Thang Foundation has made a fantastic journey trough Nepal this November. This years group consisted of Marleen Fischer, Amber DeLahaye, Mark Janssen, Linde Faas and Evert Mul.
Marleen and Amber as experienced members of the foundation, Mark as ambassador and author and, on invitation, Linde teamed up with us as author and her husband Evert joined us as biologist.
The goal of this trip was to do both follow-ups on previous projects and to include 7 new schools in our book bag project. Five of these schools are located in Sauraha and two in Janakpur. In addition, the foundation wanted to promote reading books for children, including no less than two new picturebook translation of our own!
We have been able to translate two books from dutch to Nepali, thanks to good conversations and agreements with both Kathalaya Publishers in Nepal and Lemniscaat publisher in the Netherlands.
These books are: ‘The boy and the whale’, by Linde Faas and ‘Stop! Monsters!’ by Mark Janssen. Last year, Mark’s book “Nothing happened’ had already been translated to Nepali. All of these books will have a prominent spot in our Bookbags.
Mark and Linde participated in this year’s program to share their knowledge gained as writers and illustrators. They shared this during promoting their translated books via storytelling and workshops in writing and illustrating. Mark and Linde made their books come alive and provided the pupils with a small taste of the magic that happens when you read for fun.
Furthermore, we had multiple activities in Kathmandu where our Authors and illustrated teamed up with their colleagues in Nepal and sicussed how to take the standard of children books to a higher level.
We feel obliged to share that this entire trip is based on the principles of non-profit.
Lastly, we have worked on expanding the cooperation with other Dutch organisation in the area. It is incredibly beautiful to see the importance of COOPERATION. Together with a contact of MEDORA foundation, we have discussed and selected five new schools in Sauraha that perfectly fit our concept. We have already paid them all a visit to get familair with each other.
As requested by ‘Light of life’ foundation, we have visited another school in Amaghar where we were asked to evaluate and improve their already created children’s readingbooks programma.
Another visit we look back on with a smile on our face and warmth in our heart!
Vandaag het begin gemaakt met de bibliotheek die op 19 november open gaat !
Financieel mogelijk gemaakt door
KUSHAL GURUNG die hiervoor de marathon in Boston gelopen heeft .
Today we made a start with the library which will open on the 19th of November. This library has been financially made possible by KUSHAL GURUNG, who ran the Boston Marathon especially for this cause!
Oriënterend bezoek aan Lamjung om in het programma van 2019 opgenomen te worden .
Amber zal hier in januari samen met de Nepalese afdeling van de foundation : MohanBikram Sherestra / Purna / Subarna naar toe afreizen .
Orienting visit to Lamjung in order to place them in our 2019 programme. Together with Amber, our Nepali Departement of the foundation, existing of MohanBikram Sherestra / Purna / Subarna, will work to make this possible.
Voorleesestafette Openbare bibliotheek Amsterdam
Zaterdagochtend heel vroeg ging ik met mijn moeder en mijn zusje met de trein naar Amsterdam. We stapten na 2,5 uur uit de trein, de tijd was snel gegaan want ik had nog geoefend met voorlezen en spelletjes gedaan. In Amsterdam ging ik over de rode loper de bieb binnen, dat was best spannend. De bieb was de grootste bieb die ik ooit heb gezien. Hij was 8 etages hoog! Met een restaurantje, een café en zelfs live muziek (speciaal voor de uitmarkt). Op het grote bed op de kinderafdeling las ik voor uit “Niks gebeurd” van Mark Janssen. Er was ook een verteltas en daar mocht mijn zusje mee helpen. Curt Fortin (bekend van de televisie) hij had de microfoon vast en hij zei dat ik het goed had gedaan. Lezen vind ik leuk om te doen. Het is mooi dat de stichting kinderen in Nepal laat lezen. Daarom ben ik graag de ambassadeur. Daarna ben ik nog naar het Nemo museum geweest en we waren pas super laat weer thuis.
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Reading Relay public library Amsterdam.
Me, my mother and my sister went to Amsterdam in the early hours of last Saturday. We got out after a train ride of 2.5 hours but time flew by quickly since I had been practicing with reading and playing some games. I immediately walked over the red carpet into the library when we arrived in Amsterdam, that was quite exciting. The library was very huge, probably the biggest I have ever seen. It was 8 floors high! There was a restaurant, a bar and even live music (specially for the uitmarkt.)
I read from the book “Niets gebeurd” from Mark Janssen, while sitting on the large bed in the children department. There was also a ‘tell-bag’, with which my sister could help. Curt Fortin (famous from TV) held the microphone and said that I did a good job.
I like reading. It is important that the foundation allows children in Nepal to read. That is why it’s a pleasure to be the ambassador. After that I went to the NEMO museum so we came home quite late that day.