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Brian J. Hunter: Save the Children
Brian J. Hunter is the Save the Children Country Director for Nepal and Bhutan. He’s been working with Save the Children for past nine years, and in Nepal since November 2009.  In an interview with Anand Gurung of Nepalnews.com, he talks about how Nepal has made a lot of progress in the last 5 to 10 years in addressing the situation of children in the country. Read more about Brian J. Hunter's experiences at: www.nepalnews.com.

Conor Grennan on The Nate Berkus Show
Conor Grennan was a guest on the Nate Berkus Show on January 25th.  He discussed his book, Little Princes, Next Generation Nepal and his volunteer experiences in Nepal. Watch the segment at: http://www.thenateshow.com/videos/detail/1247/nates-must-read/.

Uncommon Goods Partnership
Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Uncommon Goods has selected NGN as a sponsored non profit.  Go to their website (www.uncommongoods.com), place an order, enter NGN at the Source Code at check outand NGN receives 10% of your total sale.  Also, if you select NGN at check out, NGN get a $1 donation from Uncommon Goods.

Conor Grennan's Presentation at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School
On November 4th, 2010 Conor came to Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School, a school comprised on 1,000 students in grades 7-12, as a guest speaker to address the  students in many of the English classes.  His story proved to be an inspirational one for both students and staff as he shared his experiences in working with war-torn families and his founding of Next Generation Nepal.

Principal, Jay Mutak, praised Conor's presentation, noting "kids have an instinct for recognizing the genuine article and they recognize it in Conor.  He is a wonderful example for young people (and adults)  of the profound difference one person can make in this world.  Schools around the nation would greatly benefit from his moving and powerful  presentation."

Notes from Simikot, Humla
Our first teacher volunteer, Ms. Clarie Nabet, returned to Kathmandu after her involvement in the NGN educational project in Bal Mandir government school in Simikot, Humla.  Nabet, a teacher from France, volunteered three months of her life to the children and their school in Simikot.  Nabet lived with the children and spent her days working with teachers and administrators at Bal Mandir school modeling new teaching practices and suggesting alternative classroom management techniques.  She also worked on mobilizing community support for developing an improvement plan for the school. We look forward to another volunteer taking over in February 2011.

CITTA funds a well-stocked health post in Simikot, Humla.
Michael Daube, founder of CITTA, and Dr. Yeshi Lama, medical director, are responsible for providing much-needed healthcare to this very remote region of Nepal.  NGN has recently returned 25 children to this region so this new relationship is particularly important to us.  A recent meeting with this team in Simikot, has opened new doors for collaboration.  We look forward to advancing our future partnership and maintaining quality health care for the children of Humla.