Projekt: Mittagessen für die Schulkinder der Dorfschule "Himalchuli Pre Primary School"
Goganpani, Bezirk Dhading, Nepal
Yogi hat die Schule in Goganpani im August besucht, die neuen Fotos unten stammen von ihm.
Der Monsun hat die Strasse zuvor in ein Flussbett verwandelt und es war wohl auch sehr heiss. Yogi kam zum Mittagessen, es war einer der Tage an dem es Fleisch und Reis zu essen gab. Lauter glückliche Kinder – so schön!
Es läuft Alles prima, derzeit gehen etwas mehr als 30 Kinder in die Dorfschule. An 6 Tagen wird gekocht. Gemüse-Curries und Brot können auf dem neuen Gas-Herd zubereitet werden. Gerichte mit längerer Kochzeit werden wie bis anhin auf dem Feuer gekocht.
Zum Thema Fleisch findet Ihr weiter unten eine Email von Yogi, in welcher er sich an seine Kindheit erinnert…
Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass nun 12 Menschen und Paare das Projekt unterstützen! So kann ich weiterhin zwei grössere Mädchen auf die Schule im Tal schicken.
Yogi's Mail vom 03.04.18 zum Thema Fleisch:
When Indira miss told me that they had offered meat to all the students one time in the month of February . . . . . my childhood memory came back alive! We Newar people are great meat eater. Water buffalo is most popular meat for all the Newar people. My father died when i was just 7 years old. My eldest brother became my guardian and guardian of whole family. He was principal of a primary school. He had hard time supporting entire family - 3 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters and mother! Until I was in 10th grade, we had very hard time in the family. We had to wait for festivals to have meat at home!
When mother took me with her to parties (wedding, boys and girls initiation rituals etc) of relatives or in neighbour's places, what I liked most was that there were several items of meat - buffalo meat! Even if buffalo meat was cheapest at that time followed by chicken and most expensive was (and still is) goat meat, we could not buy buffalo meat every month. The day usually Saturday, when there was meat (buffalo) at home, my mother had to cook double the rice - because everybody eats twice more rice when there was meat! We had goat meat only 2 times in a year - once during Dashain festival when we sacrifice goat to Goddes Durga and 2nd time during Diwali Puja when we sacrifice goat to our family God !
After I finished my high school (10th grade) other brothers got job, both sisters were married and there weren't so much hardship at home!
When Indira miss told me that children were very happy to have maasu - bhaat (meat - rice), it reminded me of my childhood memory how much I longed for meat! Those children in Goganpani are in the same state as I was in my childhood - they have to wait for Dashain festival or some specific festivals or somebody in village throws wedding party - to have meat with rice!
So, having taken you in my childhood time, I fully agree with your to offer Goganpani school meat twice a month!