During my break in Kathmandu, I was fortunate to meet with a team of furniture makers and was asked to visit the workshop and share ideas. The workshop was busy, with tools everywhere and bamboo scaffolding holding the roof, again like in Chitwan health and safety isn’t a real issue here.
I mainly helped out with veneering cupboard doors, and then fitting them afterwards. I also assembled a few book shelves that were later being delivered to the British School based in Kathmandu. It was an interesting experience due to the fact no one knew how to speak English, and my understanding of Nepalese is low; but we managed to communicate through pointing, drawing and demonstrating.
During my time at the workshop I experienced my first earthquake; it felt like a low flying aircraft, the earthquake was mini and was measured 4.1 on the Richter scale.
I head back to Chitwan on the 24th of July to continue my work at Village Community Centre.