“Gift of Hope Project for Nepal”

It is nothing new to hear about people living in poverty and not being able to afford adequate education and education supplies for children in Nepal.

School supplies distribution in Pokhara

In Nepal, there are people struggling to obtain the basic necessities such as school supplies, uniforms, and quality education. For the ones that are fortunate enough to get private schooling, the school supplies they need are not affordable and beyond reach. With all of this in mind, we created a Project to bring hope where there is none.

In 2015, after the Nepal Earthquake the “Gift of Hope Project for Nepal” was introduced to many of our friends and colleagues. Our mission and desire is to provide education and educational supplies for the poor and neglected.

The Asha Project’s first project, building a school in the vicinity of greater Kathmandu, is currently underway. We have supported many women in Nepal with $100,000 micro credit, more than $200,000 worth of Vocational training and $100,000 health program in cooperation with many Rotary clubs in Nepal.

We ask that you join us on our journey and offer a helping hand to achieve the goal by carrying school supplies to Nepal, if you have any space in your travel to Nepal.

The Gift of Hope project can provide school supplies to many needy children in Nepal.
We thank you in advance for whatever support you can offer.

Marcus Karna being recognized for his help in carrying “Gift of Hope” supplies to Nepal

GIFT OF HOPE from the Somerville High School Interact Club.

BRANCHBURG — Times have not changed in Nepal, poor children in Nepal are still looking for any school supplies for their school day.
To assist poor families in Nepal the Asha Project, a Rotary and Community partnered program is working with local Schools and community groups to collect school supplies for the Asha Project’s 2018 Humanitarian Mission to Nepal.

Recently, the Somerville High School Interact club members collected school supplies and wrote Massages of HOPE for the school children in Nepal. They pulled together donations from their class and every member of the Interact club members wrote a message in Nepali word called “ASHA”. The Asha is the Nepali work for Hope. The Rotary Club of Branchburg has been helping in Nepal for the past 26 years. The Somerville High School Interact club members put together several boxes of school supplies decorated with the ASHA word. These school supplies will be distributed to poor school children in Nepal during the Asha Project’s 2019 Humanitarian mission to Nepal from February 15-March 1, 2019.

Interact students from the Somerville High School.

In addition to the school supplies like notebooks, boxes of crayons, pencils, erasers, folders and other supplies, the Branchburg Rotary donated $2000 toward the purchase of a new school bags.

“Individuals from all Rotary members also donated a variety of school supplies that the students or the school could not afford,” Maharjan said. “These supplies will help to make a better learning environment for students in Nepal.”

According to Interact Club Adviser Ms. Kelly “The Interact Club piloted this collection, but I am sure next year we can do it on an even larger scale! Although the box may not be big, it is filled with lots of love and friendship”.

Dr. Tulsi Maharjan, Past President of the Branchburg Rotary and a team leader for the 2019 Humanitarian trip, said students in Nepal is looking forward to this special gift and students are “lucky” to receive special gifts from America. We hope to have students from Nepal SKYPE with the students and have cultural exchange as well. We hope to continue this project.


Rotary’s vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

Come join us at CENTRAL NEW JERSEY’S largest ROTARY+ROTARACT+INTERACT+COMMUNITY WINTER FOOD PACKING EVENT on March 28, 2020 at the Raritan Valley College, cafeteria in Branchburg.

The Central New Jersey Rotary Families in collaboration with our local organizations plans to prepare 100,000 meals for needy people in the Central New Jersey area and donate to the local Food Banks.

As part of this campaign Central New Jersey Rotary, Rotaract, Interact Clubs and community organizations are planning to join together to prepare 100,000 food packages for malnourished children in our community and donate to our local food bank on March 28, Saturday from 12 to 6 pm  at the Raritan Valley Community College Cafeteria.

This special service project is a part of Central NJ Rotary Club’s effort to curve hunger in the Central New Jersey area. This project is more than just bringing a smile to the recipients; it is also an opportunity for each club’s members to gather with their spouses and/or children to enjoy night of fellowship and the joy of giving back. “The members of the Rotary Club value the relationship we have developed with the Central New Jersey communities and Rotary clubs, and look forward to working on service projects in the future,” said Rotary Past District Governor Dr. Tulsi R. Maharjan.

Come join us at our 6th Annual Winter Meal packing event. Our goal, with your help, is to raise $45,000 to fund over 150,000 meals to feed 900,000 children who are suffering from hunger.

Volunteers of all ages are Welcome!

Suggested donation of $25 per person and Or $40 per family and $150 per community organizations.

 Contact us at RotaryDistrict7475@gmail.com or 908-369-4318.