The power of pictures :)

Janine is a professional photographer from Canada and greatly contributed as a photographer and English teacher in the Shree Shradha Women School. In Ganesh’s own words: “Janine is really a genuine volunteer girl”.

 

Janine did a great job in teaching the basics of the English language to our female students and was very kind and patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janine also took amazing pictures of the students from Shree Shradha Women School! This is a group picture of grade IV.

 

 

Moreover, Janine’s pictures caught many great moments in our recent achievements and many great people that support our efforts for a better future for disadvantaged communities in Nepal.

Janine took this very nice picture of the recent computer donations to the Shree Mahendrodaya Secondary School made possible by our volunteer Sherie.

 

 

She also documented the great moment when the first batch of students from the Shre Shradha Women School passed the SEE in 2018.

 

In addition, Janine visited the Nepal Dwarfs Association and took pictures for their new website. She took beautiful pictures of the Nepal Dwarfs Association working committee members as well as general members.

This is a group  picture of the Nepal Dwarfs Association.

Janine trying to take the picture of the president of Dwarf Association  (नेपाल होचा पुड्का संघ) Mr. Nirmal.

 

 

 

An amazing picture of Mr. Nirmal taken by Ms. Janine.

Ms. Janine trying to take the picture of the secretary of the Dwarf Association Mr. Lekh.

 

 

 

Mr. Lekh , secretary of the secretary of the Nepal Dwarfs Association, through the lens of Janine.

Mr. Nirmal, the president of the  Nepal Dwarfs association, is confident that these pictures taken by Janine will help to promote their website in support of the entire dwarf community of Nepal.

Many thanks to you, Janine, and your ability to see the beauty in people.

Major progress in the “Computer Labs for Schools” program!

It’s our great pleasure today to tell you a little bit about our very special volunteer, Sherie from the USA.

Sherie had a big birthday coming up and instead of presents for herself, she had the great and very kind idea to ask her friends to bring items to donate to students or needy communities in Nepal. Her kind-hearted friends supported this vision by heart and helped her collect 11 laptops in total. Imagine what this means to us, 11 laptops!

Not only did Sherie spend all this time and effort at home, she personally brought the laptops to Kathmandu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our local supporters, Pristine Nepal treks and Expeditions, coordinated a formal laptop handover ceremony to raise awareness for the kind donation and the work of Free Volunteering Nepal. A great success, as the ex-joint secretary of the Nepali Government, Mr. Deep Bdr Adhikari, joined the celebration.

Everyone was so excited to see “Mrs. Sherie” (as Ganesh kindly refers to her) hand over 10 computers to Mr. Kumar Nepali, Principal of Shree Mahendrodaya Secondry School in Dhading!

 

This large school’s computer lab has been destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and we could so far only help by repairing some old desktop computers, that remined of poor usefulness due to the very frequent power cuts in the region. The donated laptops will now enable regular computer lessons, that won’t be interrupted by power cuts, and will be extremely fruitful to teach practical computer knowledge to the students.

Mrs. Sherie seemed to have fulfilled a dream of hers when she helped these rural students gain access to ample opportunities by learning computer skill using these computers. This indeed is of great importance to the future of these students, as the tourist sector and office work are the main independent job sources in Nepal, but our rural kids often cannot compete for these jobs with kids from urban regions that have access to better schools and computer training.

 

Mrs. Sanumati Rai (President) and Mrs. Anjana Shrestha (Principal) of the Shree Shradha Women Alternative School in Nagarjun Municipality near Kathmandu were very excited to receive one more laptop donated by Sherie.

 

 

The students are very happy about this single laptop, which will transform their computer lessons: Now the computer teacher is able to demonstrate the use of a computer and to teach practical skills. Before, the lessons were entirely based on school books containing pictures of screenshots. The school management has expressed their great hope in that the donated laptop will finally enable the women to learn and even apply basic computer knowledge, which will provide them a significant advantage for finding future employment

After Sherie handed over all the laptops herself, she then volunteered in the Shree Shradha Women Alternative’s School, Nagarjun, Municipality of Kathmandu as an English Teacher.

You can see how much Sherie loved to teach and how much the students enjoyed listening to her native tones when she taught pronunciation of English words.

 

 

Sherie, we could not be more thankful to you. Your kind help will never be forgotten.

 

Laptop Lessons for Orphanage

Our Volunteers Ninad and Ranaji visited the Orphanage Home (HECAC) in the Tarakeswor Municipality, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Volunteers giving laptop lessons
Volunteers transferring knowledge in an Orphanage in Nepal

They gave classes for kids with the objectives of teaching basic knowledge about computers, email and the Internet. The kids in the orphanage home truly enjoyed this treat and the time that was invested in their education.

Ninad and Ranaji also played with the kids and took pictures of joyfully jumping kids. Ninad and Ranaji, we thank you for your kindness!

Volunteers in an Orphanage in Nepal teaching children about the internet
Volunteers showing orphans in Nepal the world wide web

Do you want to join our program in Nepal? Join as a volunteer and teach in an orphanage computer lessons  then – contact us!

Free Volunteering Nepal will help you to find the right place for you in Nepal – that your work as Volunteer will have an real impact on the live of the Nepali People.

 

 

Teaching English in Nepal

We were very happy to have Michael, Andreas, and Laurenz as well as their friend Julian volunteer for another project after the hard construction work.

Clearly, they are not prone to give up easily! The four volunteered to teach English at the Shree Mahendrodayo High School in the Tripurasundari Rural Municipality-Mulpani in Dhading (Nepal).

We were excited to see how they dedicated much effort to improve the confidence of our students in their own abilities to speak and write in English.

Moreover, Michael, Andreas, Laurenz, and Julian were not afraid to also encourage the teachers to share ideas with each other and discuss ways to improving teaching skill.

Michael, Andreas, Laurenz, and Julian, we thank you all kindly for your help and your efforts you have made to take your skills to the rural region of Nepal to teach children English!

Do you want to join our teaching program in Nepal? Join as a volunteer and teach  English in a school in Nepal  – contact us!

Free Volunteering Nepal will help you to find the right place for you in Nepal. that your work as Volunteer will have an real impact on the live of the Nepali People.

Building a new home: News from the Women Empowerment Program

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!

Support for Women’s School in Kathmandu

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.

Women teaching women in Nepal - Volunteers empowering and enabling Nepali people
Women education – women power!

 

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!

Want to know what is happening at the School? Take a look on there facebook group and get involved!

We can help you with finding a project fitting your set of skill. Any question – do not hesitate to ask!

A splash of kindness for the Parents Home Care in Kathmandu

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.

Playing, Chatting, and having fun!

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.

Volunteer Farewell from Parents Care in Kathmandu (Nepal)

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.

Construction site of EPSA is improving

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!

One step at a time: Iron Railing painted

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.

 Iron railing now looks so nice and it would be long lasting!
Canadian Volunteer help building the new EPSA Center

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!

Much is done, but more is to do. If you want to join volunteering in Nepal – contact us!

EPSA Construction Centre

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

Volunteer help to improve the EPSA Center

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!