On Friday February 5, 2015 a Group of Citizens from Nepal and India has broken
the Roadblock on the Birgunj Border that was surrected 135 Days earlier.
The commercial Problems that came from this Roadblock were a multiple of
the Damage by the Earthquakes in April and May 2015.
Now that this Traderoute is available again the 'normal' Situation in Nepal will hopefully
be restored in a few Weeks, but the Restoration of the Buildings may take much more Time.
A shock of Magnitude 5.5 was registered in the Sindhupalchok District in Nepal
at 20:05 local Time on Friday February 5, 2016.
In the same District Aftershock number 430 has been counted.
This Aftershock of the Earthquake of April 25, 2015 had local Magnitude of 4.6
and was registered Wednesday February 10, 2016 at around 22:12 local Time.
source: The Himalayan Times, February 10, 2016
This Tremor had its Epicentre 6.6 kilometers north of Chautara, the administrative Centre of the District.
The village Kurani, subject of this website, is about 5 Kilometers west of Chautara
and less than 8 kilometers from this Epicentre.
In many Districts including Kathmandu Valley the Shock was felt.
On February 24, 2016 in the Sindhupalchok District Shock number 434 over Magnitude 4.0
was registered at 15:07 local Time, this one with Magnitude 5.4
Source: The Himalayan Times, February 25, 2016
Following the Aftershocks 430 and 434 Sara's Mother had to be treated in Hospital in Kathmandu.
She has to revisit this Hospital on a weekly Basis, so for a while she will stay with Sara and her Sister.
The midterm Exams of the first Semester started March 10, 2016.
This is concerning the theoretical Subjects only, with "Food Production Th 1" on Thursday,
then "English" on Friday. Monday was "Food and Beverage". Next Subject was "Hospitality Today" on Tuesday.
Last one in this Series was "Serve Safe" on Wednesday.
Sara experienced the Series of midterm Exams as 'Good'. First Official Score is at 78 %.
Parallel to the midterm Exams the practical Lessons for "Kitchen" are given.
The results of the "Kitchen" Practical look really tasty, see also the looks of the Staff at the last day of the Practicum March 22, 2016:
The practical Subjects are reviewed with the same Level of rating the theoretical Subjects get.
New aftershocks keep hitting Sindhupalchok District.
Aftershocks are reported taking place in Dhading District with Magnitude 4.8 on March 13, 2016 at 11:35 am and again
Number 439 jolted Selang Village in the Sindhupalchok District on March 15, 2016 AD at 3:12 am
a Shock (called light) with Magnitude of 4.5 on Richters Scale. On Thursday March 24 at 23:11 once more a Jolt of 4.1 was recorded, this time near Lelep of Taplejung District
On March 31 a new aftershock of 4.0 occurred in the Sindhupalchok District
followed by number 444, this time it was 4.7 on Richters scale on April 4 at 10.16 with epicentre in Dolakha District.
Saturday April 9, 2016 AD at 19:06 in the evening a new aftershock (#447 over 4.0) jolted Lalitpur/Kathmandu
with a magnitude of 4.5 on Richters Scale. At least 5 people got hurt in the resulting Panic Rush.
The full results of the midterm exams in the 1st semester are published April 14, 2016 AD.
Saras paper on Food and Beverage got valued at 19.5, Serve Safe got 23, Food Production Theory got 19,
Hospitality Today got 20, English got 20. Overall a score of 81.2%.
Sara was 5th best out of 35 students in section B.
This letter is available here.
With the results of the midterm exams the decision of the sponsors
to send Sara to SilverMountain for her higher Education is confirmed.
SilverMountain published a schedule for the final exams of several Bachelor programs.
The first exam in this series was "Serve Safe" on Monday May 2, 2016. Sara experienced it as "good".
Next subject, "Food & Beverage Service", on Wednesday May 4, was reported as a "tough" exam,
while Thursdays exam "Personality Development" on May 5, qualified as "good" again,
so did Fridays "English I" on May 6.
Then, Monday May 9, the subject was "Food Production Theory I", which was even "better".
The last one to do was "Hospitality Today" on Wednesday May 11, 2016 with little time to finish.
During the week of the final exams for BHM 1st Semester Sara was hit by a Scooter.
