Time For Kids To Go Back To School (After Dashain Holiday)

A girl smiles

23 October: A girl shyly smiles as I take her photo. She was going back to Kathmandu with her relative uncle along with other friends. We met them on our way to Chisapani.

A girl smiles

The same girl with her friend.

A guardian takes his kids to school in Kathmandu.

A guardian takes his kids to school in Kathmandu. These kids, the man said, aren’t his sons and daughters. He was taking them Kathmandu where they study in a school in Jorpati and their parents (not a single pair) work as construction workers. This man, who identified only as Lama, was slightly nervous when we took the photos and talked to the kids even after we identified ourselves as reporters. But the kids? They were competing with each other to be photographed and to see their images on the LCD.

Suraj interviews them for his story about trail side kids for Kopila, children supplement of Kantipur daily.

24 October: We met this little girl and her two friends while going up from Golfubhyangyang to Chisapani. They were also heading to Kathmandu to attend school. Her relative brother and the a boy from her neighborhood who were walking with her had named her little Miss Nepal. So she became Miss Nepal for us as well. In the photo above the little lady plucks flower from a trail side private garden near Chisapani

Kids enjoyed by putting fresh garden flowers on their ears reminding us of Tihar, the festival of flower that will be celebrated soon. The boy on the left is a family relative of the little Miss Nepal while the boy on the right works as a underage laborer in a restaurant in Bagbazaar, Kathmandu.