In the summer of 2007, William Aura traveled to the remote village of Tintale in Nepal’s eastern valley. He was the first western man to see how the villagers there lived from day-to-day. At that time the place had no electricity, no telephones, and no modern sanitation. The people of Tintale had lived and worked in almost complete isolation from the outside world for centuries.
PFCF decided to make a contribution to the community, and initiated a music program in nearby Katari Bazar, Udayapur, Nepal.
Local schoolteacher and music notation instructor Dhruba Kumar Ghimire patiently teaches disadvantaged village children how to play the harmonium. Our efforts provide classroom space and brand-new music instruments for the students as well as humanitarian aid in Tintale village including medicine, school supplies, and gifts for the children. A number of dedicated students trek two hours each way to Katari to receive music education. Local PFCF supporters Ishor Bajracharya, Shyam Basnet and Sujan Karki administer this vital music program.