Perspectives from the Asha Project Humanitarian Mission 2018

In February, we traveled with 5 professionals to Nepal on our 2018 Humanitarian mission.  We spoke with many Nepal’s top leaders about their views on the development projects, community development, funding, the type of public leadership Nepal needs, the complexity of the Nepalese government, the true balancing act of what NGO’s work in Nepal and how those funds been misused as well as how to develop youth entrepreneurship in Nepal to keep youth involved in Nepal’s economic development process.

We also created partnership with many new organizations and gave some 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.  With your continued support we hope to accomplish what we have planned out in the near future.

During this mission trip:

  • We established 4 scholarships for Dalit students in various parts of Nepal as part of our RAYS OF HOPE PROJECT.

  • We worked out a deal with two 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.

  • Did needs assessment programs to build two schools in Gorkha and Lapshiphedi area as part of our HOMES OF HOPE program.

One additional perspective from our team member, Philippe Topdjian,

“Finally, my largest takeaway is that Nepal is ready. The people are ready for a change. There is so much motivation to become further educated and develop new skills. There is a lot of drive to change the worlds in which they live. However, the challenge lies with fostering champions who will lead Nepal to its future. Those who have the ability to leave Nepal, but choose to stay and create a difference. The opportunities and NEED for local entrepreneurs is what can save Nepal and create the systemic change needed. Those are the leaders who can help create local solutions that address the challenges of tomorrow’s farmers leaving for the big cities, access to clean water, the ever increasing demand for electricity, and increasing tourism without disrupting local cultures. The question now becomes, how can we help empower these individuals make this happen?”

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

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