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Celebrating 5 Years of the Rukmini Journey & 5 Key Lessons Learned

Oct 29, 2016   ||   by Priti Bhattarai   ||   Blog, News, Organization, Program  || 

It was 5 years ago that two brothers, Bibhuti and Nabin Aryal, embarked upon what seemed like — at the time — a simple idea. Knowing that a family’s economic condition was one of the key reasons why many girls in rural areas of Nepal were missing out on education, they wanted to help a few […]

Connecting the Local & Global: Thank you, Rukmini Foundation

Apr 26, 2016   ||   by Harinee Suthakar   ||   Blog, News, Organization, Success Stories  || 

Connecting the Local & Global: Thank you, Rukmini Foundation In August 2014, I entered my third year at the University of Pittsburgh when I found out about Rukmini Foundation through the Global Switchboard. Rukmini Foundation took an integrative approach that emphasized adolescent girls’ education, formative mentorship and commitment to reducing systemic barriers to health and […]

Working in Rukmini Foundation Nepal

Nov 5, 2015   ||   by Harinee Suthakar   ||   Blog, Organization, Success Stories  || 

Reflection by Rasmita KC, Former Head Mentor, Didi Program; Current Volunteer, Rukmini Foundation Rasmita (yellow) smiling as she discusses her experiences as a Didi (head mentor)   Although education is very important to be successful in life, one cannot go further without work experience. The power of knowledge lies in the way it is applied. I fondly […]

A Powerful Poetry Session at Rukmini Foundation

Mar 26, 2015   ||   by Prabritti Nepal   ||   Awareness, Blog, Event, Organization  || 

Foundation Celebrates World Poetry Day in Nepal Post by: Prabritti Nepal & Harinee Suthakar “Every poem is unique but each reflects the universal in human experience, the aspiration for creativity that crosses all boundaries and borders, of time as well as space, in the constant affirmation of humanity as a single family,” stated Irina Bokova, […]

Appreciating the Value of Education

Oct 5, 2014   ||   by Sofia Trivelli   ||   Blog, Organization  || 

Education has shaped my life, being the motive behind my parents’ emigration from Argentina to Spain. “Education is the only heritage we can give you” they said, and made sure my sister and I had the best one they could afford to “give us a better future.”   Bienvenidos! Namaste. My name is Sofía Trivelli […]

Perception, Philanthropy, and Making a Difference – Part 4

Sep 15, 2013   ||   by Linda Githiora   ||   Blog, Organization  || 

This is Part 4 of my blog series that describes my background.  To learn more about the personal and professional experiences that shaped my life and led me to serve on the Rukmini Foundation Board, please access Parts 1-3 of my blog series below: Part 1: ”The only way out of poverty is through continuous […]

LitClub Niharika continues to grow with three new members

Improving Literacy Through Fun & Creative Ways with LitClubs in Nepal

Sep 2, 2013   ||   by Surabhi Sharma   ||   Blog, Collaboration, News, Organization, Program  || 

It has been a while since we posted an update on LitClub Nepal.  For those of you who do not know what a LitClub is, LitClubs are groups or clubs formed throughout the world and sponsored by LitWorld. Most of these activities in LitClubs revolve around reading, sharing stories, and team building activities.  We established LitClub Niharika […]

Perception, Philanthropy, and Making a Difference – Part 3

Aug 29, 2013   ||   by Linda Githiora   ||   Blog, Organization  || 

If you have not already done so, please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my blog series. Part 3:  CHANGE, Kenya In 1998, CHANGE, Kenya was established as a Nongovernmental Organization.  The acronym CHANGE stands for Center for Health, Advocacy, Gender, and Education Initiative. AOMA- Department of Institutional Effectiveness https://aoma.edu/about-aoma/institutional-effectiveness/ The Mission of CHANGE […]

Perception, Philanthropy, and Making a Difference – Part 2

Jul 16, 2013   ||   by Linda Githiora   ||   Blog, Organization  || 

Part 2:  The Rescue Center Peace House This is a follow-up to my first post. The pictures on the coffee table showed my mother standing in front of a house at an opening ceremony.  She had a pair of scissors in her hand and was getting ready to cut a ribbon.  The sign above the […]

Perception, Philanthropy, and Making a Difference – Part 1

Jul 5, 2013   ||   by Linda Githiora   ||   Blog, Organization  || 

Part 1:  “The only way out of poverty is through continuous education…” I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, to a young military officer and a high school teacher. My parents were by no means wealthy, but worked very hard to provide for their small family.  Both my parents were born and raised in […]

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