Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We wish you all the best, good health, peace and happiness . May this great festival , bring joy, power, and smile , in the every step of your life. Best regards to all the board members, sponsors, members, well-wishers , supporting organizations, and everybody connected to the girls hostel.
Thank you and Namastya
with best regards from all the girls, teachers , Bina and Anupendra
We, the entire board, also wish all members, sponsors and friends of Surya Kiran a wonderful Christmas time with family and friends. Surely the thoughts this year will be more with the people who are not as well off as we are. All the more we wish you and all people health, hope and confidence!
THANK YOU for your support and donations. They are extremely valuable, especially in this time, to maintain continuity and quality in the hostels. For example, Sangam and Smiriti successfully completed their nurse training this summer and are currently doing the required six-month internship at a hospital.
30 girls in the hostel - a milestone!
"House full!" With these words our partner in Nepal, Anupendra Acharya, told us the happy news: the last two girls have moved into the hostels. Dipika (11) and Dikchya (9) arrived last week from their mountain village. They come in place of Shiomi and Sony. After a placement test, they are now going to 3rd grade and UKG (upper kindergarden) respectively at the SDB school. Their parents are farmers, but can barely support themselves, their daughters and their son from the yield. It is a hard life! The girls are still a bit shy, because they have never been in a big city like Kathmandu before. Their new "sisters" in the hostels have already welcomed them very warmly with a kata, the Tibetan lucky scarf. They will surely integrate soon - at least they already participated in the first dance class, led by our volunteer Shital. And the shining eyes at dinner say more then thousend words! On July 29th, we celebrated six years of opening the first hostel (with initially nine girls) - that we are now running two hostels with 30 girls in need, providing them with a safe home and a good school education, is only thanks to you and your support. A real milestone - thank you very much!
New girls in the hostels
With the start of the new school year on May 17, 2022, there is good news: thanks to your support, we will be able to realize a goal we started dreaming about six years ago: to give 30 girls in our hostels a home, an education and vocational training, and thus a hopeful future! In concrete terms, this means that now, since six more girls are going to college and have left the hostels, we can take in 11 new girls - a real milestone! All of this is only possible through the tireless efforts and great work of our partner Anupendra and our team, and for that, a big thank you to him and all of our staff!
The new girls are named Samjhana, Barsha, Martha, Marium, Chahana, Swastika, Palak, Priyanka, Kritika, Priti and Tristika. They are between 9 and 14 years old and go to the 4th to 6th grade of the SDB school. All of them come from difficult and poor family backgrounds. In order for everything to be ready for the reception of the new girls, new bunk beds had to be purchased. Finally, all the new girls were warmly welcomed by the "old" girls. It was again a great joy to be together and play together!
Now we are still waiting for Shiomi (7), who has not returned yet. She has been living with us for two years and was more or less abandoned by her parents. An aunt, who has two daughters herself, had taken care of her, but does not want to take her in during the vacations. Now Shiomi was staying with her grandparents in the village, but they don't want to bring her back. We have asked Anupendra to continue her intensive care for Shiomi and give her until the end of July to return. Very soon we will invite another girl in need, so that then we will have 30 girls in the hostels. We are very happy about your further support!
Happy New Year 2079
Our partner Anupendra sends all of us Happy New Year greetings - in Nepal the beginning of the year 2079 is celebrated in April. The cheerful pictures are from the recent Holi Festival, the festival of colors.
New gardening project
Before the second hostel was built we had used this plot for "farming", i.e. the girls enthusiastically grew vegetables there, harvested them and then cooked them. Now a great opportunity arose for us to rent a new plot of land from March - in the immediate vicinity, directly behind the second hostel. On this plot lived a family in a simple tin house, which has now moved away. Thanks to Anupendra's commitment and his good negotiating skills we were able to rent this property, so that with the two hostels and the new property we have a real Surya Kiran area. We and especially the girls are totally thrilled!
On the pictures you can see wonderfully how this overgrown area has already turned into a beautiful facility - a desert has become a paradise. Right at the beginning, as a good luck charm, an avocado tree and tulsi, the holy Indian basil, were planted. The girls, after inspecting everything, diligently helped to clear the site of debris, and the contracted workers pulled fences, installed a gate, brought in topsoil, terraced the site, and laid a path. And most importantly, our girls have already come up with lots of ideas on how they want to use this new outdoor space: Table tennis table in the cottage, playground with seesaw and swing for the little ones, space for badminton and, and, and... Among these many ideas, the first thing that will be implemented is the cultivation of vegetables, but also indoor plants, a shelter to rest and the replacement of some corrugated metal panels.
