By: Chandra Bhakta Adhikari, President Rotaract club of Sukhedhara.
Education is a basic right to every human being , rich or poor, any colour, caste or religion. In this joint venture between the Rotaract Club of Sukedhara, Rotaract Club Baneshwor and Rotaract Club of Baneshwor Royal, supported by The ASHA Project and FONNJ (Friends of Nepal New Jersey).
Rotaract club of Sukhedhara and Baneshore were able to donate a total of 1176 books to Hari Kirtan Basic School with financial support from the Asha Project. Rotaractors also conducted fun programs such as musical chair, balloon blast games and and spoke with students about how they can benefit from this library and getting to know the children and their lifestyle. According to Chandra Bhakta Adhikari, coordinator of this event “It was a very fulfilling event being able to help poor children in Dolkha and in this event we gained the goodwill of the teachers and the greater appreciation from school students” School library books consists of new novels, course books and books regarding general knowledge and world geography.
Pictures from Dr. Maharjan’s 2019-20 Humanitarian mission to Nepal.
Due to COVID-19, the chairperson of the Asha project, Dr. Tulsi R. Maharjan, past Rotary District Governor of 7475, USA could not make his annual trip to Nepal this year. However he said “His heart and spirits are with you” (Nepalese students and Rotaractors). He further said that “Whenever, I see student’s eyes wide open with a hope and aspiration then I feel that our Asha Project’s mission is achieved and that’s what brings me happiness”. The USA-Nepal Humanitarian Service projects have been going on for the last 30 years in Nepal and this year the Asha Project hopes to complete 30 projects in different parts of Nepal as part of the 30th year celebration. Just recently, they completed school project at the BalKumari School in Sunakothi, Laliltpur. (pictures belowe)
The Rotaractors felt a warm feeling of love and affection from the children, and a sense of goodwill from the teachers. “It is a great feeling to be able to add a small drop of humanity in an ever troubling world” said Mr. Adhikari.
Project : RotaAsha Library
School : Hari Kirtan Basic School, Dolkha
Books donated : 1176