Soon after I landed in Nepal for the first time in September of 2014, I was mesmerized and enthralled by its indescribable and inexpressible beauty, simplicity and purity shrouded all around me. It didn’t take me long to realize that this is the very place that I was searching all through my life. Instantaneously I knew that I belonged here. It was a calling for me to experience completely different way of life- far, far away from my comfort zone! Honesty, naivety and ever smiling faces of Nepalese people (just to mention few) were other attributes that stamped a deep impression on me, making my fervor of staying here and reaching out the village people (especially the destitute and underprivileged children) even stronger.visiting Nepal, I experienced the Nepali hospitality, their nice and friendly way of engaging strangers. I will never forget this. Also their honesty and open mindedness made a deep impression on me. All this made me realize I wanted to spent more time in Nepal as soon as possible.
I wasted no time in endeavoring in seeking out the possible ways to involve myself in reaching out the poor and vulnerable children. I worked on it with my Nepalese friends who had previous experience and some of them were involved already in similar projects. First thing first, we agreed upon on venturing out some reliable source of income, which would help us in realizing my dream of reaching out less fortunate and helpless children in remote villages.
I discussed this with Nepali friends: a lot of Nepalese depend on tourists for their income . So we came up with the idea to organize trekkings. In order to stand out between all other travel agencies our trekking service needed to be special. By touring around Nepal, I made up my mind and chose the purpose of trekkings: During one of my trekkings I met some very young children working in the lodges along the mountain trails. These children labour hard to earn their living because their parents are to poor to provide for them. These children are condemned to do this work for the rest of their lives. I really wanted to help these young kids, enabling them to create a better existence for themselves. It felt wrong to see such potential go to waste because they are unable to get an education. I want to help them create a future. At that time I was accompanied by Ram Prashad Sedhain. He immediately agreed to help me realize this project. We started Nepali Children Foundation to raise money and use all profits to help these kids. (www.IgoNepal.org).The profits of all travels now is helping Nepali Children.
Nepali Children Foundation is run by Nepali for Nepali cildren. My role is just supportive. The basic goal is to help children from poor families to get education. It is custom in Nepal to set children to work in exchange for food and shelter. This means they have to manually work hard and long hours in lodges. So there is no time left for education. The effect is they have no opportunity to change their lives because they are illiterate. They only learn from the habits of their parents or their employer. They follow seamless pattern of habits from their parents and peers and never have opportunities to think to improve their situation by using new and better tools or work methods. Nepali Children Foundation helps these children in various ways in taking further positive steps by providing a place to stay, healthy and nutritious meals and accessing them to attend primary and secondary schools. Nepal Children Foundation (NCF) also intends to help them learn income generating profession by the age of 16 if they wish so, or attend university further studies.
Use this bank account:
NL 22 TRIO 0390 9111 94 in name of Nepali Children
All gifts will be used for the benefit of Nepali Children Foundation.
_Last update: 14 january 2019