Seema, her teacher Sita and her dad Pasang had fun touring around Boudhanath Stupa with me the other day. We visited a Buddhist Monastery and met an interesting and kind Lama who gave us more information about his Monastery and about the 1,000 Buddha statues that surrounded the room in glass cabinets! Then we fed the pigeons and had lunch ourselves at Flavor’s Restaurant. At Flavor’s we met one of our past student’s with deafness - Puja who has worked many years at Flavors....drop by and visit her sometime! ... See MoreSee Less
City On A Rug!
The wonderful children at DHC (Disabled Help Centre) were having a blast with the new low-tech rug-city I brought with me this time. I picked it up on-special at my neighborhood Bartells, thinking the Nepali kids would get a kick out this type of play experience. I remember my own kids spending hours having fun with this while utilizing their imagination. Wi-if, batteries, apps and iPads are not needed for this type of play! ... See MoreSee Less
Babulal Gets New Wheels!
Check out the video of sponsored student- Babulal K.C. as he demonstrates the impressive performance of his new wheelchair! Babulal has muscular dystrophy and this new wheelchair will afford him the mobility and ability to get to and from his college. Many thanks to our TRIFC donors for helping to support this! Without your support, these projects just can’t happen. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s so wonderful to wake up in Kathmandu after arriving yesterday afternoon for what I believe is my 23rd trip to Nepal! Being with the DNC students during the evening as they celebrated Dashain and Tihar meant so much to me as Gina and I have seen them grow, both physically and emotionally.
TRIFC provides targeted help for this group of 35 students with disabilities: surgeries, prosthetics, medicine, school tutoring and nutritional food support. It’s well worth the investment! ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrating Tihar with Duysi Baylo with DNC Kids and RR and Chandra!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Special thanks to Annette Rawlinson and our ever faithful volunteers who either drive our guests over and provided assistance at the event! Table #4 waves Thanks!!! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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TRIFC's Saturday Evening Gala Fundraising Dinner at Escala: Inspiration+Friends+Fun = Impact!
One of our attendee's told us after the event: "Thank you for inviting my Mother and I. I laughed, I cried and left with a full heart feeling absolutely inspired".
Up to Sunday evening we have raised over $20,000 with some additional checks and donations still to arrive. Our goal is $25,000 so we're hoping to 'hit' that soon...please keep those donations coming in!
The evening's highlights included a moving presentation by Celeste Mergens from the 'Days for Girls' organization, based in Lynden, WA. Celeste founded Days for Girls in 2008 at a time when virtually no other organizations were speaking about the global need for menstrual hygiene management solutions. Under her leadership and passion, DfG’s has developed a global network of over 1000 volunteer Chapters and Teams, and social enterprise programs in 15 countries including Nepal. To date, this network has reach 700,000 girls and women in 114 countries with DfG Kits and health education.
TRIFC and ADSoN are so pleased and proud to partner with Days for Girls with our organizational goal of providing school girls with disabilities with a reusable sanitary pad solution as well as hygiene/health education.
Another Awesome Highlight: Ms. Ritika Khanal, a 13 year-old student with blindness from the Edmonds school district spoke with passion about 'Opportunity'. Opportunities that she has had attending school here in the USA versus what the situation is for students with blindness in Nepal and the sacrifices that her mom and dad made to give her this opportunity. She told the audience that each one of us has the ability to help others, in ways large or small, by volunteering or by donating funds. This involvement and engagement makes all the difference for people with disabilities in Nepal. ... See MoreSee Less
Gratitude to Bing and Tina Fineza for the Escala venue for our Dinner Event! ... See MoreSee Less