Our intrepid group of volunteers recently traveled to Pokhara to visit an organization named, ‘Sathi Sansar’.  Sathi Sansar is an organization based in Pokhara, Nepal helping children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities with a special emphasis on those with Cerebral Palsy.  We have been providing funding for Sathi Sansar through local Washington donors and recently developed a new pilot program to give vocational training to mothers of these children.

From L-R, Rose, Sita, Balram and Jamuna

FYI…Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control, especially in the limbs.

We had a thorough tour of the organization.  We met all of the children and dedicated teachers who come here daily to help the students learn skills and provide education to whatever level they are able to achieve.  Many of these children have bodies that don’t cooperate or brains that don’t communicate the proper message to their limbs.  But many also have excellent, sharp minds that are waiting for knowledge and understanding!

 

As you can see from the photographs, all of the children are very warm and engaging.  Just like with anybody, it takes time to get to know someone and when you spend a little time with these children, you soon discover their unique personality traits. The warmth that can be locked tight inside comes out and brings joy and light to those who take the time to get to know these wonderful kids!

 

 

I am happy to be sharing this joy, light and warmth with my readers.

 

 

Sathi Sansar’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sathi-Sansar-Nepal-SSN/415552381828738

Warmly,

-Rob.