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Global Action starts its first Teacher Training Program

Global Action starts its first Teacher Training Program

This April Global Action started it first Teacher Training program.  We have found that in Nepal like many 3rd world countries the education system that trains teachers is adequate, but lacking many qualities to take students to the next level.  Our students often are the first in their families to go to school and many dropout and end up following in their parent’s work which is usually subsistent farming.  Read More

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Next October Global Action Coalition with Reverend Temple Hayes will be bringing about 20 people to Nepal. This is a great time of year to travel there and we are planning an incredible trip. Our guide working with me will be Rupendra Karmacharya. Rupendra has been a partner with Global Action since the beginning. He has dedicated himself to helping the people of his country and is the most amazing human being. He has studied the Chepong people of the Chitwan mountains and written his thesis on this. His other studies was archaeology and he has worked at the site of the birth of Buddha in Lumbini. I have traveled several times into the mountains with Rupen and I consider myself lucky to have him as a partner and a friend.

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Academy at the Lakes Gratitude

Academy at the Lakes Gratitude

Academy at the Lakes in Land O Lakes, Florida has again shown their love and support of the children in Nepal. Last year they gave money to Shree Ganesh Secondary School in Kavre. The school was severely damaged by the earthquake of 2015 and when asked the Academy students responded by raising $2,000 to rebuild the bathroom. Working with the Yogdan Foundation and a local Swiss man who matched the donation we were able to make this dream come true. I was able to speak with the students this November and show them photos of the school with the children thanking them and a small plaque that was given to them.

I also spoke with the students about the ongoing commitment they have made to Surkhandi Elementary School and the school. The students from Surkhandi who have graduated are now attending the middle school in Chandibahang and planning on attending the high school there.  This year they donated $1,922 to the programs that include lunches and school supplies. In the past they paid for sweaters. We at Global Action Coalition as well as the staff and students at these schools are so appreciative of the generosity of the Academy at the Lakes.

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I have been to Nepal by Heaven Stiles

I went to Nepal, and I saw things I’ve never seen before. I saw a monkey riding shotgun on a motorcycle; I saw a man’s home that was a blanket and a stick, and that was it. I saw a rhino get mad and yell at us when we woke him up from his nap in the mud. I rode on an elephant for three hours in grass that was so tall that all I could see was the elephant’s ears. I got to serve dinner to people at the ashram, and I got to eat food with my hands and not get yelled at. I talked with lots and lots of people but no one spoke English, so I talked with my face and my hands and my eyes. I have been to Nepal and I have done and seen a lot of things.

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Soccer in Douda

Soccer in Douda

Douda is a small village near Djibouti City. When I visited last time I felt moved to help them. They live a simple life there, with small agricultural plots and creating crafts to get by.  Elana and I went there our second day and it was a wonderful experience: we brought soccer balls donated by… Read More

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Kalatbisan School

Kalatbisan School

There were six shelters and originally we were bringing them all to a remote village called Katatbisan. When I visited that village in 2015 they had one tattered UNICEF tent left and that was the only school room which caused many children to miss out on schooling. We wanted to use these shelters to get… Read More

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New Shelters in Djibouti

New Shelters in Djibouti

This March, Elana, Global Action Coalition’s first intern and I traveled to Djibouti. We were there to meet a shipment of Blue Med Shelters donated by Alaska Structures and carried from Dubai by American President Lines. Thanks to generous donation by these two companies we were able to bring these new shelters to this country… Read More

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Finally we will help the children of Kalatbisan go back to school!

Finally we will help the children of Kalatbisan go back to school!

I first traveled to Djibouti to scout out sites for solar powered water pump sites in January, 2015. With Colonel Mohamed Farah, who previously had served at CENTCOM as the Djibouti Senior National Representative as my guide we traveled most of the country. One of my trips we headed above Lake Assal, a beautiful salt… Read More

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Nepal 2016: A Series of Short Stories

Nepal 2016: A Series of Short Stories

My 2016 travels in Nepal were full of stories of amazing dedication, selflessness and love and they have touched me like never before. Read these stories of my travels and you will see why our hearts have to be opened and we are called upon, all of us to help the people of Nepal and… Read More

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Capable and Dignified Children is my Success : Sabita Upreti

Capable and Dignified Children is my Success : Sabita Upreti

STORY 2 Written by Astitwa Team A compassionate lady with a welcoming smile, Sabita Upreti stands with strong convictions and devotion for service and humanity. The founder and Chief Executive Director of Special School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Centre (SSDRC), a Non Governmental Organization, Upreti states that, “Success for me is when I see my… Read More

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