Volunteering at Shanti Nikunj school to work with the 6th grade science teacher to teach, to learn and...to change.
Some things that you feel you have to do, or you must do, or you need to do, may just be your own feeling, and therefore, if it's something you can do by yourself, you might just as well do it yourself.
Video of January 3, 2014, interview on Kantipur TV breakfast show Rise and Shine. It's entirely in English.
In rural Nepal, the innocence of children and their dreams are often stolen and lost, respectively, because of a lack of will on our leadership to do anything concrete to tackle poverty and lack of education. Often such children become victims of trafficking.
Your birth as anything (class, caste, race, nationality etc.) or with any trait (skin color etc.) considered to be a characteristic of an inferior human being is not shameful. YOU HAD NO CHOICE IN THAT!
It's those that view and interpret that as such and make you suffer for it who are shameful: THEY HAVE A CHOICE IN THEIR VIEW OF, THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS AND THEIR TREATMENT OF YOU!
Hopes and dreams of poor families in Nepal sending a member abroad to work as a semi- or unskilled worker, turn into nightmares when the said member returns home in a coffin. This is the story of one such family whose children's education COMMITTED supports. The post is based on my findings during a short visit to the family.