The day is almost here…

Come join us in celebrating 2 successful years as an organization! We have made great strides and achieved so much in such a short time. Learn more about our inspiring students and our organization’s accomplishments, meet our board members, win prizes, mingle with friends, and more! Proceeds from the benefits dinner goes directly to helping our mission of empowering girls through education.

Secure a ticket today. You’ll have to act fast though, as seats are limited.

New LitClubs Forming in Nepal

Due to our success with LitClub Niharika, and to give the same opportunity to other communities, three new Lit Clubs are going to start this fall in three different  government schools in Pharping, Kathmandu.  This means more than 30 young girls from nearby villages will get to take part in activities that not only improve literacy, but also their self-confidence.

Read this wonderful post by one of our Didis and LitClub Niharika Co-Facilitator Surabhi about this and other LitClub updates from Nepal.

Volunteerism: Turning belief and passion into action

Guest poster Dolphin Sharma, discovered that even something simple as scooping ice cream as a volunteer can have a positive impact that leads to big changes. Read her great postabout how she was inspired to volunteer for Rukmini Foundation this past summer.

Perception, Philanthropy, and Making a Difference

While reflecting on the lives of my grandparents and parents, one thing is quite clear to me.  If I am blessed with a long life, I do not wish to look back and regret anything I did, or any decision I made.  I want to be able to say I lived a good life and did my part to make someone else’s life better …

Read more of this wonderful post by our inspirational board member.

Rukmini Foundation Inspired By Himalayan Healthcare

We had the great fortune of being invited to a speaking session hosted by World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh where the guest speaker was Mr. Anil Parajuli, Co-Founder of Himalayan Healthcare.  Mr. Parajuli spoke about the challenges of daily life for the very poor in Nepal, but spent most of the time talking about what he and his organization are doing about it. Hearing Mr. Parajuli speak, we found ourselves feeling invigorated to continue our own grassroots effort, but with an eye on increasing collaboration with like-minded organizations like Himalayan Healthcare. We are excited about the possibilities.

Bracelets Campaign

In an effort to show solidarity for the Rukmini Scholars and also to promote the core values we hope to instill in girls, we are about to launch a bracelet campaign in the US.  More details to follow.

Some pictures of our first Bracelet designs

Yoga for education

South Hills Power Yoga has teamed up with the Rukmini Foundation for 2 evenings of yoga! Both classes are “pay-what-you-can,” and the proceeds will be donated directly to the Rukmini Foundation to help empower and educate girls in Nepal. Come join us, and bring friends for an invigorating session of yoga that will not only help you to relax, but also strengthen your mind, body, and spirit.

2 sessions scheduled: Tuesday, October 22 & Thursday October 24.

HUB Event … More Info to come soon:

As a new member of the New Pittsburgh Collaborative, Rukmini Foundation andAmizade Global Service Learning have taken the lead in scheduling a HUB Event.  HUB stands for Host Unify Blend and the goal of these events is to showcase collaboration while highlighting a particular theme.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 26.  We are putting together a collaborative event that highlights how local organizations in Pittsburgh can come together to promote education and social service. We are proud to be working with 2 other great organizations like World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and The Saturday Light Brigade to pull this even together. Stay tuned for more updates about this upcoming event, but you can save the date of October 26 in your calendars.

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