Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Namaste Nepal-Helping Himalayan Children (update)
Several weeks have gone by and Namaste Nepal-Helping Himalayan Children is starting to take shape. We are still anxiously awaiting our nonprofit number so we can set up our paypal and bank account so donations can be tax deductible in the USA. The paperwork should be here anytime...
In the mean time Andrea, Paul, Joseph, Youko, and I have been working furiously brainstorming ideas for the website and different aspects of NN and potential ideas and topics related to building and running a successful organization. This collaboration spans Nepal, Australia, the UK, the USA, and many other countries as well~ we have also been collaborating with our Nepali friends in different villages to assess needs and explore potential projects and volunteer sites. I have been in touch with Biju, our librarian in The Children's Library in Bandipur and things are running smoothly there. There will be opportunities for Biju to share her experiences of running the library with our prospective new librarians in other villages and schools as we build more libraries. This provides a great learning and growth opportunity for Biju, and will do the same for the new librarians as well.
The support we are receiving thus far has been phenomenal! Many people are interested in taking on projects to raise funds and more than a few have expressed a desire to volunteer in Nepal and help teach English, mentor, open libraries, and or do whatever projects are needed!
It is humbling and exciting to work with and receive support from such positive people.
Namaste Nepal-Helping Himalayan Children website is: www.NamasteNepal.org
(by the way the website is under construction~ we are exploring different color combinations, fonts, spacing etc.) Paul and Joseph have been collaborating and working hard with all the computer coding etc. It is very exciting to see NN evolving. We are looking forward to great mutual successes for everyone involved!
If you have any suggestions or would like to begin to help with fundraising, volunteering, or offering services or ideas to helping Namaste Nepal-Helping Himalayan Children, please contact us!