A political rally today has caused the city of Kathmandu (3 million+) to virtually shut down, so it gives me a chance to stay in our hotel room and catch up on our activities of the past couple of weeks. Nepal is unusual and interesting. We've had a once in a lifetime experience as we were invited to attend a ceremony at the Presidential Palace where the international artist, Ranan Lurie, handed over 3 paintings to a Nepali sherpa who will take them to the top of Mt. Everest in May as a symbol of world unity and the Nepal Tourism Year.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
We were in West Malaysia for a day and met this most wonderful woman at Cheshire Homes, Katihjah, who we will work with later in the year to do a training session for clinicians in Kuala Lumpur. Then we traveled to East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo) and are working with two other Cheshire homes in the north (Kota Kinabalu) and south (Kuching) along with some Rotary clubs and other NGO's as well as government organizations. All are excited about serving wheelchair users better and improving the level of service to better meet the needs of the disabled here in Malaysia. It's a blessing to work with so many good-hearted and dedicated people.
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