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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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Manab Sewa Ashram or Human Services Home

Manab Sewa Ashram or Human Services Home

STORY 3 Ramji Adhikari’s story While driving the streets and roads of Chitwan’s towns and rural areas, Ramji could not fail to notice the human trash left on the side of the road. What could he do? So Ramji asked his friends to help gather the homeless. It was to be a big picnic and… Read More

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Our Earthquake Rebuilding efforts

Our Earthquake Rebuilding efforts

STORY 4 After the earthquake struck last April many people in the villages in Nepal across a wide swath of land were left homeless. GAC with the support of the Tampa Nepal and Indian community started sending money to help. Over the last years we had been working with Punam and Atulya Ghismire in Tampa… Read More

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Chandibhayang and Koule Schools

Chandibhayang and Koule Schools

STORY 5 In the 8 years GAC has been in existence we have worked with many schools in the mountains above the Terai or plains which include the Chitwan Jungle area. Two of the Principals of school systems hiked down from their villages with the head of their school support organizations to meet me for a… Read More

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Antyodaya School Principal Ghanashyam Pradhan

Antyodaya School Principal Ghanashyam Pradhan

STORY 6 Another highlight of my trip was meeting Ghanashyam Pradhan. He runs the Antyodaya School in Chitwan. This school established 12 years ago by Kishor Chandra Dhungana, a local social activist was created to help uplift the children of backward Chepong community.  Following the death of Dhungana in 2003, the school began suffering financial… Read More

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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

1 JUNE 2015 “Culture through Compassion” – Let’s rebuild Nepal, one family at a time Three foundations covering Europe/Asia (Philanthropy Connections Foundation (PCF, Dutch), Global Action Coalition (GAC, USA) and Yogdaan Foundation Nepal (YFN, Nepal) today announced the launch of partnership to raise funds and awareness of efforts for reconstructing earthquake impacted communities in Nepal.… Read More

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Annie Okerlin, owner of Yogani Studios in Tampa each year has led a group from the Tampa Bay area on a 14 day Yoga and Seva trek to Nepal. Part of their journey is to cross from Kathmandu to Chitwan stopping and visiting at some of our remote villages that we have programs. She supports… Read More

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Nepal Earthquake Report!

Nepal Earthquake Report!

Our Team from Gorkha has returned; hear is what he reported. My team headed towards the Gorkha district on April 28, with the necessary items and the first aid team, but due to the bad weather we were stuck 40 km from Chitwan. Then next day as soon as road was open we arrived in… Read More

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Nepal Earthquake Relief!

Nepal has been devastated by a horrific earthquake. We have villages which we are working in that have been destroyed. In Kathmandu many need medicine and emergency food and shelter. For those who want to give and not have it go to huge relief organizations where only a small part gets dispersed, we are an option.… Read More

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