A trip to the Embassy...

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A trip to the Embassy...

Last week I was privileged to take a trip to the Nepal Embassy for a lecture on Cultural relations between Nepal and the UK, hosted by the Britain Nepal Society and the Nepal Embassy.  It was such a pleasure to be there and to practice my Nepali language which has been taking more of a back seat as I've been in the UK for most of the year!  

I invited our good friend Stuart to join me for the event and it was a pleasure to arrive at the embassy and immediately be greeted by the familiarity of warm Nepali hospitality.  After mingling with some of the other society members, we sat down to hear some very interesting talks by Dr Shanker Thapa, Professor of History, and Mr Rajendra Lingden an expert in federalism and inclusiveness in Nepal.  We then had some delicious Nepali food from a local London restaurant and had some time to talk more with each other about the various ways we are connected to Nepal, and sharing about our mutual love for the people and the country.  Before leaving, I had the privilege of meeting his Excellency Ambassador Dr. Durga Subedi, and sharing about our work with Bridges Nepal.  He is such an inspiration and it was a pleasure to meet him, I look forward to the next time.  

All in all it was a lovely evening and I was so pleased to have been able to meet so many new people.  

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Walk for Nepal

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Walk for Nepal

Hi Everyone!! 

We are so excited to announce our FIRST EVER fundraising event on Saturday September 16th 2017!!

Event:  Approximately a seven mile walk along the River Thames and across some of London’s most famous bridges. International Needs will be hosting and we will be joined by Mondo Foundation, Child Rescue Nepal and Many Ogilvy Hands.

Time:  We will meet at 10am on Saturday 16 September at London Bridge Station. 

International Needs will also have friends from Nepal joining us on the walk. All finer details and further information can be found on the registration page so if you're even the slightest bit interested in participating, please register your place today buy clicking on the following link: Register for Nepal Walk   (Please make sure to select Bridges Nepal from the dropdown menu when asked for the associated Charity.)

This is an opportunity to raise money for Bridges Nepal to those who are at risk of exploitation and Human Trafficking in Nepal's rural areas. All proceeds go directly to providing them with the tools they need to be able to live life well and keep their children safe.  

So put the date in your diary, and register to attend if you'd love to have a nice walk while raising money for Nepal!

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Friends who visit & Easter celebrations!

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Friends who visit & Easter celebrations!

As you know, we love it when friends come to visit, and Neil is a regular visitor of ours! We love and appreciate him so much for all the time, thought and input he gives to us and to the vision of Bridges Nepal.  

This week he has been traveling to and from various places with Yagya and helping with assessments of places for potential work projects etc.  The past few days, they have been in Gimdi (see Gallery post) seeing the work, along with helping evaluate each location and the needs they have in terms of development projects. 

Today they travel to Dhading to participate in the Easter festivities over this weekend with the local believers there.   Watch this space for photos from their Easter celebrations in a few weeks time! 

Off to explore!

Off to explore!

Sharing in Gimdi

Sharing in Gimdi

You can see Dhading village here in the distance.  The motorbike will travel through rivers and other terrain for up to 2 miles. 

You can see Dhading village here in the distance.  The motorbike will travel through rivers and other terrain for up to 2 miles. 

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Registration is Complete!

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Registration is Complete!

After working so hard for a couple of weeks we are officially registered as an NGO in Nepal!  

We have 11 Nepali Board members who are so excited about the vision of Bridges Nepal and many of them are part-time volunteers in the work too.  It's a wonderful achievement after a challenging year and we are so excited to continue working to help those at risk exploitation and trafficking for years to come!

Thank you to many of you who have given us words of encouragement and financial gifts towards seeing this dream become a reality.  We are so grateful!

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Challenges of life...

I've always been a bit shy to totally voice my opinion on the challenges that I face day to day as it seems like a very vulnerable thing to have your thoughts out in the open in black and white... Fortunately, this is cyber space and things can be deleted in a flash! 

So here goes... as we plough head on into a new season of life, I'm sure new challenges and blessings are afoot!  I will endeavor to share some of the exclusive stories here on this blog that may not be seen or heard anywhere else, so be sure to check back from time to time and see what we've been up to!

Until something more juicy comes along, I will just leave you with this:

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