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

It's getting colder and colder in the Birgunj area but the worst is still ahead of us - January. But luckily it tends to be sunny and very warm during the day so that's enough for our vegetables to grow nicely in our garden. We have cauliflowers, tomatoes and other veggies in abundance so all the boys and staff are very happy. 

Our wonderful cook Sarita has been trying new recipes (less chillies for the volunteers of course) and adding more fresh veggies into the boys' diet. We have also been limiting the amount of biscuits the boys are eating - that's tougher but they are learning about healthy eating at the same time. In Nepal people tend to eat an incredible amount of biscuits every day so we had replace them with other tasty but healthy snacks. 

We have been very lucky in the last few months as a number of volunteers assisted with the project on the ground. The boys have learnt a lot - some Slovakian, some Italian, arts, music. The volunteers also helped by sharing their skills with the boys that needed special educational support and assisting with the day care centre project. Two other volunteers will be spending Christmas and New Year with the boys so they should brush up on their Spanish and learn some French by the time New Year arrives. 

If you'd like to support our boys this winter, please donate to this project or other projects that we have posted on Global Giving. Also, if anyone would like to share their skills with the boys and spend some time in Nepal or help us from the comfort of your home, please email us. 

Happy Holidays to everyone!

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Planting new fruit trees
Planting new fruit trees

It feels like the rainy season will never stop in Nepal this year. We are still experiencing heavy frequent rains and it's still really hot but all should calm down soon. The boys are still getting their feet and legs covered in mud when walking to school but they are having fun with that at the same time.

A lot of rain and humidity has been good for some of our vegetables so all are growing nicely. We are changing the types of vegetables to keep up with the seasons and half of the garden has been taken up by new plants. The boys also planted many new trees in the garden and are watching their new mango trees grow - apparently they can expect first delicious fruit in 2-3 years time. The boys have been telling us how much of a difference it is for them to eat their own vegetables - the taste is apparently amazing! 

They can also restart the building of the new big chicken run in the next few weeks, where we have less mud on the ground.

One of our dogs, Chimpy, has made new doggie friends who come and visit him almost every day and the boys are asking us to adopt some more. We have said no but have vaccinated his friends so that it's safe for everyone to be near them. One of the things that our staff are teaching our boys is love for all animals, something that is deeply missing in the Nepali culture. Now they are leading by example and pass this knowledge/experience to other children at school.

By the time we send out next report, we are hoping to have a nice new big group of chickens laying enough eggs for all the boys to enjoy them everyday.  We are now supporting more children through our day care centre in the centre of Birgunj so we are hoping to grow enough vegetables and produce enough eggs for the two homes soon. 

Thank you so much for all the support so far. It means a lot to us and to all our boys. 

Our dog Jackie loves studying with the boys
Our dog Jackie loves studying with the boys
Recent artwork made by the boys
Recent artwork made by the boys
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Boys happy after preparing pancakes for everyone
Boys happy after preparing pancakes for everyone

A very hot summer has already started in Birgunj so a lot of siestas for everyone in the afternoon. 

But it has been incredibly good for our garden - it's full of aubergines, pumpkins, beans, tomatoes, chilies and other vegetables. Apart from a few things, we have managed to provide all vegetables to the boys from our own organic garden for the past two months. They are all enjoying it a lot and are very proud of the garden. 

Two amazing new volunteers have built proper foundations for new large chicken run so soon we should have a lot of new chickens running around and fresh eggs everyday. 

The boys are getting more skilled in the kitchen too - they made us delicious, although quite different and interesting, veg burgers and pancakes this weekend.

We also transformed our study room thanks to some generous donations - the walls and window frames were repainted, new flooring put in and new decorations. Now, it's even much easier to get the boys to study! 

Thank you so much for all the support so far! Please share the details of the project amongst your contacts. In the next report we should be able to show you some new handsome chickens!

Guitar classes
Guitar classes
Foundations for the new chicken run
Foundations for the new chicken run
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Going crazy on the bicycle
Going crazy on the bicycle

The winter this year has been particularly cold in Nepal, and especially in Terai, where our children's home is. During the day you don't get any sunshine but a very strange thick fog that makes it impossible to see things even two metres away from you. So that was fun for the boys and everyone else! But good news is that it has finished now and the spring is starting and all the boys are very happy with that.

The boys received a lot of prezzies from our supporters in the UK which is amazing - new pyjamas, stationery and toys have been the talk of the winter. They are all very very happy. Thank you to everyone who contributed. 

We have been growing our veggies but a bit slower due to lack of sunshine. Now, new seeds have been planted so we're waiting for more delicious results of our gardening work. The green house is working very well - loads of chillies and tomatoes!

We had a few volunteers who built a new chicken hut and a small run and we are planning to build a larger area and keep quite a few chickens shortly. 

We have been very lucky with new volunteers helping with many things - including constant repairs of bicycles. Now the boys are enjoying their rides but we are sure new repairs will be needed soon again..they just go crazy on them. 

We are going to visit the boys this weekend with another volunteer and looking forward to seeing everyone. We will update you all on more progress and will take more photos of all the recent improvements at the home. And if anyone would like to visit our boys in Nepal and teach them new skills, you are always welcome!

And as always, thank you so much for all the support!

New Spiderman pyjamas!
New Spiderman pyjamas!
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Our new baby boy
Our new baby boy

Some amazing news - our mamma buffalo has given birth to a beautiful baby boy! Both mum and the baby are fine and enjoying each other's company. We were all quite anxious over the past week and had a few false alarms when we thought the baby was coming. Somebody had to stay with her day and night for the past few days. Boys are really happy and are now deciding on the name for the new addition to the family. The buffalo had her leg broken a few months ago so that added additional stress but all is fine and she is walking easily now. 

With the help of new staff and volunteers, we have made major changes to our garden. We redid the green house to make it a bit more durable and have allocated more space for the climbing vegetables - so soon fresh cucumbers and beans are awaiting us!

Our amazing cook Sarita who used to work with us in Dhading joined our team again and the boys are soooo happy. She loves her chillies so a lot of these growing in the garden now. 

We have been very lucky to meet some amazing people at our cafe in Kathmandu. One lovely couple, Reda and Jasmine, donated some beautiful clothes for the boys so now we can't take off the new tops and jeans off them! We will also have new volunteers shortly at our children's home - a teacher and later a speech therapist/social worker. Our staff at the cafe always give information about Our Sansar and thanks to them, so many skilled and passionate people have been helping us on the ground. 

Thank you again for all the support!

First moment together for the mum and the baby
First moment together for the mum and the baby
New clothes for the boys
New clothes for the boys
Our animals loving boys!
Our animals loving boys!
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Rajesh Kalhan
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