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Category Archive for "Stories from the field"

Meet Shanta Maya Khadaka

  Before Tevel came to the Sadidada station where Shanta Maya lives, she was only growing basic staple crops such as maize,…

THE MOMENT OUR LIVES CHANGED

by Omer Mor, the Tevel Fellowship Program I was there. I was in Nepal on April 25th, and my life changed forever.…

When a Teacher Comes to Nepal, Who Really Does the Teaching?

By David Dunetz I was not completely ready for what I saw coming out from Kathmandu airport a month ago – a…

The Hidden Cost of Rebuilding

By Avigayil Heimowitz Last week I visited Ramechhap district, four years from the last time I was in rural Nepal. While walking…

Conscious Composting

By Emily Gruber, Fellowship 5th cohort Since being in Nepal, and especially living in Ramechhap, I’ve become much more aware of the…

Every Seed that is Planted will Sprout in its Own Time

By Yuval Elbashan Unlike the romanticism that people often associate it with, the life of pursuing social justice is filled with disappointments.…

Rose, Thorn and Bud

By Livia Nulman, Tevel Fellowship 2016-2017 Every Friday night after everyone has eaten enough to be able to focus on anything other…

6 years later- Tevel alumnus Ari Eichler visits the village where he volunteered

Ari Eichler was a participant of the 8th cohort of the Tevel Community in Nepal between October 2010-February 2011.  He visited  Nepal…

From the Stone Quarry to the Tevel Fellowship- Bijay Thapa

by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer Ever since I met Bijay Thapa, I’ve been busy explaining to Tevel’s Nepali staff what the Yiddish word…

Believing in Change- Agriculture Exposure Visit for Rural Farmers

Food security is a monumental challenge in the harsh conditions of rural Nepal. The effects of climate change, compounded by the damage…

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