Selfless Service in Nepal

$940 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 53 months
Mollie Galbraith  AUSTIN, TX
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.



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Update 13
48 months ago

Unexpectedly found a guitar teacher in Nepal who is willing to teach the children at the home how to play. I am now hoping to raise a little extra $ to purchase a guitar for them to learn on. They were mesmerized by my playing, and asked for me to come back each day to play for them. I was planning on it regardless.
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Update 12
48 months ago

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.
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Update 11
48 months ago

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.
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Update 10
48 months ago

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.
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$940 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 53 months
Created April 20, 2012
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48 months ago
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Krishna
48 months ago

here's wishing you great success.

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48 months ago
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Don and Peggy Ugent
48 months ago
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49 months ago
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49 months ago
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49 months ago
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Sheila Singh
49 months ago

Such great work you are doing Mollie.

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Lizzie
49 months ago

You are an inspiration and I support you. xo

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