Updated: Jul 15, 2019
Thursday was our last day making improvements to the school in Pokhara. In all, we cleaned, repaired walls with “pudding” (spackle), and painted 3 classrooms; repaired and painted 10 exterior windows and doorways; and cleaned, sanded, repaired, and varnished multiple desks and benches.
As we put finishing touches on things and cleaned up, the schoolyard came alive with students at play — both young neighborhood kids who had come by to watch us work, but also the teens in our group. Soccer, gymnastics, and other general forms of silliness were on display.
When it was finally time to say goodbye, the Principal came to thank us — reinforcing how much our efforts mean to them in light of such little local governmental support, but most importantly, how caring for the school is a powerful promotion of education within the community. She followed by blessing us with tikka and a scarf as a gift of thanks and friendship.