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1. Lowa Alphabet Book: A Lowa alphabet book was published in 2010 with a color pictures and lots of minimal pair examples. The book includes songs, riddles, proverbs, kinship information and a story. It is a guide to readers as it provides a lot of examples.

2. Lowa Alphabet Chart: A Lowa alphabet chart is published in 2010. It is used in several day care centers launched by another organization in Upper Mustang. Teachers from the day care centers are very happy to have the chart. The chart has helped them to teach the alphabet which is much easier than the Nepali charts available to teach the children. They have found the chart to be very effective.

3. Lowa Primer Book Pre primer, Primer Math, Primer 1 and 2: The Lowa primer book is divided into 4 parts including Pre Primer (10 lessons), Primer Math, Primer Part 1 and 2.  The first lesson gives a story picture that leads the student to a creative way of thinking and discussing together. Primer Part 1 consists of 24 lessons and different practices of knowing, listening, reading and writing). Primer is designed with the objective of teaching Lowa Alphabet as well as whole language learning approach. Sam as Part 2 is advanced and includes making sentences. This book has been developed with the consultancy support of Young Mee Kim, a literacy consultant in SIL Nepal.

4. Lowa Primer Teacher guide: A teacher’s guide is developed in a useful manner with lots of examples and practices for effective and practical teaching using the primer book.

5. Lowa story book stage 1 and 2: these story books are given to students after completing the literacy class for reading practice and lifetime reading. These books are also stored in the Community Library in Lomanthang. Everybody has access to this story book and other publications of HIS Nepal in the Library of Lomanthang. Stage 1 story book consist 9 stories and stage 2 consists 10 stories each with pictures. The stories are written by a Lowa story writer in a Lowa context.

6. Lowa Big Book: HIS Nepal organized a big book development workshop in Boudha 2009 with the technical support of the Language Development Centre. 40 big books were developed by different writers including monks, teachers, students, women and community leader. Big books are used in the literacy classes and are stored in the Lomanthang Community Library in Lomanthang.

7. Lowa reading and writing guide book: This is a guide book on how to read and write the Lowa language using Devanagari Script and it targets those who are educated in Nepali. It is a spelling guide book. The book is developed with lots of minimal pairs and uses examples of Nepali words.

8. Lowa Experience Story:

Hikki Ngyamyung: This book includes 14 experience stories and one poem in the Lowa language.

Ngandak Jhyena: Ngandak Jhyena is a story of a family who travelled from Pokhara to Lomanthang and then headed back to Pokhara. The event occurred near the Kali Gandaki River. This story is written by Chhing Chippa Lhomi and was published by the Mother Tongue Centre in Nepal.

Dimdhul: Dimdhul was written by Rinjeen Angmu Bista (Lowa) from Lomanthang. She was a literacy facilitator as well as a trainer of the Lowa facilitator training. Mother Tongue Centre Nepal also published this story.

Khawi Mula Chemu: 'Khawi Mula Chemu' means Playing with Snow and it is a story written by Nima Dhoka Lowa. It is about her experience playing with snow while she was studying in grade 10 in Jomsom Mustang.

9. Lowa Song book: To preserve Lowa traditional songs, HIS Nepal has published a collection of their songs into a book. There are 55 traditional songs and more than 100 folk songs. The songs are sung for as a welcome to guests, good luck and offered to the king or to monks in an effort to show respect to them. Many of the songs are sung at weddings and festivals. Unfortunately, many of the young Lowa people do not know how to sing these songs. With the help of this book, now the young Lowa community is learning the songs and developing pride on preserving their cultural traditions. There is an audio cd available and also a song book.  A young group in the Kimling village learned a song from the song book and they were able to perform it on Teji Festival in Lomanthang and at the inauguration ceremony of  a new nunnery in the Thengar village in 2012.

10. Lowa Proverb Book: The Lowa Proverb book that we have created is called "DHANBI PELE DHENDA MEK" in the Lowa language. It means ' The old proverb is true' and it was published in 2012. There are 407 proverbs in the book. Proverbs are very important in Lowa culture. Whenever a cultural program or simple conversation is had, the people use proverbs for making sure their message is clear. Lowa people use proverbs for teaching, correction, emphasize and cultural identity.

11. Namthar Video: A Namthar video named "KHIOO PEMA HOEBAR", a life story of Guru Padma Shamvaba was made in 2011.  Namthar is very popular story telling form for Lowa cultures. It is a teaching about a religious leader's life story of Buddhism. The story is told in a heart touching melody and listeners perform worship rituals after listening to the story. There are only 3 Namthar story tellers in Lo region. These days, there is no one in LoManthang learning how to tell the Namthar story.