Namaste and greetings from Namaste Community Foundation. This is the September edition of our newsletter and includes information about all the activities of NCF-Nepal for July, August and September. We believe that this newsletter will provide you with what has been happening for us in Nepal.
Before moving on with the activities of the organization, NCF-Nepal would like to thank all of its charity partners, supporters, well-wishers, and all of the stakeholders for providing such wonderful partnerships in our journey to serve people. We value and highly appreciate all of your support and anticipate more of the same in the near future.
NCF-Nepal is growing day by day and so has its work area. We have been serving people in need with our Children’s Home program, Scholarship program, Women’s Empowerment Center and Micro Support program. The following is the data which will clearly show the number of people who have benefitted from our different programs.
We heartily thank all of our supporters, charity organizations and individual donors for all of your financial and moral support to keep us moving ahead in this humanitarian field. Your financial support has motivated us to keep on moving but still we lack financial means. Especially after the earthquake, the whole scenario changed and many more needs appeared that needed to be addressed immediately. Of course, you have done a great deal for the organization but we still need to ask for more support from you so that we will be able to help more in need.
Currently, we are looking to reconstruct schools in different parts of Nepal that were demolished by the earthquake. So, if you would like to be part of this noble cause, please let us know.
Besides all of these, the two greatest festivals of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar is only few days away. So, in this auspicious occasion NCF-Nepal would like to wish you all wonderful people a very happy Dashain and Tihar.
Visma Raj Paudel
Founder / Director
Namaste Community Foundation
Email: [email protected] (official), [email protected] (private)
+977 98560 38109
Re-opening of Walk for Kids 2017
‘Walk for Kids’ was a program scheduled for October 2015 but because of some unexpected ‘technical’ difficulties, like the earthquake, the blockade and the avalanches in the Annapurna Circuit Area, this program has now been rescheduled for April 2017. Until now, 35.5% of the trek has been sponsored but 64.5% remains unsponsored. So, if you would like to be part of this noble trek to help the children for their schooling, food, shelter and health, please donate to the trek. Please visit http://walk.ncf-nepal.org/ for more information.
Organization's Need for Professional
We are getting numbers of volunteers from all around the world and we feel very happy to work with them very closely but, at the same time, we would like to have professional volunteers who can help us with fundraising. Currently, we are in need of volunteers who have special skills, are interested in fundraising and can join us to help the people in need. This is very much an essential part of helping to sustain the organization's ongoing projects and those immediate needs resulting from the earthquake.
We are also trying to create a different setup for fundraising where the people with special skills in fundraising can work together and can help the organization to move toward prosperity.
Honoring program at Batsayan Old Age Home
15th May 2016, Batsayan Old Aged Home organized a program honoring its most valued people and organizations. It was our privilege to be among the honored organizations. Chairman for Namaste Community Foundation, Mr. Govinda Sharma "Bikharchi", received the award on behalf of NCF-Nepal.
Training on Abseiling/rappelling
We feel we are very fortunate that we get opportunities to interact with people in our surroundings and other organizations nearby. On 2nd June 2016, Mr. Ram Bahadur Gurung, Proprietor of Pokhara Cannoning gave our children an invitation to participate in his organized training on Abseiling/Rappelling. Training was conducted by the people from abroad and was loads of fun. The older children from our home participated in the training. Thanks to Mr. Ram Gurung for his initiative toward water sports and making us part of the training.
13th Anniversary of Namaste Community Foundation
With all of the hard work and sacrifices, we have managed to achieve 13 glorious years with our establishment in the humanitarian field. We celebrated NCF-Nepal's anniversary with a small party organized at the Home in the presence of staff and board members. All of the children were served cake, fruit, sweets and, later in the evening, they were provided a special dinner. We would like to thank all of the contributors who have helped us cross the 13th line of our journey and have been a wonderful part of our family.
School Leaving Certificate Examination, the so-called ‘iron gate’ of Nepalese education, has been destroyed by our children! With the implementation of the grading system for the first time in Nepalese education, Saraswoti, Durga and Sumitra have secured 3.70(A+), 3.65(A+), and 3.35(A), respectively. Congratulations to all three of them and thanks for giving us such happiness.
Likewise, two of our children Narayani Adhikari and Bishnu Gurung successfully passed their high school. They will be soon starting their university education. We would like to first congratulate them for their success and wish them a very best of luck for their future endeavor.
We are very delighted to announce that Miss Moiti B.K., a child of Namaste Community Foundation-Nepal has been elected as a board member for the District Child Club, Kaski, among 150 other children from different schools. We would also like to wish her the very best of luck for her entire tenure and for all her future endeavors.
Appreciation from Network of Children Homes to Mr. Visma Raj Paudel
Founder of Namaste Community Foundation-Nepal and also Founder of the Network of Children's Homes - Kaski, Mr. Visma Raj Paudel, was appreciated with a certificate and a shawl in a program organized by NECHO. This appreciation was provided to him for all his hard work and sacrifices he has made with his contributions in the humanitarian field.
30th July 2016 - Mr. Man Singh Chaudhary-General Manager for the organization and a few of the children from NCF-Nepal were invited to a radio program called "Together with Children's Talent" at Radio Gandaki 90.2 MHz. The host for the program was Mr. Puspa Raj Dahal, RJ for radio Gandaki. Thanks to the entire team of Radio Gandaki for all the arrangements and also for the show.
Chance for Future independence (Sewing Training)
We are already on with our 5th training, sewing and tailoring, at the Women’s Empowerment Center, in collaboration with Namaste Foundation-Netherlands. Training formally started from 8th September 2016. This training providing a platform to 25 single women. All of these trainees are single and lives below the level of poverty. This training equips the women with necessary skills required for them to be financially independent.
Founder/Director Mr. Visma Raj Paudel is back from his promotional visit in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He attended different meetings and seminars with different charity and partner organizations. His promotional visit was from August 11th to September 25th. Thanks to all the supporters, and well-wishers for arranging everything.
Likewise, the General Manager and the Treasurer for the organization Mr. Man Singh Chaudhary and Mr. Bishwo Raj Paudel, respectively, are already out for their organizational promotional visit to Europe which started on 16th September 2016.
This European trip is a gift to Mr. Man Singh Chaudhary for his continuous hard work for the betterment of the organization. He has been serving NCF-Nepal continuously, from the time of its establishment. He will also be attending some of the important meetings with the charity organizations.
Christmas and New Year's
This is an appeal to all our donors, supporters and well-wishers. As we will soon be in celebration mode for Christmas and New Year’s, we would like to request all of the wonderful people to support us with whatever you can. Let's cut our expenses, save money and invest for the happiness of Namaste's children this Christmas because this will give you maximum satisfaction and happiness.
Also, if you would like to be part of our noble cause and would like to help the children in need for their education, health, food and shelter, we are very happy to receive any support, as this is an investment for our next generation. please donate to us through the following bank details. Or, you can also donate to us via PayPal.
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Beneficiary Name: Namaste Community Foundation
A/c No.: 01-1269968-01 | Swift Code: SCBLNPKA
Thank you !
Man Singh Chaudhary
Namaste Community Foundation, Nepal