DHC New Life Centre News

September 2017

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We are approaching to our main and biggest festivals as this is our festival season. We have 4 different festivals and occasions within a 30 days time.

  1. First and the biggest festival of all the Hindu mythology people is Dashain also known as Vijaya Dashami . It goes for 15 days long, but 10 are special days. On the tenth day which is a most special day the people put tika and sowing jamara. During the first 9 days different Durga Goddess are worshiped people fly kites and worshiped by eating delicious food and wearing new clothes.

  2. Second biggest festival is Tihar and it is celebrate for 5 days it is specially for developing harmonious relationships between brothers and sisters. On the 5th day sisters put tika and wishes for their long life and prosperity and brothers gives gifts and well wishes for sisters after worshiping cow and Laxmi goddess on 3rd day.

  3. Nepal sambat is a different calendar and it is followed by the Newar community of our country in which the new year of them falls in between these festivals.

  4. Chhath is another 3rd biggest festival celebrated for 3 days and in this festival we worship goddess Sun specially celebrate in Terai region of or our country.

 
 

These are the festival we follow and celebrate. All the DHC children are happy and excited to celebrate all of these festivals and likely to wish you Happy Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Nepal sambat and Chhathai mai puja.

We wish that may these occasion bring peace, harmony and prosperity in you and your family too.

Best Regards
Amrit and DHC New Life Family

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June 2017

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

From this year our Founder administration adviser Rose Falconer retired. She did a huge amount of work in helping to establish and run this organisation, as well as gaining many great donors from amongst her friends and family. We will miss her and her wisdom and our DHC family heartily give thanks to her for her great contribution and look forward to keeping in touch with her through her love and care for the children even though she is no longer an active part of the organisation. Thank you so much grandmother Rose and we wish you all the best.

Suraj Mandal, our oldest residential young person, has now finished class X and also finished his SEE( Secondary Education Examination) and when he comes back to Kathmandu we will help him to find a room where he can start to live independently and he will start his Plus 2 Studies (classes XI and XII). Although he will no longer live in the Care House we still support him financially to complete these studies and with his living expenses as part of our transition program to independence. And of course he remains an important “Big Brother” to the younger children at the Care House and we will see him often when he comes back to visit and for special festival times.

All the other residential children finished final examinations in March and the results were published in April. Now school again has restarted for the new Nepali school year and all the children have gone up a class so they are excited . For our residential children all education expenses for the coming year have been provided by TRIFC through ADSoN so thank you for your kind help to Robert Rose and all the board members of TRIFC and ADSON.

Last week Robert Rose, who is the Director of TRIFC arrived in Nepal from USA and visited DHC with Seema , Nirmala and Jayanti. The children warmly welcomed them then Robert made a plan to take the children for a special treat to see a movie in nice movie hall as well as going to a place to play some games. The children were very excited at going to the movies and were very happy with Rob’s plan! Now children have 5 days holidays because we have local election so on Thursday all the children from DHC and DNC (another Care House that Robert is involved with) went to the Movie centre with Robert Rose Nirmala , DNC staff , DHC staff and me . They spent around 7 hours there to see the movie, play game at the special game place and then eat MoMos and Ice-cream. On that Thursday our small boy Samuyal who is 5 years old, he woke up very early because he was so excited (around 5 am in morning) and woke everyone up announcing that they had to get up and get ready for the movie! All of the children were very excited that day!!

This coming month we are going to be setting up our physiotherapy room so that the children can start to do the exercises to help with their disabilities. Last year DHC chairperson Amrit Pudasainee visited Canada at the Invitation of Valari and she arranged for him to give a presentation to the Negara Rotary club who then decided to cover the costs of new Physiotherapy materials which we we have now ordered. Thank you Valari and all members of Rotary Club Negara .

The government requires us to increase our staff by 5 which will be hard financially and also to find the right people. Add to which the government also wants us to increase to around 20 children but this is very difficult for us to manage financially. So many challenges are a head and any help that can be provided will be greatly appreciated.

We have been excited at an increase in volunteers coming to spend time with us. Our international visitors and volunteers are important to all of us, but especially to the children, and this year again we started to receive volunteers from the Nepali organisation Hope and Home and we also have had some volunteers come directly to us, and we have more coming in July,October and November, which is really good. We always like to have people from overseas come so if you or any of your family or friends would like to come and visit us or spend time volunteering with us and helping the children we would really like to hear from you so please contact us.

