Helping Supply the Schools
All materials are purchased in Kathmandu by the project managers.
Some supplies for the students are collected through the schools there. Pema has help from an old teacher from Dolpa. Their slogan is ‘Children for Children’ – from one child in Kathmandu, one pencil, one exercise book, one sharpener, one eraser etc for one child in Dolpo.
The goods are packed very carefully and are transported by truck as far as Khalanghi.
From there they are transported by mules and yaks. Each pack is 30 kg, each mule carries 60 kg. 14 to 20 mules are needed, depending on the amount of goods available.
Supplies normally arrive in the Dolpo around the end of end of May. If the pass remains closed by snow, it can take much longer.