PROJECT ROOM-A Place for General Project Updates and Information

Status: In progress

This is where you will find general project updates and information that does not fit into specific project tasks outlined above.

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I've asked them to consider thinking of other ways they might be able to impact tourism in the region apart from a website. I also asked that Tejanath take a good look at the questions you have all posed about things that are important to you as a travelor and things that you would want to know if you were coming to the region. I think you've all posed critical questions and very good ones at that. Tejanath said that he has read through them all, printed them and is using these as a guide. I explained to Tejanath that right now, I really don't feel the project goals are as well defined as they need to be. He said that he hopes Nabuur volunteers can help them get the website constructed the way that it needs to be. He is open to hearing other ideas about how to proceed, but really we need input on that. Regarding the website: Tejanath has paid for the www.Sankhuwasabha.com website. He has administrative passwords to add information to the site from Khandbari, but he cannot change information that is already there. The developer is supposed to be changing it so that eventually he will be able to do both. Tejanath has told him that he will not pay him further until it is fixed. Tejanath has been encouraged to focus the website on the tourism concept rather than the child sponsorship program. He is in agreement with this, so eventually the sponsorship program will have less of a prominent focus on the site. I will be working with Tejanath to go through all of the questions posted so far and he will be working on gathering information to answer these questions. Then we can begin to focus on how to best present it. I'm sorry things aren't more specific than this yet, but this project is just beginning and as I said, we really need your input, ideas and suggestions to help clearly define the best way forward. The goal is to promote tourism within Sankhuwasabha by supporting existing organizations. Suggestions for how to best accomplish this are most welcome! Warm regards- Jennifer [teaser] => Hi everyone- I was able to talk with Tejanath this morning and get some updates. One of the biggest concerns that I have at this point is that the local community seems to be very focused on basing this project around the www.sankhuwasabha.com website. While I do agree that if properly developed, this can be a useful marketing tool, I cautioned again about having the website become the primary focus of this project. 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Hi everyone-

I was able to talk with Tejanath this morning and get some updates. One of the biggest concerns that I have at this point is that the local community seems to be very focused on basing this project around the www.sankhuwasabha.com website. While I do agree that if properly developed, this can be a useful marketing tool, I cautioned again about having the website become the primary focus of this project.

As I understand it, the Arun Valley Concern Centre would like to support existing tourism efforts within their district. They want to do this by helping market the interesting things within the district on the website. I really feel like there is potential there to do something more than that. I've asked them to consider thinking of other ways they might be able to impact tourism in the region apart from a website.

I also asked that Tejanath take a good look at the questions you have all posed about things that are important to you as a travelor and things that you would want to know if you were coming to the region. I think you've all posed critical questions and very good ones at that. Tejanath said that he has read through them all, printed them and is using these as a guide.

I explained to Tejanath that right now, I really don't feel the project goals are as well defined as they need to be. He said that he hopes Nabuur volunteers can help them get the website constructed the way that it needs to be. He is open to hearing other ideas about how to proceed, but really we need input on that.

Regarding the website: Tejanath has paid for the www.Sankhuwasabha.com website. He has administrative passwords to add information to the site from Khandbari, but he cannot change information that is already there. The developer is supposed to be changing it so that eventually he will be able to do both. Tejanath has told him that he will not pay him further until it is fixed.

Tejanath has been encouraged to focus the website on the tourism concept rather than the child sponsorship program. He is in agreement with this, so eventually the sponsorship program will have less of a prominent focus on the site.

I will be working with Tejanath to go through all of the questions posted so far and he will be working on gathering information to answer these questions. Then we can begin to focus on how to best present it.

I'm sorry things aren't more specific than this yet, but this project is just beginning and as I said, we really need your input, ideas and suggestions to help clearly define the best way forward. The goal is to promote tourism within Sankhuwasabha by supporting existing organizations. Suggestions for how to best accomplish this are most welcome!

