The Aandhimul Project documentary
On Angela’s trip to Aandhimul in December 2014, Angela brought her daughter Hannah, and Hannah’s boyfriend Jack to Nepal. And on this trip they had planned to make a small documentary about the project, its activities, and its impact. Both Hannah and Jack did a wonderful job in volunteering their time to film and produce the above video.
On behalf of the project we thank them very much for their passion, time and efforts in producing this lovely documentary about the past 7 years of the Aandhimul project. Enjoy!
After visiting the furniture shop, Bikram and me rode on a bus to Aandhi Khola and then walked up into the village. As it is the holiday season the school was closed but the teachers so nicely agreed to come and meet us at the school.
It was a typical beautifully, sunny Autumn day and because we had only just left the rainy season, every where was so green and lush. It was great to see. Once arriving at the school I was greeted by the teachers and welcomed with a mala and some tika put on my forehead (see image below).
The two school buildings had recently been painted blue which definitely made them stand out, and the memories from my last visit came flooding back. There were many more resources in the school buildings thanks to all the teacher training workshops Bikram had been organising and the project’s money supplying to fund these resources. I also noticed the water tank, guttering and the solar panel that were new to me apart from seeing them in pictures. They were part of Jolana and the villager’s great work of improvements over the past few years.
After some discussions and updates we decided to arrange a meeting with some of the villagers the following day to plan about potential project support for health and nanglo cooperatives in the community. I was looking forward to staying in the village that night.