Tuesday, 29 January 2008


Having been here 3 weeks now there are so many things that we could tell you about. To make life easier on us, and to keep some content for a few months when things seem normal we'll try and focus on certain things each time we add a post to our blog. It seems sensible to start with the reason we are here.

KISC (Kathmandu International Study Centre) is a school setup for the children of missionaries here in Nepal. The school has been going for about 20 years and has grown a lot in that time. It's also had to cope with many changes of site and a high turnover of staff and pupils.

If you click on the link below you can see on the photos that the hall is yet to be finished. The basic frame of it was dismantled and bought from the old site, so it is just a matter of filling in the gaps! The school now doesn't have much open space so the PE department are eager for it to be ready so they will have some more space.

The main teaching block was a carpet factory before, with each floor being open plan, so they have had to put in walls to create classrooms. We think the admin block must have been offices for the factory. It's amazing to see how they have adapted what they had into a fully functioning school with good facilities.

The school day runs from 8am to 3pm. We have 2 hours Nepali each morning and an hour in the afternoon, so quite an easy day at the moment. It has been good to be in school though, as we are getting to know staff and enjoying the school meals put on for staff each day!

To view photos of the school:

Schoool photos

I'm planning on uploading some more photos to the general Nepal album, so you can check it out regularly to see if we've added more.

1 comment:

Melanie Wakelin said...


Glad to hear that you've settled in safe and sound. You'll be pleased to hear that I've been using your adventures in class and pointing to Nepal on my big shower curtain map.

Will miss you at Emma and Paul's wedding but will definately keep you informed about how it goes! Bill might be going to Paul's stag do in Sheffield - so I'll get the goss from him!! We're going to Alma de Cuba in Liverpool for a combined hen do and Emma's 30th do. Should be a very civilised occassion - although with Natalie Brewer attending and drinking wine - who know's!!

Take Care

Melanie :-)