ROTARY Connects the World

We would like to thank everyone who were involved in this 2019 Nepal Adventure and Humanitarian Mission planners and participants for making a grand success program.

Being a first large mission we had many challenges, however the Nepal team made it look easy and enjoyable.

Happy to be back home but I feel

like a left a little part of my heart in Nepal. Even though I’ve spent time in other developing countries this was a deep immersions into the culture and landscape of the Nepali people. Emotions and ideas are stirring within from this experience. I’m excited to see what manifests and how I’ll translate that into action. Thank you again to Tulsi MaharjanJyoti PoudelKishor Tripathi, and all the Rotarians and Rotaract members for being such gracious hosts and making the trip an amazing experience💗

Pamela Roger Guldi.

Our gratitude and Thanks goes to Dr Jay B Tandan- Rotary club of Maharajgunj President, Mayor Bansha L Tamang ( Indrawati VDC Sindhupalchock), Dr Mukti R Shrestha -Nepal Medical Association President , Mr Krishna Gurung – EGBOSA Nepal, Rotary Club of Arghakhachi, the ROTARY Club of Maharajgunj, Rotary club of Pokhara-New Road, Rotaract clubs of Rudramati-Babarmahal, Monohara, Rudramati and many more.

The travel arranger Mr. Kishore Tripathi, Teenkanya Travel & Trek and all other supporters. Rotary club of Queens New York for their support.

Building international partnerships and making new friends in Nepal during our 2019 Humanitarian Mission.

Rotary is a global community of 1.2 million members who share similar values and want to make the world a better place. Our 2018 Humanitarian Mission to Nepal with 18 Rotarians from 4 districts (7475, 7255, 7410 and 6490) in the USA was a grand success.  We had a chance to network with Rotary members from Nepal and share our passions and interests. We had opportunity to make a global impact by connecting with Rotary members outside our club and district and distributing 1000 pounds of school supplies as well as conducting 2 mega health camps in Nepal. Our special participant Bethany from the “COLORS FOR KIDS” provided most of the school supplies for this trip.

We had opportunity to:

  • Explore our passions and hobbies with fellow Rotarians in Nepal. This fellowships enhanced our international network, interests, and developed greater global perspective. We hope to develop at least three international projects in different fields.
  • We had a chance to explore new cultures and make new friends in Nepal. Through this visit participants deepen their international understanding, foster goodwill, and explore professions in a different context while building lasting friendships and a foundation for peace and service. We hope to send VTT team to Nepal to explore different new agriculture projects.
  • Our trip connected clubs that are seeking international service projects and hope to sign sister club agreements with various clubs with those clubs that are interested in collaborating with global partners.  
  • We had great opportunity to foster inter-cultural understanding through our visit. Although our members got tired eating Dal-Bhat ( Nepali meal), they had opportunity to work together to promote peace, friendship, and strengthen relations.  Long bus rides and without adequate services our members learned about how we take for granted many things in America.  However, welcome by 1000 of Nepalese community members with 100 of garland made us forget the long bus rides and adequate food.

We hope to continue our friendship and work with many new projects in Nepal. To all our new friends in Nepal, see you soon. NAMASTE.

Building Friendship and Fellowship in Arghakhachi.

Winding along the bumpy and dusty roads from Lumbini  to Arghakhachi, Nepal with our 2018 Humanitarian Mission members with the ASHA PROJECT volunteers and supporters, we learned lot about our friends in Nepal.  But as we walked to the top of the School building, we got a first glimpse of the village’s welcoming committee, from old ladies to young school children were lined up with thousands of garland ad national flower to welcome us.

It was a very impressive for our team to see such a welcome. As the bus load of mission members 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 School, the entire villagers had assembled to welcome us.

For the last five years we have been visiting many schools, communities to learn about their needs and how the Asha Project could possibly help.  Our delegates got a firsthand experience of what the conditions and needs are.

It has been our privilege and honor to be part of this great Mega health camp, tree planting event. I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Arghakhachi Management Committee, Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Arghakhachi and Maharjagunj for arranging this great mega camp, Tree planting and school supplies distribution, in particular, I would like to thank the coordinator Rotarian Dr. Jay Tadon,  President of the Maharajgunj and President of the Arghakhachi club for their great friendship and fellowship.