You might think we've been in hibernation for the last half year or so... but we've actually been very busy behind the scenes. In April, we went to Nepal and reconnected with our friends and the families we're helping to support - and most importantly, we finally met Rajan, our manufacturer, and little Jasper!
Has time really flown by this quickly? It has been two years since Len and I said “goodbye for now” to our friends in Kathmandu, and two years since Resmi started her very first day of school. Now Resmi is almost finished Class 1 and is at the top of her class!
The Nepali school year’s first term just ended, and our little friend Resmi has just completed a first term of Kindergarten. She is old enough and aiming for Grade 1, and is catching up to her peers quickly. We had a lovely phone call from our friend Kamal and got to hear Resmi’s squeaky little […]
We got an email from the Principal of Resmi’s school today. Her mid-term holidays are over and she has reported back to school, ready for the last term of her first full year of school. Attached are photos taken of Resmi wearing her (very boyish!) school uniform in the school yard, sent along to us via […]
Many people have asked us about how we came to sponsor Resmi. Since we know we’ll be asked again and again as more wonderful people support “Jackets for Jasper”, here is a little more about how -in trying to make our own dream come true – we ended up helping a family with their dreams, too.
It’s been just over a year since we were sitting in the principal’s office at Gyanodaya school, making our commitment to support Resmi’s education. Now, a year later, she is almost filling in her school uniform (that was bought too big to make it last longer), and she has almost caught up to the other […]
Thanks a million to Boomers and Echoes (North Shore kids consignment store) for donating some lovely things for Jasper, who will be 6 months old this November. And I purchased some beautiful things for Resmi, too. Some lovely folks we met through Vancouver Contra Dance are off to Kathmandu on Monday and are hand-delivering a […]
Although Resmi was old enough for “Class 1″, she started school in “Lower Kindergarten” to catch up to her peers. After one successful semester, her teachers moved her up to “Upper Kindergarten”, where she is as of October 2012. She is now half-way through her first whole year of school, and by all accounts, is […]