Helen and Rafik first visited Teksingh and met with headteacher and community leader Kamal Bikram. Having read about Kamal prior to their trek they asked their guides to take them to meet Kamal. Kamal told his story, how he was educated in Kathmandu and as a young man felt he should return to his village to help improve education there. He had been working at the school since 1997. The need to more classrooms and resources was clear and having met with Kamal a second time Helen and Rafik left Nepal with an initial idea of what was needed.