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Community Project Travel The story of my World Expeditions trip to fix a ‘run down’ school in Nepal including painting the building, repairing the roof, replacing the floor and installing blackboards in the classrooms.

Trip: World Expeditions trip to Saramthali School, Nepal

There are [15] stories from my trip: World Expeditions trip to Saramthali School, Nepal

Positive Footprints

NEPAL | Sunday, 17 Sep 2006 | Views [3551] | Comments [2] | Video

12 people, 3 days and 1 school. A documentary about a community project trek deep into the Himalaya to help restore a school. World Nomads and community project travel partner World Expeditions have linked up together to demonstrate how a small number ... Read more >

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Gallery: On the Trail

NEPAL | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Pics from the walk into Saramthali School
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Gallery: At the Saramthali School

NEPAL | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Pics from the 4 days at the school
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Gallery: Kathmandu

NEPAL | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

A few pics from Kathmandu
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Gallery: Everest Scenic Flight

NEPAL | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Shots from the window of Everest
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Packing up & back to Kathmandu

NEPAL | Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 | Views [1659]

Not much to do today but pack up and wait for the bus to take us back to Kathmandu. Having never been on a group trip like this before, I was a bit apprehensive of whether it would be for me or not. I had half expected a group of people who needed ... Read more >

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Leaving the School

NEPAL | Monday, 27 Mar 2006 | Views [1614]

After breakfast we take another tour of the school similar to the one we did when we arrived. The main building looks fantastic, there really is nothing like a coat of paint to transform a room. The locals are back in the pit working on the retaining ... Read more >

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Finishing the repairs

NEPAL | Sunday, 26 Mar 2006 | Views [917]

We’re up and into it early this morning in a desperate attempt to make up time from yesterday’s unproductive afternoon. By the time we step back into the pit at 6:30am there’s already a dozen locals in there laying out the next cages. This interaction ... Read more >

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Falling behind

NEPAL | Saturday, 25 Mar 2006 | Views [788]

Perhaps the biggest impact of our visit to the school is the way the locals have turned up to join the workforce. According to our guide it’s the fact we’ve come all this way that has drawn the locals into action. The school hasn’t had any repairs ... Read more >

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First day in the pit

NEPAL | Friday, 24 Mar 2006 | Views [875]

It’s a nice change this morning to wake up and not have to pack everything away. After the standard porridge breakfast we break up into groups for the day. There’s the retaining wall group of six (which includes myself), the painting group of four ... Read more >

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Arrival at the School

NEPAL | Thursday, 23 Mar 2006 | Views [836]

We head back up to a small school where we have lunch. By now the news of our imminent arrival at the school is big news in the local villages as about 50 or 60 locals turn out to greet us over lunch. We continue after lunch through a series of ... Read more >

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Down into the valley

NEPAL | Wednesday, 22 Mar 2006 | Views [814]

We wake again to stunning views before heading down towards the valley. We’ve stopped following the high ridge now and today will make our way down to the valley and up the other side. With the sun beating down we start the descent and drop rapidly ... Read more >

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Breath-taking vistas

NEPAL | Tuesday, 21 Mar 2006 | Views [793]

All items of clothing were called into use last night in an effort to keep warm and cosy. As a result most of the porters and guides have long left by the time I pack everything back into my pack. Like every morning thus far it’s another breathtaking ... Read more >

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Climbing climbing

NEPAL | Monday, 20 Mar 2006 | Views [819]

The view as we climb out of the tent is amazing. Where there was nothing but cloud yesterday afternoon now stands the entire Ganesh himal range against a clear blue sky. Breakfast is a very civilised porridge and cup of tea in the dinning tent ... Read more >

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Getting started

NEPAL | Sunday, 19 Mar 2006 | Views [799] | Comments [1]

After a 6am wake up call our group packs up the bus and we start our trip to the Saramthali school in the village of Phalungu Khola. The purpose of our trip is to trek to the school and together with the locals help restore and repair parts of the ... Read more >

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