Workshop at Hiteshi, a rural school in village Dyunai in the Himalayas, April 2016

At Dyaunai, a village around 15 k.m. from Kausani in the Himalayas, I stayed overnight with my host Kishan Rana, who, along with his wife, Pushpa, founded a primary school here called Hiteshi.

The couple started Hiteshi 20 years back and have been supporting the school from the meagre income from their farm. They are very hard working, mornings in the school and afternoons in their field. Almost all that we ate for dinner and lunch was from their fields! Meeting them was inspiring.

I conducted workshops for their 4th and 5th-grade students and interacted with some of the teachers.

View of the valley from Hiteshi

View of the valley from Hiteshi

Hiteshi Vidya Niketan

Hiteshi Vidya Niketan

Kishan Rana, co-founded Hiteshi with his wife, Pushpa

Kishan Rana, co-founded Hiteshi with his wife, Pushpa

Class 4 & 5 students at the morning assembly.

Class 4 & 5 students at the morning assembly.

I didn't get a chance to take photos during the workshop but the grand finale was demonstration of an obstacle avoiding robot to all the students.

I didn’t get a chance to take photos during the workshop but the grand finale was demonstration of an obstacle avoiding robot to all the students.