Tonight we visited the Rotaractors of Patan, who invited us into their homes and had dinner with us. We had brought along a few gifts from Bellevue that we gave them and then spent the rest of the evening eating daal, bhat, tarkari. Afterwards they walked with us to the UK restaurant where I finally got the chance to buy a razor to shave and then showed us a dried water tap. Nepal is blessed compared to other developing countries in that it has access to many sources of water from the natural springs in the mountain ranges.
We had a music and art project for the New Life Disability Center. Our group was in charge of organizing an art project for the children there. I sat down with a boy whose name was Sudeep. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I was enjoying myself so much coloring with this boy that I completely forgot. Thankfully, the other interns from my group were taking a lot of pictures and got some good shots of me. After the art project we has some light refreshments and then watched as the kids put on a few performances for us. We then got together and performed the hokey-pokey dance which excited everyone.
After the performance, we were given a tour of the facility and saw so much dedication from the teachers there. There are 15 teachers that sleep in the same room as the students. Many of the lessons and rooms were very well done with paintings of animals and pictures.
I was very impressed with the facility and asked the director about sponsorships for the children there. We had to say our goodbyes as the night was approaching and we had other Rotarians to meet. We went to dinner and then went back to the guest house to prepare for our trip to Phokara.