Nun sind wir bereits vier Tage zu Hause. Langsames eingewöhnen, Wäsche waschen, Familie treffen, von den Erlebnissen erzählen. Diese werden mit jedem Tag begreifbarer, eindrücklicher. Langsam verstehen wir was wir geleistet und erlebt haben. Die Fotos auf dem Handy sind der Beweis für eine wundervolle Reise mit neuen Freunden. :)
Und was ist zu Hause? Der kleine Luxus beginnt. Licht mittels Schalter einstellen, warmes Wasser aus dem Wasserhahn, Wäre von der Heizung und nicht von Yakmist. Wie schnell wird wohl dieser kleine Luxus zur Normalität? Es geht schnell, denn wir sind uns das gewohnt. Wir haben das Glück in diese Welt hinein geboren zu sein. In eine Welt, wo wir all diese Sachen haben. In einem Monat haben wir ein Land kennengelernt, wo dieser Luxus nicht hat. Nun werden wir sicher diese Sachen um so mehr geniessen, schätzen!
Wie geht es bei Swiss Hope Sherpa weiter? Pasang und ich hatten einen Monat Zeit, um uns Gedanken zu machen. Wir haben folgende Ideen, die wir bald umsetzten möchten:
Now we are already four days at home. Slowly settling in, doing laundry, meeting family, telling them about our experiences. With each passing day, our experiences become more tangible and
impressive. Slowly we understand what we have done and experienced. The photos on the cell phone are the proof of a wonderful trip with new friends. :)
And what is at home? The small luxury begins. Setting the light with a switch, warm water from the tap, heat from the heater and not from yakmist. How fast will this little luxury become normality? It goes fast, because we are used to it. We have the luck to be born into this world. Into a world where we have all these things. In one month, we got to know a country where this luxury does not have. Now we will surely enjoy and appreciate these things even more!
What is the next step for Swiss Hope Sherpa? Pasang and I had one month to think about it. We have the following ideas that we would like to implement soon:
1. A fence around the school
Schools in Nepal are usually surrounded by a fence so that no one other than students, teachers and parents can enter the school area. During school hours, both entrances are open, but as soon as school is over, the entrances are closed. This ensures that no one can access the computers or school materials.
2. 35 more houses to be connected to the water supply system
When we were on site in Chheskam we received a request for more houses to be connected to the water supply. Our water supply is installed so far that we could connect more houses. In addition, a new tank would have to be built so that these houses could also be supplied.
3. focus on women
We have planned a lot for the women in the village. Unfortunately, it is still the case in Nepal that the women are subordinate to the men. We would like to get involved especially for them!!!
- Our teacher Raimen will teach the women in the village to read and write. As soon as we have good school material, we will start.
- In the spring, the next time I am on site, I will take two local women with me. One is a doctor above Namche. She will educate the local women a little better and tell them the simplest things about hygiene during periods. And examine the women. Then we will work with a local women's organization. She will show the women some things that they can produce themselves and then sell. There will be a workshop. (This woman will be in Bergün in one month, I will organize a women meeting at my place).
4. teacher training
For a long time our teachers had not had a training. For this, one or two teachers from Kathmandu will come and teach our teachers the latest methods.
We are studying to have Voluntaris at our school to improve the English. For this purpose we train the students as well as the teachers. The Voluntarie works on board and lodging, half of which would be paid by him. This is the plan. But it still has to be worked out. How exactly.
It goes on and on and is never finished, hopefully not. :) As soon as Pasang has received the offers, I will report again. In any case I am looking forward to travel to Nepal again in spring.
That makes the longing a little bit milder.
Your Swiss Hope Sherpa Team
Jeannine and Pasang