With over 100 members, the Nepal Club actively creates new ways to fundraise for the various projects we have started in Nepal. The projects have included, the rebuilding of homes after the 2015 earthquake as well as sending over medical supplies, the reconstruction of the Sanjeevani School in Nagarkot and the meal programs we have started in a couple of schools. For more information, please visit the Nagarkot and Bandipur pages found in the menu.
Throughout the year the Nepal Club sells hand made goods made by Women’s Initiative which is an organization that empowers women in Nepal. The organization provides a safe place where the women can come together and discuss community and personal issues. Women’s Initiative also gives the women the chance to gain financial independence by providing materials for them to create goods such as pashminas, bags and accessories and then will find a market where they can be sold, giving all proceeds to the women. The Nepal club is proud to be apart of this organization.
Every year during spring break, members of the Nepal Club visit Nepal for two weeks. They travel to Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Bandipur and Pokhara. They learn about the rich culture, see the beautiful different landscapes, and live with communities in the villages where they teach at local schools. They teach the Nepali students Math, English and play sports with them. They make life long connections with the people and most often, leave the country with a fuller heart.
The Nepal trip afforded me the opportunity to recognize that in order for the students to reach their maximum potential, they must have access to a strong education and an emotional support system. Through participation in Nepal Club, I developed a deep passion for ensuring that young girls are able to exercise their right to a proper education. I hope to continue to develop my understanding of this issue through my studies at university so that I can support young Nepalese girls in the future.