The driver of the Scooter did not confirm to the Rules for motorised Traffic,
driving at the wrong side of the road, so the Police was called to attention.
Sara was taken to the Hospital where she got treatment for Pain in her Back and a stiff Neck.
This driver did pay all fees for Saras medical needs.
Hopefully her exam results are not reduced by this incident.
The practical Subjects of first Semester are examined during the coming weeks,
parallel to the theoretical Subjects of second Semester which started Tuesday May 17, 2016.
The results of the final exams of first Semester will be published internally,
any failed exam will get retake until OK.
These are most of the Subjects for the second Semester BHM.
The schedules for the final practical exams of the 1st Semester:
Sara is in Group G.
The scheme for the classes of the 2nd Semester:
In second Semester Sara is in Group A for theory subjects.
For practical subjects Sara is in Group D, each practical Subject runs for 6 days in a Cycle.
The first Cycle started Monday May 30, 2016.
This is also the day that the last of the final Exams of 1st Semester Practical is taken.
"Front Office", experienced by Sara as Fine.
Some details are a bit difficult to read in the picture, so Saras results are repeated here:
|1.||HT (hospitality today)||71|
|3.||PD (personal development)||81|
|4.||FP (food production)||85|
|6.||Food & Beverage Service||83|
Sara prepared a Presentation for her Front-office Practical.
This presentation about "Passion for Excellency" was given on Friday July 1, 2016
starting at 8.00 AM local time.
Sara showed her Powerpoint with additional comments,
which was valued immediately with the maximal Score of 20 Points for this Task.
Together with the previeus Task for Front-office she now has 64 out of 70 Points.
The last 30 Points will be available for the final Task around the end of
second Semester or early in third Semester.
The midterm Exams for second Semester of BHM for Saras Batch
in SMSH are running Thursday July 7 through Friday 15, 2016.
The schedule of 2nd Semester midterm theory Exams:
|7.||Front Office practical||76|
|9.||F&B (food and beverage) practical||80|
Informal Results of midterm Exams 2nd Semester
First midterm Exam of 2nd Semester, Personality Development, was 'good' as Sara reported.
The second one, Wine & Bar, was also 'good'. She could attain all Questions.
The Accounts Exam was 'fine' as expected, Food Production Theory II could be better.
Business Communication Exam was 'good' again, for Sustainable Tourism the Results are to be waited for...
On Friday August 5, 2016 a group of students made a Presentation about the function of Concierge in a Hotel. For a relatively Long-term some planning is done. The midterm Exams for second Semester of BHM for Saras Batch Monday, August 22, 2016 the first of the Series of final Exams The Exams of the theoretical Subjects of the second Semester BHM Shortly after Dashain an online Course is due, ending in an online Exam for AHA The final Exams of theoretical Subjects have passed Tuesday September 27 through October 6. As announced the Barista Training for all Services at the Coffee-bar With some collaboration with neighbors (sharing the costs) Sara got Internet connection. The classes for 3rd semester BHM of the 2015 Batch have started. Starting November 26, 2016 a new training task is made available in The 5th semester of the Bachelor program is to be executed as Internship Today, December 12, 2016 the results of the final exams for the 2015 Batch In the course for Bachelor HotelManagement at Silvermountain the 5th Semester Starting January 16 the midterm exams of the theory subjects are held. Due to the massive number of students the planned internship of fifth Semester is devided. The final Exams of third Semester are planned to start by March 17. In the same time-schedule a Sales-project is to be finalised as soon as Around the end of fourth Semester SilverMountain will have Graduation and 15th Anneversary. Today the results of the midterm Exams of 3rd Semester are published. For realization of Internship during 5th Semester the final procedure is started. On March 9, 2017 a Graduation Ceremony was presented with the Hostesses in traditional Sari. The schedule for the final Theory Exams for 3rd Semester BHM Batch 2015 is published. The final Exam French for the 2015 Batch of BHM is presented Tuesday April 4. On Monday April 17 the final Exam Wine and Bar was scheduled. Wine and Bar II was reported as 'good'. The procedure to get Visa and Workingpermit to allow Sara for For the Bachelor course at SilverMountain School for Hospitality Management It took a while but the results of Saras final Exam of 3rd Semester The first of the series of Midterm Exams for Saras 4th Semester The preliminary rejection of Saras application for Visa and Workingpermit All results of the Midterm Exams for Sara are published. The Hearing in the Headoffice of the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) The final Theory Exams start on September 4 with Hotel Engineering Hotel Engineering gave feedback report: 'Good'. The same feedback came for During the hearing on August 10 the deadline for a final decision The Official of Immigration refused to do her task as Final Responsible Booked on flight 557 of Himalaya Airlines (H9) the group for Internship Dutch Immigration Service (IND) kept extending the procedure for Visa The results of the final Exams of 4th Semester Bachelor Hospitality Management (BHM)
This presentation can get them a score of 30 points for their final Exam of second Semester.
