The Department of Customs under Nepal's Ministry of Finance has decided that they will not return the 32 refurbished laptops that were donated to Kopila Valley that my dad and I carried over here a few weeks ago. They will also not return our 6 suitcases. It makes me really sad but my Nepali chairman, Tope and I have tried everything in our power. I've exerted all my time and energy and patience and now it's time for me to move on.
My apologies to the entire Peck School Community for your laptops not reaching the children they were intended for. We all really appreciate your constant support and generosity.
And to my students, I'm really sorry. I will find another way to give you computer classes. Don't you worry.
For those of you who have questions or want to express your concern...
Arjun Pokharel (Chief Customs Administrator) apokharel[at]customs.gov.np