Mother & Children Art Foundation (MCAF)
"Making Nepal's women in poverty-self sufficient
A school facility for children who can't otherwise attend School"
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Feb 1, 2015
Kate Gibson, Feedback  
I really enjoyed our work at Shree Yuva Barsha Primary School. It was very clear what tools the principal and school committee wanted us to do. We worked hard and got as much done as we would. Naresh was very good in organizing everything for us as well as helping with the fencing and sourcing materials.
The food we had was sensational- every meal was yummy and plentiful. The school itself is delightful. It would be especially nice to organize some more play areas for the students. So I hope some other teams come into the school to work on those sorts of things.
Date: 13/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Shawn Lim, Australian  
The experience at the school was memorable as the completion of each task created a greater atmosphere. Within five days we got, the team had completed many painting jobs that made the school brighter and visually appealing. Other than painting, the group had installed two fences that would project the students from falling. The overall project was a success as we also helped set up the next group’s school project. With the help of Naresh our project at Shree Yuva Barsa Primary School was outstanding as we had a notable impact. The only little con that I could have remembered is the lack of communication with how the school wanted us to spend our money. This was made harder due to the language barriers. Though overall the experience was wonderful.
Date: 13/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Peter Higgins, Australian  
Our project at Hillside Academy was a great experience for all. It was a worthwhile cause and it is rewarding for the students to see and know they are making a difference and helping others. There was plenty of work to do and a nice variety of things to do. Teaching, playing games, playing football, the trip to the temple and interacting with the kids were all great alternatives when we began to get tired from the physical work.
We all felt welcomed, safe and supported throughout and it was easy for us to stay healthy. All is all a very positive experience.
Date: 07/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Claudia Harvey, Australian  
It was one of the best experiences of my life. I enjoyed interacting with the children and engaging in your Nepalese culture. When building the foundation for the school or painting artwork on the wall, it was so worthwhile seeing the smiles on the children faces. It was a once in a lifetime experience which I enjoyed so much. Sujan was such a great project manager. He is so lovely and outgoing and did everything he could to make us feel at home. Also the cooks were amazing. Each one of the meals they cooked was fantastic.
Date: 07/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Michaela Pieterse , Australian  
The project was good in the sense that we were able to contribute in some way to improving the school. It was also a very insightful experience to see the type of learning systems in Nepal and also the lives of outer community. However more challenger involvement could be promoted. A clear plan of what needs to be done should be set, so the teams are able to fully participate and achieve a particular goal.
Project in Pokhara was very good! Thank you for having us!
Date: 17/12/014
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About Thangka Art
Thangka Painting is a traditional art that evolved between the 7th and 12th centuries in Nepal and Tibet. Painted on canvas and mounted in silk brocade, a thangka is more than just a work of art. It is an object of devotion, an aid to spiritual practice, and a source of blessings. Thangka painting is strictly governed by iconographic rules. From the canvas preparation and drawing of the subject, through to mixing and applying colors, decorating with gold, and mounting the finished work in brocade, the creation of a thangka painting involves skill and care at each stage and illustrates particular details. 
 
Thangkas are believed to create positive influences in their surroundings. Its brilliant colors and forms awaken the mind and energize consciousness; its images stimulate capacities for visualization and nourish the heart. It is said that just the act of looking at a thangka is itself a good deed. By meditating on such objects, one can train and gain an understanding of certain types of awareness that the specific image portrays. Another reason for commissioning a thangka painting may be to bring about good health, prosperity or long life. 


1. The Wheel of Life (Sipakhorlo)
 
wheel of life
2.Life of the Buddha
 
3.Mandala
 
4.White Tara,
 
5.Green Tara
 
6.Manjushree
 
6.Sakyamuni Buddha
 
7.Guru Rinpoche
 
Objectives
  1.  The major objectives of MCAF is to conduct various trainings of economic generating skills like thangka painting, weaving, sewing, cutting and trimming etc. to impoverished women. This will relieve them from problems of poverty and raise their living standards.
     
  2. To provide a home and schooling facility for child labors, disables, street children and orphans, as well as to the children of lower class families who are under the poverty line.
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