"If we would bring about a sane and happy society we must begin with ourselves and not with another, not outside of ourselves, but with ourselves." JK
Dear KG Family,
Spring has come! KG has started a new initiative with volunteers from Ullen's school. This is the result of KG's encouraging volunteers to 'Earn Now, Share Now' so they may be able to channel the earning to social causes. The volunteers have arranged to place a BMI machine in a supermarket where people pay Rs. 100 to get their vital health statistics - like blood pressure, temperature, Body Mass Index (BMI) etc. Krishna Raj Tiwari, a new staff of KG, is coordinating this. It is an exciting way of contributing to social causes.
HIGHLIGHTS: "I WILL" CAMPAIGN
LIVES THAT WE TOUCHED...
RAMILA KAMALI - SRI ARUNODOYA NI. MA. VI.
Ramila Kamali is a second grader studying in Sri Arunyodhaya Ni. Ma. Vi, Dhoka tole. Her teacher and gift applicant Ms. Bimala Adhikari says Ramila stays with her family of four. Unfortunately, her father cannot work due to his fractured leg; plus he is battling with alcoholism, a habit which causes a lot of unwanted problems at home. Her mother works as a maid; hers is the only source of income for the entire family. The insufficient income cannot even provide basic educational needs for Ramila such as stationery or a school bag. She puts up a brave face at school and rarely shows the problems she faces. She never misses a day at school and remains an obedient and hard working student. Ramila wishes to study and come to school regularly in the future too.
INSTITUTIONAL:In January, KG made a few small achievements towards making sure we are able to continue reaching 1000+ children like Pramila.
Due to winter vacation at schools, and a few days of bandhs, we provided only one Sajha Khaja session.
On 13th Jan, we distributed additional stationery to Kanya Mandir School and interacted with them as well as their parents.
KG volunteers participated on the program “Bagmati Safa Aviyan” - a river cleaning camp - organized by Sanjivani.
Monthly Event: We are screening a fund raising movie on February 10 (“EK MEY AUR EKK TUM” at Rs 500 /person at QFX (civil mall)). Please let Rishav@kgnepal.com.np know if you wish to support us by booking your
LIFE YOU TOUCHED!
2012 JANUARY UPDATE
Dear KG Members,
Please take a few second to read about Pramila Shrestha ,
whose life you touched through KG.
Pramila Shrestha is a brilliant student who dreams of being a teacher. She lives near Bishnumati River with her mother who works as a construction labourer. Her father has left them. She has two siblings; one elder sister and one younger sister; both of them study in Kanya Mandir School. Her mother’s income is not enough for them to eat after paying rent. So sometime even she works on embroidery in small piece of cloth for three hours at night to earn Rs. 25 per piece. They don’t have enough money to eat every day, so most of the time they have to sleep with an empty stomach. KG has been involved in providing her stationery.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
Do you feel dissatisfied when you learn of such students? This is
where the quote of the month may be relevant to you ( ‘On being
discontent’ – JK’s Think on These Things)
“So one must have this total discontent - but with joy. One must be wholly discontented, not complainingly, but with joy, with gaiety,
with love. Most people who are discontented are terrible bores; they
are always complaining that something or other is not right, or
wishing they were a in a better position, or wanting circumstance to
be different, because their discontent is very superficial…Do you know what it means to be discontented? …… When you feel discontented, you turn on the radio, you go to a guru, do puja, join a club, drink, run after women - anything to smother the flame. But, you see, without this flash, you will never have the initiative which is the beginning of creativeness. To find out what is true you must be in revolt against the established order, but the more money you parents have, and the more secure your teachers are in their jobs, the less they want you to revolt.”
केही गरौं (KG) - be the change!
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Sharing a day, Tarani School
"SO, THE FIRST THING IS TO REALIZE THAT THE WORLD' S PROBLEM
IS THE INDIVIDUAL'S PROBLEM; IT IS YOUR PROBLEM AND MY
PROBLEM, AND THE WORLD'S PROCESS IS NOT
SEPARATE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL PROCESS. "...."IT SEEMS TO
ME VERY IMPORTANT, THEN, TO UNDERSTAND THE
TOTAL PROCESS OF INDIVIDUALITY, BECAUSE IT IS ONLY
WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL CHANGES RADICALLY THAT THERE
CAN BE A FUNDAMENTAL REVOLUTION IN SOCIETY. IT IS
ALWAYS THE INDIVIDUAL, NEVER THE GROUP OR THE
COLLECTIVE, THAT BRINGS ABOUT A RADICAL CHANGE
IN THE WORLD, AND THIS AGAIN IS HISTORICALLY SO.
NOW, CAN THE INDIVIDUAL, THAT IS, YOU AND I,
CHANGE RADICALLY? THIS TRANSFORMATION OF
THE INDIVIDUAL BUT NOT ACCORDING TO A PATTERN -
IS WHAT WE ARE CONCERNED WITH, AND TO ME IT IS
THE HIGHEST FORM OF EDUCATION." - JK
Dear KG Family,
KG-Gifts reached 45 students in 2012. Do you know how many benefited from KG Gifts in the month of January?
18 Gifts! This means, we will reach 200 students in 2012 at this rate. What's more? KG Gifts will become KG's central program, having integrated 'mid-day meals' and 'stationery programs' as 'Gifts Program'.
KG will continue to empower individuals and hold collaborative events.
LIVES THAT YOU TOUCHED
Puja katawal studies in grade four in Sri Arunodhaya Ni. Ma. Vi. (Dhoka Tol). As per her gift applicant and teacher Ms. Urmila Devi Shrestha, Puja lives with her father and 8 other family members. Her father works as a carpet seller. According to her techers, Puja is a dillegent, hard working and regular student. She comes to school regularly and has a patient nature. Having 9 family members to feed the monthly income of her father is not enough. Due to this, her parents aren't able to even buy her a set of uniform. Her teacher wishes to motivate her by gifting a school uniform. (FB Comments)
What we do
We enable individuals to be the change. We connect Volunteers with children in need, and ensure that 100% of donation reaches them.