I finally made it to Nepal. Currently at Citta women's co-op in Bhaktapur. The universe sent me many challenges on my way over, to make sure that this is really what I wanted to be doing. I have never been more sure than now, that this is exactly what I want to be doing, exactly where I want to be doing it. In a strange way, I feel like I'm home.
Today I leave the states for service in Nepal. I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for all of your help and support. I will be posting pictures, videos, and blogging about my service work through my facebook page, which can be found on PrimalEarthYoga.com. Thank you all.
Last minute donation request from Nepal. The Citta women's Center is in need of a laptop and digital camera. I'm hoping that we can make this one happen, event though it's cutting it a little close.
I'm leaving in exactly one week for service in Nepal with the women and children of Citta, the Karuna School and The Children of the Universe Home. Getting Excited! Thank you all for your support!
The women's center in Bhaktapur Nepal is heading into their busiest time of the year. This is when they are preparing goods to be sent to the U.S. (FairTrade) for all of your holiday gift giving.
Now that we have the children's home almost fully taken care of, I am now focusing on getting samples of products that are in style here in the west, for the women at the co-op to make similar (better) versions of for sale in the U.S.
Everyone in Nepal is getting super excited about our visit, as am I. We will be bringing new dresses for the girls art the children's home, and new kites for the boys, in celebration for Deshain, their biggest longest holiday. These are the common gifts for children at that time, and the quality of kites, and clothing that we are taking with us are incomparable to that which they normally receive. Were hoping to make this their favorite holiday season yet.
I can't believe that it is just over a month till a group of dedicated yogis and I will be doing seva (service) in Nepal. The directors at the three programs that we will be volunteering with are getting super excited as are we.
Please contact me if you are interested in donating working lap top computers or girls dresses for ages 4-12. Peace. Love.
The generosity that I have already received is overwhelming. Thank you so much for believing in my desire & commitment to serve.
Wow! Thank you so much Emily for being my first donation! I get more and more juiced up and excited each time that I am given support to fulfill my mission. I'm super appreciative for your kind generosity.
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
I will be traveling to Nepal in Oct. of 2012, volunteering my time with two non-profit grass-roots organizations, that help to raise awareness, support and sustainability
of women and children in need. I volunteered with these same non-profit organizations in 2008, and I'm heading back to further build upon the work that I've started with them.
These efforts are focused on making sure that all women and children have their basic rights to healthcare, education, food, shelter and clothing. I hope to raise funds to support my travel and selfless service endeavors within Nepal this year.
I am also raising donations of working laptops and girls dresses for the children's home. Please visit my website PrimalEarthYoga.com,
to contact me about mailing donations, or to learn more about how I am involved
with local and international non-profit work that focuses on women, children,
community, and sustainability.
With loving gratitude, thank you warmly for your kindness and support.
Here is information for those wanting to know about the organizations I'll be supporting, and the work that I'll be doing with each.
Women who have been abandoned, widowed, burned, sold for prostitution or slavery, or who are overcoming addiction, have very few opportunities and little hope for finding re-entry into society. The Citta Himalaya Women's Center
is helping to take these women and give them the tools needed to care for themselves and their families, though the making and sale of hand woven goods. I am offering a one day retreat for the women, focusing on the greatness & power of being a woman, which is not often celebrated in Nepali culture. I also plan to offer learning materials and a workshop on the newest trends in the U.S to help support their fair trade handicraft exports to the west, as well as assisting them through these sales.
Nepal's school system is often lacking the support needed for proper educational materials and facilities, which has resulted in an ever growing population of homeless uneducated children. If a child is fortunate enough to have an opportunity for school, they are often taught in a very rigid militaristic fashion, that focuses solely on the intellectual being of the child, completely ignoring the inherent emotional and spiritual nature of children. The Children of the Universe
project is an orphanage and Waldorf inspired primary school that is run by a Nepali/Dutch family. I am planning to offer another one week follow up training to the one that I offered in 08' that is based upon the philosophy of Rudolph Steiner
. I am also taking a group of volunteers over to Nepal with me to further assist at the children's home and school.