Scenic Sunday: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu


There has been a Buddhist Stupa on this site since the 5th Century, but this structure dates from the 14th Century. The stupa dome is as significant to Buddhists as the cross is to Christians and this particular stupa is the holiest Tibetan Buddhist site outside Tibet with each layer and level being symbolic. I…

Is this the worst example of virtue signalling from Nepal?


Nepal has one of the worst education records in the world, poor infrastructure, an outmoded curriculum, incompetent and politicised teachers, virtually no classroom resources, hopeless school management, and parent communities who see little or no benefit in sending children to school. Factually, one third of a million children are “out of school”, {313,289}, and around…

Kathmandu: New school marks the end of a UK charity.


A new school is opened in Kathmandu for some of the poorest and most deprived children in Nepal, too often ignored by their own government and with parents who rightly place “survival ahead of education “. Nepal Schools Aid (UK) takes their final steps towards leaving Nepal and closure after 10 years of achieving something the Nepal government neither understands nor cares about …… raising the standard of education in 200 schools!