First Post!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to KRMEF’s new volunteer blog! This blog will be a way for you to check out what the volunteers are up to here at the foundation on a day-to-day basis.  All of our volunteers will be able to post and share their experiences, stories, and adventures with you. Another goal is for each volunteer to post a short autobiography, telling you where they are from and why they came to KRMEF.  We are so excited to invite you into our world! We hope you enjoy, and we would love for you to come by and visit us soon 🙂

Solveig composes our duty board!
Solveig composes our duty board.

Today is Sunday, which means it was time for our weekly meeting. Each week, we meet to discuss what we have been working on, and our goals for the upcoming week. After the meeting, we update the duty board with current projects so that everyone can see what needs to be done and choose what they want to work on. On the board this week: garden work, kindergarten, jewelry workshop, carpentry (bamboo furniture building), composing new flyers/brochures, making a banner to advertise our bio-dynamic vegetables, and whitewashing the wall to prepare for Lola’s mural painting. As you can see, we have a lot going on this week!

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Hadess helps the workshop ladies make holiday cards and jewelry.

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it is time for our eco-jewelry team to create handmade holiday cards and holiday-themed jewelry to sell at local markets. Here in Nepal, a number of hotels and weekly markets hold special Christmas-themed markets for locals and tourists. This gives us an opportunity to sell holiday gifts and raise awareness about KRMEF. We look forward to sharing pictures of our tables at the markets this December!

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Itay adds polishes wood for a new bookshelf.

There is a lot of construction and carpentry work going on right now at the foundation. KRMEF’s resident carpenters, with the help of volunteers, are busy building a third floor to the kindergarten building, bathrooms for the new eco-café, and furniture for each. The team uses natural building methods, making use of glass bottles as bricks and lots of bamboo. Today, the volunteers helped make bookshelves for the classrooms!

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes)

Final update for today- the volunteers here continue to teach English classes for the workshop and kindergarten women. Today, Janina and Hadess went over the names of eating utensils and parts of the body. The Nepali workers here at the foundation are always thrilled to take part in the classes, and it is lots of fun for everyone involved.

That’s it for now…more soon! Thanks for reading, and namaste!

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