57 Photos - Aug 17, 2012
Photo: Photo: Photo: Shree Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School, Lamjung, NepalPhoto: Transporting Peace Innovation Lab equipments/furnitures to Lamjung from KathmanduPhoto: ...on the way to Lamjung. This is a feeder road leading up to Nepal Danda, Tanahun ProvincePhoto: Shrijan Amatya, a high school graduate and a member of PIL's Leadership, showing the PIL brass plate. Shirjan is traveling to London later this year to attend British Council's Global Youth Summit.Photo: ...loading furnitures and equipments onto a tractor.Photo: ...all set for a 2.5 hour bumpy ride (ii)Photo: "the highway"Photo: Dhamilikuwa, Lamjung - we were 2 hours away from the School at this pointPhoto: Peace Innovation Lab Nepal team co-leads: Shrijan Amatya (L) and Shirish Khanal (R.)Photo: Photo: we'd have never reached the School had I been the driver!Photo: our room at the village.Photo: the Lab space ... before the set-up.Photo: ...and the set up begins!Photo: painting the room. we converted one of the classrooms (provided by the School) to a Peace Innovation Lab.Photo: Shrijan setting up the computersPhoto: Dell Laptops, donated by Swarthmore ITSPhoto: the locals are curious. for many of them, it's the first time they have seen a Laptop.Photo: Photo: so proud!Photo: Photo: Photo: Shrijan handing out sticky notes to the students. We asked them to write a sentence on the prompt "What does Peace mean to you?"Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: immersed in work!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of the roles of the Lab, as we envision it, is to promote local innovation in the community. Here, Shrijan is explaining the Solar Bottle Bulb, based on appropriate techonologies. Our hope is that the students will start thinking about how they can leverage available resources to promote innovation in their communities. They are not there, yet - but they will be... within a years' time.Photo: Photo: Photo: working as a team!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: very proud of the outcomes of this 1.5 hour long meeting with the teachers. We want to make sure that the teachers are primary focal points of the Lab (and not us.) At the meeting, they appointed Prem Adhikari (High School Coordinator) as the "Peace Entrepreneur in Residence"Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: