Author Archives: Jim Harrison

Annual Nepal Report – 2016

Dear Friends, I just returned from another fantastic trip to Nepal. This time of year the sky is blue and the Himalayas peek over the foothills. It’s a bit chilly and the air pollution was the worst I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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Annual Nepal Report – 2015

Mark Lamont traveled to Nepal this summer. Here is his report. I went to Nepal for the 14th time in July. I’m really fortunate to have the time, the support and the donations to help out there. I’m lucky to … Continue reading

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Annual Nepal Report – 2014

Sally Benton traveled to Nepal this summer and spent time in Kathmandu and in eastern Nepal.  Here is her report. Hopeful Home The children’s home we help to support in Kathmandu has big news!  Hopeful Home Children’s home sold their … Continue reading

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Parent’s Day at the Himalayan Education Center, December 2012

Dear Friends, I just visited the Himalayan Education Center in Khandbari, Nepal. It was great to see the girls in their daily lives at the hostel. They all seemed happy and were working very hard in school. Each day they … Continue reading

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Hopeful Home Celebrates Dashain

We’re sharing a picture of some of the children at the Hopeful Home orphanage. They’re in their school uniforms, but right now they have a school holiday, for Dashain. Dashain is the 15-day national festival of Nepal. The festival falls … Continue reading

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Meet Sunil Khadka

Sunil Khadka is one of the children at Hopeful Home. Dinesh, our contact in Kathmandu tells us that Sunil is 15 years old. “He is a smart boy and is in grade 8. He can do well in his school … Continue reading

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August, 2012

Sunita (our manager at the Himalayan Education Center) tells us that she had a great visit with Rand, Mark and Kathy this summer. The students were on vacation, except for Sujata Rai. Sujata is an orphan, and lives with her … Continue reading

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Run for Nepal!

On Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, Sisters Elementary School is having a school-wide event called the “Run for Nepal”. This event will raise money for a school library in the village of Tungkhaling in Northeastern Nepal. This village, like most in … Continue reading

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Spring Celebration 2012

Come to the 8th Annual Ten Friends Spring Celebration Saturday, May 12th at Aspen Hall in Shevlin Park,from 5:30 to 9 PM. For a suggested $10 donation, you can support this local non-profit’s projects in Nepal, while enjoying a delicious … Continue reading

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Leyah Jensen at Hopeful Home, 2011

Leyal Jensen, a Sisters High School Graduate, recently visited the Hopeful Home orphanage in Kathmandu. She completed an art project with the residents there. A link to the news article on her work is below: http://www.nuggetnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=19129 Ten Friends helps to … Continue reading

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Himalayan Education Center Update

We are very proud to announce that four new girls have been enrolled in the Himalayan Education Center in Khandbari.  These will fill the openings left by several former students who are now successfully teaching.  It is exciting to see … Continue reading

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Nepal, Summer 2011, July 14

Hey Everyone, All is well. We are prepping to hit our flight to Tumlingtar this A.M.. Things in KTM went well. Everyone pitched in and helped when needed. A few stomach issues, but all well now. William had a tough … Continue reading

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Nepal, Summer 2011, July 13

Dear Friends, We hope all is well and summer is treating you well. We’ve had a near perfect journey so far with 16 people in our Ten Friends group, the largest ever. Although a bit overwhelming in numbers the group … Continue reading

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Nepal, Summer 2011, July 10

Hello Everyone, Another great day. All is well and time is flying. Yesterday started with the group Walking to Swayambuth (monkey temple) and doing a tour of this amazing site and again exploring the streets of KTM then an afternoon … Continue reading

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Nepal, Summer 2011, July 9

Namaste, Everything is great here. We arrived yesterday about 1:00 Nepal time. All of our bags arrived to much relief from the group. It looks like it took us about 38 total hours to get here and that is a … Continue reading

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Sally Benton Post, November 19, 2010

As We Leave When you leave, part of you stays. I told Mary the other day that I can’t help but become connected to those I’ve met here. Each time I have an encounter with someone, the experience remains with … Continue reading

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Sally Benton Post, November 11, 2010

The Soul of Nepal Every time I come here, someone grabs my heart. This time, it is a man called Tamring. He is a simple man. His home is in Khandbari in eastern Nepal just down the path from the … Continue reading

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Sally Benton Photos, November 10, 2010

Click individual photos to enlarge.  Once enlarged, use << and >> buttons (bottom corners) to move through the photos.  Click enlarged photo to return. You can also click “[Show as slideshow]” to view photos as a simple slideshow.  Click photo … Continue reading

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Sally Benton Post, November 7, 2010

We’ve had a busy two weeks, and they’ve been very rewarding. Arriving in Khandbari, in eastern Nepal, we received a warm welcome from Sunita Gurung, our student hostel manager at the Himalaya Education Center. She is an exceptional young woman. … Continue reading

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Sally Benton Photos, November 7, 2010

Click individual photos to enlarge.  Once enlarged, use << and >> buttons (bottom corners) to move through the photos.  Click enlarged photo to return. You can also click “[Show as slideshow]” to view photos as a simple slideshow.  Click photo … Continue reading

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