As always, everything is perfectly organized by the hostel mamas: the girls have been divided into groups that are now responsible for different plots. The first seeds have already been planted and organic fertilizer distributed.
We would like to thank Anupendra, who organized and prepared everything on site, and Bina, who baked pizza for everyone to celebrate the day. The happiness and joy of the girls are so special just in these days...
Thanks for your donations!
First of all, we wish you a happy, healthy and satisfied New Year! And we thank you very much for your Christmas donations and your support in the past year. With your donations and membership fees you make it possible for a girl like Shristi to be admitted to the hostel. She has been living with her new sisters for three weeks and is still a bit shy, everything is completely new for her. Shristi is eight years old and now goes to the lower kindergarden level, since she never attended school before. She also has a younger sister. The father is a daily wages worker but without a regular income. The mother worked as a washerwoman in different households but due to the corona situation hardly any family wants to employ strangers in their household. The rents in Kathmandu are very high and the family has great financial difficulties to buy enough food for themselves. We are very happy to have Shristi with us and to be able to provide her a safe home, a school education and a carefree childhood!
Christmas greetings from Nepal
We wish all members, sponsors and friends of Surya Kiran a wonderful Christmas season, contemplative hours with family and friends and for the New Year all the best, health and confidence! Also in the name of our local partners, Anupendra and Bina Acharya, we thank you very much for your support and donations. The happy faces of our girls clearly show how happy they are in the hostels - through school and vocational training they can look to the future with hope!
Our volunteers Anjeela, Sital und Deepa
Today we would like to introduce you to our three big girls in the hostels in Nepal. They have all completed grade 10 of the SDB school and are now attending college (10+2). This is equivalent to a technical high school in Germany. Anjeela and Deepa have chosen natural sciences, Sital hotel management. All of them are financially supported by the Surya Kiran Association in their further education. However, they are allowed to stay in the hostels as so-called volunteers, as it would be very, very difficult for them to continue their education at home due to the poverty in their families or with their relatives. Besides concentrating on their studies, they support the hostel mothers, help organize the kitchen, take care of their younger sisters and help them with their homework. For this purpose, a white board was purchased especially to give the younger schoolgirls tutoring in mathematics, for example. All the other girls, who are now going to college and have left the hostels, are supported both in their education and with a food subsidy for home.
Welcome, little Sajina!
We are very happy to welcome another new girl in the hostel. Her name is Sajina Tamang, she is 6 years old and goes to the upper kindergarden level. In the village where she lives with her mother, she had no regular care. The young mother is living alone with Sajina. The girl suffers from lack of good and regular food, education and love. Our partner Anupendra writes: "I hope that Sajina will have a better future than her mother under our protection and love, education and motivation." Sajina was immediately greeted joyfully by her new sisters of the same age and warmly welcomed into their midst.
Deepa - our proud college girl
Isn't it nice to see this wonderful development of Deepa? Together with her younger sister she came as one of the first girls to the Surya Kiran Hostel in Kathmandu. Deepa comes from the poorest backgrounds. She had to fetch water, help her mother with cooking and take care of her five younger siblings. She went to public school only irregularly. Initially, she had some difficulty keeping up at the private SDB school to which the hostels are affiliated. However, she was so diligent that she made it. Now she is 18 years old and attending college (11th grade) majoring in science. Her goal is to become a nurse. We are very happy for her and all the other college girls from Surya Kiran! Deepa is one example of five girls from the hostels who completed 10th grade at SDB School this summer. Under the care of Surya Kiran, they have received a loving home, care and attention, attended school regularly, and have learned to care for and take responsibility for their younger sisters. During her college years, Deepa continues to live at the hostel as a volunteer. This development is only possible through your membership and donations - for this a heartfelt thank you!
The schools are open again!