Thank you everyone for your support and your donations and for your interest in our Care House and our children.

Best Regards
Amrit and DHC New Life Family

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22 December 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

All children's third term examination results were published. They all have done very well. They are really hard working children. Sumitra, Ramesh and Suraj need to work a little harder to get a better report card for their bright future. Our student Suraj is in grade 10 which is a very hard year and he is very busy for his study and working hard for the better result. All children are again hard working in their studies and preparing for their next examinations.

East-Pole School organized Annual sports week. Despite their disabilities our children also took part in sports like football, running etc. Anjal, Anup, Samuyal and Kumari got first position, best player, first positions and second position respectively. Samuyal Magar was very happy to get the first position medal to bring it home to DHC. He got first position in 50 meter running. He is very happy with that medal. In foot ball Anup A.D become best player in his team for securing highest goal and awarded a trophy. He is also very happy and we all DHC family members also very happy with their talent and wishes success again for future sports. All the DHC family were very proud of them.

Samuyal Magar is our smallest child at DHC he makes all children laugh by talking lots and playing soccer. He wants to kick the ball but he kicks air and he tries again more and finally he is successes to kick ball.

Now we have winter season. We are lucky because for the shower we have solar heater for hot water for the which kind donors have given us.

We all know that you are very busy for the celebration and decorating for Christmas Day and New Year 2017. We all DHC Family members wish to all our donors and supporters and volunteers a happy Christmas Day and we wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest New Year ahead. May God bless you always.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj

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15 November 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

All children's second tern examination result was published. They all have done very well. They are really hard working. Sumitra, Ramesh and Suraj need to work a little harder to get good report card for their bright future.

During these two months we celebrated many festivals. We celebrate small festival that isTeej. A Teej festival is specially celebrated by young ladies and women. Women and young ladies wearspecial red Saris and pray for to God for a longer life for their husband and the young ladies pray to find and have good husband in future.

We have also just had ourDashain and Tihar Festivals.This is our one of the most important festivals in Nepal. In this time all children celebrate Dashain and Tihar festivals in New Care House (DHC). Even though at the Dashain festival most people, if they can go home to their villages we didn't send all children to their village because most of our care house children came from remote part of Nepal and b because the monsoon season went on for a long time this year, the heavy rainfallmeant it was too hard for the children to get back to their villages – the roads and tracks were not in good condition. So we all decide to celebrate This Dashain and Tihar Festivals at DHC.

I have also the same problems. So I have decided not to go home this time, no vehicle ticket to go my village. So this time also I am with children to Celebrate Dashain and Tihar festivals.

Amrit sir did go to his village but before he went he arranged all the things for Dashain for the children at the Care House.

To makeDashain special and happy for the children and for them to feel like they were home we make special Dashain traditional Swing for children in our home ground, flying kites(which is also a Dashain tradition) and got 1 goat for specialDashain meal for the Festival. Dashain festivals celebration was awesome. All children are really happy and enjoying lot.

In this Dashain vacation I have also taken all children to Chhangunarayan Temple which is near to our care house. It takes 1 hours30 minutes by walking hills but when we come down it takes only 30 minutes to our care house.

At the main day of Dashain festivals our care house Aunt put a Ticka in our forehead and blessed us for success life and future.

Between Dashain and Tihar festivals children's school was re-opened for 2 weeks. In these 2 weeks at school East-Pole school they have football competition for both boys and girls. One of our children Anjal Sherpa also participates in football game competition. Also after the Dashain Vacation all the children also have their Drawing, English hand writing, Nepali hand writing, and Greeting card Making and Beauty Peasant competitions. All children participate in all competition and PushpaKhadka got 1st position in Nepali and English handwriting competition. We are proud with her performance.

After that they have again 5 days holiday for the Tihar Festivals Celebration. A Tihar festival is also known as the lightening festivals because each and every house was decorated by light. We also decorate our house lights. At night time Kathmandu valley looks very beautiful.

At the main day of tihar festivals all sisters puts seven different colors Ticka in boys fore head and gives some food, sweet etc. boys also puts ticka in sister forehead and gives money to their sister. All children are really happy to have 5 brothers in their lives.

