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People's Environmental Awareness - Khati (PEAK) Follow PEAK with the financial assistance of World Nomads on the path to delivering educational, water supplies & solar home lighting systems to Kumaon villages....

Trip: The journey to install solar home lighting

There are [14] stories from my trip: The journey to install solar home lighting

People's Environmental Awareness - Khati (PEAK)

INDIA | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | Views [1282]

PEAK's work in the installation of Solar Home Lighting Units, primary school education, potable water/hygiene project and the provision of basic healthcare has made a tangible difference to villagers lives in the Kumoan Himalaya, India. This is all ... Read more >

Tags: healthcare, india, khati, peak, primary school education, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Final Report - Solar Home Lighting Project: Jatoli, Libhurghur & Dhoor

INDIA | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | Views [1421]

BACKGROUND     Thanks to the financial support of the World Nomads community, PEAK installed Solar Home Lighting systems to over 70 more homes in the Kumaon Himalaya, India. After the success of the Khati lighting project, PEAK embarked on the installation ... Read more >

Tags: india, jagai, jatoli, libhurgur, okhalia, ritang, shilshor, solar home lighting project, uttarakhand

Granny Girl Guides, beanies & school supplies

INDIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | Views [962]

The Western Australia 'Granny Girl Guides' knitted their way through reams of vibrant wool to produce wonderful and as we were to discover - much coveted goodies. On leaving Australia our luggage full of kiddies clothes (thanks Amanda... ) and a plethora ... Read more >

Tags: educational supplies, granny girl guides, india, jatoli, jatoli school, uttarakhand


INDIA | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [816]

As previously mentioned, this is a tale of a missing notebook and a dodgy Indian photo processing shop, from here on in memory has to take over. But where to begin in a world of small children, wound stitching, overwhelming hospitality, solar maintenance ... Read more >

Tags: death, india, khati, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Vanishing timelines....

INDIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | Views [703]

April. PeAk is due begin the Solar Home Lighting project in Jatoli. "Where does time go to?" or the issue of vanishing time lines pertinent. April turned bitterly cold and wet after an unseasonally warm March. Not quite cold enough to crack ... Read more >

Tags: birth, india, khati, newborn babies, uttarakhand

Spring is in the air

INDIA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [747]

March 2012 The verdant green barley crop dances in the breeze. Soon stored potatoes - what little there are from last years dismal crop - buried deep in earthen holes will be extracted and planted in the fallow fields rich with piles of manure and ... Read more >

Tags: cot death, india, khati, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

The shelf....

INDIA | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [554]

February 2012. PeAk staff have been busy unpacking 'solar goodies' for the Solar Home Lighting Project. Panels are placed in the sun on the bathroom roof (one of the sunniest and most accessible spots) for charging in readiness for the next days ... Read more >

Tags: dhoor, india, libbhurgur, ritang, solar home lighting

A world of crunchy snow, children and a Lammergeier sighting

INDIA | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [821]

February 2012. Life is chaos. Solar maintenance, teaching, doctoring, nightly meals, more solar maintenance, doctoring, teaching ... and now Solar Home Lighting installation. Whenever possible we walk up to the Mandir marvelling at the crunchy snow ... Read more >

Tags: education, india, khati, lammergeier, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Snippets of village life

INDIA | Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Views [1045]

1st February 2012 Today from our window I watched Banmati from a distance. Her deeply weathered and line etched face a byproduct of decades of work in a harsh Himalayan environment was a picture of concentration as she sat in the sun on the cobble ... Read more >

Tags: education, india, khati, recycling, uttarakhand, village life

A dose of Basant Panchmi, elections and stray cows

INDIA | Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Views [728]

January 28, 2012 Basant Panchmi Day. The villagers were up at 4am in preparation for the day (ok, I admit I was still fast asleep). First was a full body wash - no mean feat in a Himalayan winter -then off to the khet  (field) field to collect some ... Read more >

Tags: cows, elections, india, khati, new born baby, uttarakhand

Bhiru's 'fruit salad'.....

INDIA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [599]

This journey was sometimes as clear as Biru's front windscreen (see photo). As time marched on the clarity improved. A kaleidoscope of experiences. The Solar Home Lighting Project and Primary School education at peAk's Library morphed from being mildly ... Read more >

Tags: india, kumaon himalaya, uttarakhand

Photos: Random shots: Khati & Jatoli. Winter 2011/2012

INDIA | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Solar Home Lighting Project: Jatoli, Libhurghur & Dhoor (2011/12))

INDIA | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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The journey begins....

INDIA | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [495]

After a break in Australia raising finances for People's Environmental Awareness - Khati (peAk) projects, Scott and Bonnie (project facilitators) have returned to India to install Solar Home Lighting into three villages in the Kumaon Himalaya, Uttarakhand, ... Read more >