Namaste family and friends,
It is quite clear for us that 2023 will be a fantastic year! After a long wait due to Covid-19, finally the time has come that Samantha and Alex will travel to Nepal at the end of March. Also Dutch volunteer Bert has spend six weeks in the children’s home and has done an amazing job. Read more below:
Free Health Camp and more:
On 27 March Samantha and Alex will travel to Nepal. We have planned a number of projects, including a ‘Free Health Camp’ in the Nuwakot district. Together with several doctors, nurses and pharmacists we will travel in 4×4 jeeps to the village of Newarpani, where residents from the whole area can come for a free health check. We hope to reach and help more than 150 people.
We also want to distribute sports articles to various schools and we will visit the children’s home Hopeful Home in Jhaukel.
Volunteer Bert in Hopeful Home:
Bert spent six weeks in the children’s home Hopeful Home and did a fantastic job. He played football with the boys, cooked for the children and arranged several outings, one of them was a visit to the zoo in Patan, which was an unforgettable experience for all.
Bert also arranged new tarpaulin to be installed on the kitchen floor and purchased cushions for the library. To top it off, he arranged a painting workshop for all children, organized by the Museum of Nepali Art. Afterwards, the artwork was discussed by a true artist and the children were allowed to take their canvas home. Watch here a short video with the highlights of Bert’s stay at the children’s home:
Mount Everest sponsor trek:
Early April Julia Smith and Marina Comninos will travel to Nepal to set out for a 12-day Everest Base Camp trek. Together with a group of 11 hikers in total, they will walk 6 to 8 hours a day to an altitude of no less than 5364 mt.
For this amazing achievement, Julia and Marina have started a fundraising campaign, raising money for the Puja Norsang Tamangs University Fund, The Didi Movement Charitable Trust AND FOR THE…LAXMI SUPPORT FOUNDATION. We are very grateful for their support and wish Julia, Marina and the whole group good luck and happy climbing! Click here for more information: JustGiving.
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