Between Dashain and Tihar festivals Our Education Doner Robert Rose send his friends to visit our care house. We are very happy to meet with them and talked with them. We would like thank you Robert for arranging such pleasant meeting with them.

We also celebrate RakshyaBandan and shreeKrishnajanaasthami Festivals. In RakshyaBandan sisters gives a small gift to their brothers in response to them having put a ticka on their sisters forehead during the Tihar Festivals. In these festivals we do and worship kirshna God's birth. We do different programs (celebrations) and perform a special God Kirshan dance and dress up like Krishna. Our children Samal Magar also dressed up like god Kirshna for the school celebration.

From Yesterday children school was re-opened. They are busy in their studies and hard working. In December 26, 2016 children have their 3rd term examination will be start. So they need to focus on their studies to have better than best result.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj

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16 August 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In this month we shifted our organisation from Jayabageshori to Danchi (Newly Build Differently people friendly environment house). We would like to heartily thank Maria for her great gift for DHC New House construction and land. Many thanks for your great help. We all busy unpacking and getting organised in our wonderful DHC New House.

Manoj Subedi SLC examination result was excellent and has become the school's first student with A+ (3.85) Grading. This grading system is newly implemented by Nepal Government (Ministry of Education). We are really happy with his result. We would like thank him for his hard work and wish him success in his future studies at Pentagon College where he has been accepted into for the further 10+2 studies which in Nepal is required as an intermediate prior to commencing University Level studies.

After receiving his SLC result published Manoj arranged small Party for all DHC family. We are happy with his party and wish him success in future too.

All children's first Unit test and first term examination results have published. All of them have done very well in their studies. Hira, Anup, Chheten and Puspa has done very well and also other student too. Anup A.D our DHC student was awarded student of the Month by his school. After school when he comes to DHC he looked very happy with a smiley face and his student of Month certificate in his hand.

In this month our Director Amrit Pudasainee has been abroad. He had gone Canada to meet our volunteer Val and to give a presentation in a local Rotary club. He visited Holland Breview Hospital, which is a famous prosthetic and orthotics production centre in Canada. He also had meeting with International Society of Prosthetic and Orthotics (ISPO) Former chairperson Dan Bluker.

A group of Students (Children Of Asia) From France visited our Care House. They spent 15 days here and during their stay they did lots of things for us. They repaired our 4 computers, made a play ground and taught computer skills to the children before school. COA group also visited East-Pole School to see the children in their classes. While there they also got the chance to see Nepali cultural dance because it was Teachers day at East-Pole School when students celebrate their teachers. We also celebrated Teachers day with COA group. We remebered and gave thanks for all our donors and supporters as well on that day and everyone enjoyed it lots.

* Please Note:** If you able to help to send any donations, no matter how small, that will be helpful to continue and expand the work of our Care House. Thank you.*

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj

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09 June 2016

Namaste

Amrit Sir got married a few weeks ago and when Rose was here we had a wedding party for him at the Bakery Café.

We all children and young people from DHC came, including our DHC older brothers and sisters who used to live at DHC but now live in their own rooms and we had good party and gave Amrit and his wife Mamita our good wishes. This Bakery Cafe is near to our care house. Its take 15 minutes to go there. This party is organized by Rose. More about Bakery Café is described below.

The Bakery Café is staffed by deaf/mute people with the exception of the Manager and Cashier. It's a wonderful example of how people with disabilities can have meaningful work and interacts with the public. When I first went there we ordered by pointing at items on the menu, but now the waiters all have modern electronic devices and wonderful friendly smiles.

We also celebrated Mothers day 2073 with Rose, hostel cook mother and with Amrit sir. We gave them different food and chocolates. We all enjoy that day lots because without mothers taking care of us we cannot survive in this universe. Mother Rose put Ticka in our forehead and she blessed us for our success in life.

After spending 3 weeks in Nepal (DHC care house) our founding member Rose has left Nepal. We all said good bye to her and wished her safe flight.

Samuyal Magar one of the small children of DHC was taken to Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital for follow up and Doctors suggested that exercise is needed ti help his hand have more function and we are following Doctors suggestion to do this.

Now we have one new child from Salyan District of Nepal. Salyan District is 320 km far from Kathmandu and it lays Mid-western development region of Nepal.