Normality has returned to Nepal after the long lockdown and restrictions due to the Corona crisis. However, schools remained closed for fear of infection, so our girls have been busy in homeschooling. After the big festival season Dashain and Tihar and the associated vacations the girls are now gradually returning to the hostels. They are very happy that face-to-face classes are now possible again! So they can meet their school friends and teachers again, learn together and exchange ideas. Before class the older sisters help the younger ones, put on their school clothes, braid their hair and tie their hair bows. We wish them a good start and hope that the Corona situation in Nepal will remain stable!
The hostel celebrates its fifth anniversary
July 29 was a special day for our association and the hostels in Nepal: the first hostel celebrated its fifth anniversary! On July 29, 2016, the first nine girls moved in and with them an amazing development began . We are very grateful to all our members and donors because it is only through your support that we have been able to achieve so much for the children and young girls in Nepal! When the schools and hostels in Nepal are hopefully allowed to reopen soon after the lockdown, we will have 28 girls in the houses, three of them as volunteers during their education. We are also supporting another five girls in their professional education or at college. Actually, we wanted to celebrate this day with a big party in Nepal but this was not possible due to the corona situation. So our partner had a small celebration in the hostel with some of our girls from the surrounding area and distributed food packages. Candles were lit, prayers were said and with a lot of dedication the girls made a sand mandala for the anniversary. As soon as the Corona situation allows, we will hold the celebration with all the girls and staff. Our appreciated partner Anupendra Acharya and our great local team are largely responsible for this success, and we say a huge thank you!
The help for the people in need has started!
On May 13, our energetic help for the families of our girls and sponsored children in the SDB school began. Under difficult conditions our partner Anupendra Acharya bought rice, lentils, sugar, cooking oil, maize, salt, noodles, cookies and dried food. In addition to some money for fresh vegetables, the families also receive a subsidy for rent. Since the people are only allowed to leave the house for shopping in the morning hours and there are no buses anymore, the distribution of the relief goods could only take place in the hostel in a very limited way. Therefore, our partner personally brought the food to the families. We would like to thank him very much for his efforts which were not without risk due to the high number of infections. As there is no end in sight to the current corona crisis in Nepal, we will continue to support with relief supplies next month, too.
Nepal in lockdown again
Unfortunately, a lot has changed with regard to Corona in Nepal since mid-April. Our partner Anupendra writes that the number of infections in Nepal was rising sharply, which is why the schools had to close again. Our girls were able to continue their lessons via homeschooling in the hostel. Since April, 29 a nationwide lockdown has been in effect again, which was extended until May 27 in the meantime. The hostels also have to close again - under threat of the government that in case of "damages/losses" in schools or children's homes, the organisation will be responsible. Therefore, all parents/relatives have picked up their girls and some have fled to their home villages.
So what does this renewed lockdown due to the second wave mean? The number of cases is increasing rapidly; while on April 17 there were 768 new infections, on April 30 there were already 5657, on May 11, 9317 new infections. The R-value is currently over 2. According to the Kathmandu Post online, the situation is already out of control and Nepal is currently ranked first in the world when it comes to the spread of the infection. As a result, public bus services have been suspended and travel within the country is no longer allowed. Only essential goods such as food, medicine and water are allowed to be transported. Food shops are only open until 9 a.m. in the morning; prices for vegetables and food have more than doubled in some places. Nepal's health ministry says the situation is uncontrollable as hospitals are running out of beds. According to Nepali Times online, the daily death toll surpassed the highest daily rate during the first peak in October. The number of new cases detected each day is also much higher as last year's peak, although the rate of increase is much steeper.
One reason for this new Corona wave, apart from the relaxed measures and Corona fatigue among the population, is certainly the situation in India. There are thousands of Nepali guest workers in India who have returned because of the situation there; the movement of goods from India also continues, albeit in a restricted way.
Because the people are not able to work in this time of crisis we will distribute food and some money for rent to the families of our girls and the sponsored godchildren in the SDB school.
We very much hope that the situation for the people in Nepal will improve soon!
The SDB school has reopend!
