Antahkarana Newsletter

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              Special Edition                                                                        September 2010

 

Antahkarana Sponsored Children Continue to

Capture Top Honors at

Namgyal School in Kathmandu

An August 2010 visit to our project in Kathmandu reveals the ongoing success of our work for the Tibetan children in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Our village teachers report steady progress of our children in a challenging curriculum that mirrors that in fine academic schools in Kathmandu. Our children attending Namgyal Tibetan School in Kathmandu continue to perform well, some even taking top positions in their classes.

     Remarkably, our Namgyal students have attended just one and one-half years of school after leaving villages with no schools for over two generations. They are reading and writing in Tibetan, English and Nepali and performing at top levels. Their studies also include mathamatics (in Tibetan, Nepali and Arabic numerals) as well as science and social studies appropriate to their grade level.

 

Three Antahkarana Students Have Essays

Published in Namgyal School Magazine

     Each year Namgyal School publishes a school magazine. Top articles, essays, jokes and stories are selected from each grade level and included in the publication. Contents are unedited and original. Over the next few newsletters I will share the articles written by our kids. Below is an essay written by Thinley Wangmo who entered our program in November of 2006. She was eleven years old. In a six month tutoring program at our Limi Youth Hostel, Thinley was prepared to take and pass a rigorous entrance exam into Namgyal Tibetan School, a first rate academic school sponsored by the Dalai Lama's Ministry of Education.

     Our teachers used a variety of immersion techniques including rote, repetition, drills and Montessori reading materials for English. All of our students passed the exam and were entered into their first school experience in the 2007-08 school year that began in April of 2007. Below is Thinley's essay, unedited, written in English in 2009. Thinley is 13 years old and was in grade 4 when she wrote this moving essay. She has since been promoted to grade 5 after less than two years in school.

My aim in life...

                       by Thinley Wangmo

 

     I'm sure that you all have heard the proverb "A man without aim is like a bird without wings". Aim is a very important in one's life. Aim makes man a real human being with dignities and honours. Every person should have an aim. Aim should be decided in something we are interest in. Without any interest, our aim won't be successful and achieved. SO, interest also plays a vital role in our ambition.

     I also have an aim in my life. And my aim is to become a doctor. I'm very much interested and decided to become a doctor because of a few strong reasons such as doctor is the second person who can decided about our death and life. In my village, many people die due to lack of doctors and hospitals facilities and being in remote areas. It is also very sad to see that my villagers die just because of minor problems and diseases. If there were enough infrastructures in our village, it would not have happened.

     So, I am studying very hard and after completing all my studies. I'll return back to my own village and provide my service to my beloved villagers.

 

   

Thinley Wangmo                   Kids with guest, Jessica Baide, doing a bead craft at Hostel in Kathmandu

 

Your sponsorship makes all this happen!

Thank you so much for your continued support. 

We serve over 150 children and youth

as well as many adults in our opportunity classes.

Budget needs for September $5000 to pay hostel expansion costs,

tuitions and teacher salaries.

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Antahkarana International

PO Box 1543

Bozeman Montana 59771

Tashi Delek!

(Tibetan greeting of goodwill pronounced tashi delay)