Big Sisters (Didis) teaching younger sisters (Bahinis) about teamwork 

Teamwork is an essential skill, but it is not something that is stressed enough in the educational system in Nepal. We are trying to change that through our curriculum, but also through fun activities like the one organized recently by our mentors (Didis). Read this post by our mentors Prabriti and Prabriti Nepal to see how drawing a cow can teach teamwork.

Pictures from the mentoring session

Introducing Innovation in the Classroom

Simply providing access to education is not enough, and we are constantly trying to find cost-effective and innovative ways to teach.  WIth that in mind, we have begun to pilot Khan Academy courses at one of our partner schools.  Ms. Manisha KC has taken the lead with this program.  Thank you Ms. Manisha.

Pictures of the first Khan Academy class session

As the summer winds down, we want to take this moment to thank our wonderful volunteers who generously gave up their summer vacation time to help support the foundation through our DreamCream fundraiser.

Thank you (in alphabetical order):

Allyce, Anup, Ashley, Avantika, Bibhuti, Bivishika, Barbara, Dolphin, Gabriel, Jason, Junee, Kristin, Lauren, Laxmi, and Tara.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the generosity of DreamCream and its Chief Cone Thomas Jamison.  Thank you Thomas and the entire team at DreamCream: Andrew, Sean, Jasmine, and Shawnte.

Some pictures of our cool summer fundraising efforts

Board Member Linda’s Blog Series Part 3 About How She Arrived at Rukmini Foundation

In Part 3 of her blog post series, Board Member Linda speaks about her work with a NGO in Kenya called CHANGE that did a lot of work around the health and education of girls.  This type of expereince and background is what makes Linda and our other board members so valuable.  Read Linda’s blog post Part 3 here.

While students in the US return back to school after a summer break, the girls of Rukmini Foundation are finishing up the first term of their school year.  They have been busy studying for and taking exams.  While this may not sound too exciting, it is something most of these girls cherish the opportunity to be able to do, and we are proud of how hard they are working to do well in school.

Some pictures of First Term Exams

October is almost upon us, and that means it is time for our anniversary event.  This year, we are very fortunate to have Mad Mex hosting our anniversary event through their Benefits Dinner program. Come join us to celebrate 2 successful years as an organization! Food, drinks, fun, and a chance to see the strides we have made in such a short time. Besides dinner and drinks, we will have presentations about our programs in Nepal and plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

Tickets are $40 and will give you access to a buffet of Mad Mex delectables: chips and salsa, salad, wings, a selection of entrees, dessert and a Dos Equis draft or house margarita. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Rukmini Foundation!

You can purchase your tickets through our website here

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