My name is Bim and I am 9 years old.
I live in a little village called Midim Bhache, high up in the hills of the Himalayan Mountains.
Last year, The CAIRN Trust built a new school in our village. The whole village was really excited and everyone worked hard to build it together. My dad and uncle helped to build the roof.
Before the school opened, the nearest school was too far away (two hours walk!) so I would help my dad instead with daily chores. I have being going to school for six months now and I will be the first in my family to be able to read and write.
At school, we learn in Nepali and English, which is one of my favourite subjects, although it is a very difficult language to learn. During the holidays, I had to finish an old Nepali story, with my own ending. Click here to read the story. I was hoping that you may have some great ideas as to the ending or maybe could draw some pictures about the story. If you do, email them to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought you may like to know some Nepali phrases. I have been learning how to say these in English.
Namaste (Nah-MAH-stay) - Hello and goodbye
Meero naam Bim ho (MAY-ro na-m Bim ho) - My name is Bim
Ho (HO) - Yes
Haina (Hai-Na) - No
Dhanyabaad (DHAN-naii-bat) - Thank you
We have just celebrated our New Year on the 14th April and would you believe it that we have started the year of 2066! Click here to read some of the fun things about New Years Day in Nepal.