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Visitor’s Voice of YouMe School vol.1 – Ruth –

The last new year holiday, some guests visited our YouMe School Khotang. We are so grateful to you for using your precious holiday to come all the way to far mountain regions of Nepal. We are so happy to be able to share your impressions with everyone here.

Please have a read!


Q. What kind of experience were you expecting out of the visit?

My choice to go to Nepal stemmed more from an inexplicable impulse than a reasoned decision. I heard about YouMe Nepal from a friend, Ryuichi, while I was on working holiday in Japan, and got involved with some translation work from Japanese to English. I liked the idea of the organisation, providing education to young people in Nepal, and the translation work was a productive way to  practice my Japanese.

(The Founder Sharad Rai’s speech contest video with subtitle Ruth helped to translate for)

I had never considered going to Nepal in the past, and although I enjoyed traveling, I had never been to a developing country. I didn’t consider myself an active or adventurous type of person, and going to an intrepid country like Nepal sounded impossible for me.

But as I was translating the webpage for the new years YouMe School visit programme, I read the amazing stories of the many others who had visited in the past. As I tried to find ways to express the accounts of their experiences in English, I found myself moved again and again, sometimes to tears. I realised that this was an experience that was indescribable and unforgettable for so many people and started considering going myself. I thought ‘what am I thinking?’ but the more I thought and prayed about it, I realised Nepal was on my heart, and I couldn’t wait to go and see Khotang and the YouMe School and it’s students for myself. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to spend 5 nights, and almost 6 days in Khotang, even extending my stay 1 day before going back to Kathmandu.

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In the old and historical city Patan, before visiting Khotang

Q. Once you decided to join the visit program, did you have any particular preparation? If yes, what kind of preparation did you?

I am not an active person, although I do plenty of walking in Japan and New Zealand. But I couldn’t have imagined the walk from Chumakku to YouMe School. I tried to eat well and exercise at least 10 minutes everyday to strengthen my legs for about a month in Japan before I left for Nepal. But the walk to the school was sometimes like rock climbing. I was actually really surprised that I could manage it though, especially at the beginning of the trip while I was still fresh. Walking with the YouMe school students was such a special experience, and holding hands and following behind the confident little feet gave me the energy and endurance I needed to keep going. Even though it was a tough walk, I remember being surprised that I didn’t feel like it was tough at all. Walking with the students made it seem easy.

Q. How was your experience staying in Durchhim village of Khotang (place where YouMe School is located) How long did you stay there and how did you cope up with your stay?

It’s hard to put my experience in Khotang into words. It seems like no words could really express the feeling of being in a place of such pure beauty. The scenery alone was enough to move me to tears. The breathtaking mountains, valleys and night sky had a transcendent kind of beauty I’d never experienced before, even in my homeland New Zealand. The buildings and villages perched in precarious looking nooks along the mountains, expressing a kind of defiance against nature itself, a carefree confidence that was characteristic not only of Nepal but of its people.  I felt like I was at the top of the world.

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But the beauty of nature was by no means the biggest highlight of the experience. If anything, it was the people I met, the hospitality I experienced, and the hope in the students faces as they studied so hard. Although there were so many beautiful and memorable moments of the trip, it’s the students that stick with me the most. No matter where you go, children seem to have a certain openness and purity which a lot of adults lose as they grow up. But these YouMe children were especially so. Despite their initial shyness, these kids have amazing ability and grit. I knew that a lot of them walked for hours every morning and afternoon to get to and from school, but walking with them myself (even just for a 1 hour commute!) made me realise the endurance and drive they have just to come to YouMe School. Not only this, many of them get up early in the morning to do really tough chores or farm-work at home, and the same when they finish school and get home in the afternoon. Despite them being pushed to work at a level which most first world kids could not even dream of, they are also passionate about their studies. From the tiny kids in the nursery class who memorise spelling of English words, to the top classes reciting definitions of English words that some native English high school students would probably struggle to understand, these are ridiculously hardworking students. By witnessing the classes, you can tell these students are soaking up all the information and teaching they can get, and working hard to retain the information. When you see students who are this committed, it makes a lot of the (still very hardworking) students I’ve met look lazy in comparison. These YouMe students have so much potential, so much energy and so much drive, and through YouMe school their futures are looking brighter day by day. I can’t wait to see the progress they continue to make.