Warm regards-

Jennifer

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Hi there, i've been browsing through some of the ideas, a suggestion would have been to actually complete a marketing plan, with a website being one of the desired outcomes. This could change some of the existing ideas and place things in a diffirent perspective, for excample: what is the desired target market/group, since the design of a website would need to be based on this also. Hope this info is of use.

--
Jaco

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Hi Jaco-

I agree with you and think a marketing plan is very important. Lotte and others have also provided similar recommendations. So far, in talking with Tejanath, the local community has chosen to focus on the website first. Unfortunately, I feel this has really stalled any progress here at Nabuur, largely because the local community still needs to clarify the direction they want to take the project.

My understanding is that the Arun Valley Concern center wants to support existing tourism throughout the Sankhuwasabha District, but we will need their help in identifying how to best do that and what level of involvement/support they wish to provide. Tejanath's communication with me about this project to date has solely involved the development of the website (www.sankhuwasabha.com) which was started prior to their project being posted here at Nabuur.

If you have thoughts on how to structure a marketing plan in relation to tourism, I would love to hear your ideas and will happily share/discuss them with Tejanath.

Happy New Year-

Jennifer

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Wednesday afternoon I received the following brief update from Tejanath. I wanted to share with you to make sure you know the latest happenings on the ground:

"I am going to arrange a meeting of the VIPs of Sankhuwasabha this week. We are going to form Sankhuwasabha Tourism Council(SSTC)to promote, manage and to prepare infrastructure(Infrastructure = Accommodation, Traveling, Transportation, Construction and Communuication, IF= ATTCC)."

Warm Regards-

Jennifer

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Dear Jennifer

Thanks for your posting.

Yes it is. As suggested by Chief District officer I am going to present a five year strategic planning for the development of in Sankhuwasabha District in the meeting.Now I am preparing for the meeting.

Thanks

Tejanath

Khandbati
Sankhuwasabha

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Hello Tejanath- that's great news. Do you have enough time between now and your meeting to upload your strategic plan? There are a number of Neighbours on this Village who have tourism experience and could help you refine your plan. Just an idea...
Carolyn

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Hi Carolyn-

I actually talked with Tejanath a couple weeks ago and asked him if he could post the plan here as well, but the reason he hasn't is because it was written in Nepali and he had to translate it before he could. I'm not sure how far along he is with the translation, but he planned to work on it.

Jennifer

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Oh I see!!! My Nepali is pretty bad so I guess we'll have to wait and see if Tejanath is able to translate. May not be worth his while...
Regards, Carolyn

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Dear Carolyn DV

Ok.

I will try to translate my strategic planning and will post it soon.

The day after tomorrow I am going to present the planning in the meeting of the VIPS of Khandbari area.
Now I am in preparation for it.

Tejanath

Khandbari

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Tejanath and I spoke this morning. As he indicated in his previous message, he will be meeting with the VIP's of the district on Wednesday. He will be presenting the website and the strategic plan.

After the presentation, they will form a new committee named the Sankhuwasabha Tourism Council (STC). This council will be responsible for promotion, management and infrastructure in the Sankhuwasabha district. It will also take over responsibility for the www.sankhuwasabha.com website and appoint a "Chief Editor."

Tejanath is busy working on a plan about how to create awareness of this program locally and to promote the possibility of expanded tourism in the area. Thus far, he reports that all local government leaders and community members have expressed strong interest in the project. I will be looking forward to hearing more after the meeting.

Best wishes to all-

Jennifer

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Sounds great! I am also curious about the results of the meeting
--
Warm regards, Lotte

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Dear Neighbors

Today I am very much pleased to inform you all that a Sankhuwasabha Tourism Council STC has been for formed under the chairmanship of Mr. Man Bahadur Limbu. The committee has been formed of nine members. I have been elected the secretary of the council.

I will also serve the village being the local representative of Sankhuwasabha for the NABUUR.

The advisory bard of the council include The Chief District officer, District Local Development officer, Khandbari Municipality Mayor, Members of the constitution of the Assembly District Police inspector, The Chief of the four Political parties, and all the Nabuur Volunteers who have joined in Sankhuwasabah Village

The committee will prepare a document to the organization. It will work to, promote manage and to prepare infra structure Sustainable Eco- tourism in the district.

