Global Family Village, Inc

Global Family Village's (GFV) mission is to improve the lives and outcomes of orphaned and abandoned children.
Mar 6, 2014

Tika & Love in Nepal

Anita gives her new Grandmother a Tika*
Anita gives her new Grandmother a Tika*

From the Nepali Tihar Festival of Brothers and Sisters wishing blessings and long life, GFV extends this tradition to celebrate the Grandparent Program, and with it– the first completed community-based self-sustaining childcare program in Nepal! 

What if you’re a child without a grandparent? Find one among your community and make it real! In a commitment ceremony, some elders become new 'grandparents' to children in need; they all gave and received Tika & Love!* 

GFV is helping a children's home to become more family-centered and integrated into the community. The program started with a community-based preschool program. Last Saturday we inaugurated the final component of our model ­– the Grandparent Program, connecting the elders in the community to the children-in-need who are living in the Family House. 

Six "grandparents" were paired with 6 children. The elder community joined in a conversation with the local organizations and the children about the joys and responsibilities of being a grandparent or grandchild, how they will celebrate holidays, visit each other's homes, listen to and tell stories, be respectful, and help each other. Then the grandparents and grandchildren gave each other Tikas *( a finger-print of red powder applied to the forehead) and flowers on heir head, as a symbol of their unique bond, as a show of love, respect and for good luck. It was a very lovely and of course very touching event.

We are looking foward to continuing to help foster these new relationships. We will follow up with these extended families and keep you informed.

We are now ready to begin replicating the model in other areas of Nepal. And, we need funding to do this. Please continue to support us so we can continue to help the kids who need our help!. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Namaste.

Freema Davis & the Board and volunteers at Global Family Village

Dec 20, 2013

Come on. Can we really make a difference?

Rakesh and his school friends
Rakesh and his school friends

You bet! In 2013, you gave a life-changing gift to Rakesh!

Rakesh (2nd from left), was the first newly "orphaned" child to join Global Family Village about 2 years ago. He didn't have much to smile about back then. Today he is a well-loved leader, greatly appreciated and respected by both his new family and classmates !

Thanks to you! You have made a difference!

The year end approaches with a great opportunity to THANK YOU and our volunteers for supporting Global Family Village in Nepal.  Your support has made a great difference to the orphaned children, the preschool and the families of the community of Bungamati, Nepal. Your funding is also making a huge impact as we empower the entire village, preschool and orphanage to become self-sufficient, with hope for tomorrow! YOU have made this possible!

But we are not there yet; we still have a way to go.  We are helping to empower the community with income-generation activities and funding to support the orphanage and preschool, so that they can be totally self-sustaining within 5-7 years. We are almost halfway there!

Imagine giving the gift of self-sufficiency to a poor Nepali village! You can!

Make the difference today!

There are a few years left before the community can manage on their-own. They need our continued support, NOW!

  • $10 Covers school fees and school supplies for 1 child for 1 month
  • $25 will pay for shoes and a school uniform for 1 child to attend school
  • $120 trains community women as Early Childhood teachers

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  You make all the difference in the lives of the children of Global Family Village Nepal. 

Namaste, and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

Freema Davis and the Board, staff and volunteers of Global Family Village

Bungamati Family House children
Bungamati Family House children
Dec 20, 2013

Thank you! From Our Family to Yours

Imagine giving the gift of family support to an orphaned or abandoned child in need!

YOU JUST DID!

Thank you from Rakesh, Suman, Anita, Subidya, Nabin, Pawan and Shaki!

The yearend approaches with a great opportunity to THANK YOU and our volunteers for supporting Global Family Village in Nepal.  Your support has made a great difference to the orphaned children, the preschool and the families of the community of Bungamati, Nepal. Your funding is also making a huge impact as we empower the entire village and orphanage to become self-sufficient, with hope for tomorrow! YOU have made this possible!

But we are not there yet; we still have a way to go.  We are helping to empower the community with income-generation activities and funding to support the orphanage and preschool, so that they can be totally self-sustaining within 5-7 years. We are almost halfway there!

Imagine giving the gift of self-sufficiency to a poor Nepali village! You can!

Won’t you help us during this time of year by making a yearend donation?  Your gift will help Rakesh, Suman, Anita, Subidya, Nabin, Pawan, Shakti continue to grow up with a sense of family and community, and empower the whole community with their own income-generating activities and a flourishing early childhood program.

Make the difference today!

There are a few years left before the community can manage on their-own. They need our continued support, NOW!

  •  $25 will pay for nutritious food for a child for a month
  •  $70 can provide medical care for a child for a year
  •  $145 will pay for a caregiver "Mother's" salary for 1 month 

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  You make all the difference in the lives of the children of Global Family Village Nepal. 

Namaste, and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

The Board, staff and volunteers of Global Family Village.

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