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Placement for 8th semester confirmed changed

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 15 2019 for 6 months.

The final exams have been finished

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 final exams of 7th Semester are planned

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.

Placement for the final (8th) semester has been announced

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.

Results of the mid-7th-semester are documented

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%.

The schedule for 2nd Trimester in 7th Semester BHM of Batch 2015 is set

This second Trimester offers three new subjects:
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 Saras Status Page for the schedule of the locations.

The exams for mid-7th-semester are scheduled

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 first of these exams was reported as average,
the second one as today exam was so good I m feeling very satisfy today.

The results of the final Exams of 6th Semester are announced

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%. For her Scores see Saras Status Page.

The schedule for 7th Semester BHM of Batch 2015 is set

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 Saras Status Page for the schedule of the locations.

The Scheme of the final Exams of 6th Semester is available now

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.

The 4th academic year of BHM is defined along the Scottish Academic Year

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 last year of the BHM course by SilverMountain is formally at Queen Margaret University

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.

Tourist Report on SAL-Island valued highest Score

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.
As usual this report is placed on Saras Status Page.

Supervision final report on 5th Semester published

The Supervision final report of Sahara Giri over the 5th Semester
of her BHM at Silver Mountain HotelManagement School is made available.
see also on Saras Status Page

Final Report on 5th Semester Internship available

The final report of the internship-candidates of the 2015 Batch
of Silver Mountain HotelManagement School is delivered.
A short Management Summary can be read on Saras Status Page

Details of the supervisionclasses posted

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, see Saras Status.

A series of Pictures illustrates a Touristic Project in 6th Semester BHM

To see this series view the Hiking page.
This Hiking Project is an ECO-Touristic Project to promote visiting
a Homestay Community that is opened and maintained by Women
at walking distance of the city of Kathmandu.
For this Purpose the Inhabitants are interviewed while having a common Meal together.
Secondary Purpose is to help economic growth of this initiative.

The Internship of Sahara in Dubai resulted in 2 Certificates

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.

The Schedule for 6th Semester of 2015 Batch SMSH is published

The new Semester is filled with 'title' Authentic, Creative and Sustainable.
For details see the Schedule on the page with Status-and-history-Sara-BS2072.
Sara is placed in section B for this scheme.

Start of 6th Semester is right next to the return from Internship

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 Return-date from Internship now is confirmed

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.

Reminder about the end of the Internships

In the Month October 2017 the Internship for Sara and her Classmates began.
In the documentation around this Internship the Return-date 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 Return-date is now known as 'during the first week of May 2018'.

Services of Meydan Hotel also in Meydan Resort Bab Al Shams

For a Christmas Lunch the tasks of the students have partly been re-allocated
to a second location: Meydan 5 * Resort "Bab Al Shams" (Pathway to the Sun).
See Saras Status for some pictures.

Results of the final Exams of 4th Semester.

The first results of the final Exams of 4th Semester Bachelor Hospitality Management (BHM)
at SilverMountain have been published this Tuesday November 28, 2017 AD.
For Sahara the results are on a splendid level, Average 82 points.
The complete results are confirmed December 1, 2017 AD, with Saraha in top 6.
For details see Saras Status.

Dutch Immigration Service forced to end the procedure.

Dutch Immigration Service (IND) kept extending the procedure for Visa
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.

Sara reached her location for Internship in the Meydan Hotel in Dubai on October 13, 2017

Booked on flight 557 of Himalaya Airlines (H9) the group for Internship
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'.
The planned date for return is March 24 in 2018 AD.

Dutch Immigration Service decides not to decide in time.

The Official of Immigration refused to do her task as Final Responsible
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.

Final decision about Visa can be expected any minute (today is September 28).

During the hearing on August 10 the deadline for a final decision
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.

Schedule for final Theory Exams 4th Semester published.

The final Theory Exams start on September 4 with Hotel Engineering
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.

Hotel Engineering gave feedback report: 'Good'. The same feedback came for
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.

The Hearing for the Internship Visa was Disappointing.

The Hearing in the Headoffice of the Dutch Immigration Service (IND)
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 candidate 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 ?

Results of Midterm Exams 4th Semester Batch 2015 published

All results of the Midterm Exams for Sara are 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.

Midterm Exams 4th Semester started on Monday July 3, 2017

The first of the series of Midterm Exams for Saras 4th Semester
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'.