To view this presentation follow this link.
Medium- to Long-term Planning
Two different Projects are coming up:
Barista course, inclusive in the SMSH schedule,
to be held in Dashain Holiday, October 2016.
The other Planning item is the Internship of 5th Semester, starting October 2017.
Sara has expressed her preference for an Internship abroad, in the Netherlands.
This needs some intensive investigation for Visa, Working Permit, Opportunities, etc.
Eventually she can fill this in as part of a Team with one of her Classmates.
Results of the midterm Exams in the second Semester
in SMSH as were taken Thursday July 7 through Friday 15, 2016
are valued with the following Results:
Sara scored 16,18,19,22,20,21.5,19 out of 25 Marks each, which is amply over Average.(top 10)
Start of the Series of final Exams 2nd Semester
of the second Semester for the 2015 Batch BHM has been given.
This one was for 'Service'. Saras Result is reported as 'Good'.
Next practical Exam was 'Kitchen', Friday August 26, 2016. Reported result 'All OK'.
Then, before the end of August, a Report about a Trekking Route has been delivered.Score is 20 of max 25 points.
The practical about 'Front Office' has passed Thursday September 1, 2016.
This exam was held as 'Viva', an oral Interview on a personal Basis, experienced as 'Good'.
The date of final Exams of the theoretical Subjects is planned
for the 2015 Batch is planned tot start Tuesday September 27, 2016.
The Scheme of the different Subjects runs to October 6 for the final Subject.
Next is the Barista Training-course as mentioned.
This course will run after Dashain till Tihar Festival.
to add this Certificate to the official Diploma of SilverMountain.
The final Theory-Exams of second Semester have passed
The first Subject, being Food Production Theory II, was reported 'OK' by Sara.
The second Exam, Business Communication, was 'Good' as well.
'Accounts' was the third, Sara did 'Very well' on this one.
Another Subject reported as 'Good' was 'Sustainable Tourism'.
'Managing Front Office' also 'Went Well' after the weekend.
The Exam about 'Wine and Bar' was reported as 'Ok'.
The 'Personal Development' Exam got commented as 'Mine was Good'.
The 'English' Exam was easily done with just one missed word.
Last action was to deliver the written report of the practical Exam 'Front Office'.
The Barista Training is delayed, to many candidates away.
would start Monday, October 17, 2016 and continue over two weeks.
Because to many candidates are out of the Kathmandu valley the actual start is delayed
and will happen when normal lessons for next Semester start.
This Training is offered at SilverMountain who joined hands
with country's no #1 coffee brand "Himalayan Java"
as a part of promoting Nepalese coffee.
A new project will be executed to get 'Online' to follow the course for AHA,
which is American Hospitality Academy. This doubles the value of the SMSH-Diploma.
The online course of American Hospitality Academy has started.
Due to infrastructural difficulties of the Internet-providers new connections could not be supplied immediately.
Right on the same day she started her online course (October 25, 2016).
first results of the first test in this course gave 80% score.
Classes for 3rd semester BHM started at SMSH
The schedule includes french language and also provides training
to write decent CV and application letters for internship in 5th semester.
Sara expressed a wish to fill in her internship in the Netherlands,
which results in a search for possible placement.
New training for Sahara Giri in 5 * Hotel
one of the 5 * Hotels in Kathmandu.
Each Saturday and Sunday Sahara is welcome in the luxury Shangri-La Hotel
to get extra training for the best experience to support her education.
