Author: Tim Flanagan

Full Circle

I was fortunate to be able to visit another school this week, Ullens School in nearby Patan. This private school has about 750 students in elementary and secondary school. Ullens was started by the current principal, Medin Lamichhane, who graduated from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where a hands-on, child-centered, integrated Read More …

Little Blossoms

In the end, I spent three mornings at Little Blossoms and taught classes in grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Here are some observations: The children, from grades 1-10, are lovely. I was greeted in Nepali and English every morning by all ages and many had extended conversations with me. There were Read More …

Guest post by Chek

I’m Chek and we are a happy family.  I study in grade 8 in Little Blossoms School.  My family always helps me in need and I also help them.  They are all kind to me.  They love me.  I like to play football (soccer) and my favorite team is Brazil.  Here are some pictures of Read More …

Saved by the Aftershock

First a couple of notes: Something my tour group will appreciate:  Enjoying Mongolian beef at the New Orleans restaurant tonight, my first taste of beef since I began this trip almost a month ago.  (It also has the best wi-fi in town.) I realized I accidentally deleted many images from the slideshows I had on Read More …

A Nepali Family

“Have good dreams, brother.”  This is what I hear over and over every evening as I leave the Social Development Center, a home for 15 children in Kathmandu.  In the morning, I am greeted with “Namaste” (palms together, fingers pointing upwards in front of chest) and “Did you sleep well, brother?”  The children at SDC Read More …