Morning view on the Buddhist Shrine, Bandipur~ it looked like a painting.
Here Digumber is speaking with Bindyia, one of our scholarship girls, he is telling her to tell the other girls that we will be taking class each day. Nepali people, especially girls/women, do not express emotions outwardly, they are taught to keep them inside. This is rather different for me...as oftentimes it seems as if they are sad or angry, when in reality they are not. Digumber shaves his head each year in remembrance of his father who passed away many years ago~ this is a cultural tradition among many in Nepal and India.
This is a picture of Digumber and his dedicated staff members, and some of my English students and friends here in Nepal. They are planting plants~ the staff members here are like a family and I have come to really love them as they are so kind and gentle. They always have a smile and they work so hard and are so thankful for everything.... amazing.