Internship is offered by NH-Hotel Leeuwenhorst
in a 4 or 5 Star Hotel, preferably abroad. In Saharas case it will be filled in with
NH-Hotel Congress Centre Leeuwenhorst located near Noordwijkerhout Netherlands.
In the same period classmate Prem Tamang will do Internship with Radisson Blu,
located in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
For this group (the 2015 Batch of SilverMountain) 5th Semester starts October 2017 till March 2018.
Final exam results 2nd Semester BHM in SMSH for 2015 Batch published
of SMSH Bachelor Hotelmanagement has been published.
Our Student Sahara got fine results as (shared) #3 of the group with an average of 81%.
In the official Ranking the highest score is 43, Saras score is 41.
Her detailed score consists of the following figures:
Business Communication 82, Account 91, Food Production Theory 73, Wine & Bar 78,
Personality Development 91, Front Office 77, Sustainable Tourism 80,
Front Office Practical 85, Food & Beverage Practical 77, House Keeping Practical 75, Kitchen Practical 79.
Planning for Saharas Internship is almost in final Stage
is normally defined as 'working Internship' in Nepal or Abroad.
Our Sahara is about halfway 3rd Semester now, resulting in the duty to start
'formal regulations' for Internship in fifth Semester, because official procedures
regularly takes time to get Visa and WorkingPermit if this Internship is Abroad.
In her evaluations Sahara was in top 10, so she got admitted to apply for going Abroad.
This resulted in an Obligation to Silvermountain that required the Schoolfees
for 4th and 5th Semester to be payed in advance.
That being done gives opening to the official signatures on the contracts
that make the position available.
The necessary signatures of Silvermountain and Sahara are placed on the relevant Documents.
The next step is to have the Dutch Hotel of her choice sign, then the procedure goes to the
Immigration and Naturalisation Service to get her a Visa and WorkingPermit.
Midterm Exams for third Semester finished
One week earlier the practical midterm exams were started,
some of these are final exams for 3rd Semester.
On Monday January 9 the first and final practical Exam 'Service' immediately followed
the visit to the Dutch Counseling for the procedures to get Internship.
With her Book Review Sara got 24 out of 25 points for midterm Business Communication exam.
The first result of the theory-exams: Front-Office was 'good ☺☺'. Next was Food & Beverage Management, result 'good',
same results for Food Production Theory and Housekeeping Practical
with Kitchen Practical and Wine & Bar 'good' as well, repeated 'good' for Sales & Marketing,
with French also reported as 'good' as last theory-midterm-exams of third Semester.
Kitchen Practical was the last one to do.
Schedule for end of 3rd Semester defined
Half of the 165 students will go in fourth Semester to Malaysia and similar countries or stay in Nepal.
Because these students also are supposed to take part in a Group-task this task,
originally belonging to fourth Semester, has to be finished in the end of third Semester.
In detail: This project is a part of the Food and Beverage subject called "feasibility study".
It is a hundred Marks project. The college decides on the group, place and uniform for the project.
The Judge for the Project will decide on individual Marks.
Definition in hard Copy and soft Copy of the Project should be submitted by the 6th of March
Where and when of Final Presentation of this Project are not decided.
the Marketing Research is done. This report has to be delivered in the first week of April.
Sara has been appointed for the selection that is organising these Festivities
in a conjunction with people from Queen Margareth University.
Results of the midterm Exams of 3rd Semester published
Sahara got 24 for Business Communication II, Front Office II got her 17 points,
Sales & Marketing gave 17, French resulted in 28, Wine & Bar II was good for 20,
Food and Beverage Management result is 19, Food Production Theory III ended at 19 points.
Procedure for Visa and Workingpermit formalized
The definition of the contract between Sahara, NH-Hotel Leeuwenhorst and Silvermountain has been signed
and all needed documents are provided and authorized.
With these Documents the Application for Saharas Visa and Workingpermit has been deposited
at the Dutch Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) in Zwolle on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
Sara presented a Graduation Ceremony
Sara was one of those Hostesses, see ,
or this video presented as Valentine special by SilverMountain School of Hotelmanagement,
followed by a Video of the Slides for the grouptask-presentation of group G in the BHM course for Sara at SMSH,
presented March 18, 2017 in Bhangeri Resort (Nagarkot) for a 100 Marks result.
