May 10, 2014
Today we said goodbye to the lovely people of Khanalthok. Fortunately we aren't really saying goodbye. We get to say "Pheri bhetaunla" which is Nepali for "I hope we meet again".
After breakfast and a final round of bacteria counting and cleaning we had a closing ceremony of sorts to say goodbye. Harrison gave a speech to tell everyone in attendance how excited we were to be working in Khanalthok and how thankful we were for the incredible hospitality. He assured them that we would be back next year for an implementation trip. We will be bringing back a solution to one of the problems we have identified in the village next summer. We also got to hand out gifts to our homestays, the schools, and the health outpost.
After a quick morning of photos and hugs, we finally packed up and drove back down the
mountain foothill we had
grown to love. We dropped Santosh and Nukesh off at Kathmandu University in
Dhulikhel and drove back to Kathmandu.
Next year, we will be back to make a real difference in the community. This trip has been incredible and I can't wait for the rest of the team to come and experience Khanalthok.
Safely back in Kathmandu,