To our English-speaking friends
Dear Friends and Sponsors,
SEA feels the time is right to share a few photos and update you on some facts, and most of all to ask for your generous support.
First meet Ankit, Simran, Anjali, and Anu, our latest “additions” in the SEA Home.
It took them only a few days to be part of our wonderful group of children. They are loved by everyone and full of affection for their “brothers” and “sisters”.
Then meet Bikram, Sudip and Sanjay, who moved into the Home in July 2011.
These three children are former street children who have fled domestic violence and alcoholic parents. Today, they are model students.
Tara, who manages the house, gives the fifteen children or so living in the Home a mother’s love.
The impression you get when visiting the SEA house after school is one of happiness, sharing and constant caring.
Schedule permitting, children help in the kitchen in a very joyous atmosphere.
When I started writing this letter on behalf of SEA I was going to use a fairy tale style: “Once upon a time, in a country of mountains and valleys, of beautiful temples and many gods, lived a large and very happy family….”.
It would not have been that far from the truth.
However, at the same time, we must keep in mind that Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and that some of these children have lost their family. They are living at the SEA house because their parents could not take care of them. They were or would have been on the street like too many children in Nepal without SEA.
SEA sponsors some forty children at the moment.
In Kathmandu, it provides one safe and comfortable house to live in, caring and guidance. No longer undernourished, troubled or lacking the educational skills and caring atmosphere a child needs, their results have been impressive.
Additionally, SEA provides support for school fees, books, school uniforms and boarding to more than twenty kids at Shree Liti School and at Heartland Children Academy (HCA).
In Bangalore (India), it rents one 3-bedroom apartment to shelter sponsored university-level students.
Very importantly, SEA has a commitment to bringing these children to the maximum of their potential through EDUCATION.
Pramilla, Samjhana, Naren, Shankar, Rajindra, Jyoti, Sarita, Pasang, Neema, Satikcha, Santosh, Anga, Sanjay, Bikram, Sudip, Sneha, Prabin, Sanjay, Bikram, Sudip, Anjali, Simran, Anu, Ankit, Usha, Suman, Laxman, Samjhana, Binisha are in the best schools Nepal has to offer.
Regina, Ganga Lal, Monika, Akansha, Manaka, Susmita, Santa, Roshan, Ram Maya, Ram Kumar, Phoolmaya, Radha Krishna, Pradip, Geeta, Susmita study in the government school Shree Liti.
All of them study very seriously.
This year, Raj Kumar has completed his Business Management Bachelor’s degree at Garden City College in Bangalore, India,
Shree has completed his 4-year engineering degree education at the National Institute of Technology, NIT, Warrangal, India,Pramilla is in the second year of the Bachelor of education at the International School of Tourism and Hotel Management in Kathmandu,
Samjhana, Naren, Shankar and Jyoti are pursuing a course leading to a Bachelor of respectively Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Commerce and Business Management in Bangalore, Rajindra will enter into the first year of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at the Institute of International Management Science in Kathmandu. Pasang, Sarita, Satikcha and Santosh are high school students.
As students are getting older and finish their secondary education, we are faced with new financial challenges: college expenses and university expenses for our brightest students like Pramilla, Samjhana, Naren, Shankar, Jyoti, Rajindra, Pasang, Sarita, Satikcha, Santosh and others.
We should also mention higher costs of living, economical and political chaos in Nepal, and high medical expenses for one of our children, but the bottom line is that WE NEED NEW SPONSORS in order to give our children a complete course of education, a chance at a career they will be successful at, and a real opportunity to live happy, healthy and productive lives.
Any gift will be immensely appreciated. Sponsoring a child is of course an option.
Keep in mind that 100% of proceeds go to education, housing and care of our children in Nepal.
SEA has no administrative overheads: all adults involved in this project in France and USA are volunteers. Only the staff employed on location to run the house is paid.
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