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Q. Was there any change in your way of thinking after the program?

The main thing that stays with me is the memory of the YouMe School students. Those sweet, pure, hardworking kids are still on my heart even after leaving Nepal. When I think about their bashful smiles and echoing choruses of “Thank you miss for teaching us very very well!” my heart swells. I miss those kids so much it makes me want to cry. But more than that, it makes me want to help. It makes me want to spread the word. It makes me want others to see and experience the magical power that these students have.

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We need more YouMe School students in the world. We need more resources for YouMe School in Khotang and we need more YouMe Schools!

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Q. Do you have any ideas to make this kind of program more successful?

One of the things I would have done differently is preparing for lessons with the students. I thought I would have time to prepare while I was in Khotang. I thought maybe I would have a meeting to discuss my options with the other teachers or have some guidance from YouMe Nepal staff. But I realised that if I were to do any lessons with the kids I had to decide what I was doing myself and just do it. It was nice to have the freedom to decide what I wanted to teach the kids. But I wish I had known that it was very open, so I could have prepared properly before coming to Khotang. I also assumed I might have some time for preparation after school when I was at the homestay, but the experience of spending time with everyone was so special I didn’t want to use that time. If YouMe had a system where visitors had to submit some rough lesson plans, it might encourage people like me to prepare beforehand and make some more effective lessons. I still really enjoyed the lessons I taught with the students and with the teachers though, and I hope it was valuable for them. I think it would be a bit more stressful for someone who didn’t have teaching experience though.

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I really would like to encourage the teachers at YouMe School and request that they are given continued support. I was also lucky enough to hold two workshops with them covering English pronunciation and grammar and some language teaching techniques. These teachers are top level educators, with huge passions for the students they teach. They endure quite a difficult lifestyle in Khotang because they are passionate about real education and about teaching at YouMe School. They are also eager to learn and improve, and would love more training and professional development. I know this is something YouMe Nepal is working on but I really feel with more training and support these teachers will be able to provide even better quality education to the students. The teachers are really the source of all the students’ knowledge and it is because of them that these students have grown and learnt so much. The teachers also work very hard to prepare their lessons outside of class and some even do extra private lessons. I know in New Zealand teachers get no-contact hours during school time every week in which they don’t have to teach students so they have time to prepare. I’m not sure if that’s possible for these teachers or whether it’s already happening, but I want to acknowledge the time and energy it takes to prepare for lessons. These teachers are working hard and need continued support to prepare even better lessons for the students. I’d like to keep in touch with them and maybe send through some resources for other teaching methods for their continued professional development.

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Q. Did you get something out of this program? Were you satisfied with this program?

I enjoyed the experience more than I could have ever imagined. Being in such a remote place with so few luxuries sounds harsh for someone who hasn’t experienced it. But the warmth and hospitality of the teachers, staff, students and villagers felt more real, honest and satisfying than even the most luxurious first world lifestyle could ever be. I came to really understand that the things I took for granted as necessities were things many people went without. But instead of feeling inconvenienced or frustrated, I was overwhelmed by a feeling that I was being cared for and looked after. On a personal level, having never been to such a rural place before, I surprised myself at how well I was able to handle it. I found a renewed sense of confidence that no matter what the circumstances, if I had faith, then I would be able to do anything. When I was young I wanted to be a Christian missionary and go to foreign countries to help people, but as I grew up I thought it was something I wouldn’t be able to do because I wasn’t strong or adventurous enough. Coming to Nepal helped me to prove to myself that even if it is tough, I am able to go to places and do things that seem impossible, I just need to trust in God more and follow his plan for me. Despite coming to a country with strong Hindu and Buddhist faith, I actually feel that this experience has helped me to become closer to God as a Christian. I had the chance to visit a small church in Khotang, and the warmth and joy I felt there worshipping with other Christians was a really special experience for me. I felt that maybe God had guided me to Khotang, and also to that church to meet those Christians. I wish I could somehow keep supporting that little church on the road from YouMe School to Halesi. I would like to donate to them if possible, or visit them again one day.

