The ASHA PROJECT-Nepal conducts Reusable Pad project in rural communities.

No matter how modern we become, the natural bleeding process (menstruation) in women is still considered taboo in Nepal; many students miss their school during this time. This taboo has resulted in, as well as women dying from exposure because they are forced to remain outdoors. The Asha Project, in collaboration with the Rotaract ClubContinue reading “The ASHA PROJECT-Nepal conducts Reusable Pad project in rural communities.”

In search of the Next Generation of Do-Gooders – Chandra Bhakta Adhikari

The Friends of Nepal-NJ and the Asha Project has been working in Nepal with Rotaract students since 2010. We have supported many Rotaract leadership programs in Nepal. We are encouraged to see that many Rotaract students have become the next generation of do-gooders and have continued to make a difference in their communities. Our investmentContinue reading “In search of the Next Generation of Do-Gooders – Chandra Bhakta Adhikari”

Photo Essay – Special Projects of 2021

GIFT OF HOPE FOR NEPAL -Health Camps, School supplies, Sports items distribution and Micro credit Projects in celebration of the 30th Anniversary. Sidhupalchok School by Rotaract club of Rudramati Rotaract club of Damak – Health Camp Riksha for unemployed day worker to support his family Rotaract club of Sukhedhara – Dhading school Project Shailesh KumarContinue reading “Photo Essay – Special Projects of 2021”

Gift of Hope for Nepal – Altruism in action

Altruism is the bedrock of a healthy society. The Asha Project in collaboration with Rotary, Rotaract and Friends of Nepal NJ completed more than 30 projects last year 2021, putting the Altruism in Action. “Economic Empowerment of Indigenous Women” Projects – Total Budget $3,500.00  Food Distribution Projects – Total $1,000.00  Library Project – $1000.00 •GoatContinue reading “Gift of Hope for Nepal – Altruism in action”

Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker 2015

Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker Year 2015 A typical busy professional, 23-years-old Anil Maharjan juggles his work with PwC being an Auditor and with various extracurricular activities, such as playing soccer with his office team, helping to set up a youth program and running cross-country. What sets Anil apart from other young professionalsContinue reading “Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker 2015”

My First Dashai Celebration in New Jersey.

By: Aaraju Adhikari First Dashain away from Nepal, the best time to feel homesick. The only good I could think about this year’s Dashain was thankfully, it was on a Saturday. I opened my eyes the Dashain morning and as I got off my bed, I remembered the times when I used to wake upContinue reading “My First Dashai Celebration in New Jersey.”

Providing Hope and Opportunities – Shree Bal Kumari Secondary School Scholarship Success Stories.

Written by Medha Joshi and Krishna Prasad Sharma – As part of our 30th Anniversary of the Nepal project we are highlighting some success stories. Jyoti Maharjan and Niraj Maharjan are two of the four siblings who came from a modest family background. They share their experiences about how the Rotary – Friends of Nepal-NJContinue reading “Providing Hope and Opportunities – Shree Bal Kumari Secondary School Scholarship Success Stories.”

PARTNERSHIP with PURPOSE: Ending Hunger in our community

It is true that Partnering with Purpose works because we have many projects which we are collaborating with other organizations rather than competing with each other. At the moment many communities are facing complex challenges and find convoluted, redundant systems of services and organizations to be discouraging. We, the Rotary club of Branchburg, with mottoContinue reading “PARTNERSHIP with PURPOSE: Ending Hunger in our community”

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mr. Ram Malakar

Ram Malakar came to the United States from Nepal in the early 1980s with his family and lived in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. During his early years, Mr. Malakar worked and traveled extensively overseas in India, Italy, and Malta for the U.S. Embassy and then worked as a food service director at St. LukeContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mr. Ram Malakar”

Compassion into Action

Today Branchburg Rotarians, Rotaractors and the monks from the temple put their compassion into action by helping to create a special Rotary Peace Garden at the NJ Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center. The Rotary Club of Branchburg working together with various community groups as well as Rotaract and Interact members, put Rotary’s mission of “ServiceContinue reading “Compassion into Action”

HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE PERSON.

By: Eezya Dangol The Asha project has a long history of supporting the school since 1990. Recently completed a science lab at the school. On 5th October, The Asha Project conducted a scholarship program for children studying in grade 5 and 6 of the Balkumari School , Lalitpur municipality – 27, Nepal . Every childContinue reading “HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE PERSON.”

Diversity Coalition to celebrate 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Diversity & Peace Award ceremony on November 20, 2021.

Branchburg, N.J. – Rotary Club of Branchburg and The Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition (SCCDC) will be hosting its 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Awards presentation. Several outstanding individuals and organizations who have promoted peace and diversity in Somerset County will be receiving the 20th Annual Diversity and Peace Award. The awards will beContinue reading “Diversity Coalition to celebrate 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and Diversity & Peace Award ceremony on November 20, 2021.”