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Archive for December, 2017

Practical, experiential education is a value of our partner school, NBA, in Nepal. We were delighted to be present for the Social Studies lesson on “democratic government”. The students experienced their own election, simulating the national elections that were about to be held. Ballots were printed, party positions explained, students waited in line, were checked against the voter list, had their thumbs indelibly marked, and cast their votes. We were delighted to be there to see the students actually walk through these steps to better understand “democratic government”.

Casting her vote

Her thumb is marked.

Exercising his right and privilege in a democratic governmentCounting the ballots while voters wait to learn the will of the people.

From October 18th until November 15th, we enjoyed the beautiful, clear, temperate fall weather of Nepal. It’s no wonder they choose to have their yearly festivals during this appealing time. And hordes of tourists travel to Nepal in the fall to trek, climb, and see the sights. But more enjoyable than the weather, and more rewarding than the sights is the time spent with our wonderful sponsored students and, separately at NBA,¬†the school with which we partner. ¬†Witnessing the progress and growth in both of these groups is what motivates us to make the twice yearly pilgrimage.

Our welcome at NBA, National Bethel Academy.

Our sponsored students on retreat with us.