Min had been working in education development in Nepal for almost 15 years before he met Janie. Janie was an American student studying development and social change in Nepal for a semester. This course required students to do independent research, and with Janie’s bachelors in child-development, she searched for a research project in primary education. Then she met Min. When Min sent Janie to a small rural village in Dailkeh for the first time (Min’s birthplace) she didn’t know what to expect. But after falling in love with the people, the schools, and seeing the standard of education in the classroom, she was hooked. and the rest is, as they say, history.