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I would love to visit Khotang again, perhaps even next year if it fits with my finances and work schedule. I’d like to maybe visit for longer if possible, maybe 2 weeks or more, and make sure I am properly prepared, with resources for the teachers and students that they can continue to use in the future. I would also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of the YouMe Nepal staff and team who made me feel so welcome from the moment I arrived in Kathmandu. I felt as though I was taken in as family and welcomed, from Nisha meeting me at the airport and travelling with me for many hours on the long jeep ride, to Jharana making me delicious food and Chiya and teaching me the most important phrases of Nepali language like ‘khana mitho cha’ and ‘bhok lagyo’, also Sate for her beautiful words of wisdom and encouragement, and of course Ryuichi, for getting me interested in YouMe Nepal in the first place. I’d also like to say thank you to everyone at the Chumakhu homestay, like Sajana for her delicious cooking, and Tanaka kuchipa for his cheeky smiles. I feel so blessed to have met you all.

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Q. How do you understand YouMe School or YouMe Nepal as for now?

I understand that YouMe Nepal works to provide educational opportunities for students at YouMe School in Khotang, supports other students who have difficult circumstances, and is also working towards opening a second YouMe school. What I admire about YouMe Nepal is that it is a charity run by Nepali people for Nepali people. Sharad and all the YouMe staff have built a grassroots organisation inspired by their own experiences in Nepal, but also with influences from experiences in foreign countries like Japan. I really appreciate that this organisation is not about foreigners intruding on a country they don’t understand and implementing new methods, but it is run by people who are from Nepal or who have experienced and understood the situation for themselves and know best what the students need. I would also like to continue supporting YouMe Nepal with translation and financial support as far as my work situation allows. I will be returning to New Zealand next month and looking for work, so I am not sure what my new lifestyle will be like, but I definitely want to keep YouMe Nepal in my life somehow.

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Thank you very much, Ruth!
We are welcoming your visit to YouMe School.
You can see this link about visit program.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@youmenepal.org .

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Visit to YouMe School, the school above the clouds. Applications open!

Would you love to spend your New Year’s break with the kids from YouMe School, in a remote area of Nepal?

We are currently seeking applicants for the “YouMe School Visit Programme”, where you can visit YouMe School in Durrchim village in Khotang, which was built by our organisation in 2012, and rebuilt with a new school building in 2015. This programme is designed to build awareness and understanding through a number of different activities and experiences at YouMe School.

– A trip to the school above the clouds, in an unchartered area of Nepal
– Create and implement your own workshop at YouMe School
– Cultural exchange with the YouMe kids, teachers and villagers
– Learn how the locals live. (Preparing food, exploration trekking around the area)
– See the first sunrise of the new year from a mountain village, looking out over Mt. Everest and the Himalaya mountain range
– In a village with no electricity, high in the mountains, experience stargazing at a night sky full of stars.

and more!

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[Purpose]
To visit YouMe School, which would be extremely difficult to reach without the help of the locals, and to experience firsthand the environment that these kids study in. Also, by being immersed in the villages’ traditional way of living, to move beyond your comfort zone and gain a new perspective on life.

[Accommodation]
The local staff will make sure to secure a safe hotel for you at both Kathmandu and Khotang.

[Transportation]
You will be transported in a private rental car (4WD) for only the staff and the participants.

[General Programme Schedule]
Arrive at Kathmandu – Tribhuvan Airport

Stay the night in a Kathmandu inner city hotel

Depart Kathmandu in the morning. 8 hours later, arrive at Durrchim village, Khotang.

Local homestay

Depart from Durrchim village. 8 hours later, arrive at Kathmandu

Stay the night in a Kathmandu inner city hotel

Depart from Kathmandu Airport

[Be Aware]
Worried about traveling to a place like Nepal? Nepal is by no means a dangerous country. Since the country became a democracy, public order has been very stable, so please don’t worry about safety. However, especially for a visit to a mountain village like this one, there will be a lot of traveling and walking. You will need to have a bit of endurance!

