Many thanks for making FONNJ’s 10th year of LEGACY CIRCLE program a great success. With 87,000 worth of donations from LEGACY CIRCLE members, Nepal Earthquake Relief fund, the Asha Project and various Rotary Clubs, we have been able to receive matching grants from the Rotary International pushing our funds to $550,000.
Over the last five years, we sent 35 Rotaract students to Nepal to learn about culture and build better friendship and distribute over 6000 pounds of school supplies. The US Rotaract students along with their Nepali counterparts have distributed the school supplies, warm clothes and blankets; and participated in various community projects. Collaboration with several organizations have allowed us to accomplish a great deal.
Our annual humanitarian missions to Nepal from 2016-2020 has helped us to visit many schools, community groups, projects as well as carrying gifts from our members and supplies from district Rotary club members.
In early January 2020, we began working with the Rotary club of Patan-West to create the Rays of Hope Scholarship Fund for 100 school children in remote villages. Our collaboration with the Rotary club of Patan has already been providing more than 100 scholarships each year.
During the same trip, we were able to set up a science lab at the Bal Kumari School at Sunakothi, thanks to support from the America-Nepal Friendship Society of NY. We also provided $100,000 matching grant we received from the Rotary International to two NGO’s to start the Micro Credit projects in several villages.
With the help from the Asha Project and the Rotary club of Branchburg, we distributed chickens at the Barumchuli Village in Lalitpur and Mushara village in Sauraha, Chitwan.
In late 2019, we took over 18 Rotary members on a humanitarian mission. They helped conduct two health camps, visited schools; distributed 5000 pounds of school supplies donated by the Color for Kids Foundation.
All of these projects were possible only because of the generosity of our LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS and our supporting partners.
The COVID-19 has made fundraising by us and our supporting organizations almost impossible. The needy of Nepal are looking to you for help. Your donation and membership with the Legacy Circle will go a long way in helping needy people in Nepal. Let’s leave a LEGACY OF HOPE.
With best wishes for you & yours,
Tulsi R. Maharjan, Ph.D.
Chair, Friend of Nepal-New Jersey
Past District Governor, Rotary District 7475
Founder, the Asha Project
PS: Do remember, you can make a donation at
any time at http://www.theashaproject.org/donate. Thanks.