OCEAN Nepal is an orphanage in Kathmandu,
Nepal that is run by a very good friend of mine named Rajendra. Possibly the kindest man
I've ever met, Rajendra decided to create a home for children from Dhading, the rural
district in Nepal that he himself was raised in. He has grown the orphanage
from housing 8 children in a small rented apartment, to housing nearly 20 in a
5 story building that he had built especially for the children and volunteers.
The focal point and main pillar of OCEAN Nepal's philosophy is "breaking the cycle of poverty through education". OCEAN Nepal provides food, shelter, a sense of family but above all, it provides access to education, and a way for these children to rise above poverty and to break the cycle. They go to school 6 days a week and are "hitting the books" for about 10 hours a day. They study hard both at school and at home, and the reason I am raising money this March is so that one more of the children has the opportunity to pursue post secondary education (engineering, medicine, etc) when they are finished grade 12.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about OCEAN Nepal, you can visit www.oceannepal.org or just ask me. This truly is an incredible opportunity you are helping to give the children of OCEAN Nepal, and Rajendra and I sincerely appreciate any donations to our cause.
Thank you all so much, and Namaste!
- Susanne and Tim Maxwell
- Tom & Renée Boone
- Steven Vogel
- Mario Gabriele
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