A Chitwan Adventure (Nepal)

Subtitled "Village Banks, Elephants and a River at Dawn", this video follows the amazing three day adventure we had in Chitwan, Nepal, in 2009 following the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Kathmandu. There we visited several villages and the women's village banks - a deeply moving and awe-inspiring experience! These are villages where where Pact, its NGO partner ECTA, The Asia Foundation, and a network of local NGOs at the district level had implemented the Women's Empowerment Program (WEP) between 1999 and 2001. We also had the fun of an elephant ride - and a glorious canoe ride along a river in the early morning. And no ... we didn't see the elusive Bengal Tiger during either of these little safaris. :) But we did catch sight of several rhinos, some local deer, a monitor lizard and some of the region's beautifully coloured kingfishers. A Chitwan Adventure condenses these wonderful three days into a brief 14-minute journey of images and music to share. The background music is of Nepali folk tunes, with grateful thanks to Sur Sudha (http://www.sursudha.com/), a talented Nepali musical group who (as their website says) are known as Nepal's musical ambassadors and are devoted to making music to disseminate a universal message of peae and harmony supporting the effort to alleviate poverty from the face of the earth. http://bjseminars.com.au