The flight from your country to Kathmandu will probably take up most of a whole day. In addition to this, the trip from Kathmandu to YouMe School in Khotang will be a bumpy 8 hour ride in a 4WD along rough roads. During your stay in the village you will also be walking long distances everyday. Although our local staff is putting the utmost consideration into creating a programme which keeps the participants as safe and healthy as possible, for those who are unused to long journeys such as this, and especially to a very Spartan lifestyle with no electricity, water or gas, it will be a bit more exhausting than you might think.

Make sure you are prepared for this, and if you are chosen for the programme, try to keep yourself healthy and maybe even do some training to make sure you are strong for the trip.

(But, in saying this, don’t worry too much! If you have a healthy curiosity and a desire to learn, you’ll be able to overcome anything😊)

 

The YouMe Kids doing their own strength training with a Tug of War rope sent over from Japan. A rare sight in Nepal!

The YouMe Kids doing their own strength training with a Tug of War rope sent over from Japan. A rare sight in Nepal!


[Participation Requirements]
1. We are looking for healthy men and women above the age of 20, who have an interest in the activities at YouMe School. (For those under 20 who still wish to apply, please contact us directly. We would still love to have you along, so let’s work out a way we can make it happen!😊)

2. To ensure a level of security required for a visit of this nature (Visiting and staying with the elementary school students), as a general rule, we are seeking those who are already acquainted with a Member of YouMe Nepal or who are staff members. (But please contact us if you would still like to apply and are not acquainted with a Member).
(This includes Administration, Endorsed Members, Foster Parents, or Teacher Support).

※There is also the possibility to become a member at the same time as applying for the visit programme.

Endorsed Members: Joining fee – Free.
Yearly Membership Fee – Individual 10,000 Yen.  Student 3000 Yen.

3. We will require you to buy your send your application, letter of consent and buy your plane ticket at least 2 weeks before departure.

4. The programme fee must be paid in advance to YouMe Nepal before departure.
(You will also need money for times when you will not be accompanied by a local YouMe Nepal staff member, such as for food, everyday items and souvenirs.)

Estimate of Costs (For a 3 night stay in Khotang)
1
〜3 participants 45,000 JPY

4 or more participants  30,000 JPY
(Airfares are not included. See below for a breakdown of costs)
※If you also wish to visit places other than YouMe School we would be happy to consult with you.

[Stories from past participants]
1. Kimi(February 2014)
I’m jealous that you might be going to Nepal! A week before the trip I bought a guidebook about Nepal, so I felt I had some idea of what it would be like. In amongst the hustle and bustle of oriental Bazaars which I’d always been drawn to, solemn temples lined up, as if you’d travelled through time. Dal Bhat and Tibetan food looked so delicious. I turned the page of the guidebook, and this time, a beautiful mountain. Mountains in Japan are green, but Nepal’s mountains are blue and white. A perfect match for the clouds and morning sun. How amazing would it be to travel freely in a place like this, unfettered by the obligations of Japan.

The reality of Nepal did not disappoint. Nepali people are inexplicably kind, and their smiling faces hold no hint of malice. The adults would sit relaxing in happy circles of chairs outside their houses, while the children would rush up to you asking you to play with them. Just by staying there I felt as though my heart had been cleansed. That was the final week of University for me. Japan is great in its own way, but there is a certain something that Japan seems to have lost, that is definitely present in Nepal. So even while I work, I find myself mumbling under my breath involuntarily “Ah, I wish I could take a break and go back to Nepal.”

2. ERIKO(2016.5)
At Rai’s family home, there’s a child who lives there, who’s not related to their family in any way. His name is Tanaka. Even though his name sounds like a Japanese surname, he’s a Khotang-born and raised, member of the Rai household.
His family’s place is down the hill a bit from Rai’s house. But if he has a family, why is he living separately from them? I was a little curious, but I knew that it was also common in South America to live together with people who were not related by blood, so I didn’t think much of it at first. Tanaka is now 8 years old. His hard working personality always caught my eye.

