During the 7th week (25-29 May), our students were well into their month long project that will be exhibited on the final day- 21st June. During their research and planning phase, students have come up with their own creative topics that aim at solving a problem in the larger Bouddha area. Any idea is encouraged to be explored as long as the solutions the students come up with has some positive social impact. With this in mind, two groups, one which wants to encourage roof-top kitchen gardening, and another group that wants to enable people to create compost out of organic waste – visited Wegain Zone during their planning phase.
Wegain Zone is situated in Boudha and is a community space where you can organise workshops and documentary screenings for free. It also implements environment friendly construction practices with materials such as adobe, mud bricks and glass bottles to name a few.
Similarly, keeping up with developing their Career Plans, students who are interested in pursuing engineering for their higher studies visited Karkhana “make break innovate”.
One of our students, Mingmar Lama who is interested in becoming a professional artist wants to join a fine arts college to study painting. Keeping this in mind, we have linked him with artist Saroj Bajracharya who now gives Mingmar studio lessons every Friday. Mingmar also attended Sattya Media Arts Collective’s “Stencil Workshop with Chifumi” on 25th and 26th May.
On Thursday Weekly Reflections, besides their experiences during field visits and workshop, two students also shared their blogs about their personal interest and English activities at EduLift.
Finally, on the Guest Speaker Series, Mr. Nripal Adhikari from Abari gave our students a talk on alternative natural resources such as adobe and bamboo as building materials for a more sustainable environment. Mr. Adhikary is an architect, furniture designer and a painter and has created works from Nepal, Bhutan and Mongolia to Uganda, kenya and USA to name a few. He aims to make bamboo and earth a mainstream building material.
For more information, please visit: http://abari.org/