Final Theory Exams 3rd Semester scheduled
First exam is Wine and Bar II on April 17, followed by Food & Beverage Management on April 18.
Next is Front Office Operation II on April 19, Business Communication III is due April 20.
Last two are Hospitality Sales & Marketing April 21 and Food Production Theory III on April 24.
Final Exam French of 3rd Semester presented
With this Exam the series of final Exams for 3rd Semester has started early,
well before the common schedule of Theory Exams that run from Easter.
The the scheduled Exams have moved
For Sara this Exam and all Exams have moved to start on Thursday April 20.
This was beneficial while she had to go for second Appointment for
a Root Canal Treatment to the Dentist in Hospital.
Next Treatment is on Saturday April 22. Wish her strength...
Preliminary Results of the final Exams of third Semester
Food and Beverage gave enthousiastic respons: 'awesome'.
Front Office II got the title 'going well'.
Business Communication III was OK too.
Skipping Hospitality Sales en Marketing, (a bit less),
the Last of the Exams, Food Production Theory III was 'OK'.
Disappointing News about the Internship in 5th Semester
her Internship during 5th Semester has been revoked by IND.
This Revokation is based on a negative Advice from the UWV,
which in turn has been based on possibly wrong interpretation of
the Rules and Regulations. Objection to this decision is still possible and has been submitted.
Hopefully this step in the formal procedure might lift the Revoke, but nothing is certain...
Lessons for 4th Semester started at May 16, 2017 AD
the lessons for Fourth Semester of the 2015 Batch have started on
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 AD, that is Ma Galabara, Jestha 2, 2074 BS.
For this Semester Sara has been placed in Section B
with this Schedule.
In the Afternoon the practical training follows.
Results of final Exams 3rd Semester published
is something she can be proud of. To be more precise:
FPT III = 71; French = 75; FO III = 78; FBM = 75; Sales & Mkt = 70; BC II = 81; W&B II = 88;
HK Practical = 86; Service Practical = 74; Kitchen Practical = 85; FO Practical = 79
So she got promoted with a total of 861 Marks (actually 862) that is she is sixth with 78.28 %
Midterm Exams 4th Semester started on Monday July 3, 2017
at SilverMountain was presented on Monday the 3rd of July 2017.
Thereafter every weekday one Subject is scheduled with the last one on July 12.
Reaction to the first of the exams was 'Good'.
For the schedule see:
Hearing about the rejection of Saras Visa
resulted in formal objections, compared to the same application of someone other
that was allowed. This comparison now leads to a hearing on July 25
that could lead to allowance for Sara. Results will be reported here.
Due to miscommunication within the immigrations service the hearing is now planned for August 10.
Results of Midterm Exams 4th Semester Batch 2015 published
She did very well with 18 points for Business Communication III,
20 for Food Production Theory IV, 22 for Hotel Engineering,
22,5 for Human Resource Management, 21 for Training & Development,
17 for Hospitality Management and 18,5 for House Keeping Management.
All together an average Result of almost 20 Points.
See line 10:
The Hearing for the Internship Visa was Disappointing.
resulted in a feeling of Annoyance and Disappointment.
The functionary of UWV that handled the advice to IND refused to admit
the possibility of errors made. He insisted that even if no payment is required
this payment has to be at least 50 % of applicable minimal Wages
to warrent the cost of living and Return-Tickets after the Internship.
Comparison with the other cadidate that in the meantime did get the visa
convinced him however to review the procedure.
Results to be available within 5 more weeks...
something about last-minutes ?
Schedule for final Theory Exams 4th Semester published.
followed by Food Production Theory IV on September 6, then on September 7
Business Communication III, completing this week with Training & Development
on September 8. In the next week Hospitality Supervision fills September 11
with Managing Human Resource September 12 and Housekeeping Management September 13.
Food Production Theory IV: 'Good'. Business Communication III also reported as 'Good'.
Training & Development was described as 'The Best Exam Ever'.
The Exam 'Hospitality Management' was 'Good' again,
followed by 'Human Resource Management' which was 'Nice'
and finalised with 'Almost OK' for managing Housekeeping.
