Summer Holidays in Nepal

Over the summer holidays we visited Nepal and met members of SOCH, the Humanist Society of Nepal, and visited their school – Ambience International School. As a family we did a four day trek, through some of the mountain villages of the Annapurna region. A favourite...

Festival and Politics

A few excerpts from Eleanor’s blog, writing of her experiences in Kathmandu. Tihar: Just twelve days after Dasain 5-19 October ( Nepal’s biggest festival of 15 days, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, surrounding the belief of the victory of the goddess Durga...

Earthquake, Kathmandu, 31 August 2013

After the recent shaking that central New Zealand has experienced, Eleanor Middleton experienced an earthquake in Kathmandu. Eleanor is a volunteer working with the Society for Humanism in Nepal SOCH Nepal and a volunteer secondary teacher at the Societies school in...

Establishing a Humanist School in Nepal

This article is about the Humanist School that Eleanor Middleton visited in Nepal earlier this year. On her return to New Zealand, Eleanor spoke about her experiences at a Wellington meeting of the Humanist Society of New Zealand. The school, previously named Harvard...