Kopila Fellow: Luke Metcalf
I grew up learning how to use my hands to fix, design, and craft by working alongside my eager-teacher father, a master furniture maker. In school, I fell in love with Math and Science and eventually double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Math. I adore kids and faraway, foreign places, but most of all I love to create beautiful, practical, sustainable, and lasting things. I cannot imagine any more perfect place or project to be involved with at this point in my life, and will pour every ounce of brainpower, energy, and precision I have into making the new Kopila High School a success!
My goals are:
1) To create a beautiful school that elicits pride, both interior and exterior, to its students, staff, and friends.
2) To build relationships with both the kids of Kopila Valley and volunteers that will extend far beyond my time here in Nepal, however long that may end up being.
3) To learn the Nepali language well enough to converse comfortably with any villager in Surkhet.