Being the current president of The Rotaract Club, a college level organization of Rotary International, connected Manuel Ramirez with Dr. Tulsi Maharjan, President of the Friends of Nepal-NJ and Past Rotary District Governor of the District 7510. Manuel never hesitated to help someone in need, constantly volunteering both in high school and as a young adult. The world of Rotary now opened the door for this humanitarian spirit to help the people of Nepal. Thanks to the connections with Dr. Tulsi, this student at Raritan Valley Community College will experience a different way of life, expand his horizons, and gain a new perspective. Manuel is already putting into practice in Nepal those skills he will learn as he works to obtain his Bachelors in Social Work. An eventual Masters degree and licensure means he can do professionally what he does now to help others.
Manuel already expresses his deep gratitude for the chance to help the people of Nepal, and gaining a new, humbling experience to share with others. And he has already made deep relationships with Nepal even before departing, connecting with Sujan, a friend of Dr. Tulsi in Nepal. By working to help rebuild houses destroyed by the recent earthquake, and distributing school supplies to Nepalese children, Manuel gains more than continuing his community service. “I know my experience in Nepal will be a humbling one as well as a life changing one.”
Friends of Nepal – NJ is grateful to Manuel and our other volunteers for their commitment to improving the lives of people in Nepal. If you would like to contribute, like Manuel, please reach out to the Asha Project at http://www.theashaproject.org/contact.html to find out more about how you can make a difference.