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Updates

Updates on our projects and work in Nepal

Education Day

Michelle Welsch

On May 27, 2017, over 350 attendees participated in Pokhara's first Education Day. The Learning House did a fantastic job producing the event and with sponsorship from the U.S. Embassy and support from LevelNext, English language practice and advising sessions were offered to local students. Nepali band Lakshya performed midday, and attendees had the opportunity to speak with guests from Kathmandu, Canada, the United States and more. For event photos, click here.  

New training program at Learning House

Michelle Welsch

We at Learning House have been looking for more ways to support the students we serve.

The coffee scene is erupting in Nepal, and students are paying good money to participate in barista training. What if we could offer something similar, for less, for better? Our students are looking for part-time work and ways to save. What if we could prepare them with employable skills? What if they could start saving for college now?

Barisa training! Along with basic coffee and barista skills, we can teach business and entrepreneurship and hospitality. Students will gain confidence that will carry over to more than just a coffee shop. We found a local dealer who can provide a machine and all of its add-ons, service and warranty, and training for our staff. Our staff will then teach students for a fraction of the cost of other training programs. These classes and our small cafe will add to the income of Learning House and help keep student fees low.

We have launched a fundraiser to get this program started. Share, contribute, or send positive notes of encouragement. And with our 501c3 status, we qualify for matching donations from employers. Thanks for your support!

Thanks, FC Boulder!

Michelle Welsch

Thanks to FC Boulder for shipping donated soccer jerseys and clothes to the boys at Matepani! We think they look pretty sharp. 

We're building a new library!

Michelle Welsch

Construction is underway for the new library and computer resource center for Learning House. The room will offer study space, several computers, books and other materials for students to practice English and conduct research for education and employment opportunities. We can't wait to show you the finished product!  

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2016: Learning House by the numbers

Michelle Welsch

While we know numbers don't tell the full story --- the student who gained admission into college, the young woman who built confidence to learn English, the advisee who applied and was accepted for his first job, the job holder who scored high on his language proficiency test, the visitor whose life was changed --- we hope these figures can give you a glimpse into our work at Learning House. We are so proud of our team, students and volunteers for all of the time and energy they put forth on a daily basis. And of course, a very special thank you to our supporters near and far. We couldn't do this without you. 

Fun for little ones

Michelle Welsch

A first bus ride, a first trip, pizza, a movie ---- when you imagine life from a child's eye, the world comes alive. We were honored to take these youngsters to the tourist part of town and spoil them with pizza and a movie. Thanks to Ngawang, Sangpo, Sonam, Amrit, Bipin, and the staff of Movie Garden Nepal for helping bring big smiles to these precious faces!