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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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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

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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