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Sabita Didi Sees Ability Where Others May See Disability

Dec 22, 2016   ||   by Sangya Gyawali   ||   Awareness, Blog, Program  || 

One of the highlights of the Didi Program is a monthly event where a role model Didi (elder sister) from various fields is invited to lead the mentoring session. Our scholars have always been enthusiastic about these events. The main goal of this type of program is to encourage our scholars by showing them a […]

LitClub Nepal Girls Protest Gender-Based Violence through Stories

Dec 20, 2016   ||   by Prakriti Nepal   ||   Awareness, Blog, LitClub Nepal  || 

The 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year, and runs from November 25 to the 10th of December. LitClub Nepal organized an event this December by bringing members of LitClub Shikharapur and LitClub Seti Devi. The main objective of the event was to raise awareness about gender […]

State of Confusion: Education Reform in Nepal – Part 1

Aug 9, 2016   ||   by Priti Bhattarai   ||   Awareness, Blog, News, Program  || 

State of Confusion: Education Reform in Nepal The month of June brought about what could be great changes to the educational system in Nepal, as the country ended the 10 year schooling system that had been in practice for the last 80 years. The government had hoped to bring about positive changes to the nation’s […]

Summer Health Camp A Tremendous Success

Jul 20, 2016   ||   by Prabritti Nepal   ||   Awareness, Event  || 

Along with quality education, Rukmini Foundation also focuses on sound health and well-being as one of our core values. To meet this objective, Rukmini Foundation organized a School Health Camp on 29th of June on the premises of Shree Setidevi Secondary School located at Sokhel, a village just outside of Pharping. This is our first of six health camps […]

Celebration, Awareness, & Empowerment: International Women’s Day 2016

Mar 21, 2016   ||   by Sangya Gyawali   ||   Awareness, Blog, Event, News  || 

Field Report by: Amit Lama Post by: Sangya Gyawali In a world that’s constantly trying to achieve more and fight against social inequality, it’s crucial to stop and recognize past achievements and success. Otherwise, it’s easy to lose momentum in this race towards social justice. Every year, International women’s day, celebrated on March 8th, acknowledges […]

A Meaningful Gift Makes Huge Impact in Nepal During A Tough Time

Feb 27, 2016   ||   by Priti Bhattarai   ||   Awareness, Blog  || 

There are certain things in the world that are universal and do not need any translation. Whether it is a joyful laughter, tears of sadness, or a cry for help – these emotions transcend language barriers and connect all humans, no matter which part of the world we are from. When the devastating earthquake struck […]

FGM is violence against girls and women

Feb 11, 2016   ||   by Eri Taniguchi   ||   Awareness, Blog, News  || 

Throughout the year, there are many International Days. Do you know for what February 6 is dedicated for? Photo courtesy of UNICEF-Ethiopia The answer: February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Elimination (FGM). You may wonder why this day is important for us. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), FGM […]

‘Warm Winter Campaign’ helps Community Face Harsh Winter

Jan 31, 2016   ||   by Johanna Whitman   ||   Awareness, Blog, Event, News  || 

Although an average of 15ºC (60ºF) during the winter doesn’t sound too cold to those of us in Northeastern United States, we wouldn’t be feeling the same way if our buildings were not heated indoors. Especially since temperatures drop to almost below freezing during the night, staying warm in Nepal during the winter is always a […]

Journey Back Home: Discovering the meaning of true Nepali spirit

Dec 27, 2015   ||   by Priti Bhattarai   ||   Awareness, Blog  || 

It had been almost a year since I had gone back to Nepal.  While a trip back home would usually have me giddy with excitement in anticipation of all the fun that was to be had– this time the sentiment was quite different. I was anxious for various reasons. First there was this desperate need […]

The Aftermaths of the Earthquake: Temporary Sheds are Not Enough

Nov 2, 2015   ||   by Shilpa Krishnan   ||   Awareness, Blog  || 

Report by: Rojin Shreshta It is now almost winter season in Nepal. The continuous changes in weather, with the heavy rain associated with the monsoon just gone, are causing health problems for many people. The problem has exacerbated with the outcome of the earthquake. Hundreds of families are living under temporary sheds because their houses have […]