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Apr 26, 2013

Thank you for your Generous Support!

One of the Sessions of the Women Literacy Classes
One of the Sessions of the Women Literacy Classes

Dear Compassionate Donor,

On behalf of our community in Sarlahi, Nepal, I would like to thank you for your gift.  Your support for our community development programs in Sarlahi helps to address some of the critical needs of members of the community:

Service For Peace’s Happy Home Orphanage is currently caring for 60 children. Their care includes housing, clothing, food and education as well as general upkeep. In the wider Sarlahi community, 14 mini libraries have been established and 500 women have benefitted from the Women’s Literacy classes. Many of those women are now engaged in providing literacy classes for others.

Thank you for helping to raise the literacy level of women and children living in the Sarlahi community! We are very grateful for your donation and urge you to graciously continue your support if this is at all possible. In addition, if you could send a link of this page to your friends, family and colleagues, then we can reach our goals much faster and expand these vital programs.

Thank you for your kindness!

In Service,

Ogechukwu Ejiogu

One of the Orphans from the Happy Home Orphanage
One of the Orphans from the Happy Home Orphanage
Pupils reading in one of the mini libraries
Pupils reading in one of the mini libraries

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Jan 25, 2013

Thanks for Your Kindness!

One of the sessions of the Women Literacy Classes
One of the sessions of the Women Literacy Classes

Dear Generous and Wonderful Donor,

 

On behalf of our community in Sarlahi, Nepal, I would like to thank you for your donation.

 

Over the last three months, your support has yielded the following results:

 

Five additional children joined the Happy Home Orphanage. The orphanage is currently caring for 60 children. Their care includes housing, clothing, food and education as well as general upkeep. 

 

4 more mini libraries were established in the Sarlahi community. This brings the total number of mini libraries to 14.

 

220 additional women benefitted from the Women’s Literacy classes. This brings the total number of beneficiaries to 500.

 

You have indeed contributed to raising the literacy level of women and children living in the community of Sarlahi! 

 

We are very grateful to have you on board – and urge you to graciously continue your support if this is at all possible.   

 

In addition, if you could send a link of this page to your friends, family and colleagues, then we can reach our goals much faster and expand these vital programs.

 

Thanks for your kindness! 

 

In Service,

Ogechukwu Ejiogu

Children at The Happy Home Orphanage
Children at The Happy Home Orphanage
One of the Mini Libraries
One of the Mini Libraries

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Oct 24, 2012

You are truly making a difference!

Two-year old Sarawasti; New kid at the Orphanage
Two-year old Sarawasti; New kid at the Orphanage

Dear Compassionate Donor,

On behalf of our community in Sarlahi, Nepal, I would like to thank you very much for making a difference in the lives of women and children.

Your support has yielded the following results:

The Happy Home Orphanage is currently caring for 55 children; 31 boys and 24 girls.  Their care includes housing, clothing, food and education as well as general upkeep.  

10 mini libraries have been established in the Sarlahi community and 280 women have benefitted from the Women’s Literacy classes. 130   goats   have been   distributed   to   the women participating in the Women’s Literacy classes as a scholarship.

You are our valued partner in this effort to raise the literacy level of women and children living in the community of Sarlahi.

We are indeed very grateful to have you on board – and urge you to graciously continue your support if this is at all possible.  

In addition, if you could send a link of this page to your friends, family and colleagues, then we can reach our goals much faster and expand these vital programs.

You are truly making a difference!

With many thanks,

In Service,

Ogechukwu Ejiogu

Women Literacy class: in session!
Women Literacy class: in session!
Mini Library
Mini Library

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Jul 25, 2012

Postcard: Project Site Visit

Welcoming children at the Children
Welcoming children at the Children's Center

Shari Davis & Ellen Currin are InTheField Travelers with GlobalGiving who are visiting our partners’ projects throughout Nepal. Their “Postcard” from their most recent visit in Nepal:

 

When we arrived at the Service for Peace Children’s Centre, we were greeted by dozens of the children bearing fistfuls of flowers. By the time we had reached the front door, both of our arms were overflowing with blossoms! After drinking tea with the program director, Saroj, we pilled into a mini-van that would take us to the surrounding villages where Service for Peace runs library and literacy projects. With a bit of physical pushing from all of the orphans, Saroj got the van started and we began our trip.

Despite the busy rice planting season, the two women’s literacy classes that we visited were filled with students. There was a diverse range of ages in the classes: from young women to community elders.  They proudly showed us their notebooks, filled with English and Nepali alphabets, and one women was brave enough to site-read a Nepali song out of a book for us. All the women told us how excited they were for the opportunity to return to their education and learn to read, and they explained how literacy would (and already has) improve their lives.

Next we visited one of Service for Peace’s libraries. The librarian was on-duty and the inside was buzzing with children and teens who were browsing bookshelves or reading on the window ledge. One side of the library was filled with bike boxes for the “Mobile Library” program which circulates books to surrounding villages. Saroj explained that supporting libraries and improving accessibility of books are vital steps in maintaining literacy in a village.

After a long and bumpy trip down the village roads, we returned to the Service for Peace orphanage for the night. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with the children, who were excited to practice their English and teach us Nepali songs and games. Everywhere we turned, we were met with smiling faces. The happy children and the dedicated women in the literacy classes were very inspiring. We were sad to leave Sarlahi, but we both have high hopes for the positive changes that Service for Peace Nepal is making in their community!

Women
Women's Literacy Class
Children reading at the community library
Children reading at the community library
Sharing stories in the literacy class
Sharing stories in the literacy class
Proudly showing off her written work
Proudly showing off her written work
Jun 14, 2012

Namaste!

Playing with toys at the mini-library!
Playing with toys at the mini-library!

Dear Peace Investor,

On behalf of our community in Sarlahi, Nepal, I'd like to thank you very much for making a difference in the lives of women and children. Their lives will flourish through your continuous investment in peace and development. 

Through your support we have been able to provide over 500 books for the students at Shree Jana Jagriti Primary School. The library not only holds books for students but it also provides a safe playhouse for children complete with toys which are rare finds in Sarlahi.

When we first met with Heram, the school principal, we learned that ever since he started working at the school in the village, he had spent a lot of his time visiting each household in the hilly areas of Sarlahi to convince parents to send their kids to school. Sometimes girls, rather than attend school, stay at home to assist their families in the field and in the house.

It makes Heram smile everyday watching the children walk to school with thoughts about reading storybooks and novels at the mini-library. Let alone, playing with cool toys that they have never seen before! Parents too, are surprised to see the excitement in the faces of their children.

We have started the year with a goal of expanding the mini-library beyond the 15 we have so far and doubling the number of women beneficiaries who also use the mini-library to 1,000 by 2015. To realize this goal, we have expanded our support team in Sarlahi by two more staffs. 

You are our partner in this effort to raise the literacy level of women and children living in Sarlahi. We are truly grateful to have you on board! Please like us on Facebook and send a link of this page to your friends, family and colleagues so that we can reach our goals faster than ever!

In Peace,

Kay Kim

Playtime with local staffs and volunteers!
Playtime with local staffs and volunteers!
Mini-library at Shree Jana Jagriti School, Sarlahi
Mini-library at Shree Jana Jagriti School, Sarlahi
Reading time for students at the mini-library!
Reading time for students at the mini-library!
Our volunteers for the mobile library!
Our volunteers for the mobile library!
Books & toys at the mini-library
Books & toys at the mini-library

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Ogechukwu Ejiogu

Deputy Director, Resource Development
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