|As many of you know, I didn't get to accompany the installation due to a bicycling accident which forced me to cancel my trip. Nevertheless, The Himalayan Light Foundation proceeded and completed the installations as planned. Here is the e-mail from Yadav Gurung, the project co-ordinator:|
We have successfully completed the project. The day we reached Gilung it was raining heavily. In our culture when we get rain when the visitors is in our village we take it as a good sign (its our belief). Despite the rain the Laubari Mothers Groups were at the Gilung bus stop to welcome us with flowers. When the bust stopped at Gilung and we came out of the bus they greeted us and they went inside the bus to look for you and asked me about you I told them about your accident and they were sad. But I have told them that you were ready to come ( already booked the ticked ) but due to small accident you could not travel but if you come to Nepal you will certainly visit them.
The villagers were so happy with the support, they have send you a message of "THANK YOU and GET WELL SOON". The lights at the community building has helped them to conduct various activities in the community building even during the night. The Laubari community has started literacy class in the building in the evening hours for the mothers who do not know reading and writing this light has helped them to run the literacy class under the clean solar light. The timing of the class 8:00 to 10:00 PM is set so that the mothers are free from their daily household chores and can attend the class regularly.
After completing Laubari, we installed the system at Taksar. The installation went very successfully the local boys helped us in the installation. Now the community building is complete though they have other things but not the light. The light has brought the life in the community buildings.
At Laubari we have installed 60 watt Solar Panel with six solar Led lights and at Taksar we have installed 80 watt solar panel with eight solar Led lights.
Once again thank you very much for the support and we hope to see you sometimes in a years to come.
Yes that was a very good project indeed and the villagers were so happy with the lights one good thing is they have started using the light for literacy program which is really very good result of the lights you have supported. Get well soon and I am sure one day you will visit Nepal and we go that place again.
the journey between Kathmandu and Gilung
In Laubari village of Gilung https://plus.google.com/photos/101078366604882850399/albums/5888922944351323265
In Taksar village of Gilunghttps://plus.google.com/photos/101078366604882850399/albums/5888926017386157521?banner=pwa
The Himalayan Light Foundation has a facebook page. Some of the pictures have been uploaded there. The FB name is Himalayan Light Foundation.
I want to thank all of you who have believed in this project from the bottom of heart.
thanks again to all of you and best wishes,
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