Neema and Kamal LamaÂ
Neema Lama and Kamal Lama both from Lakuri Bhanjyang and ethnically
Tamang. Neema teaches English at Bashuki and KamalÂ came to the training asÂ aÂ representative of theÂ Bashuki community. Kamal is a member of the Bashuki School Management Committee and earns his living making furniture and handicrafts out of bamboo. He has taught
bamboo handicrafts to the children of Bashuki school.Â
Neema leads the student singing group at Bashuki. Recently they competed in a regional competition. Bashuki finished second out of 30 other schools, many of which were wealthier and larger. Neema was extremely enthusiastic and really enjoyed exploring the
various activities, particularly English activities. He excelled when it came to taking apart the XO. I can tell that he has a natural talent with mechanical things.
It has been a tremendous pleasure to get to know both of them. This morning Neema led a very energetic English lesson that used the XO. I wish I had had more teachers like him when I was growing up.
Neema will be joining us at OLE Nepal office next week for three days of technical training. I can’t wait!