Everest. Sherpas. The world’s only nonquadrilateral
flag. The country? Nepal, of course.
The nine Avondale College of Higher Education
students who visited June 17 - July 15 learned
much more about this landlocked nation,
though. Rough roads ran beside raging rapids.
Patriarchy and entrenched poverty. The caste
system, the influence of climate change both
impacting a vulnerable but proud people fighting
for a better life.
The trip served as the practical component of one of
our international poverty and development studies
units. We’d previously completed other units in the
course and prepared extensively throughout first
semester for the trip. During our month in Nepal, we
traversed 19 of its 75 districts to visit 15 villages, all
beneficiaries of Adventist Development and Relief
Agency (ADRA) projects.
"Fly'n'don't Build: What We Learned From Our Study of Development Projects in Nepal,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 8
, Article 10.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol8/iss2/10