By Liesl Clark
The girls at Tsarang’s ani school want to thank you deeply for the books you’ve donated to our Magic Yeti Library in their beautiful school. This is a well-loved library and put to use each day. Bringing new boxes to the girls is one of my family’s greatest joys and among the earliest memories for my children, who have collected and donated their books here since they were 18 months-old. The girls are such lovely inquisitive students who are in excellent health. Our expedition doctor, Steve Overman, checked them out and found only a few toothaches and common colds. They had many questions for us and couldn’t wait to dive into the new boxes of books.
Thank you for your well-loved books and cash donations through the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation, enabling the books to be read over and over again here in the second largest village in Upper Mustang that boasts the winter palace of the historic Mustang Kings.
And if you haven’t had a chance to help us out, we welcome volunteers joining us to Nepal for our library project and can always use cash contributions to keep the books moving uphill to the rooftop of the world. We’ve seen such improvement in students’ performance when they have a small library of books at their fingertips, books that help answer their questions about the world, or enable them to learn the English language through books written for their age-levels. Dual language books written in their own language (Nepalese) are very popular, too.
Sending our warmest thanks at Trash Backwards to our readers and supporters for your help in bringing literacy and some of the greatest stories around the world to the girls in Tsarang.