Project #4659

Stop Making Paper Orphans of Nepal Children

by The Mountain Fund
Apr 22, 2013

Annual Parent's Day Talent Show

Proud Parents
Proud Parents

One of my favorite events each year in Nepal is the annual Parent's Day Talent Show at Orchid Garden. First, it is great to see the number of parents who attend the show. For many of the parent's who are day-laborers, it means a day off work, and hence a loss of income to attend, yet they are so proud of what their children are doing they flock to attend this talent show every year and this year was no exception. 

It's great fun too to see the kids put on the show. They've spent weeks preparing costumes, developing song and dance routines, some creating original poems to share as well. The morning of the show is shear madness as the teacher's scramble to help everyone with costumes and make up. Once in a while, a line is forgotten or a dance step goes the wrong way, but what fun to watch these children and their parents. What a great production Orchid Garden puts on as well. 

For a country where bleak, stark classrooms and rote memorization are the standards for schools, the energy and creativity of the staff, teachers and children at Orchid Garden demonstrate why it's such a special gift. 

Standing Room Only
Standing Room Only
Doesn't get cuter
Bright Stars
Bright Stars
Sharing a poem
Sharing a poem
Awesome break dancin
Awesome break dancin

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The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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