(update: The good news at the beginning: in Nepal the number of corona cases is (officially) slowly decreasing and a little bit of "normality" seems to be returning - always in compliance with hygiene measures and keeping distance. Therefore the schools, including the SDB school, have cautiously reopened - first grades 9 and 10, then grades 6 and 7 were added and now "nursery" is open again from grade onwards. It was very exciting for all involved, combined also with some fear on the part of the school management. But so far everything has gone well and all students and teachers are following the hygiene measures. This means that fever is measured and hands are disinfected when entering the school area. Likewise, after returning to the hostels, hand washing and hand disinfection are the order of the day. Our girls who were able to study diligently in homeschooling thanks to the notebooks and tablets purchased by the association, are now very happy to have face-to-face lessons again and to see their schoolmates. (update: 02/21)
Crowdfunding campaign for new toilet building in the
SDB school started!
The SDB School in Nakhu, Kathmandu, Nepal was named after the Nepalese martyr Shahid Dharma Bakta who was very committed to human rights and education of disadvantaged people. This private school with currently 560 students is a secondary school and goes from pre-kindergarten to 10th grade. It is located directly on a busy road where traffic has increased significantly in recent years as Kathmandu continues to expand into the Kathmandu Valley. Last year the government decided to widen this road, which means that all residents had to reduce their property and living areas - without any financial compensation. This also affects the wall around the school grounds and school toilets. These are used by 250 "senior students". We want to help the SDB school to finance this new toilet construction. The costs amount to 11.600 €. We have received 6,000 € from a donation partner which is currently being used to build the foundation and the building. For the piping work, toilet bowls, sinks, lights etc. another 5.600 € are needed. We are working with our partner Anupendra Acharya, the director of the school, who coordinates the construction work and regularly documents the progress in words and pictures. Due to the Corona crisis there was also a lockdown in Nepal for several months and the schools were closed. Now classes have started again for the 9th and 10th grades under strict hygiene measures. Mr. Acharya expects that the school can be fully re-opened by March why it is very important that sufficient toilets are available, especially for the older male students.
This project can be supported via the donation platform of the Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen WirWunder für Esslingen-Nürtingen - even small amounts are very welcome!
The project has been completed in the meantime - the need was met within a short period of time. We thank all donors very much! Pictures of the completed toilets can be viewed at the above link.
Our new staff
These are our new employees: Miss Rachita, the young and highly motivated hostel mom in the second hostel, and Mrs. Rama and Mr. Jeevan (from left next to Bina), our lady cook and her husband who will do caretaker duties. We give them a warm welcome!
Welcome new girls!
... and these are our new girls! We are very happy to welcome Kanchan, Kenjal, Shiomi (front from left to right) and Anjali, Priyanka and Karuna (back from left to right) in the Surya Kiran hostel. They come from a wide variety of family and poverty backgrounds, some with only one parent where the income consists of irregular day labor, or mothers who have gone to work in the Arab States and take no longer care for their daughters. Now they can go to school and grow up in a safe environment. Thus we give 26 neeedy girls a shelter and a hopeful future!
Inauguration ceremony of the second hostel
We are incredibly happy and very proud that the second hostel could be ceremoniously opened on December 25. There was dancing, singing and of course a good meal was not to be missed. This day is a real Christmas present for 8 new girls who we can welcome in this new house. Six girls from the neighboring first hostel moved to the second one to take care of their new "sisters". This is the living spirit of Christmas!
As the SDB school is still closed after 8 months, there will be online classes. PCs or notebooks are needed for this. There is one PC in each hostel which is of course not enough for 26 girls. Therefore, we have decided to buy notebooks for two girls each and tablets for the little ones. Even though these expenses were not included in the budget we felt this purchase was very urgent in order to enable the girls to homeschooling. Therefore we are very happy about donations for these electronic devices!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We in Germany and the Surya Kiran family in Nepal wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We say THANK YOU for your support. Without your donations and member fees we never could do our work for the needy girls in Nepal. The greatest motivation for us are always our girls whom we can give a perspective for their future. Very soon we will open the second hostel - for eight new girls a new life starts in 2021!
Distribution of relief goods
Due to the lockdown in Nepal which lasted for several months until mid-September, many people had no work; as a result, rents could no longer be paid, there were hunger problems, social exclusion and difficulties in the families. Therefore, in our general meeting, the proposal of the entire board met with approval to help our girls in the hostel, but also affected pupils of the SDB school with food, clothing and a rent subsidy. This should be done especially on the occasion of Dashain and Tihar, the biggest and most important Hindu festivals. Similar to Christmas here, families get together, something special is eaten and the children get a new piece of clothing. Before Dashain first our girls were taken care; hostel mum Anita went out to buy clothes for them. The new girls who will soon move into the second hostel, were also given something - the first time they received a gift! Of course, the joy was twice as big ...
