Education  Nepal Project #15406

Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal

by Our Sansar
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal
Buy Chickens for street children in Nepal

We were so excited to be finally able to visit our boys in Nepal after such a long break. The boys are for sure on a very healthy diet - a lot of muscles around! They all matured so much and we are so proud of them. All have become young men that know what they want to do in the future. We were very impressed with their future chosen career options - chefs, teachers, software engineers and policemen! We will now be very busy arranging some interesting work experience placements for the older boys. 

It was their exam time last week so all the boys were studying very hard, and those that finished their exams were helping with beautiful paintings at the Child Helpline and with the set up of a new classroom in Rautahat for our new project. They have all been showing so much passion and dedication that we were left speechless. Seeing all this made us feel so reassured that we are doing something right. 

We also checked on our chickens of course - they have a very good life; at night staying at their large chicken house (all lovely and clean) and during the day they are running around their huge enclosure, safe from all the dogs and other animals. We are getting around 15 eggs a day which is great and the boys love their omelettes! The boys want to get a few more so the chickens should be getting some new friends soon. 

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support. With our new project underway, we really need any support we can get to be able to help more and more children. We will be sending some very exciting news shortly and a bit more comprehensive summary of our visit to Nepal. Thank you!!!

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Two years with no school, two years with no close contact with friends, two years with no proper socialising. This is what many of us had to do as well and this is what our boys had to experience. They are so excited now to be able to go to school in person again. They all have new school uniforms, new shoes, school bags. We are just hoping it will last for some time but we are preparing for a plan B in case the school gets shut down again. We were lucky with initially very good online teachers and then two teachers coming to the home to give them classes, all nicely set up outside. 

Our garden has been flourishing and all boys have been enjoying their gardening more and more (well, some more than the others!). Our very lucky chickens had an extra brick house built for them to stay inside overnight and they have a large area to run around during the day. Even our dogs have finally accepted that there are other animals living on the grounds. 

We have just welcomed three new boys to our home and they are loving it all, they are being really well looked after. They have started their school for the first time ever so a big change for them. 

We have two amazing volunteers helping out at the home and wherever they are needed so the boys have been getting good quality computer, geography, embroidery, photography and other classes. They have been so happy to have other people around them who are sharing their skills with them. 

We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We wish you very happy holidays and we will be back with more updates in the new year!

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With the very harsh second wave of coronavirus, it has been very challenging for the children and the staff. No school, not meetings with friends, not being able to leave the home. The boys have been kept very busy though and luckily are very happy with everything. 

Firstly, we are collecting a lot of eggs from our chickens - so the boys are ecstatic! 

Secondly, they are having online classes everyday and from this month we have started face to face classes outside with some of the teachers from their school. They have also started their monthly sex education classes with a fantastic online teacher as these classes are not a part of the school curriculum. 

When the boys weren't busy with their studies, they were helping with preparing corona relief packages that our staff were distributing to the families that wouldn't be able to survive without those. They all got very involved with that and wanted to help as much as they could - so measuring out the rice or lentils to ensure everyone gets an equal share became a top job for most boys. We are very grateful that we have such wonderful boys.

The boys also got a yoga and meditation course kindly organised for free for us and now they seem to be experts! Apart from their yoga practice they have also been mastering their arts and crafts skills - all so wonderful to see. 

We have also had 2 new boys joining us so the rest of the children have been making sure they settle in well. Our counsellor who is based in Janakpur, went to visit our children's home and child helpline and did her initial face to face counselling with all the children, and now she is doing regular online counselling sessions via video calls. 

We now have to be very careful with the coronavirus and until more people get vaccinated, we will continue just with online and in house classes. We will keep you updated on all the progress of the boys.

A massive thank you again for all your support!

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Over the past few months we have been thinking of new ideas on how to teach our children about climate change and small things we can all do to help the environment. The boys are learning very quickly and trying to lead by example. 

Our garden has never looked as good as now, that's all thanks to our work and also thanks to the organic fertilisers that we have been using. It has taken some time but now we can see huge benefits. Now we are planning to introduce a bio fertiliser production to provide ladies from lower castes in Nepal with employment, to assist more farmers with improving their crops and to help the environment by managing the agricultural waste. That is a separate project but we are hoping our boys will also benefit from the environmental training that will be provided alongside the production. 

We are reducing our monthly costs spent on food due to the amazing crops we are receiving. At the moment the boys are enjoying tonnes of fresh aubergines, tomatoes, chillies (very important part of the Nepali diet!) and beans. 

The staff have also been working on improving our 'chicken house' so that the chickens are safe (we had a few scares from the local foxes at night). The boys love looking after the chickens and they have named them all so it's lovely seeing them taking such good care of animals. And they do enjoy fresh eggs everyday!

Thank you so much for all your support! We will keep you updated on all the progress.

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Our boys have been really excited - 4 of our new chickens started laying eggs a week ago. So now we get fresh 4 eggs a day and we are hoping the rest of the chickens will follow very soon! The boys have been looking after them very well, feeding them everyday and watching them grow. So they are hoping that maybe from next month we can stop buying eggs from the market and have our own delicious ones. 

As the schools are still closed and corona cases increasing, our boys have just been staying at the children's home. They have been having online classes in addition to their usual classes and activities with our staff and doing a lot of gardening - they have now set up a competition for the most beautiful part of the garden, so let's see which team wins! Each day they have different activities - sports, arts, dance, drama, computer and they are improving at everything very quickly. 

Once everything settles, we are hoping to take them on a nice trip but that won't probably be for another few months. The virus is spreading in villages and towns where people don't tend to observe social distancing and are stopping to even wear masks. Our staff are very careful and trying to protect the children as much as possible - so that means no visitors from outside, and if the staff go on their leave, they self isolate for 2 weeks before mixing with the children. And we are just all hoping all will return to normality at some point soon!

Thank you for all the support in these difficult times. We are able to help all the children thanks to you!

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Our Sansar

Location: Brighton, Sussex - United Kingdom
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Rajesh Kalhan
Brighton, Sussex United Kingdom
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