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This author Nitish Upadhyaya has created 98 entries.

Newsletter – June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to read our summer newsletter!  Sadly, since I last wrote, the Covid situation in India and Nepal has worsened considerably, as I am sure you have heard, and Mondo supported schools in both countries are back in lockdown. We are trying to find the best way to respond to this situation while keeping our own staff safe.  In India we are supporting our schools to survive this latest lockdown, again providing a hardship fund...

New Early Years Classroom for Satkanya school

The 30 children in the pre-primary class at Satkanya school were delighted when they saw their new classroom refurbished by Mondo.  The school was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake and two classrooms were rebuilt 3 years ago. However, before this support the classroom was bare of furniture and had a cold concrete floor.  Now the children are enjoying a fully carpeted room with small desks and beautiful murals, as well as a great collection of books and toys. Ashmi Tamang,...

Susmita teaching hand washing, Taltuleshowry school

End of Year – Covid Update

As we come to the end of the year, we wanted to give you an update of how our projects and communities are faring across Nepal, India and Tanzania. Nepal We are very happy that our five Saathi schools have reopened.   Our teachers took part in a planning workshop during the  Diwali holiday and then travelled back up the schools at the end of November. They are now helping their pupils readjust back into school life taking time to talk through all...

Update on Mondo projects during the Covid Pandemic

Six months since lock down measures were introduced in the UK and around the world, we wanted to give a brief overview of what is happening in with our programmes.  While the level of infections and extent of lock down varies widely in our project areas, our local teams have done a fantastic job in finding ways to continue support to our communities, while mitigating against the spread of the virus. Here are a few examples of the activities taking...

Covid – Distance Learning for Mondo supported pupils

While schools in the UK are struggling to provide stimulating and appropriate work for pupils during the lock down, spare a thought for schools in India and Nepal. Mondo supported schools in these countries have also been closed since late March – in fact our schools in India had barely reopened after the long Christmas holiday when lock down was imposed.  Our pupils in these remote, mountainous areas have little access to IT and no reliable internet connection. Their parents are...

Small Businesses for women with HIV in Tanzania

Mondo has been supporting women in Northern Tanzania since 2005 and we have already transformed the lives of over 1200 single mothers living with HIV. We provide women with small business grants of £120 together with initial training to help them plan a successful enterprise.  Our experienced staff mentor the women on a regular basis, visiting them at work and helping them make the business a success.  Our beneficiaries engage in many trades – running market stalls, hairdressers, cafes, making bricks,...

Covid Update

As the impact of Coronavirus is being felt across the world, I wanted to keep you up to date on how this is affecting Mondo’s work in Nepal, India and Tanzania. At present schools are closed in all three countries, so our vital education work has been temporarily suspended and our local partners in Nepal and India have closed their offices.  In Tanzania, where there is not yet a full lock down, we are trying to keep some activities going, particularly...

Saathi Blog Series: Dreaming of the Future

In the second of our blogs from our Saathi teachers, we bring you Jyoti’s story, showcasing interactive learning methods and how children are being supported to use their imaginations. Our Saathi programme is helping teachers like Jyoti acquire the skills to improve the quality of education in Sindhupalchowk. We took part in Kshitij learning fair, a major event of our region being only one primary school who had showcased their project out of 50 stalls. We, along with selected students and...

Saathi Blog Series: The Calm After the Storm

In the first of our blogs from our Saathi teachers, Nitin tells us about he brings peace and calm to the classroom, to generate a perfect environment for learning and quality education. Our Saathi programme is helping teachers like Nitin expand their skills to revolutionise teaching in the Sindhupalchowk district. We were shocked to see so much over-energy and restlessness among children when we first reached the village.  As they had too much energy, the children were letting it out...