The Crew to Patle
Land for School. Health Post
Temple. Glenn and Jangbu
Exciting. Glenn had shared with Rachelle, Carla and me, stories about his experiences in Nepal -- about the people and the beautiful Himalaya. We each had our own ideas of what it would be like to actually meet the people Glenn had talked about and who we had seen in pictures and to see the mountains. But, we had to experience all of it for ourselves to truly understand. Especially in the village of Patle -- I have never been surrounded by so many smiles and so much kindness. Students and teachers walking to school an hour and a half one way, women carrying heavy buckets of water to boil, men building a house using no power tools, babies giggling as they chase after small goats... So simple and so happy! We could learn a lot from the people of Patle. It was exciting to meet the people, to sleep in a tent under so many bright stars I could barely see the sky, to experience the breathtaking Himalaya, and emotional to make the same trek as Glenn did in 2016, with Jangbu, whistling, and leading the way.
Fulfilling. What a special feeling seeing an almost completed Health Post knowing it's the result of the heart and soul of Glenn's vision, made possible by you. I hope you, too, feel a sense of fulfillment that you have provided a better place for a community to seek healthcare.
Productive. This is Glenn's favorite part of the trip. We learned and accomplished so much during our stay:
The Health Post looks great, but still needs some finish out on the inside -- painting, furniture, a stove for heat, and solar panels to provide hot water. All of these things have been funded (except maybe more furniture) and the work will continue. We heard just yesterday that the solar panels will be delivered to the village and installed next week. Dati Sherpa, the sole nurse at the Health Post requested a raise and we agreed to fund her salary increase. Dati not only sees all of the patients at the Health Post, she also delivers all of the babies in the village! We hope she will stay working at the Health Post for years to come.
While in Patle, I participated in discussions regarding the new school and met Pemba Sherpa (who has summited Everest only seven times compared to Jangbu who has summited 17 times) who will work with Jangbu on the project. The new structure will be three 16x16 rooms and in the evenings will serve as a dorm for the teachers who live far away. This three room structure will be adjacent to a larger seven room school as well as a four room school currently being built by the government. (The larger school was built about two years ago, financed by private donors.) Glenn agreed to a budget for the school and funds have been wired to purchase raw materials to be delivered as soon as possible while the weather will allow. Having the three "schools" on one "campus," will allow students to complete all grades in one location. Construction on the new school is dependent on the weather and availability of labor. (Attached is a picture of the land for the new school -- look a bit up a hill to the right of the green roofed big school.)
We are hoping construction costs stay close to budget so that once the school is complete, there are funds remaining to make the educational experience more fun for the students. This will also help encourage the children to stay in school through all levels as many of the kids stop going to school around age 16 to take jobs. Suggestions to make school more appealing are to have organized sports, computers, and playstations. Once the school is complete, we hope to be able to help provide amenities and programs that will be useful tools to attract and retain more students. Until then, we agreed to purchase 25 English dictionaries!
And the best for last...land next to the Health Post is being cleared for a helipad! This means that when the school is completed, there is a way for Glenn to travel to the village to visit the Health Post and school -- by helicopter from Kathmandu! Brings full circle t exciting, fulfilling, and productive.
In a world filled with so many uncertainties, these things I know for certain: That Glenn and I remain passionate about seeing his project through -- and that none of this would be possible without your generous support. Thank you for your support, your friendships and for reading this lengthy update. We will send another update when we receive information on the progress of the school.
Glenn & Camille
|Tentative Budget for rebuilt Patle Health Post|
|Total = $15,200|
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Murari and Alistair Soon inspecting the medicines donated by Pharmacy Outlet, Wintergarden, Brisbane.
Villagers and Mike working together to assemble the filter. Murari and Mike speak to the locals about setting up a water filter in Sankhu Village.
|Tentative Budget for rebuilt Patle Health Post|| Tentative Budget for rebuilt Charmading School
|Total = $15,200||Total = $15,200 X 3 Building = $45,600|
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Jamyang and Pasi Sherpa are Mount Everest Foundation employees. Their house was severely damaged. The villagers whose houses were destroyed are sleeping under bamboo matts. Photos by Jangbu Sherpa
Nawang climbing sherpa from summitclimb and Dati Sherpa, nurse from Patle health post setup temporary Kitchen after Earthquake. Helping hand from SummitClimb Climbing Sherpa to rebuild some house in Patle Village. Photo Jangbu
Mud was taking out for reconstruction. One of Sherpa house destroyed by Earthquake. Photo Jangbu
Migmar Sherpa house got big crack after Earthquake, need to rebuild again. All medicine are damage by Earthquake. Photo Jangbu
Patle Village from distance. Class room from Charmading school. Photo Jangbu
Class room from Charmading school. Office room of Charmading school support by big wood. Photo Jangbu
Damage Charmading School. Some stuff are taking out from damage house. Photo Jangbu
Damage Patle Health Center. Damage wood from Patle Health Center. Photo Jangbu
Helping hand after damage. Severe cracks at Mingma Sherpa's house. Photo Jangbu
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Water filtration donation to village. Namaste Welcome to our Village. Photo Erik
Villager holding water filter bag. Damage from Earthquake. Photo Erik
Temporary classes running at Charmading School out the school building. Now a days Tractor is using for transportation of loads. Photo Erik
Clearing up weather. Camp at Patle Health Center. Photo Erik
Shelley, Pasi, Dati and Larry at Patle Health Center compound. Larry reaching Patle Health Center. Photo Erik.
Grand Ma and Grand Son. Local villager kid looking inside at the door of Patle Health Center. Photo Erik.
Dati taking blood pressure, where Pasi and Dr. Larry Counselling. Jangbu and Poter walking near memory wall. Photo Erik.
Shelley with Village woman. Stone craft. Photo Shelly
Water filter at Health Post. IV for Health Post. Photo Shelly
Eric teaching how to use Water Filter. Glove donation to village. Photo Shelly.
Dati showing Eye test Chart donation by Shelly. Larry and Health worker working inside health post. Photo Eric
Pasi, Shelly and Jamyang working on the Record book for H-pylori test. Clear day cow are in sun. Photo Shelly
Patle Health post temporarily fix before monsoon hit. Pasi and Dati ready for examine H-pylori test Photo Shelly
Local boy showing the equipment to carry stone. Mingmar and his daughter holding water filter donation. Photo Shelly.
Stone are carrying for re-built their house. Eric and Porter with Water filter. Photo Shelly.
Damage after earthquake. Sherpa Dancing before departure for village. Photo Shelly.
Charmading School after earthquake
Farming star working in field for rice. Kids ready for school. Photo Shelly.
View of Himalayas from plane. Phaplu Airport after Black top. Photo Shelly.
Shelly Brought lots of medicine for h-pylori treatment. Shelly and Eric at Domestic Airport. Photo Shelly.