Stephanie's Update: September 2008
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity" - Maximus from The Gladiator
NEWS UPDATE on the Magic Yeti Children's Libraries in Nepal!
Just a few days ago, MYL project leaders, Liesl Clark, Pete Athans and Phoebe Coburn left on another trip to Nepal.
They intend to return with another big load of books and supplies to Tsarang, a remote Nepali village in upper Mustang, where 30-50 young girls live and study. The beginnings of their library was established this past April when Pete and Liesl combined work on a film project with making sure the girls received their first delivery of books we had prepared for them in Kathmandu this past winter.
With Tsarang being so remote, the introduction of advanced learning and reading materials is very exciting and is capable of providing amazing empowerment to these eager and intelligent Nepalese girls!
Following this second delivery to Tsarang, the trio will then head up to Phortse, a village located on the trail to Everest in the Khumbu Valley. This will be the location of the 3rd Magic Yeti library. Once they have taken stock of what might be needed in the way of shelving, chairs and paint, it will be time to make plans for a big book delivery.
Phortse is also the site of the Khumbu Ice Climbing School, lead by Conrad Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker and funded by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. Once February 2009 rolls around it will be time for the annual climbing training for local Sherpas and it will be a perfect time to work on the new library in Phortse!
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©Stephanie Graham 2008