As we were leaving Rai’s house, I remember Tanaka scrambling to find my sister Sate’s scarf that she had forgotten and running to catch up with the moving car to give it back to us. The sight of him running with eyes sparkling, he was so full of goodness and life. I really believe there are certain people who touch your heart just through their everyday existence. Meeting Tanaka and being able to experience a new set of values I’d never felt before, is something I’ll always treasure.
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” The life of 8 year old Tanaka, who lives at Rai’s house ” Taken from the blog of Model and permanent traveller ERIKO
(Link here (in Japanese)):http://youmenepal.org/ja/news/2136.php

3. Shiori(2016.1)
Happy New Year! I spent the New Years period in Nepal, which has a different calendar to Japan. (Perhaps that’s why it doesn’t feel like New Year’s at all, haha!)

Two connecting flights from Japan, and around 9 hours in a Jeep later… In a place that’s so very very far, you feel like you can feel the distance, there stands Khotang’s very own YouMe School. I was allowed to visit the school, which my senior at APU named for “You and Me” and the Japanese word for dream, “Yume”.

There I met a 6 year old boy who did a 6 hour round trip commute to and from the school, saying “I want to learn”.

I met a 5 year old girl who came to YouMe School every single day at lunchtime, who told me “I actually want to go to YouMe School. I want to learn more.” She would gaze at YouMe School enviously from the government school which she attended further up the hill.

I met a boy whose parents were so financially troubled that they would never have the income to send their son to school. But the determination of the boy with the seemingly impossible dream of going to school was so admired by the townspeople that they gave him a scholarship so that he could attend.

I met my host family mother, who told me how happy she was that her children could go to YouMe School, with a bright, full-faced smile.

I met the local staff who are so close with the children, continuing to support them, sometimes as mothers, sometimes as big sisters, and sometimes as good friends, but all the while saying “I want to change these kids’ futures.”

YouMe School was packed with so much love, and filled to the brim with the dreams and aspirations of so many people.

I could have gone decades living my daily life without meeting as many inspiring people as I did on this trip. If I hadn’t set out to find them, I wouldn’t have been able to learn the many things they had to teach me. I have nothing but gratitude for all of these encounters.

Clean, clear water that flows when you turn the tap. A hot shower you can use anytime, 24 hours a day. A flushing toilet. A washing machine that washes your clothes beautifully with just the touch of a button. A heater which warms your room with a remote control. No worrying about whether you will have light when the sun goes down. The ability to contact your friends any time you feel like it. This is what it means to live a wonderful convenient Japanese lifestyle.

On the other hand, huddling together to keep warm when it’s cold. Walking along the road all together at night in the pitch black with only torches to light the way. Considering carefully how to use each day’s restricted amount of water in the most efficient way. Climbing down a steep cliff to find a spring to wash your clothes when you need to do laundry. This is the Khotang way of life. It was definitely tough, but for some strange reason, I also found that lifestyle to be “wonderfully convenient”. It must be because, somewhere inside of me, my understanding of what makes something “wonderful” or “convenient” has changed completely.

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4. Motoki (2016.1)
“Seeing is believing”. This saying never rang more true for me.
It was one thing, hearing about a world with no electricity, gas or running water, where kids have to wake up early in the morning to work and wanting to experience it for myself. But seeing it with my own eyes, the reality of it hit me hard. Or rather, I realised that when I heard about it, I really knew nothing about it. After the experience, I felt like for the first time in my life, I could explain to someone what the world was really like, and I wanted to tell everyone I could about what I had experienced.

There are so many essays trying to explain the reality of the world, like “What if the world were a 100 person village”. But I came to learn, that the fact that we are so incredibly lucky to have been born in a country like Japan, is something you can only truly understand and continue to appreciate if you have experienced the alternative.

I think that from now on I’ll always have the memory of those kids from Nepal in the back of my mind. It made me realise that the only way to live without feeling embarrassed by the memory of those strong, tough kids, is to take advantage of the amazing environment I’ve been placed in, and to find work doing something that will make others happy.

