PART 4: VISIT TO PRISONERS ASSISTANCE NEPAL (MARCH 2018)

Indira showed us her next project – a home for the youth!

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Indira took some wild lemongrass from the mountains and made us hot tea when we reached home!  Thank you so much, Indira!

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With some of the villagers who nicely let us snap some photos of them!

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That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”  ― Simone de Beauvoir

 

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Part 3: Visit to Prisoners Assistance Nepal (March 2018)

Prisoners Assistance Nepal runs a children’s home in Sankhu, right at the outskirts of Kathmandu, some 26 kilometers away from the city, about an hour and a half rough road drive.

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The home is right up in the mountains!  So peaceful and serene!  Fresh air finally!  the kids helped us carry our bags to the home.

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The children end up in prisons because their parents have been serving sentence in jail and nobody else is able to take care of them.

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Photo from www.indiraranamagar.com

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Photo from www.indiraranamagar.com

When Indira rescues children, they are taken to Prisoners Assistance Nepal’s children’s homes where they get an education and they get to enjoy their childhood.  They also learn agricultural skills and how to take care of animals.

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Photo from worldschildrensprize.org

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Photo from worldschildrensprize.org

Lovely young ladies at the home!

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These young ladies is so so cute and love their photos taken!

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The kids just love to take photos of themselves!  Such innocent smiles!  Such cute faces!

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The children love to dance to Indian and KPOP music!  Indira is one graceful dancer!

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The kids started dancing the second they heard some music!

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This boy is so cheeky, kept dancing and smiling in front of the camera!  One day, we hope to see you on Nepalese telly!

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Awesome view!

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Pres’ first encounter with baby goats!

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The kids say their prayers before meals.  Indira taught them well!

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Dal bhat tarkari is the most typical Nepalese meal.   Dal is a soup made of lentils and spices, served over boiled grain, bhat—usually rice with vegetable stew, tarkari. Condiments are usually small amounts of extremely spicy chutney or pickle, very similar to Indian food I would say.  We all had chapati, yum!

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This young boy next to Pres is very cheeky!

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We prepared cotton bags and wrist watches for all the kids at the home!  We’re surprised they know how to tell time, even this young lady next to me!

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The cake thankfully was enough for everybody!  The kids nicely lined up for their share while Indira was slicing the cake.

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The kids were all waving at Indira while we headed our way to the other home.  They call her Aama; that’s Mother in Nepalese.

Thank you very much, Lila Regmi for driving us to the children’s homes!  The best driver in Nepal!  As we said, if you can drive in Nepal, you can drive ANYWHERE!

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Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”  ― Mother Teresa

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2: Visit to Prisoners Assistance Nepal (March 2018)

Everybody loves cake so when we reached Kathmandu, the first thing we did was to look for a cake shop.   As in our past events, we’d always ask the cake artist to do our LOVE makes life beautiful design.   It was a struggle because not many Nepalese speak English so we had a hard time explaining how we wanted the cake to turn out.

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Such carefree smiles from these lovely ladies!

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Puppies are always a lovely sight!

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After hours of hitting the streets of Kathmandu, we saw Yeti Coffee and Bakeshop, a quaint cakeshop in Thamel and the nice lady said the chef could customise a cake for us!

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Photo Yeti Coffee and Bakeshop from www.tripadvisor.com

We planned to bring this huge cake to the children on our visit to their homes.   So happy the cake turned out just nice!  We had earlier asked Indira to translate LOVE makes life beautiful in their language.  We had that written on the cake so the kids could read the message – Mayale jiwanlai sundhar banaaucha!

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Our first stop was this home in Manang Gate Nayabajar.  It’s where the younger kids stay with Indira and her biological daughter, along with a few volunteer carers.  Right across the home is PA Nepal’s office.  The home owners are nice enough to let Indira use their property at an affordable lease price.

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The children loved the huge cake we brought for them!  Thank you very much, Yeti Coffee and Bakeshop for preparing this cake for the children despite the very short notice!

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With the cute and cheeky kids of Prisoners Assistance Nepal!

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With our cutesie little dancer Bhu!

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We gave each child a cotton bag for their school supplies and a digital watch!

 

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo F. Buscaglia