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Kathmandu Valley Art Show In NYC – March 14

Greetings, Peace Corps saathi haru, and Namaste!I am very excited to let you all know (or at least remind you) that the Rubin Museum of Art’s Nepal exhibition, From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley opens this coming Friday, March 14th! The RPCV at RMA program

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Tika Karki Memorial Micro Grants Program

Friends of Nepal is pleased to announce its new Tika Karki Memorial micro-grants program which can provide up to $500 for an organization in Nepal (we will match up to $250). The micro-grants program contributes match funding to projects which RPCVs recommend and support. RPCVs should recommend organizations or community

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Friends of Burkina Faso Request

From NPCA… I’m writing because Friends of Burkina Faso needs your help! Recently the Peace Corps Polyglot posted a blurb about our participation in America’s Giving Challenge, a fundraising competition in collaboration with Global Giving, the Case Foundation and Parade Magazine. The blog link is: http://peacecorpsconnect.typepad.com/peacecorpspolyglot/2008/01/10-5-minutes-50.html The facts are simple:

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Tika’s Passing

On January 3 Peace Corps Nepal long time friend, Tika Karki, passed away. It touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed. More information is available on our website and Friends of Nepal will be doing something to memorialize him and his service in the near future.

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Tika is Improving

I wanted to share with everyone that Tika is out of the Hospital. He was discharged this past Tuesday after ten days stay. He has an appointment with the Oncologist this week and then we will find out what the next steps are. He is currently doing much better after

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Tika Karki Update

From Suarav Karki:   As I mentioned earlier, Tika was admitted to the Inova Fairfax Hospital last Sunday (9/23). He did not have the pre-scheduled fourth chemotherapy treatment because of low white blood cells (WBC) count. He was given some shots to increase the WBC count but it did not

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Passing of Bob Bates, First Director of PCN

Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I pass along word of the passing of Bob Bates.  Bob, teacher, author, mountaineer and first Peace Corps director in Nepal, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Exeter, NH. Bob’s list of accomplishments is long and varied. In his mountain life he

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Himalayan Healers Update

Namaste everyone! Thought I would send out an invite to interested parties to refer potential student candidates for our second Himalayan Healer’s training, to begin Mid-November.   This training will require 10 female candidates. Candidates of difficult backgrounds and needs in particular are encouraged, however we have an open admissions

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