Building Friendship and Fellowship in Nepal

Winding along the bumpy and dusty roads from Kusma to Durlum court in Parabat, Nepal with our ASHA PROJECT volunteers and supporters from the Rotaract and Rotary Club of Parbat and Youth group, we learned lot about our friends in Nepal.  But as we walked to the top of the Durlum court, we got a first glimpse of the village’s welcoming committee, from old ladies to young school children were lined up with their national flower to welcome us.

It was a very impressive entourage for the village to welcome us to the Durlum court. As the bus load of volunteers and The ASHA team reached to the top all the villagers were waiting for our arrival for a whole hour.  By the time we reached the entrance of the Durlum Court, the entire villagers had assembled to welcome us.

For the last two years we have distributed goats to poor families so that they have some income for their holiday spending and have some milk for the kids.  It has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience for our team members.

It has been our privilege and honor to be part of this great charity event. I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Durlung Court Management Committee, Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Parbat and Soch Samuha Parbat for arranging the program, In particular, I would like to thank the youth coordinator of the Soch Samuha Nepal and Rotaract memember Mr. Antim Gurung and Members of Rotary Club of Parbat and Rotaract club of Parbat for their great friendship and fellowship.

 

 

WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

As part of the 2018-19 District International Humanitarian project, we are planning to build two schools for the earthquake victims in Nepal. All your contributions will be matched 3.5x’s by Rotary International and receive Paul Harris credit.
Opportunities are available to go to Nepal to help rebuild homes and schools in mid February 2019. Please let us know, if you are interested. This will be your opportunity to fulfill your BUCKET LIST.

THE ASHA PROJECT TEAM.

2018-19 International Humanitarian Project to build two Schools for the Earthquake Victims and visit Nepal in Mid February 2019.

http://www.theashaproject.org

Legacy of Hope: OUR MICRO CREDIT PROJECT

 

Founded on a novel idea that education and financial support, not charity, provides the surest way out of poverty for poor families we have established the “Legacy of Hope – Micro Credit Project” to provide destitute women with a micro-credit loans. As a result, these women have gained knowledge and a source of income for themselves and their families. This program has helped more than 2500 women in Nepal to empower them to take control of their lives, improve their family’s standard of living and provide what every mother wants for her children — hope for a brighter future through better nutrition, health care and, most importantly education.

During our recent Humanitarian mission we allocated $100,000 funds to various  NGO’s to distribute to earthquake effected areas.  With this program we hope to provide loans to more than 300 people a year.

If you like to learn more about our project in Nepal visit http://www.theashaproject.org

NAMASTE.

Asha Project Presentation at the Rotary meeting.

Last week our 2018 Humanitarian mission participants presented at the Rotary Club of Branchburg’s meeting.  They presented about their views on various projects development, community development, and working in partnerships with various NGO’s to keep youth involved in Nepal’s economic development process.

They spoke about how this trip has helped to to create partnership with many new organizations and providing HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES  to young people to explore the world of possibilities. The Asha Project’s mission is to help Nepalese people to renew their HOPE and build their FUTURE.  Mission – Purpose driven program.

  • Mission trip helped to:
    Established 4 different scholarships for Dalit students in various parts of Nepal as part of our RAYS OF HOPE PROJECT.

 

  • Micro credit organizations to distribute $100,000 worth of micro-credit loans to earthquake victim areas to help women to develop new business as part of our LEGACY OF HOPE program.
  •  Distributed more than 25 goats to marginalized poor community groups in Durlum court Parbat.

 

  • Needs assessment programs to build two schools in Gorkha, Huwas- Parbat, and Lapshiphedi area as part of our HOMES OF HOPE program.
  • Rotaract Club members who were in Nepal also talked about their personal experiences.

     

  • 2018-19 International Humanitarian Project to build two Schools for the Earthquake Victims and visit Nepal in Mid February 2019.

  • As part of the 2018-19 District International Humanitarian project, we are planning to build two schools for the earthquake victims in Nepal.
    Opportunities are available to go to Nepal to help rebuild homes and schools in mid February 2019. Please let us know, if you are interested. This will be your opportunity to fulfill your BUCKET LIST.

     

Acting Locally and connecting Globally — The Asha Project

As the world become a small global village, we have been able to connect with people from around the world. During our 2018 Humanitarian mission to Nepal, we delivered Branchburg’a Stony Brook students’ messages to students in Nepal. THANK YOU Stony Brook School’s Student Leadership Teams for your thoughtful messages of “HOPE” to your peers […]

via Acting Locally and connecting Globally — The Asha Project

Acting Locally and connecting Globally

As the world become a small global village, we have been able to connect with people from around the world.  During our 2018 Humanitarian mission to Nepal, we delivered Branchburg’a  Stony Brook students’ messages to students in Nepal. THANK YOU Stony Brook School’s Student Leadership Teams for your thoughtful messages of “HOPE” to your peers in Nepal. The Asha Project.www.theashaproject.org.

During 2018 Humanitarian Mission to Nepal our students from the  Stony Brook School’s 4th and 5th grade Leadership Councils participated in an outreach project called “ACTING LOCALLY and CONNECTING GLOBALLY” to support and inspire students from Nepal.

Students supported the Branchburg Rotary’s ASHA Project, an initiative that “provide(s) HOPE in all aspects of life by supporting initiatives that are run by the people of Nepal for the people of Nepal”, the leadership members spearheaded the “FLAGS OF HOPE” project in which they led their classmates in creating flags that sent messages of hope to their peers in Nepal. On the flags were written the word “ASHA” (which means “HOPE” in Nepali) and words of encouragement.

These flags were distributed to students in Nepal to hang in newly constructed schools. The Leadership Councils also organized a school supply drive.
The decorated box, filled with over 100 flags and school supplies.

If any schools like to implement similar project, please let us know. You can contact us at trm7510@gmail.com.

PICTURES FROM SCHOOL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTION IN NEPAL DURING OUR 2018 Humanitarian Mission.

Fellowship with the next generation of Rotary leaders

The highlight of the 2018 Humanitarian Mission to Nepal was meeting with many Rotaract club members from Nepal.  We even had three Rotaract club members who came back to visit again since they enjoyed their first trip so much.  We  had opportunity to talk to many Rotaract club members from variou clubs in Nepal.  Rotaract clubs of Parbat,  New Road- Pokhara,  Gorkha, Babarmahal-Rudramati,  Lalitpur,  Yala and many more clubs.

We made special presentations on various topics including opportunities and challenges in the United States. We shared our personal experiences and talked about entrepreneurship.

We visited many projects and distributed schools supplies and establish new rotary scholarships.

In retrospect, our Humanitarian mission was definitely a great learning experience for us. All the experiences made our life more open to the world, more colorful, and more hopeful and bright.