Call for donations for the SDB School - result
We are overwhealmed about the high donation willingness - a sum of 12.320,85 € was raised! In the name of our partner and principle of the SDB school, Anupendra Acharya, we thank all the donors very much. This is really great - it is very good to know that we have so many supporters! Thus most of the salaries of the teachers and staff can be paid as well as the rent for a school building during the corona crisis.
Call for donations for the SDB School
Also Nepal is effected by the corona crisis. There is a lockdown since last March, means all is closed, also the schools and the public traffic. People have no more work and therefore no more income. Many returned to their villages, partially by feet because there they can live with their relatives and the food reserves from the land.
Also the SDB School is strongly effected because the parents of the students can't pay the fees anymore. Hence, our partner (principal of the school) can't pay salaries for 50 staffs and the rent for the school building any more. Even when the schools open again the parents won't be able to pay the fees immediately.
That's why we started a call for donations - if many people contribute a little bit then many teachers/staff and their families can get help and the continuation of the school operation is ensured!
Here is the donation account:
Surya Kiran e.V.
Volksbank Mittlerer Neckar eG
IBAN: DE25 6129 0120 0281 7090 09
Subject: Donation corona crisis Nepal
Thank you very much in !
The highly dedicated teachers and staff of the SDB School in Kathmandu
Sangam and Smiriti
Our two big girls Sangam and Smiriti come regularly to the hostel to visit their "sisters" and keep in touch with us. We support them in their professional education as nurses. In the photo they are seen in their nurse's clothes of the Green Tara College of Health Science together with the chairwoman of the board.
The second hostel is growing
Many developments happened the last months on the site of the second hostel. The workers were very busy the whole day. After the new house is finished we want to invite seven new girls from poor families to give them a good school and professional education in a safe environment and a hopeful future.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
On behalf of all the girls and children in Nepal who are growing under the schelter of Surya Kiran, who are going to school and doing a professional education, Kajal and Chadani wish all friends, sponsors and god parents Merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of confidence, love of life and health. Also the management board thanks all the members and supporters who made the successful development of the hostel project possible.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
We want to extend!
Next year we want to invite seven new girls. But because our present hostel with 18 girls is bursting at the seams we rented the first floor in the new house next door. The site will be ready in June 2020. For that we needed various fittings. We are overwhelmed of all the donations we got - more than 9000 €.
Then we'll have two girls in the Nurse College and 24 girls in the two hostels. Thank you very much in advance for your further support!
Slideshow in Forum Esslingen, Schelztorstr. 38, 73728 Esslingen
"Snowman-Trek - the legendary trekking through the Himalaya of Bhutan"
Date: 2019-11-15, 7 pm - Entrance free, donations are welcome
Congratulation to the school-leaving qualification!
We are very happy that our eldest hostel girls, Sangam and Smiriti, finished the final exam of grade 10 with gould results. Both want to become a nurse. Now they are very proud (and we, too) that they also passed the entrance exam to the nursing college. This professional education takes 3 years and we will support them financially and mentally.
The hostel celebrates its birthday!
On July, 29th there was a big celebration: three years Surya Kiran Hostel! This was a big party - Bina made a cake, the girls decorated the house and themselves very nicely and were singing and dancing. It was a great day for everybody!
At the beginning of the new school session there was a further change in the hostel: the parents of Pratima returned to their village together with their daughter. Now we invited Alisha who has a difficult family background. She attends class 8 of SDB school and is more than happy to be able to continue her school education in a safe environment.
Welcome, Binita and Mamata!
After writing their exams in the SDB School Sangam and Smiriti returned to their parents. In their seats we are very happy to welcome Binita (12) and Mamata (14) . Both girls come from (mountain-)villages and were living in the Asha Hostel up to class 5. Now we give them the chance to live in a safe environment. They can continue their school education and are not forced to early marriage. The other hostel girls welcomed their new sisters heartily.
Now we take care of 18 girls in the hostel and soon we will supoort two girls in their professional education. 20 girls who have a future... that's only possible by your support and help and we thank you very much!