Hearing about the rejection of Saras Visa

The preliminary rejection of Saras application for Visa and Workingpermit
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 eventually get allowance for Sara. Results will be reported here.
Due to miscommunication and an organisation problem within the Immigrations Service
the hearing is now planned for August 10.

Results of final Exams 3rd Semester published

It took a while but the results of Saras final Exam of 3rd Semester
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 %

Lessons for 4th Semester start at May 16, 2017 AD

For the Bachelor course at SilverMountain School for Hospitality Management
the lessons for Fourth Semester of the 2015 Batch will start on
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 AD, that is Ma Galabara, Jestha 2, 2074 BS.
For this Semester Sara has been placed in Section B.

Disappointing News about the Internship in 5th Semester

The procedure to get Visa and Workingpermit to allow Sara for
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...

Preliminary Results of the final Exams of third Semester

Wine and Bar II was reported as 'good'.
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'.

The scheduled Exams have moved

On Monday April 17 the final Exam Wine and Bar was scheduled.
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...

Final Exam French of 3rd Semester presented

The final Exam French for the 2015 Batch of BHM is presented Tuesday April 4.
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.

Final Theory Exams 3rd Semester scheduled

The schedule for the final Theory Exams for 3rd Semester BHM Batch 2015 is published.
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.

Procedure for Visa and Workingpermit formalized

For realization of Internship during 5th Semester the final procedure is started.
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.

Results of the midterm Exams of 3rd Semester published

Today the results of the midterm Exams of 3rd Semester are 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.

Schedule for end of 3rd Semester defined

Due to the massive number of students the planned internship of fifth Semester is devided.
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 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
the Marketing Research is done. This report has to be delivered in the first week of April.

Around the end of fourth Semester SilverMountain will have Graduation and 15th Anneversary.
Sara has been appointed for the selection that is organising these Festivities
in a conjunction with people from Queen Margareth University.

Midterm Exams for third Semester finished

Starting January 16 the midterm exams of the theory subjects are held.
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.
On Front-Office and Food & Beverage she reported her results as '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.

Planning for Saharas Internship is almost in final Stage

In the course for Bachelor HotelManagement at Silvermountain the 5th Semester
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.

Final exam results 2nd Semester BHM in SMSH for 2015 Batch published

Today, December 12, 2016 the results of the final exams for the 2015 Batch
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.

New aftershock of Gorkha earthquake with magnitude 5.6

Monday November 28, 2016 at 5:20 am the 476th significant aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake
on May 12 and April 25, 2015 occured in Solukhumbu near the border of Ramechhap District.
The shock was also felt in Kathmandu. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

Internship is offered by NH-Hotel Leeuwenhorst

The 5th semester of the Bachelor program is to be executed as Internship
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,,br> located in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
For this group (the 2015 Batch of SilverMountain) 5th Semester starts October 2017 till March 2018.

New training for Sahara Giri in 5 * Hotel

Starting November 26, 2016 a new training task is made available in
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.

Classes for 3rd semester BHM started at SMSH

The classes for 3rd semester BHM of the 2015 Batch have started.
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.

A new video about the fight against Child Abuse in Nepal was on Dutch TV November 6, 2016

View this video of Winston Gerschtanowitz helping Terre des Hommes in Nepal in the fight against Child Abuse.

The online course of American Hospitality Academy has started.

With some collaboration with neighbors (sharing the costs) Sara got Internet connection.
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.

The Barista Training is delayed, to many candidates away.

As announced the Barista Training for all Services at the Coffee-bar
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 final Theory-Exams of second Semester have passed

The final Exams of theoretical Subjects have passed Tuesday September 27 through October 6.
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 date of final Exams of the theoretical Subjects is planned

The Exams of the theoretical Subjects of the second Semester BHM
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 on the Homepage of this Project.
This course will run after Dashain till Tihar Festival.

Shortly after Dashain an online Course is due, ending in an online Exam for AHA
to add this Certificate to the official Diploma of SilverMountain.

Start of the Series of final Exams 2nd Semester

Monday, August 22, 2016 the first of the Series of final Exams
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 Exam 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'.

Results of the midterm Exams in the second Semester

The Results of the midterm Exams for second Semester of BHM for Saras Batch
in SMSH as were taken Thursday July 7 through Friday 15, 2016
are published today, Wednesday August 17, 2016.
Sara scored 16,18,19,22,20,21.5,19 out of 25 Marks each, which is amply over Average.(top 10)

Presentation about Concierge for 30 exam-points

On Friday August 5, 2016 a group of students made a Presentation
about the function of Concierge in a Hotel. This presentation can get them a score
of 30 points for their final Exam of second Semester.
To view this presentation as Video follow this link.
The powerpoint Presentations of Saras Project are now converted to Video as well.

