I did it!
I would like to thank everyone who supported Global Family Village (GFV) through the GlobalGiving Challenge. It has been a very exciting few months for us. The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program began on January 1st. And now, because of your generosity we are able to begin implementing the Family phase of the GFV model – establishing 2 “families” of orphaned, abandoned and disenfranchised children, in the community.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program Inauguration!
A major component of our community partnership program is an early childhood program, open to all. An Early Childhood Committee of Bungamati community members, early childhood experts and representatives from GFV-Nepal organized orientation and workshops for new teachers, young mothers and the community-at-large. There were also workshops for use and make learning “toys” from local materials.
The first group of eighteen 3-year-old children will soon be joined by the next group of children in April.
New Partnership and the “First Family”
Global Family Village is in partnership with the Bungamati Cooperative Society and the Bungamati Village community to transform an existing hostel/orphanage into a GFV family-centered, community-based model of care for orphaned, abandoned and disenfranchised children. Implementation is scheduled to begin in April.
Please continue your support of these families and donate to help fund 2 disenfranchised women to be Mothers. $145 provides1 month’s salary for a trained caregiver “mother”, including all benefits.
We welcome your active participation as well. Please feel free to contact us, in the US or Nepal. www.globalfamilyvillage.org
Thank you all!
Sad faces of children in "institutional" care
Trained GFV caregiver Mother "exercising" her baby
.....a Mother's love.