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.
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
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 everyone was bathed and groomed and given new clothes.
After being fed they were then dropped off where they had been living. Ramji could not sleep that night and realized he had not done enough. So he founded his Ashram for the homeless. Through his doors have come men and women that are mentally challenged, women who were gang raped and physically and emotionally devastated, and anyone left homeless or orphaned. This man’s big heart is shown in his eyes as they light up from within with a glow so warm and loving. Help us keep this safe haven growing and finding homes for the helpless and homeless. Read More
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 Global Action Coalition with donations and also brings school supplies with them on their journey. We deeply appreciate her support and the support from her participants. Here is a few words she shared with me about her experiences. Read More
Sandy Cromp with dcdeziner.com for all her great design work on our logo and printed materials, The Quorum Hotel for their hospitality at our two events, and Mike Bowen of Bowen Imagery for our great website Read More
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