High up in the Hindukush Mountains, we try to deliver quality education at as low a price as possible.
Submitted by Wendy on Mon, 2007-02-19 12:52.
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Dear Friends,Kosht, under its snow blanketKosht, under its snow blanket

After a year of fighting with the local state of things, what do we have to tell you?

What did we face during those last months? Here are just a few things of what happened.

When I reached back in April, after my visit to Belgium, I found the school running, not terribly well, but not terribly bad either. My teachers did try their best to keep things going smoothly.


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Submitted by Wendy on Sun, 2007-02-18 08:57.
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Kosht, under its snow blanket
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Submitted by Jürgen Depicker on Thu, 2007-02-15 15:54.
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Taxonomy

What is taxonomy? You can have a look at the pages linked underneath, or be happy with my brief description: on this site, it is a way to help us classify all information on the site.

http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/taxonomy

http://drupal.org/node/81589

Once you have a load of tagged data, it's hard to make changes to taxonomy structures (apart from adding terms) without rendering existing nodes much harder to find. Trust me, NO ONE will go back and edit existing data, not in real life, unless there is massive funding for that purpose.


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Submitted by Jürgen Depicker on Thu, 2007-02-15 14:13.
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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Sat, 2006-10-28 10:44.
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An Overview of IBCSK Building

An overview of IBCSK building from Qaqlasht. The school is situated on the banks of the River Molkhow. It has a vast playground, airy classrooms with sufficient daylight and is accessible to nearby settlements. It has a hostel facility to accommodate students from remote and backward villages, which helps them in pursuit of quality education.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2006-10-19 13:11.
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Tirich Mir Base Camp, Northern Chitral

A View of The Hindu Raj RangeA View of The Hindu Raj RangeImposing mountains dominate the landscape of Chitral, which count 40 peaks over 6,100m, including the fabulous Terich Mir peak [7708m] in Terich valley [upper Chitral], which has been an eternal source of attraction for mountaineers. In the picture you can see Terich Mir base camp and trail over Zani pass [3886m] above the village of Kosht, with its panoramic view over the infinity of the Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Tue, 2006-10-17 11:39.
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Shepherd With Goat Caravan

A shepherd and some children are herding cattle towards a high pasture. Livestock is the mainstay of the economy in Northern Pakistan [Chitral], after agriculture. It also involves children of school-going age.


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Submitted by Wendy Finet on Mon, 2006-10-16 18:38.

Hello dear friends!

Here I am again crying out for your sympathy and help...

What happened since last summer? Things stagnated a little, with the same problems as ever: teachers are leaving us after a year or more of service, to get a job in some government department which offers more facilities (pension,higher salaries,...). This results in the fact that I have to look for new candidates who come without particular knowledge about teaching, even sometimes without ability to speak English!
But we have no choice and start to train them.
I must say that some of our female teachers, who tend to remain with us, became quite good and skilled. It makes me happy to see that our efforts are shown finally. We also have the presence of young guy's who can't afford the cost of further studies, and as such develop in our school. I am really happy to see their creativity and commitment growing day by day. They even manage to surprise me with new ideas for improvement.

But the lack of funds makes itself feel in every aspect. We have to fight ignorance against all odds. I really do believe that educating young children will solve the fundamental problems the world is facing at present. Fundamentalism and extremism... These are nowadays the key words in every world crises. Just turn on the radio and they only have about it.
And it is of course easy to put a religion behind it. But it is wrong...
The sole problem lies behind ignorance. That 's why I can't leave it. I m there again and most than ever I feel the need to fight for it. I want a better world, and I am not the only one! THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE AROUND ME WHO SHARE MY VIEWS and try their best to help me on the way.
For the moment, beside my trusted friends, we have the presence of an Italian engineer who kindly offered his services to the cause for 6 months already, and is still interested to do more. Thank you Alessandro!
Last year I had some troubles with the running of our hostel. I learned that it is not easy to find the right persons at the right places! I pass the details but we changed the warden two times (to become it myself at the end of October!), and I believe we had already 5 different cooks since we started. But we learn and we are on the right path to make it a model hostel!


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Submitted by Wendy Finet on Sun, 2006-10-15 13:40.

Hello dear friends!

Here I am again crying out for your sympathy and help...

What happened since last summer? Things stagnated a little, with the same problems as ever: teachers are leaving us after a year or more of service, to get a job in some government department which offers more facilities (pension,higher salaries,...). This results in the fact that I have to look for new candidates who come without particular knowledge about teaching, even sometimes without ability to speak English!
But we have no choice and start to train them.


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