The memory of those kids never fails to give me motivation.
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(From http://youmenepal.org/ja/news/1926.php

5. Masa(2015.3)
When I visited Khotang, it was March. There was still snow on the mountains and the air was so pure, I was completely touched by the majesty of nature. Even though I had never met the people living there before, I somehow had this nostalgic feeling that I had missed them. They were so direct and open that it made me feel they had a certain something that Japanese people of the past used to have, but have forgotten in modern times. Even if that was the only realisation that came out of the trip, it still would have been worth it just for that feeling.
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6. Yuka  (2016.1)
Going on this Nepal trip really reinforced the importance of education for me. Having an environment to learn, and being able to make the most of that environment to study. A society where children can dream and have their own aspirations. These are all things which we, as adults, have a responsibility to provide. Nepal has its own challenges, as Japan has its challenges. But in both places, I believe that it is necessary to invest in education and provide better environments for study. I feel that children are the ones who will carry us into the future, and creating a society where those children can aspire to be what they want to be, is our responsibility as adults.

I try and live by the quote, “Knowing is the first step to understanding”. But I feel like this Visit Programme was a really important first step for me. I would love to be able to visit again some day.
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[Breakdown of Fees]
Transportation within Kathmandu

A YouMe Nepal Staff member will come to pick up participants from the Kathmandu Airport. Then they will take you to your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
Taxi Fee – About 1,000 JPY
Hotel Accommodation – About 3,000 JPY per person
(Depending on the hotel grade. This is about the price for the hotel which we have always used for past participants. For experienced travellers, you may be able to find a guest house or the like for less than 1,000 JPY.)

There are currency exchange services around the hotel area which offer better rates than the Japanese domestic, or Kathmandu airports. We recommend changing money for shopping, food or souvenirs here.

Food
Meals are around 200 JPY〜1000 JPY per meal. For the times when you are accompanied by a YouMe Nepal Staff member, they will pay for the meals for all participants together. (It is often cheaper this way).
During your stay in Khotang, your homestay will provide two meals a day for you at breakfast and dinner. It’s not common to take a meal at lunchtime in Khotang, but the YouMe School students sometimes have a light meal of cookies or snacks. There are food stands that locals run near the school, but the prices are higher than in Kathmandu city.

Transport from Kathmandu to Khotang
There are busses running on a fixed schedule every morning from Kathmandu to Khotang, but not many drivers speak English and it is very difficult to use these busses unless you are Nepalese. Because of this, the YouMe Nepal Team rents 4WD jeeps with drivers especially for multiple visitors. This means it is much easier to stop when needed, makes for a much smoother ride and is generally a much better option than the bus.
Jeep Rental Fee:One way 20,000 JPY / car(Round trip 40,000 JPY)
(If split between 5 passengers, a round trip will cost around 8,000 JPY per person)

There may be a possibility that not all participants can be transported on the same day. In this case, it may be necessary for participants to take the fixed timetable bus, accompanied by a YouMe Nepal staff member for your safety (at participant’s expense).

Bus Fee:One way About 4000 JPY / person
(In the case of a staff member accompanying the participant, round trip would be about 16,000 JPY)

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Founder, Sharad Rai, going back to his village, Khotang

Founder, Sharad Rai, going back to his village, Khotang

(You can watch this movie with English subtitle from here! )

 

※Expense Breakdown Example (1):4 people visiting together, 3 night stay in Khotang
<Expenses paid in advance>30,000 JPY
☆Direct Expenses
Taxi from Airport to Hotel: 1,000 JPY/ 4 people
Hotel Accommodation: 3,000 JPY
Taxi from Hotel to Rental Jeep Meeting Place:1,000 JPY/4 people
Transport to Khotang by Jeep: 20,000 JPY/4 people
Homestay Accommodation: 1,000 JPY×3 nights
Transport from Khotang to Kathmandu by Jeep: 20,000 JPY/4 people
Taxi back to Hotel:1,000 JPY/4 people
Hotel Accommodation: 3,000 JPY
Taxi from Hotel to Airport: 1,000 JPY / 4 people

