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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!

children of djiboutiI 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 water lake west of Djibouti City, the capital. It was a rough road but after 4 hours we reached a small village on a windswept plateau. The people of Kalatbisan had seen us coming for many miles on the torturous rocky and broken road and the women and many children were waiting for us, or rather for me. I was coming and there was hope that I would bring some help to a people living on the edge. There were many small yurt like homes dotting the landscape and a tattered UNICEF tent and a dome. The dome contained food that the World Food Program sent to feed the children that attended school. The tent was the last remaining one as the others had been blown away by the unremitting winds. In that tent we met with the village elders. 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 our partners in these efforts who have showed through their love what change can do. Read More

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Capable and Dignified Children is my Success : Sabita Upreti

Capable and Dignified Children is my Success : Sabita Upreti

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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 children being capable enough to live a dignified life.” Despite challenges in the field, she has been actively engaged to make a difference in the lives of many differently abled children since the establishment of SSDRC in 2010. Read More

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Our Earthquake Rebuilding efforts

Our Earthquake Rebuilding efforts

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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 Bay to support our projects in Chitwan. Now this amazing couple had gone back to Kathmandu to raise their children and had continued their work helping their fellow countryman. Right after the quake we contacted them and they had already started searching for villages that had not yet been visited by the government. In fact the three villages that we started working with them have still not seen any government officials. I traveled with Punam to visit two villages that we were engaged in. Kavre and a Leper Village named Shanti Ghriha. 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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Jazz Concert For Nepal!

We had an amazing turnout for the event and raised money for the cause. Thank you to all the artists and musicians who donated their talents!  Read More

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An Evening With Kym Purling & Friends

A JAZZ BENEFIT FOR THE CHILDREN OF NEPAL   Hear great music and help a great cause! Come enjoy an evening of jazz with pianist Kym Purling and an all-star band. Featuring Many Local Jazz Greats. Wednesday, July 13th, 7:30 pm Tickets are $20/each and can be purchased securely online through paypal:   You can… Read More

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First public event held at Quorum Hotel in Tampa

Global Action Coalition first  public event was held at the beautiful Quorum hotel. The event was attended by community leaders interested in finding out the mission of Global Action and members of the United States Military and officers from many Coalition nations serving at Central Command. Read More

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