Final decision about Visa can be expected any minute (today is September 28).
was mentioned to be in 5 weeks. After about 10 days a declaration was
asked for, to solve the problem of financial security for the candidate.
This declaration has been sent to UWV, reception was signed on August 24.
On September 13 a copy of this declaration has been signed for by Dutch IND,
so any threshold should by now be flattened...(today is September 15)
Actually on September 26 a correction to the Declaration was requested.
This correction has been sent in and on September 28 UWV reported they
had all needed information and a Revised Report was sent to the Decisionmaker.
This Decisionmaker signalled the formal Decision would be announced within a week
after reception of the Revised Report.
Dutch Immigration Service decides not to decide in time.
in the procedure to validate the corrected document from UWV.
This results in a deadlock for the placement of Sara in the requested Hotel
for doing her internship. The Visa can not be made available without the
advice from UWV and that advice is lost in the internal mail like multiple other documents.
In this deadline situation Sara is forced to go with an other group of students
to do internship at the 5* Meydan Hotel in Dubai. The needed Visa for Dubai is
immediately available, so she will leave Kathmandu on October 13.
Sara reached her location for Internship in the Meydan Hotel in Dubai on October 13, 2017
in the 5* Hotel Meydan in Dubai transferred from Tribhuvan Intl. Airport (KTM) at 10:40
to reach Al Maktoum Intl. Airport (DWC) around 13:25. After going through the procedure
for verification of the Visa and adding the usual Stamps in the Passport they were awaited
for transport to the Hotel where they got their Rooms, including a small Kitchen.
Sahara described it as 'we have very nice accommodation'.
First impression from the outside on orientation day.
The planned date for return is March 24 in 2018 AD.
Dutch Immigration Service forced to end the procedure.
and workingpermit for Sahara, even more than a month after the deadline.
With ever new questions that are irrelevant they tried to justify
their policy to refuse the requested Visa based on legal arguments.
Probably the comparison with the allowed entry of Saharas classmate
was to painfull for the officials to confess.
Based on this situation the ever new question they posted a full month
after the deadline was answered with the demand to post a disputable decision
that can be presented to independent Justice.
This led to formal rejection of the procedure without compensation.
Results of the final Exams of 4th Semester.
at SilverMountain have been published this Tuesday November 28, 2017 AD.
For Sahara the results are on a splendid level, Average 82 points.
With these results Sara is 6th again in her group. For details see line 32.
Services of Meydan Hotel also in Meydan Resort Bab Al Shams
For a Christmas Brunch by Meydan in the 5 * Resort "Bab Al Shams" (pathway to the Sun)
Sara did service for some 1500 Guests.
For a relatively Long-term some planning is done.
The midterm Exams for second Semester of BHM for Saras Batch
Monday, August 22, 2016 the first of the Series of final Exams
The Exams of the theoretical Subjects of the second Semester BHM
Shortly after Dashain an online Course is due, ending in an online Exam for AHA
The final Exams of theoretical Subjects have passed Tuesday September 27 through October 6.
As announced the Barista Training for all Services at the Coffee-bar
With some collaboration with neighbors (sharing the costs) Sara got Internet connection.
The classes for 3rd semester BHM of the 2015 Batch have started.
Starting November 26, 2016 a new training task is made available in
The 5th semester of the Bachelor program is to be executed as Internship
Today, December 12, 2016 the results of the final exams for the 2015 Batch
In the course for Bachelor HotelManagement at Silvermountain the 5th Semester
Starting January 16 the midterm exams of the theory subjects are held.
Due to the massive number of students the planned internship of fifth Semester is devided.
The final Exams of third Semester are planned to start by March 17.
In the same time-schedule a Sales-project is to be finalised as soon as
Around the end of fourth Semester SilverMountain will have Graduation and 15th Anneversary.
Today the results of the midterm Exams of 3rd Semester are published.
For realization of Internship during 5th Semester the final procedure is started.
On March 9, 2017 a Graduation Ceremony was presented with the Hostesses in traditional Sari.
The schedule for the final Theory Exams for 3rd Semester BHM Batch 2015 is published.
The final Exam French for the 2015 Batch of BHM is presented Tuesday April 4.
