Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Photos

Nepal 2010 - A Successful far

Greetings from Nepal!

The team had a successful visit to HOPE for Nepal Children's Home. The children are enjoying their new swings and will spin on the spinners by Saturday. The concrete is drying, but slowly. Everyone is well. More later, but I wanted to post some of the latest photos. See you all when we get back.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Whirlwind is Coming to Nepal!

Here is a photo of a spinner we are installing at HOPE Home. We are actually installing 2 spinners and replacing the hardware and seats of the swing set.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

POP Update

Okay, for you few followers of the Playgrounds Of Peace blog, here is an update. I am leading a team of 5 other volunteers to Nepal this month to work at the HOPE for Nepal Children's Home. Although money this year has been tight, I believe we have enough last minute donations to complete objectives. Thanks to SendOutCards and the POP-STARS team and my few but loyal supporters, my trip expenses are paid for. Our objectives this time include: 1. playground - install 2 spinners and repair/replace the swings, 2. outfit the Home with a complete set of tools to increase their production of water purifications systems and at the same time give valuable vocational training to the older children, 3. develop on-going support for each child living at the home. Currently, there are 21 children at the home due to the fact that the Young Adult Home closed and 5 young people are now at the Godawari location.

We have an excellent team including: a professional photographer, an artist, an advocate for orphans and her son, a Registered Play Therapist and of course me....Mr. Playground.

I hope to keep those who subscribe to this blog updated along with photos of our trip to Nepal. After our mission is completed at Godawari, we plan to take a brief trek into the mountains. One more thing off the "bucket list."