Ramesh Bohara he has a leg problems. According to him and his relatives when he was a small child his mother left him near the fire (in village where they use fire to cook their food) as he was in deep sleep but unfortunately fire got to his sleeping bed then his left leg was burned.

He now has no father and mother and he was staying with his relatives. His uncle brought him to DHC care house. Now he is 11 years old and admitted to East-Pole Higher Secondary school in Grade 3 with Anup A.D. Anup A.D is helping him for homework and other school activities because he is new for school and did not know the rules and regulation of Private school. We are also helping him to try to make his move to live with us easier.

Now all children are busy for their studies because their first Unit test will start from this Sunday. Now the East-Pole school has planned to include marks for project work and creativity as well as the exam mark to make the total mark. This makes easier to get good percentage for the students.

All children enjoying the new school year, new classes, new teacher and new course. They are really happy and they also make us happy with their studies. Picture our new Student Ramesh Bohara.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj

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2 May 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We all wished a happy Nepali New Year 2073 to our donors and supporters, by all of us singing and having different types of food. All the children were really happy with the small party.

All the children are very happy with their exam results and they made us proud with their studies. After their third terminal examination they had 1 week holidays. In this holiday Sunita, Suraj, Manoj Subedi and Pushpa had gone to their homes to meet their relatives and family but other remaining children stayed in the DHC Care house. They spent their holiday by playing football and cards.

Now regular classes have started and children are busy with their studies. They were happy and hurried to go school because they were promoted to new class with new course content and also the new teachers too. Now we have students from L.K.G (kindergarten) to Grade 10.

In Grade L.K.G Samual , grade 1 Pooja, 3 Anup , 4 Chheten and Hira, 5 Pushpa, 6 Sunita, 7 Kumari, 10 Suraj.

In this holiday one of our Educational Donor's from USA (TRIFIC) Robert visited us and we all went to DNC Care House to celebrate Robert's birthday. He has now left Nepal so we all said good bye him and put Ticka on him for his safe flight.

In this month we are very busy managing all the educational materials likes School uniform, Book, Exercise Books, School Black and White Shoes and school bags. Manoj Khatri and Manoj Subedi covered their books, because Amrit Sir was busy with his wedding ceremony.

He has married Mamita Adhikari and we are all very happy. On Saturday 7th May all the DHC families (about 35 including the Management Board) are having a wedding celebration party at The Bakery Café.

On April 18, 2016 Our Founding family member from New Zealand Dear Rose has arrived in Nepal at DHC Care House to stay with the children for 3 weeks. She has been busy with Amrita Sir buying new Laptops and Printer with donations from New Zealand and also meeting with the Management Team at East-Pole school.

We all very happy to have Rose in our Care House but this year we are sad and missing our other founding family member, Dear Sue from Australia, as she was unable to come this year, but we are able to talk with her on Skype.

The children's new textbooks were distributed by Rose with kind suggestions and information to treat books and every educational material carefully because we Nepali people believe that education is the gifted power of Goddess Saraswoti.

Manoj Subedi has now finished at East-Pole School and joined the Bridging Course for entrance examination preparation for College, and he is also busy, with big brother Manoj Khatri's help, searching for a room to rent, as all students leave the Care House after Class 10.

This week children have 2 days holiday. They are spending this holiday by playing and whatever they like because they do not have to study on holidays.

Best Regards

DHC Family and Manoj

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4 April 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In this month we have celebrated another great festival that is Holi. Holi is a spring festival in Nepal also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. Holi is a two day festival which starts on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar month of Falgun which falls somewhere between end of February and Mid of March. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.

It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin and Nepalese Diasporas. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colors. Holi is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

In this time we play Holi with colors only, because children have their examination, and if they also played with water they may get sick and be unable to attend examination. We put different colours in our face and enjoyed a lot. We celebrate half an hour in our Care House (DHC New Life).

The Manager Director of Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) Mr.Rr Pandey and his family had invited our care house (DHC) members to celebrate Holi in DNC (Disable New Life) which is another care house. There we have celebrated Holi and at last we have party of different foods and dancing then we came back to DHC by spending 3 hours there because children have start of examination after the Holi. We also meet Robert Rose from TRIFC, our educational donors there and in DHC too. In Every day he comes on the morning time to meet children and he goes up to the bus station to say good bye for the children going to school.

