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A new challenge

Here in Kerala, many blind people do not go out with a white cane. They feel uncomfortable to make their blindness visible to everyone. At the same time, institutions put a lot of focus on technologies such as computers and … Continue reading

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Exploring India – From Kerala to Meghalaya

Vellayani in the rain, I leave the Kanthari campus in the afternoon on my way to Bangalore and then Shillong in the Northeast of India. The first challenge is to find the right bus stop in Trivandrum where to catch … Continue reading

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Good Bye India

Eleven months have come to an end and it is time to prepare for departure. On December 3rd 2011, 16 participants from 13 different countries graduated from the International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE). Now we are ready to go … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a lot of historical sites and especially temples. As I spent most of my time in the Nepal Association of the Blind (NAB) and the hostel, I haven’t seen many of the places that tourists usually visit. A … Continue reading

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Life in Kathmandu

Now it is two weeks ago when I arrived in Kathmandu. Since last week I stay in the hostel of the Nepal Association of the Blind (NAB) and I do some work for them. For blind people it is very … Continue reading

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Back in Kathmandu

After a month in Humla, I am now back to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Here I will spend the last three weeks of my internship. It was a long journey which started at the airport in Simikot. Once again, … Continue reading

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Life in Simikot

Simikot is the headquarter of Humla, but actually it is a village. Walking to the office or back I often meet donkeys or other animals on the path. The house I live in has three bedrooms, a kitchen and a … Continue reading

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Washing Clothes

After a week in Humla I finally decide to wash clothes. I must say it is an interesting experience. I was hoping to find a quiet moment without anyone using the water tab, but when there is water, everyone needs … Continue reading

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A Long Walk

we want to visit a unit of the mobile blind school. A trained Humla person can walk the distance in 2.5 hours. We calculate 4 to 5 hours walk. In the morning it is raining, so we wonder if it … Continue reading

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Save Sahya – Save the Future of Vellarada

On the occasion of World Environment Day, more than 100 people gathered in Vellarada to express their solidarity with the “Save Sahya” movement against quarry of Mt. Sahya. There have always been different points of view on our environment. Often, … Continue reading

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