Papa Jim to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you wonder, “What can one person do?” think of Jim McGrady. Jim has a long history of using his chef skills to help communities. When he owned a restaurant in Ocean City, he frequently donated food to local shelters, rehabilitation programs, special needs kids and veterans’ groups.When he began working at Maggiano’s Little ItalyContinue reading “Papa Jim to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Mr. Mahesh Advani to receive US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Mahesh Advani has been an altruistic force in Central New Jersey through his involvement in a many non-profit organizations’ programs and activities from raising funds to dedicating his time and talent for the last 20 years. He has been member of the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey for many years, an organization dedicatedContinue reading Mr. Mahesh Advani to receive US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

“Guests are like God”

By: Emily Fabiano, GAP – Nepal Humanitarian Mission and Cultural Exchange Volunteer 8,000 miles from home, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, missing my family and friends. I remember my first night in Nepal, I was staying in run-down, poorly insulated buildings, sleeping in several layers of clothes to stay warm.Continue reading ““Guests are like God””

Father Murphy to be Honored by President Joe Biden

Father Ed Murphy to be honored by the President of the United States of America as a recipient of the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 30 years of dedicated community service. This award is the highest award in the land for volunteer services given by the President and government of the United States ofContinue reading “Father Murphy to be Honored by President Joe Biden”

Bringing smiles and happiness among orphans at the St. Xavier Social Service Center.

By Eezya Dangol Today on 11 February 2022, the Asha project- Nepal organized a lunch program at St Xavier’s Social Service Centre in the memory of our grandmother Usha Maharjan who loved helping the needy at all times. The Social Service Centre is a home to poor and handicapped children from various districts of Nepal.Continue reading “Bringing smiles and happiness among orphans at the St. Xavier Social Service Center.”

What is Rotary’s “Service Above Self” means to me?

As someone who went to Nepal twice, once in 2017 and again in 2019, I am struggling to write down my experience. I think the fact that this is going to be shared with others also makes it harder for me to share my perspective. It’s not because I had a bad experience or becauseContinue reading “What is Rotary’s “Service Above Self” means to me?”

Digital Divide Project Turning the digital divide into digital dividends – A collaborative project between New Jersey and Nepal

The world today is divided between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ not only by wealth but by a growing number of separations, including the access to knowledge and information which is provided through information technology –known as the digital divide. (While basics such as knowledge of the English language and the technical know-how of using computersContinue reading “Digital Divide Project Turning the digital divide into digital dividends – A collaborative project between New Jersey and Nepal”

Altruism in Action: Rotary Club of Branchburg

By Mathews Lopes. Hi, my name is Mathews Lopes, and I come to you today to share with you some of my amazing experiences. But first let me tell you some things about myself. I am a 16-year-old young man out of Old Bridge that participates in varsity athletics like Football and Track. I alsoContinue reading “Altruism in Action: Rotary Club of Branchburg”

My reflection on “World Peace Day – May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

By: Ritee Karmacharya Our 12th Annual International Peace Day – “Buddha’s Birthday Celebration” will take place on May 7, 2022. Please join us. This is a collaborative project of the Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition and many community organizations. If you like to be a sponsor of this event, please let us know. http://www.sccdiversity.com ThisContinue reading “My reflection on “World Peace Day – May Peace Prevail on Earth.””

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”