Come see indigenous mountain cultures and school projects in the remote Himalayan villages of the Dolpa region. Presenter Catherine Inman lived in Nepal
for seven years, and founded the nonprofit organization Friends of Dolpa.
Catherine will give a background on Northwestern Nepal, people's lifestyles, challenges, and how times are changing. She will be highlighting the Tapriza School, a community-led project educating 225 children, K-10, in one of the Earth's most remote valleys at 10,000 feet. The school provides local ancient cultural heritage education alongside standard Nepali curriculum. 2018 marked celebration of Tapriza's 20th Anniversary teaching! Villagers lead this project, which blends traditional and modern ways of learning. Presenter Catherine Inman was a US Peace Corps Volunteer and did other work in Dolpa as well. She founded the nonprofit "Friends of Dolpa" in 1996, which continues to support Tapriza School and other cultural heritage programs.
Walk-in programs open to all, generally appropriate for children (suggested for ages 10 and up) who have a special interest in the topic being presented. The Armchair Travel Series focuses on different destinations around the world. Contact us if you are interested in making a presentation of your travel experience.