to deliver sponsor letters to the children).
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