We have bought new sandals for Anjal, Kumar, Hira, and Anup. They are really happy to have new sandals but our small child Samuyal Magar feels unhappy and become sad because he also wants to have a new sandals and he frequently looks at Anjal, Hira and Anup's legs while studying. Then I have made him happy by giving him to wear Anup's sandals and take his picture then only he smile and start to study.

From 23 March 2016 children start of final terminal examination of all Children except Manoj Subedi because he is going to sit SLC examinations which start from 30 March 2016. All children are doing well with their study and preparation to get better result. We hope that they make happy and proud for all Donors and supporters of DHC.

Amrit sir puts Ticka on their forehead and blesses them for the success and better examination. We normally do this to have belief and building the confidence.

Manoj Subedi was awarded the Creative Student of 2016 prize by East-Pole school and we are very happy with his talent and honesty.

For lately also we wish you HAPPY HOLI 2072 to you and all family.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj Khatri

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10 March 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In this month we worship the Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is represented as a graceful woman in white, a symbol of purity and peace. She is the Goddess who signifies knowledge, learning, arts and culture. She is seen as the serene Goddess wearing a crescent moon on her brow riding a swan or seated on a lotus flower. Saraswati Puja is performed to pay allegiance to the Goddess of learning.

All children worship and pray for Goddess to have good knowledge and education they also worship their books and education materials.

In this month all children were given the monthly test. All of them were hard working and they prepared a lot for this monthly test examination and they are now waiting for the result.

Now they are busy for their final examination. They are really doing good performance and hard working to get good result. This final examination is very important for them because this examination helps to build up their knowledge and test to be eligible or not for the next level or classes. So that to have good result and performance they are very busy for their studies, they have the internal competition between them to show that who is good student from DHC family but all of them are good student of DHC and East-Pole school too.

Manoj Subedi one of the oldest children and student of DHC was busy for the examination preparation because very soon he was going to sit the SLC examination. He has shown good performance in pre-board examination set by the Private and Boarding School's Organisation, Nepal (PABSON).

All the children are managing their time for study and playing. On Saturday they do whatever they like but during examination time they do not have time to play.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj Khatri

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31 January 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We have very special and good news, on East Pole school's Foundation day, the Chief Guest was the popular cricket player and National cricket team captain Paras Khadka presented Manoj Subedi , who studies in Class 10 the *“BEST STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2072”* . The school has around 1200 students, and we are really proud of Subedi and at home we had some special food to celebrate his award!!!

All children have done just had their examination and they all studied very hard and are now waiting for the results. After the examination they had holiday for 9 days. In this holiday they spend their time as they wishes and they played soccer and badminton and some did some school work as well. Last Sunday these winter holidays finished and they are now back at school and having regular classes again.

In this holiday we have celebrate small festivals that is Maghi Shankarati. It is believed that Makar Sankranti is begining of new holy seasons, which ended with the start of winter. In other words, it marks the end of an auspicious phase of time which begins around mid-December. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be carried out starting from Makar sankranti day. This day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days. Simply, Makar Sankranti is end of winter and beginning of spring and harvest season.

Makar Sankranti is the festival of Sun God. Sun God is the symbol power, divinity and wisdom. Sun God is worshiped in this festival. In this festival we take bath and eat different types of vegetables and fruits.

In this holiday Amrit sir has took all the children for the health check-up at the Stupa community hospital. All children are in good condition and they are happy to have the health check-up. We have examined the stool, urine, kidney, heart and their function in their bodies for each person. We take all children for their regular health check-up because health is one of the major parts of our life and very important.

When health check up the report shows Sunita has a minor urinary track infection, Sumitra has small stone in kidney and Anup has some skin problem so now they all use the medicine again next week they go follow up.

Samuyal Magar one of the small children of DHC whose has been in hospital for a hand operation (his hand was burnt in a fire when he was little and the Drs are trying to make it so that he can grip things with his hand even though he has no fingers) is back in home last Friday and is now back at school. He is going well but after 3 months he will need another operation.

This month we heard sad news, from Rose, that one of our great donors, Sally died. She had brain cancer for 2 years and we pray that she is now resting at peace. We never meet Sally, she was the friend of Rose and Sue. She had made plans to come to Nepal 2 years ago but couldn’t because that was when she got sick. We feel very sad and are very thankful to her for all the support she gave to us. For many years she paid the rent for the house as well as giving money when we needed it for other things.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj Khatri

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3 January 2016

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In Nepal still the situation is not normal with the blockade of supplies from India still happening however, Amrit sir has manage to get three cylinders cooking gas which means we have cooking gas for next month.