☆ Programme Overheads(About 1/3 of the total cost)
・Administration Expenses
(Preparations and arrangements made by YouMe Nepal staff, YouMe School teaching staff and local villagers.)
・YouMe Nepal business administration support expenses, (For the continuation of YouMe Nepal’s charitable activities. )

<Other expenses covered by the individual participant> Around 4,000 JPY
Meals in Kathmandu: Around 3,000 JPY
Light Meals in Khotang: Around 1,000 JPY円
Other daily necessities, clothes, souvenirs

※Expense Breakdown Example (2): 1 participant, 3 night stay in Khotang
<Expenses paid in advance> 45,000 JPY
☆Direct Expenses
Taxi from Airport to Hotel: 1,000 JPY
Hotel Accommodation: 3,000 JPY
Taxi from Hotel to Bus Stop: 1,000 JPY
Bus to Khotang with YouMe Nepal Staff Member: 4,000 JPY×2
Homestay Expenses: 1,000 JPY ×3 nights
Bus back to Kathmandu with YouMe Nepal staff: 4,000 JPY×2
Taxi back to hotel:1,000 JPY
Hotel Accommodation: 3,000 JPY
Taxi from hotel to airport: 1,000 JPY

☆ Programme Overheads(About 1/3 of the total cost)
・Administration Expenses
(Preparations and arrangements made by YouMe Nepal staff, YouMe School teaching staff and local villagers.)
・YouMe Nepal business administration support expenses, (For the continuation of YouMe Nepal’s charitable activities. )

<Other expenses covered by the individual participant> Around 4,000 JPY
Meals in Kathmandu: Around 2,000 JPY
Light Meals in Khotang: Around 2,000 JPY円
Other daily necessities, clothes, souvenirs

 [Applications and Enquiries]
For those wishing to apply:

1. Questionnaire

2. Application form

Please fill out and submit these two forms online.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@youmenepal.org .



We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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युमी स्कूल विस्तार प्रोजेक्ट

Current Schoolखोटांग जिल्लाको विकट ठाउँमा सन् २०११ मा १ टिचर र ८ विद्यार्थीबाट सुरु भएको १ कक्षाबाटको हाम्रो यात्रा अहिले २०१५ मा आएर १० टिचर अनि १३८ विद्यार्थी सहित ५ कक्षासम्म अघि बढेको कुरा यहाहरुलाई जानकारी गराउन चाहन्छौ ।”विदेशमा विद्यार्थी भएर पढीरहदा पनि राष्ट्रका लागि हामीले केही योगदान पुर्याउनु पर्छ” भन्ने कुराबाट प्रेरित भई संचालन गरेको हाम्रो यो सानो अभियान यहाँसम्म आइपुग्नुमा हाम्रा जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरु र केही नेपाली अग्रजहरुको ठूलो हात रहेको छ । छोटो समयमा नै अभिभावक वर्गको मन जित्न सफल हाम्रो स्कुलमा पढ्न चाहने विद्यार्थीहरुको चाप दिनानुदिन बढ्दै छ । यस कुरालाई मध्यनजर गर्दै हामीले जतिसक्दो चाडो हाम्रो स्कूलमा तीनवटा कक्षाहरु थप्ने जमर्को गरेका छौ। यस कामका लागि हाम्रा केही जापानी सुभ-चिन्तकहरुले हामीलाई सहयोग गर्ने प्रतिबध्ता जनाउनु भएको छ भने अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुले जतिसक्दो सहयोग गर्न सुरु गरिसक्नु भएको छ । यो हामी एक्लैले गर्न नसक्ने भएकाले हाम्रा अन्य नेपाली अग्रजहरुलाई सहयोग गरिदिन हुन हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछौ ।

तपाईहरुले यसरी सहयोग गर्न सक्नु हुनेछ :
१. युमी स्कूलका संस्थापक श्री शरद चन्द्र राई अथवा सह- संस्थापक श्री दिनेश रताला जोशी मार्फत उपलब्ध गराउनु भएमा (यस कुराको अपडेट हरेक दिन गरिने छ )
२. युमी स्कूल को तलको खातामा डिपोजिट गरिदिनु भएमा

