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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 the children back to school and open up more opportunities for them. We ended up sending three shelters to that village. The Djiboutian Army set up these shelters after we left and sent us photos of their construction and of them being for classes. This is an important step in making sure that as many children as possible are granted the quality education that they deserve. 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!

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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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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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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Sister Schools Program

Sister Schools Program

In 2010 we started our Sister Schools Program. We found an amazing desire from several local schools to learn about and foster a relationship with schools in Nepal. Over the last years we have had partnerships with Academy at the Lakes, Admiral Farragut Academy, Canterbury School and Independent Day School. Read More

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