Last week I visited our Tharu partner NGO and join them as they inaugurated their new office on land donated by the government. During the inauguration we launched the Tharu language book “Bukribhanra” which means Pots and Pans in Tharu, The book is a collection of local stories and songs. Putting them in book means [...]
We are delighted to share our progress reports. We are able to serve Limbu communities partnering with government and non-government organizations through literacy in Limbu, multilingual education in primary schools, training to weave Dhaka and Khesh cloth, awareness workshops on indigenous rights and language issues and planting citrus seedlings. The Limbu project enabled 100 Limbu [...]
We continue to be encouraged by the progress the women groups in the Tharu communities in Dang are making made through your contributions. Highlights All seven women led groups with about 250 members are active and working together to continue securing sustainable livelihoods for their families through breeding and selling small farm animals though the [...]
The Limbu folk story and song book arrived and we hope the Tharu books will be here soon. It a trilingual, Limbu, Nepali and English and we will be getting these out to the Limbu schools as soon as possible. Many thanks for to National Geographic Society for the grant.
Our Tharu and Limbu books are in press and will be delivered to our office for distribution early next year. Each book contains 30 local and traditional stories, which were collected from the Tharu and Limbu communities by local project staff. It’s powerful when those who know the stories and have retold them countless times [...]