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नाम  सहयोग  (येन) रकम प्राप्त मिति कैफियत
निग्मा लामा ५०,००० २०१६-०२-१७
लील गुरुङ  ३०,००० २०१६-०२-१७ 
सुदन थापा  १०,००० २०१६-०२-१७ 
दीपक शाही ५०,००० २०१६-२-२  
लेलीन भट्टचन ११,००० २०१६-१-३१  
विकास श्रेष्ठ ५००० २०१६-१-३१  
प्रकाश ढुंगाना ५००० २०१६-१-२९  
शिव तन्डुकार ५,१२० २०१६-१-२८  छोरीका तर्फबाट
अनिल के. सी. ५००१ २०१६-१-२६  
अनुज राज छेत्री १०,००० २०१६-१-२६  
शुक्र राई ११,००० २०१६-१-२६  
बिशेश्वर रेग्मी ५००० २०१६-१-२६  
संम्सारा मनी ट्रान्सफर ५००० २०१६-१-२६ स्टाफहरुका तर्फबाट
सोल्मारी रेस्टुरेन्ट ११, १११ २०१६-१-२५  
आकी गौतम ५००१ २०१६-१-२५  
ऒसाका नेपाली विद्यार्थी १०,००० २०१६-१-२५ ऒसाकामा बस्ने नेपाली बिद्यार्थीका तर्फबाट
महेश श्रेष्ठ  १००,००० २०१५- १- २४ सी. टी. एक्सप्रेस, जापान
सन्तोष चोखाल  ५००० २०१५- १- २४ अध्यक्ष, नेपाल जापान विद्यार्थी समाज
दीपक बाबु  नेपाल/लक्ष्मी नेपाल  १०,००० २०१५- १- २४ अन्तरास्ट्रिय संयोजक, हामीले नगरे कसले गर्ने अभियान
मदन चापागाई १००० २०१५- १- २४  
चुडामणी काफ्ले १००० २०१५- १- २४  
भुवन रोका ११,००० २०१५- १- २४ छोराका तर्फबाट
राजीव श्रेष्ठ ३०,००० २०१५- १- २१ जे. आर. एफ. का तर्फबाट
सचीन  श्रेष्ठ १०,००० २०१५- १- २१ नाङ्ग्लो घरका तर्फबाट
नविन रिसाल ११,००० २०१५-१- २० दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
बिजय पुन मगर ११,००० २०१५-१- २० दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
सुजन पन्त ५१,००० २०१५-१- २०  
कपिल देव थापा १०,००० २०१५-१- १९  
प्रदीप थापा १०,००० २०१५-१- १९  
भवन भट्ट २३,००० २०१५- १- १४ दुईओटा छोरीका तर्फबाट
डा. लक्ष्मी पराजुली २५,००० २०१५- १- १२  
       
जम्मा : ५३७,२३३    

Smriti Rai: A Day in her Life

From October 15th to November, 14th, a young couple stayed in Khotang and helped conduct  volunteer activities in YouMe School. While volunteering at the school, they made us a fascinating short clip about one of our students, Smriti Rai.

This is a great movie that touches our heart.

 

Foster Parents Project has been launched

ユメスクールで、奨学金で勉強している子供達の『里親』になる新プロジェクトを開始しました。
しかも、最初の里親は高校生!
西村 アリサさん(高校2年生、17歳)はキソール・カトリ君(3歳)の里親になりました。

月々1,000円で子供の教育費をサポートしたい里親になることができます。
(7/27現在、すべての子供達が里親を見つけることができました。
更に里親が必要な子どもたちがいないか、調査しています。)
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Kishor Khatri(キソール カトリ)くんは保育園年少組。
ネパールの暦では、2069年3月15日生まれ、なのです。
西暦に直すと2012年6月29日。
ネパールのヴィクラム暦もまた、ネパールの他の様々な文化と同様、神秘の世界ですね。

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