Eleven students from Westtown and ten from KIPP DuBoise Collegiate Academy, a charter school in Philadelphia, will be traveling together to Nepal with four adult leaders, including the principals from both schools. Students will be completing service in two local schools in Pharping. They will teach English at one and will be helping with a construction project at the other. The trip will include home stays for the students and their KIPP partners. They will be visiting several World Heritage sites in and around Kathmandu, and spend four days trekking
and rafting. Their longest stay will be in the hostel of a Buddhist monastery in Pharping. This intrepid group departs on Saturday and we wish them safe and happy travels!
They will have limited access to cell phones and wi-fi, but we hope to see student postings here on the blog. Follow Upper School principal, Eric Mayer, on Twitter @ericwesttown for updates as well.