Aftershock of last Years Earthquake felt in Kathmandu

A new Aftershock of Magnitude 3.7 related to the Gorkha Shock of 2015, April 25
has been recorded in Kirtipur Kathmandu on July 22, 2016 around 14:40.
According to The Himalayan Times over 30000 Aftershocks were registered.

Results of Saras Practical Exams of first Semester as published on July 6, 2016:

7. Front Office practical 76
8. Housekeeping practical 82
9. F&B (food and beverage) practical 80
10. Kitchen practical 85

Midterm Exams for second Semester announced July 4, 2016.

The midterm Exams for second Semester of BHM in the 2016 Batch
of SMSH are running Thursday July 7, through Friday 15, 2016.
The Schedule for the different Subjects is available in Saras Status.

Earthquake of local Magnitude 5.0 in far western Nepal

An Earthquake of local Magnitude 5.0 has hit Bajura District
Wednesday June 30, 2016 around 14:55 in the far western region of Nepal.
The Epicentre was located between Bhatekhola and Dhamena, north-east of Chainpur.
At least two Schools are damaged.
Four rooms of a hostel of the Dasharath Higher Secondary School
in Aantichaur-5 were completely destroyed. Some 20 aftershocks are recorded.

The results of the final Theory-Exams of first Semester are published

Saras results are repeated here:

1. HT (hospitality today) 71
2. English 80
3. PD (personal development) 81
4. FP (food production) 85
5. Serve Safe 70
6. Food & Beverage Service 83
Results of the Practical Exams of first Semester are to be expected later.

Nepali Congress Parties agreed to relief Earthquake Victems.

The Nepali Congress Parties have reached an Agreement on Wednesday June 29, 2016
to help Earthquake Victems of 2015 to rebuild their Houses.
A Relief will be made available in two Instalments.
The first Instalment will be a Sum of Rs 150 000,
a second Instalment of Rs 50 000 will complete the help.

A new report about rebuilding in Nepal on Dutch TV

On Thursday May 9 2016 a new item came on Dutch TV reporting about the status and progress
of the rebuild in Nepal and the spending of the funds that were made available by the Dutch people.
View this item with the title Pauw in Nepal here.

The last of the final Exams Practical of 1st Semester is taken on May 30, 2016

On Monday May 30, 2016 the practical subjects for second Semester started.
On this same date the last of the final Exams Practical of first Semester was taken.
This last subject is "Front office", which Sara experenced as Fine.

Sara has been invited to present Career Counseling about Hotel Management (incl BHM course)
on Saturday May 28, 2016 to an Audience of '2016 Leaders' at WomenLEAD.

Second Semester BHM with SMSH started May 17, 2016

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 the second Semester BHM started with SMSH.
During the first weeks of the second Semester the practical final exams
of the first Semester are held. The results of these final exams will be published
internally, any failed exam will get retake until OK.

Sara met with an Accident. She was hit from behind by a Scooter

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.
Hopefully her exam results are not reduced by this incident.

More aftershocks of the Ghorka Earthquake of April 25, 2015 and the Earthquake of May 12, 2015 in Sindhupalchok District

Published in The Himalayan Times are two aftershocks on the same date.
First was in Dolakha District around 00:41 early in the morning of April 22, 2016.
The next one was in Sindhupalchok District at 16:49 of April 22, 2016.
Both shocks were of Magnitude 4.0
In Nuwakot in Sindhupalchok District another aftershock happened with Magnitude 4.2 on April 24, 2016 around 02:16
and on Tuesday April 26 another shock of Magnitude 4.3 hit Shikharbesi (Nuwakot District) around 15:18

Tuesday May 11, 2016 around 7.05 in the morning once more an Aftershock jolted Marpak of Dading with Magnitude 4.4
Over 30000 aftershocks are recorded now, of which over 450 with Magnitude 4.0 or more.

On May 24, 2016 a new Tremor was felt in Kathmandu Valley. It was of local Magnitude 4.2
with its epicentre in a location between Naubise and Jeewanpur of Dhading District.
The epicentre lies southwest of the Kathmandu Valley. The NSC recorded the Tremor at 00:54 am.
Saturday May 28 again an Aftershock of Magnitude 4.6 was recorded. Ichok of Sindhupalchok got it around 15:24.
The total over 460 Aftershocks of at least Magnitude 4.0 has been counted.
Friday June 3, 2016 around 05:10 a new Aftershock of Magnitude 4.4 was felt in Motang, Sindhupalshock District.

