Meeting the smiling orphaned children
This afternoons journey to the West by jeep bought a lovely surprise. We came across Kopila valley school, where an amazing young American woman has homed 52 orphaned children from isolated mountain regions (www.blinknow.org). We met the children, and were shown around their school and home. There are some incredibly sad stories of how these children have lost their parents (such as baby Ravi, whose mother recently died in childbirth); but to see them flourishing was really uplifting for us.
It seems that potentially collaborating with other NGOs such as this, is the way to build bridges to a stronger future for a country whose needs’ can for much of the time seem so overwhelming.