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Trekking in Nepal While Local: Second Class Citizen in Ones Own Country?!

Starting in the mid-nineties, I had the opportunity to travel to Nepal as well as live and work in the country briefly. I also traveled and trekked a great deal during that period. Doing so, I learned a great deal about my country and people. As amazing as some of those experiences were, especially the treks, some of the discoveries I made and some of the experiences I had left a bad taste in my mouth, leaving me to wonder if Nepalis are second class citizens in their own country.

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Help Launch Nepal’s First Collaborative School

Help my mate Pete and my buddy Sakar launch Nepal's first collaborative school by donating to their fundraising drive. They are raising a modest $10341 (£6826) to serve some of the poorest students in Kathmandu Valley. What the team has already accomplished since taking over the school is already commendable. These funds will go a long way in accomplishing what they have set out to do: turn the school around and show that huge investments are not necessary to accomplish that.

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‘This company doesn’t consider a human being a human being’

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The music video of a Nepalese song featuring the interview of a migrant worker brought back memories of my trip to Janakpur with my mate Pete, a journalist for the Guardian. The video was produced by Pete and I had been involved in the interview. The reason so many Madhesis go abroad and are protesting is partly because they have very few opportunities. Hence the large migration of the Madhesis abroad.

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