Presentation in occasion of the Weeks of Women 2019 in Esslingen
We are very happy to welcome our latest family member Marshang! All the other girls are very happy about her little sister. With 5 years she is the youngest and is joining class nursery in the SDB School.
Now Marshang can go to school and has a bright future. This is only possible by your member fees and donations - thank you very much for your support!
The 18 girls in the hostel and our 19 godchildren in the SDB-School wish all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019. We thank all our members and all the (unknown) sponsors for your support and your trust in our work!
Visit in Nepal
In November 2018 we travelled to Nepal and spent several days in the hostel. The girls welcomed us heartily. We could see all the positive developments in the hostel and of the girls. We spent a great time together e.g. we invited them for dinner - something very special for them! Furthermore we inaugurated the new outdoor toilet, the new room on the top and the new designed washing are. For that the whole house was decorated very nicely and with lots of love by the hostel mother and the lady cook.
Also we had many meetings with our partner Anupendra about the future. Our slogan is: "slowly but perfectly!" In this sense we still want to give our girls a loving home, strengthen their personality and enable them to do a good school exam. And we want to expand in the same quality. We got some very emotional requests for accomodation of poor girls what is our motivation to work hard for poor and deprived girls. For that we need your support and thank you very much for your donations!
Slideshow in the Tibetan-Buddhistic Center, Paracelsusstr. 10, 73230 Kirchheim
Trekking to the mountain of the soul (Manaslu-Circuit) and to Solo Khumbu (Everest-area)
Date: 2018-10-07, 7 pm - Entrance free, donations are welcome
Second anniversary of the hostel
At July 29th, according to the Nepalese calendar at July 30th, we celebrated the second anniversary of the hostel. The girls decorated the house very nicely. When they returned from school they were surprised: homemade donuts and a birthdasy cake! Instead of dhal bat in the evening they had momos. They were dancing, reading poems and all were very happy.
For us it is really amazing to see how much we reached in such a short time. Two years ago the first nine girls moved to the hostel and now we give 18 girls a home. Thank you to all the members and sponsors for their support!
Welcome, new girls!
We are very happy to welcome the new family members Pratima, Sony und Rupa in the hostel! These three girls were previously living in the Asha Hostel. After their change to class 6 in SDB School they are very happy to live, learn and continue their school education in the Surya Kiran Hostel. They got a warm welcome celebration from all. Now we give 18 girls in the age of 6 -15 years a home. A hostel mother and a lady cook are taking care of them with lots of love.
This all is only possible by your member fees and your donations - thank you very much!
Since the beginning of this year we rented the land nearby. There our girls are planting vegetable for the hostel with lots of enthusiasm. They are very busy - and very proud to harvest their own cauliflower, tomatoes, radish, pumpkin, onions and maize!
We are very happy to welcome Chadani, the little sister of Kajal who was the youngest girl in the hostel until now. She never joined a kindergarden and is now in level UKG (upper kindergarden) of the SDB school. The parents and especially Chadani are more than happy - and also the other girls are happy about her new little sister.
The girls in the hostel and our godchildren in the SDB-School wish all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018. And we thank all our members and all the (unknown) sponsors for your support and your trust in our work!
Slideshow at the AlpinZentrum, Georgiiweg 5, 70597 Stuttgart
Trekking to the mountain of the soul (Manaslu-Circuit) and to Solo Khumbu (Everest-area)
Date: 2017-10-11, 7 pm - Entrance free, donations are welcome
First anniversary of the hostel!
The Club "Surya Kiran - ein Sonnenstrahl für Kinder e.V." was founded nearly two years ago - at Juli 29th, 2016 the first nine girls moved into the hostel. Since then many things happened and in the meantime we already give 14 Girls a home where they can grow and learn. Here they have a childhood without child labor and are safe of early marriage.
In the hostel this special day was celebrated two days long - with an "anniversary trip" to Swayambunath, a big temple in the Kathmandu valley, and on the other day with a big birthday cake.
The hostel was decorated very nicely with ballons and stars inside and outside. To see this brightness, this joy and happiness in the eyes of the girls is our motivation to work furthermore on the quality and the development of the hostel.
Also in the name of our Nepalese partner Anupendra Acharya we thank all the (unknown) sponsors from our heart because without your support we never could establish this hostel and achieve already so much!
