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Thinley Gyamtso brings one home.

SMD School Plays A Great Role In Making The Lives Of Many Students

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Kids Attend Newar New Year Celebrations

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We had vision checks during the holidays in the first part of January - 83 kids needed glasses!!! And here some of them are, as proud as punch.
Nowhere near as expensive as in the west - it cost between 5 and 600 dollars.
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Zoe RinghamZoe Ringham They look great in their new glasses.1 · 1 week ago

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Gunter Hoffmann, a baker in Muhlheim, Germany has been helping SMD School and SMD Clinic for years. When the earthquakes struck, Backerei Hoffmann's customers opened their hearts and their wallets, and when Gunter and son Jannik came, they brought help not only for us but for the two epicentres.

Gunter was deeply touched by the SMDers who are helping in the villages. He wrote,

"It´s now almost 3 weeks since we left Nepal, but my thoughts are still there. It was not easy to find the right way back to my work and the "normal life "here in Mühlheim, after this wonderful, but also very difficult time .There were so many impressions,as Tzum Valley ,the area of Sindupachok with all the destroyed areas, Narayanthan the home village of Mingmar.

It was very hard to work with on the one side the kindness of the locals there and the Disaster in the streets we can see there. I´m so happy that there is a group of Young SMDlers who find a way to help in the the villages.

I know Wangchuk, Mingmar, Pema Norbu, Sangita and Lhakpa since many years now and it is great to see how they develop.

You teach them so well over the years, and they become Young People with a big heart and wonderful helping Hands. For me they are the future of Nepal.To meet these Young guys was for me the confirmation that my Support of the SMD School was the right way in the right place! And it is also a Engagement to continue in the future.

I´m so glad to be a part of this SMD family."
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Mark EngMark Eng Wonderful!1 · 1 week ago

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Education for Himalayan Kids - Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School SMD shared Fast Company's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Jane Goodall on how she stays inspired.

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New winter uniforms for everyone - Tenzin Lhamo D15.3 modelling the reversible fleece jacket, cultural shirt & trousers. Total cost is about $20,000. ... See MoreSee Less

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Christa UrsulaChrista Ursula Very sweet!2 weeks ago

Gyamtso LamaGyamtso Lama Iam giving great thank u for our precious o school. Feeling lucky to hear..2 weeks ago

Karma PemaKarma Pema Looks warm & nice1 · 2 weeks ago

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5 temporary classrooms have cracks in the walls which showed up after a M4.6 aftershock last week. Kids and teachers are scared. Still waiting to start repair and retrofit on the big bldg... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you everyone for their support. SMD is still going through the post earthquake phase. Find all the updates here: LINK

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