Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz from Germany contributed to several projects between April and June 2018. They worked extremely hard to help us at the construction site at the EPSA home for disabled women in the Tarakeswar Municipality-Goldhunga, Puranoguheswori in Nepal.
Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz were fully dedicated to this construction project, they helped to carry clay, stone, and sediment using bamboo baskets and iron wheel puller carrier.
Very hard work, as you can see, even for these towering and strong young men! Luckily, Sara from England joined hands with our German volunteers, and together, they propelled our efforts to build a new and permanent shelter for the differently able ladies the EPSA foundation is taking care of.
Soon, the EPSA community will be relocated from the old rented place, which gets flooded during the monsoons, does not provide much privacy, and is not well accessible for people with disabilities, to this new place with an appropriate infrastructure that has been under construction for over two years now.
Sara, Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz – we thank you all kindly for your help!
Sara from the UK, and Camilla and Ida from Denmark volunteered as English teachers at the “Shree Shraddha Women School” in Thulobharyang, Kathmandu (Nepal) in April 2018. They encouraged disadvantaged and poor women, who were deprived of formal education for the longest time.
Our kind volunteers did a fantastic job in inspiring the women students to uplift their education in order to build a career, which still is a long and hard path under the current circumstances. It was a valuable experience and gave confidence to our students, when they experienced this kind support from other independent, educated women. The female students were very happy to learn basic English words, pronunciation and sentences with the volunteers.
Sara, Camilla, and Ida, we are very thankful to you, for your kind contribution and the encouragement you provided.
If you like to help in Nepal as volunteer in School for women – contact us!
Ali and Dyana from Canada got involved in a Parents Care Home at Dhungedhara, Banasthali, Kathmandu in April 2018. They volunteered to share their expertise as occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapy in a Parents Care Home
The Parents Care Home shelters and takes care of many people who are severely injured, disabled, aged or ill. Ali and Dyana worked hard to improve the daily functioning of the shelter‘s inhabitants by various means.
Our kind volunteers Ali and Dyana
They helped develop better solutions for the inhabitants that will improve their own ability to participate more in their body hygiene, e.g. brushing teeth, showering, and also dressing themselves, etc.
Sharing their knowledge to improve some fundamental elements of the daily life of these people, improving the hygiene of people and the whole home, asking staffs to encourage people to eat together in common space to motivate them to get out of bed and get engaged in more social interaction.
It helps to have something new to do, build social interactions and have fun. It is important to maintain a good quality of sleep to remain healthy and energetic.
Ali and Dyana we are all really proud of your heart-touching help offered to all needy ones.
Thanks to the help of Jorge from Spain, who volunteered for six weeks in April at the construction site of EPSA in Tarakeswar has greatly improved.
Due to the lack of machines it was a great having more hands to carry the bamboo baskets filled with stones, clay and wood. These traditional Nepali Basket are called Doko and are used for any imaginable purpose. From carrying to digging and sometimes even for fishing.
Jorge hepled with a great passion, was dedicated and we are are proud of having his help and his great contribution on the behalf of EPSA Nepal.
When the center is finished it will sheltered women with different special needs, providing training, employment and empowerment.
The move is already planed and we are all looking forward to this day. Moving out from the old and rented place to the new place which can provide the necessary infrastructure. Which was build with the help of many volunteers in the last two years – Thanks for your help!
The Canadian Volunteer Maya joined our team to help building the new EPSA Center. For children safety new iron railings where built and painted with black color.
Now the iron railings are save from damaging by rust and will look very nice for the many years we need them to last. Every day Maya walked from our residence Mhepi to EPSA construction centre in Goldhunga, Purano Guheswori- Kathmandu. Thank you for your help, Maya!
In March 2018 the Swiss Volunteer Paula helped to build stonewalls for the new EPSA Centre. Sweating and breathing she did a lot on the behalf of needy ones! We thank her for her work and her efforts
There has been more construction work happening at EPSA construction center in Goldhunga, Purano Guheswori – Kathmandu. It was mostly labor work Paula contributed. She carried stone to make wall and make an effort to help the people in Nepal. More work is to do and we need more help – so if you want to work for a better Nepal and join volunteering – contact us!
We are thrilled to report that the Vice President of Bundestag (Lower House of German Parliament), Claudia Roth, visited one of the partner organizations of Free Volunteering Nepal, our EPSA project. EPSA supports and assists disabled women in Nepal. During her visit, Mrs. Roth and her entourage could take a deep look into the good work that is done in the EPSA home for disabled women near Kathmandu. EPSA is built on the vision to educate and train physically disabled women in crafting skills that will facilitate their independence from continuous financial support and allow them to live a self-determined life – sadly still out of reach for most women born with disabilities in Nepal today.
During an official journey to Nepal and Bhutan, Claudia Roth visited Kathmandu in her function as Vice President of the German Bundestag. The intention behind this visit was to strengthen the bilateral friendship between the Governments of Nepal, Bhutan and Germany. Furthermore, Mrs. Roth specifically emphasized the importance of supporting the human rights community and civil society in Nepal, as well as their important roles in realizing central goals of humanity, such as peace and justice.
The Vice president suggested Nepal should improve the support for disabled women in their efforts to live an independent life. Her visit and initiation of a project led by the German embassy in Kathmandu served as proof for the readiness of Germany to support the endeavor of EPSA to empower disabled women.
During her three day visit to Nepal, Mrs. Roth met the President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari, as well as representatives of the Dalai Lama. We are very proud that the name of Sangita Pant, the President of EPSA in Nepal, was added to this list of personalities. The Team of Free Volunteering Nepal was impressed by a very sensitive statement by Claudia Roth, that the women in the EPSA home are not disabled, but a society, which treats them disrespectfully, is.
Sangita Pant, Ganesh Magar and Doriji Tsering Sherpa thanked the people and government of Germany for their continuous support to Nepal’s development, on a large scale after the 2015 earthquake, but also by such specific actions aiming at improvements in the individual life of Nepali people in need.
We helped in many ways to improve the water supplies in Nepal. For building infrastructure, helping to ensure the supply of fresh water and make the hard life in the rural region of Nepal a little bit easier we need your help!
In the mountain regions of Nepal water is very important. Instead of carrying water bucket by bucket we try to bring wells and pipes to this regions of Nepal. Step by step the life improves, crops can be irrigated, and people have a better living.
The infrastructure provide the help the people of Nepal are needing. We are working together and with the people of the region. Instead of thinking about how we would solve problems we ask them what is a problem and how we can be supportive and getting things they really mater to be done.
A very special Thanks to Ganesh who helped, took care and managed in an incredible amount of work to improve the life of so many people in Nepal!
Two volunteers from Austria, Anthea and Lucy, visited the Akaladevi Secondary School in Salang. After evaluating the level of each students they started to teach everybody according to their own skill level.
Anthea and Lucy furthermore volunteered at the Shree Shradha Women School. They worked with the students on English pronunciation, grammar, free-handwriting and they helped the local teachers to improve their English skills.
The students of this Women school are underprivileged and it is outstandingly beautiful to teach them with the assistance of foreign volunteers. The feeling that overseas volunteers are coming from a far distance to teach them is always extremely encouraging for the female students and inspires them to go ahead and learn and fight for a better life.
The students here need to learn simple conversation and basic grammar to gain confidence to speak English. From their first till the final day, we hope that both volunteers understood how highly cherished their contribution was. They clearly did their best to help these innocent women, who have the hope of learning despite all kind of hindrances they encounter in both their families and societies.
Thank you so much for your efforts, Lucy and Anthea!