Theodor-Haecker-Award 2017 for political courage and sincerity in the Neckar Forum Esslingen
The this year's Theodor-Haecker-Award goes to the Nepalese woman Urmila Chaudhary. She is fighting for the liberation, the rights and the education of slaved girls in Nepal (Kamalari System). Because of poverty young girls are sold to rich families where they have to work hard without any rights. There is no chance for them to go to school.
Among child labor, early marriage and child trafficking we also want to protect young girls with our hostel project to be sold as a Kamalari.
Date: Juli 2nd, 2017, 11 a.m. - Entrance free
Slideshow at the Forum Esslingen, Schelztorstr. 38
Trekking to the mountain of the soul (Manaslu-Circuit) and to Solo Khumbu (Everest-area)
Date: 2017-04-23, 7 pm - Entrance free, donations are welcome
Welcome new girls!
On April, 18 six new girls moved to the hostel - every single girl with her own painful story. Now we give 14 girls a home where they find shelter and care and where they can learn for school. For every girl it was a great day and very fast they will be a big family.
This wonderful success is only possible by the support of our members and all the donations we get. Thank you very much!
Slideshow in Bachsaal, Pfaffengasse 13, Aschaffenburg
Trekking to the mountain of the soul (Manaslu-Circuit) and to Solo Khumbu (Everest area)
Date: 2017-03-04, 7.30 pm - Entrance fee 5 €
Our god children of the SDB High School and the girls of the hostels wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017.
And we say a big thank you to all our members and (unknown) sponsors for their generous support!
Personal inauguration of the hostel
On November, 20, 2016 we inaugurated the hostel officially. With proud the girls showed us the house, the study room, the dining room, the bath room, of course their own rooms and beds and the roof top. The bright eyes and the joy in their faces showed us how happy the girls are. In the whole house we really could feel a loving and familiar atmosphere!
Cinema & Talk in the Local Cinema (Kommunales Kino), Esslingen
On September 20, 2016, 7 p.m., you can see the movie "Urmila - for freedom".
At the end of the movie we will presentate our hostel project and are there for your questions.
Start of the hostel
Time has come! Juli, 29, 2016 the first nine girls moved into the hostel! It was a great day for all of us and we are very happy, especially for our girls. How it is seen in the picture the joy has no boundary!
Already at the first day all items were placed, the girls played - and they learned! Our partner Anupendra Acharya writes that the girls feel at home already after the first days...
Now these girls have a hopeful future, with enough food, place to learn and play and a with a caring support by a lady cook and a hostelmother.
Once again... thank you to all the members and sponsors, also for the mental support!
Here is our team: Mr. Sushil who takes care of the girls at the SDB school, Anita, the lady cook, Anita, the hostelmother and Bina Acharya, who works as a supervisor.
Last but not least: Anupendra Acharya, our appreciated partner in Nepal!
As soon as it was known in the SDB School that there will be a hostel for girls our partner Anupendra got many requests from parents and mothers who want to send their daughter into the hostel. It was not easy to select the first nine girls!
At the beginning of July they all made a hostel trip to see their new home. The surprise and joy had no boundary! They were welcomed by a special Tika and Katha as a blessing and special welcome for good luck, peace and happiness. Then they visited all the rooms and were very surprised about their new home. Probably they never had so much space and especially an own bed in their life before! And they are looking forward to have time and a study room to learn for the school.
After lunch the van brought them back to school. All were "super happy!"
Our little plant is growing very fast in a very short time! When we established our Club last year in September our aim was to open the hostel in October 2016. Thanks of many members and donations we are able to open already in July! We are very happy.
Thank you to all our members and sponsors!
For a safe way to the SDB School we need a school bus / van for our girls. Therefore we are happy about a continuing support.
Slideshow at the community center RSKN in Esslingen
Trekking to the mountain of the soul (Manaslu-Circuit) and to Solo Khumbu (Everest-area)
Date: 2016-04-17, 7 pm - Entrance free, donations are welcome
Esslinger Frühling (Spring of Esslingen)
On April 3, 2016 we celebrated in our town a festival called Spring of Esslingen. There we had an information point and we collected donations for the inauguration ceremony, welcome-presents (soft toys) and an excursion with our girls.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 5, 2015:
Santa Claus barbecue of RSKN Commercial Association e.V.