Final exams for the first Semester of BHM classes in SMSH announced, starting May 2, 2016

SilverMountain published a schedule for the final exams of several Bachelor programs.
The final exams of the first Semester BHM and DICA are scheduled to run from May 2 till May 11, 2016.

Sara wrote a letter to thank the Sponsors

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.

Full results of the 1st midterm exams

The full results of the midterm exams in the 1st semester are published April 14, 2016.
Saras paper on Food and Beverage got valued at 19.5 points, Serve Safe got 23, Food Production Theory got 19,
Hospitality Today got 20, English got 20. Overall 81.2 %.
Sara was 5th best out of 35 students in section B.

Saturday April 9, 2016 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.

On April 12 at 20.25 another tremor of magnitude 4.4 hit Dolakha District.

More Aftershocks continue in and around Sindhupalchok District

According to The Himalayan Times new Aftershocks are reported taking place in Dhading District
with Richters Scale 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 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 April 4 at 10.16 with epicentre in Dolakha District.

Midterm exams in first Semester 'Good'.

Sara experienced the series of midterm Exams as 'Good' or 'Very Good'.
First subject on Thursday March 10, 2016 AD was "Food Production Theory 1" (19 points), followed on Friday by "English" (20 points).
Monday was "Food and Beverage" (19.5 points). Next subject was "Hospitality Today" on Tuesday (20 points), and last one was "Serve Safe" (23 points) on Wednesday.

Once more an aftershock of 4.2 in Sindhupalchok District published an aftershock in Facebook.
The shock was felt in the Sindhupalchok District at 15.13 local time
on Friday afternoon March 11, 2016. This shock was 4.2 on Richters scale.

Progress in the first Semester of Saras Bachelor course March 7, 2016

Mid February Sara presented a Powerpoint about Soaltee CrownePlaza Hotel in Kathmandu.
This presentation earned her 14 points for her Certificate.

The midterm exams of the theoretical Subjects in the first Semester of the Bachelor course started March 10, 2016.

The practical lessons are valued separately at the end of each period.
The "Housekeeping" period has finished, "Service" was next, "Kitchen" started this week. No results published yet.

Shock of magnitude 5.4 in Sindhupalchok District Number 434

On wednesday February 24, 2016 again an aftershock of the quake of April 25 happened
with epicentre in Sindhupalchok District/Dolakha District. Local time 15:07.
source: The Himalayan Times, February 25, 2016

On the Roof of the World: NEPAL

In March 2013 the Belgian TV channel EEN had three reports about visiting Nepal on TV.
These reports are added to this website on February 16, 2016

NOS Journaal on Dutch TV

Saturday February 13, 2016 the Dutch TV had a news-item about Nepal.
This news-item of about 3 minutes is dedicated to the problems in Nepal after the Earthquakes.

The millions of Euros that are donated to help the Nepalese rebuild there Homes
are somehow blocked and about none are made available to diminish the actual need
where many are dying of the cold in Tents and temporary metal Shelters.

430 Aftershocks over 4.0 counted

In the Sindhupalchok District in Nepal Aftershock number 430 has been counted.
This Aftershock of the Earthquake of April 25, 2015 had local magnitude of 4.6
and was registered February 10, 2016 at around 22:12 local time.

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.
A shock of Magnitude 5.5 was registered in the same District at 20:05 on Friday February 5
source: The Himalayan Times, February 10, 2016

Blockade Broken by Inhabitants

According to a newsbulletin on the website of NOS dated February 7, 2016
and confirmed by The Himalayan Times.

The blockade by the Madhesi of the imports from India has been broken February 5
by Inhabitants of India and Nepal.
800 Trucks with food, medicins and other supplies have passed the border in the first 3 days.

The roadblocks that were surrected over 135 days before
by the Madhesi have been removed with violence.
The civilians acted where the Nepalese government hasitaded.

Many of the Madhesi accepted the new situation, but some seem
to be prepared to block the road again, so the actual problem has not been solved.

The problem of the Madhesi is based on their spread over several of the newly defined districts.
That difficulty is not solved at all and might be subject to further delay
after the enormous economic and life threatening disaster the blockade has caused.