On Monday April 17 the final Exam Wine and Bar was scheduled.
Wine and Bar II was reported as 'good'.
The procedure to get Visa and Workingpermit to allow Sara for
For the Bachelor course at SilverMountain School for Hospitality Management
It took a while but the results of Saras final Exam of 3rd Semester
The first of the series of Midterm Exams for Saras 4th Semester
The preliminary rejection of Saras application for Visa and Workingpermit
All results of the Midterm Exams for Sara are published.
The Hearing in the Headoffice of the Dutch Immigration Service (IND)
The final Theory Exams start on September 4 with Hotel Engineering
Hotel Engineering gave feedback report: 'Good'. The same feedback came for
During the hearing on August 10 the deadline for a final decision
The Official of Immigration refused to do her task as Final Responsible
Booked on flight 557 of Himalaya Airlines (H9) the group for Internship
Dutch Immigration Service (IND) kept extending the procedure for Visa
The results of the final Exams of 4th Semester Bachelor Hospitality Management (BHM)
In the Month October 2017 the Internship for Sara and her Classmates began.
In the documentation around this Internship the Returndate to Kathmandu
has been specified as March 24, 2018 as it would be for her Internship
in the Netherlands, but actually this date was connected to the final flight
of this Airline in the Winterschedule.
The returndate is now known as 'during the first week of May 2018'.
The finish of the Internship in Dubai for Sahara and her Classmates
is now confirmed with the tickets of the Airline showing May 4, 2018
as date of the flight. This is planned as Flight H9 566 of Himalaya Airlines
to be executed by Airbus 320, starting 03:30 local time from Dubai Intl.
Arrival-time in Kathmandu Tribhuvan is scheduled for 09:30 Nepal time.
Farewelldinner of SMSH interns, of the Servicedept., of all interns and on the airport.
All of the students for Bachelor in Hotelmanagement at SilverMountain
have now returned from their respective Internships.
The last group came from Dubai on Friday May 4, so they had just a weekend to recover.
The 6th Semester is starting this Monday, May 7 2018 and runs over 6 months.
The new Semester is filled with 'title' Authentic, Creative and Sustainable.
For details see this Schedule: .
Sara is placed in section B for this scheme.
During Saras internship she worked intensely to accommodate the
precious Guests of the Meydan Hotel, routinely for 'Food and Beverage'
and exceptionally in support for the organization of the 23rd World Cup 2018
Both are rewarded with a personal Certificate for Sahara, signed and sealed
with stamps and signatures of the appropriate management of Meydan.
For the coming weeks a detailed schedule is posted where
for the tasks of Bakery, Housekeeping, Service, Front Office and Kitchen.
the students of BHM 2015 Batch are supposed to have supervision tasks
in a duty-schedule as published,
The final report of the internship-candidates of the 2015 Batch
of Silver Mountain HotelManagement School is delivered.
The Management Summary of Saharas report says:
The following is an internship report devised by me
based on my personal internship experience in a hotel.
This experience was for a span of six months.
This report is essentially a presentation of my education background
and its relevant application in the professional spheres of hotel management.
The final report of the Supervision Task during 5th Semester
of Sahara Giri is published.
With the presentation of the Tourist Report as task for 6th Semester
the scientific analyses and the presentation of this subject
got valued with all 15 of the maximal 15 points.
Read the Tourist Report on SAL Island.
See the presentation of this report.
The students that are expected to do the 7th semester of the BHM course
got an invitation to matriculate as student at the University in Edinburgh.
This subscription is supposed to be done by the end of August 2018.
From that day on they will get a lecturer from Scotland and all of their
certificates will be recognized and awarded by Queen Margaret University.
As published earlier the 7th Semester of BHM at SilverMountain has been
redefined along the guidelines of the Scottish Academic Year.
This results in a limited 6th semester of no more than 4 months.
The 7th Semester is divided in two Trimesters, the first from September 23
ending December 28, the second Trimester runs from January 3 till March 28, 2019.
All reports and exams will be sent to QMU Edinburgh for evaluation and validation.
Thus all Certificates will come from this University.