I will write more in my next posting.

Tejanath

Khandbari
Sankhuwasabha.

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That's fantastic news Tejanath! Great job! I'm eager to talk to you more about the meeting and what everyone had to say as well as recommendations for moving forward.

I will talk with you soon! Thanks for posting this update.

Jennifer

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Sankhuwasabha District Administration and other VIP's, as well as Nabuur volunteers have been nominated to serve as an advisory board to the committee. Tejanath tells me the next steps for the newly formed committee are as follows: 1. Registration 2. Membership Distribution (nominations gathered for people to serve in positions on the committee)-there as apparently some dissatisfaction with how the committee was originally formed because there are so many locally who are very interested in being a part of this.) 3. New Committee Elections (reforming in a democratic way) 4. Fundraising 5. Planning 6. Execution 7. Monitoring Tejanath says that these steps will be done in coordination with the project here when there are things that we can help them with. Tejanath said that there was a very interesting discussion on the proposal and that STC hopes to execute the plan and monitor the development of sustainable tourism throughout Sankhuwasabha. Tejanath also wanted you to know that he mentioned all of the volunteers here to those in attendance and everyone was very appreciative of the discussion and guidance provided to date. Things are moving forward in a very positive direction on the ground in Nepal. I expect that once the organization is registered and the group has met a few more times, we will start to see a clearer path develop so that new tasks can be posted to the village. We ask you again for your patience while this work takes place on the ground in Nepal and will keep you updated as things progress and project begins to take shape. Tejanath is still working on the translation of the Strategic plan to English and hopes to have it to me in the next few days. Have a great weekend! Jennifer [teaser] => I had the opportunity to talk with Tejanath tonight for about 45 minutes. He said that the meeting with the VIPs was a great success. He presented the tourism plan and then there was a long discussion about possibilities for tourism in the district. Now that the Sankhuwasabha Tourism Committee (STC) has been formed, the next step is for them to go and register the organization with the district administrative office in Khandbari. They have scheduled another meeting for this coming Thursday to prepare organizational documents to take with them for the registration. 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I had the opportunity to talk with Tejanath tonight for about 45 minutes. He said that the meeting with the VIPs was a great success. He presented the tourism plan and then there was a long discussion about possibilities for tourism in the district.

Now that the Sankhuwasabha Tourism Committee (STC) has been formed, the next step is for them to go and register the organization with the district administrative office in Khandbari. They have scheduled another meeting for this coming Thursday to prepare organizational documents to take with them for the registration.

STC plans to nominate more people to join the group. Sankhuwasabha District Administration and other VIP's, as well as Nabuur volunteers have been nominated to serve as an advisory board to the committee. Tejanath tells me the next steps for the newly formed committee are as follows:

1. Registration
2. Membership Distribution (nominations gathered for people to serve in positions on the committee)-there as apparently some dissatisfaction with how the committee was originally formed because there are so many locally who are very interested in being a part of this.)
3. New Committee Elections (reforming in a democratic way)
4. Fundraising
5. Planning
6. Execution
7. Monitoring

Tejanath says that these steps will be done in coordination with the project here when there are things that we can help them with. Tejanath said that there was a very interesting discussion on the proposal and that STC hopes to execute the plan and monitor the development of sustainable tourism throughout Sankhuwasabha.

Tejanath also wanted you to know that he mentioned all of the volunteers here to those in attendance and everyone was very appreciative of the discussion and guidance provided to date.

Things are moving forward in a very positive direction on the ground in Nepal. I expect that once the organization is registered and the group has met a few more times, we will start to see a clearer path develop so that new tasks can be posted to the village.

We ask you again for your patience while this work takes place on the ground in Nepal and will keep you updated as things progress and project begins to take shape. Tejanath is still working on the translation of the Strategic plan to English and hopes to have it to me in the next few days.

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer

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Tejanath- your prpgress with the council is genuinely great and a very good step forward in getting tourism into the district. Congratulations!
Best regards Carolyn

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