Janet Sanders, Social Artistry international coordinator, and Evelyn Philbrook, Social Artistry trainer, have recently returned from a Social Artistry teaching/training mission to Nepal working in partnership with ICA Nepal.
A quick snap shot of the trip includes:
The group in Nepal has selected Amba Datta Bhatta to serve as full time coordinator of the Social Artistry program in Nepal. Amba has been a human resource trainer in Nepal for over 20 years, a yoga teacher and has been working with Social Artistry principles since he met the team in 2001.
Dr. Tatwa Timsina has initiated a challenge to the North American social artists. He feels that the full-time initiative will need outside support for the next 2 years and then it will run on its own. A program with at least one full time staff person will cost $500 a month. Tatwa and Amba are committed to funding $200.00 a month and would like to request that North America support the program at $300 a month for 2 years.
How You Can Help
I have made a commitment of $50.00 a month. Are there others willing (and able) to stand with our Nepali colleagues through a financial commitment? Amba has already begun to work 3 hours a day.
Additional money raised beyond the $300 a month goes to support training programs and the trim tab work in Devdaha.
Supporting Each Other
This is not just about the funding but also about globally supporting each other. One day, perhaps Nepal will be able to fund expanded work in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India or Africa. Trainers from India, Tibet, Bangladesh, USA and Taiwan have already come to the Social Artistry programs in Nepal.
Help us put a solid foundation under the work of Social Artistry and Leadership Development in Nepal at this critical time of nation building.
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