The final exams for 6th Semester of the BHM course for the 2015 batch
has now been published: starting Monday August 20 with Tourist Practises and Principles
followed by Strategic Management on Tuesday August 21,
next is Event Management Wednesday August 22, while Thursday August 23, 2018 AD
the list is closed with Principles of Management.
See also the SilverMountain Publication
This publication erroneously mentions 2016 Batch.
The setup of the instructions during the first Trimester in 7th Semester
has been defined in cooperation with Queen Margareth University Edinburgh.
This results in subdividing the group of students in four: A, B, C and D.
During this Trimester there are 3 subjects in 3 different rooms,
where each subject is presented in the room of the Teacher for that subject.
The subjects are Business Report Management, Sustainable Tourism and Strategic Management.
Sara is in Group C for this trimester, starting September 23, ending December 28, 2018 AD.
See for the schedule of the locations.
Details for the different candidates and their scores over the various
subjects are published. For Sara it is confirmed she succeeded
for all subjects with an average of 77%.
See for the page with her scores.
Starting December 20, 2018 the midterm exams for 7th semester
of the BHM education for Batch 2015 will start.
In detail this course has exams on December 21, 24 and 27.
Following these exams the deadline for delivering the written
reports and/or essays are set to January 3, 5 and 7 in 2019
For details see Saras Status Page
The setup of the instructions during the second Trimester in 7th Semester
has been defined in cooperation with Queen Margareth University Edinburgh.
This results in subdividing the group of students in four: A, B, C and D.
During this Trimester there are 3 subjects in 4 different rooms,
where each subject is presented in the room of the Teacher for that subject.
The subjects are New Enterprise Creation (NEC), Tourism and Developing Countries (TDC).
and Contemporary Food and Drinks (CFD).
This trimester is starting January 21, 2019 AD and takes around 4 months.
See for the schedule of the locations.
Though the comments are not available yet it is now confirmed
that the results of all reports and presentations of Saras work
are sufficient to continue her course.
With 40% demanded all Saras scores are over 42% up to 62%.
For the final semester of the BHM Batch 2015 in SMSH
the placement for their Management Training Internship is decided.
For Sara and some of her close friends this has been allocated
to the brand new Rixos Hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
This internship is supposed to start in the first week of May 2019.
More details about this semester will follow soon.
The final exams and report-presentations are planned from April 1 up to April 22.
The first report has to be submitted April 1, next April 7 and last one on April 11.
On April 4 there is one written exam.
The presentations of the reports go to April 17 and 22.
The final exams of 7th Semester for Sara,
including the presentations of the reports, have been done with "Wonderfull Results".
The last presentation, planned for April 22 has shifted to April 18,
so the series of exams is complete.
Now Sara can relax, just waiting for the formal evaluation...
The offer for Sara and some of her friends to do 8th semester
at the Rixos Hotel as announced earlier has been
confirmed replaced by
an offer for placement in Dubai in the Dubai Beach Hotel Resort & Spa.
The hotel offered a standard wage as obliged by the local law.
Apart from these wages an invoice was sent to cover the total one-time cost
of Ticket, Insurance and Visa. This invoice was erroneously interpreted first
to be used as contribution to the wages. The school urged the students
to investigate the situation. Their final decision was to accept the offer
any other solution found resulted in higher cost and lower wages..
Reason to change the placement was a difference between written details
from the agent and from the Rixos Hotel.
Now 3 of the candidates, including Sara, are going to Dubai,
starting May 17 2019 for 6 months. This startdate is still unsure.
They have got their Visa but not the other needed documents.
Two more are following some days after, delayed by the Ramadan period in Dubai.
Complementary to this placement at SilverMountain was a simple
ceremony to say Goodbye and wish Farewell to the students that started
their education in Batch 2015. The third out of five pictures is here:
For details see Sara is first row, 4th from the left
On Wednesday May 22, 2019 Sara has taken a flight from Kathmandu
to Dubai International Airport together with two classmates.
The three of them are doing the final Semester in the same Hotel
with the name of 'Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa'.
See the picture of Saras family waving her out .
During week # 27 of 2019 AD a couple of guests of some importance had a stay in
Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa. During this week they were served by Sahara.
These guests did send 'a review' to the General Manager of the Hotel.
In a short video some interns including Sahara Giri present their role.
See also News about Nepal.
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