India & Nepal 2012

 
 

By Maria and Mayuko

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今日も図書館に行きました。昨日、やすりをかけた鉄の策や木の表面にペンキを塗って仕上げました。この2日間のボランティア活動はすごく短かったけどとっても達成感を感じました。子ども達ともたくさんふれあえてとても楽しかったです。詳しくは写真をご覧ください:)

Today was another exciting day at the library! We painted the wooden surfaces and metal bars that we sanded & painted primer on the day before. Even though 2 days is a short amount of time,  we were able to have alot of fun getting to know the children better, and completing this part of the project also gave us a sense of accomplishment. See photos for more details:) 

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枝美が三つ目の絵を完成させています!この子達は昨日からずっと枝美のお手伝いをしてくれていました。
Emi is completing her third painting! The kids were constantly at Emi’s side and helping out in any way they could. So sweet.

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小さい子がペンキ塗りに参加するので必死でした (笑)!
 This little girl was desperate to join in on the painting!

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完成!記念にペンキの手形:)
Finished! A hand print for a keepsake :)


THE SCHOOL
この学校&図書館はチャルナケルという村にあります。都内からバスで約1時間かかります。This school is located in a town called Chalnakhel, about an hour by bus from the center of Kathmandu. 
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生徒さんが描いた学校の風景
A picture of the school that a student drew.

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5年生の教室 生徒は18人です
The 5th graders classroom. They have 18 students.

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この学校は設立されてから17年経っていますが、政府からの資金が足りないため、未完成の場所がまだ多く残っています。学校は全校で140人以上います。(ナーサリーから8年生まで)
校長先生と先生と話したMegは先生の献身さに刺激を受けたと言っていました。
月給は1万2千円ほどで、この学校の運営を続けるために、先生達も個人でお金を出しているそうです。この先生(写真の右の方)は学校が終わってからすぐ、また大学へ行き、教育法についてさらに勉強していると。

It’s been 17 years since this school was in operation, however, due to lack of funds from the government, there are still many areas that remain incomplete. There are over 140 students in this school, ranging from nursery to 8th grade. (15 or 16 years old) 
Meg talked with the principal and teachers and said that she was moved by the teachers dedication towards running the school and giving the children a better education. 
The teachers salary is roughly 12,000 yen a month, and the teachers also contribute personal funds towards keeping the school going. This teacher (on the right) attends college right after he finishes teaching, to study more about education planning and coordination. 

FUNNY STORY
学校の近所のお父さんが真一を呼びつけ、梨を私たちにプレゼントしたいということで、いきなりこの木を上り始めました。どうなるかと思ったら、届く梨は投げてくれ、あとは木を揺らして、落としました。
A father from a neighboring house called Shinichi over, and said he wanted to give something to him and his friends. Then he promptly began to climb this tree and throw down the fruit he could reach, and shook the tree to drop the rest. 

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投げてもらってもとれなかった結果、こんな悲しい目にあった梨もありました、笑。
Here’s the sad fate of what happened to some of the fruit we didn’t manage to catch. Ha! 

石ころにさされてしまった梨くん、涙
The nashi stabbed by a stone. Sniff. 

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