Last week the children received their monthly test examination results. All the children did well. Manoj Subedi secures 93% with second position, Hira, Anjal, Anup and Pushpa secured 95% with top 5th position in their respective classes.

In ability test examination, Manoj Subedi secure highest marks in mathematics and science in his class and School principal give him chocolates which make him very happy. He is working very hard for the SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination.

Last Sunday Amrit sir and I have gone Sushma Koirala Memorial hospital (a hospital specialising in burns and reconstruction surgery) to admit the Samuyal Magar for his hand operation. His operation date was last Monday so Amrit sir was also there in his operation time period. His operation was successful and now he is in hospital for 2 weeks. Samuyal Magar feel sad when we admit him and wanted to come home to DHC so Amrit sir hugged him and told him that he would come back tomorrow with toys and with fruits and only then did he smile and say good bye to us. Yesterday Amrit went to visit Samuyal r. In his vist Amrit sir has tell him that when I will come next visit I will brings copy (school exercise book) and pencil for you to study then he tell that “then do not come to meet me in next time” it makes Amrit sir and all the other patients and nurses laugh - Samuyal does not like to do school work or homework! Amrit Sir has arranged for a person to stay at the hospital with Shamuyal for the 2 weeks he will be there. In Nepal a family member or friend has to always stay at the hospital all the time with you to help with the looking after of the person in hospital.

From January 5, 2016 Children have their 3rd term examination start. So they are busy for their study and preparing to get better result and performance to make DHC member, Donor and supporters happy.

We have also celebrated Christmas Day and New Year 2016 by wishing each other. At this time East-Pole school where the children go also conducted a small Christmas program and sang Christmas songs.

All DHC family members and children hope that Christmas and New Year celebration went well and memorable for you.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj Khatri

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22 December 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Best Regards,

Amrit and the DHC Family

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17 December 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In Nepal we have all celebrate Tihar festivals in DHC. Tihar is the Festival of the Lights and in Tihar we worship the God Laxmi by decorating the house and we cook special food called sel. Also at this festival all the girls put seven different colours on the boy’s forehead and they bless them for their long life and vice versa and the girls in our DHC family did this to the boys in our DHC family, all except Manoj Subedi who went to celebrate Tihar with his sister. On the day that we were celebrating Tihar our Educational Donors Robert Rose, Rose Stevens and friends from America came in DHC to meet the Children.

In this month’s one of the neighbours came to DHC New Life. It was his daughter’s birthday and he brought cake and other food so that we could celebrate her birthday. These neighbours are Nepali but they normally live in Australia.

Now all the children are busy for their studies because again their third unit test is coming soon. All the children are hard working in their studies because Amrit sir always tell them importance and opportunities of education in their life.

Manoj Subedi is extra busy in study because in this year he is going to do the SLC (school Leaving Certificate) examination and before the final examination he has to give pre board examination and other school internal examination. Every Saturday he has an examination of coaching classes and he did very well in all his subjects and securing 100% in mathematics. He is a very good student.

In this Saturday the other children play games and do washing. Sometimes on Saturday I also cut the hair of all boys and spend time with them playing badminton and football.

In Nepal at the moment we are facing many problems because of the blockage of supplies from India. One of the problems is the shortage of cooking gas. Due to this shortage we are starting to cook food and curry using firewood. Amrit sir has bought the firewood to cook the food. For this Amrit sir has made one schedule that is in the evening food we cook in firewood and the morning, when we have to get the meal ready quickly because the children have to go to school, we cook using Gas but we only one Gas cylinder left to cook the food. On Saturdays and holiday times we cook food only using firewood. Mostly heavy food like rice and curry we cooked in firewood. Amrit sir was very busy with his work and he is managing all the things which are needed for the DHC. We are facing many problems but Amrit Sir is good at working out how to solve the problems.

All the children are well though and Samuyal Magar and Pooja, the small children in our family, always make us laugh when we talk and do things with them. Now winter season has started so children are starting to wear warm clothes.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj

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14 November 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

I now have responsibility for writing the DHC newsletters and here is the October Newsletter from DHC, but before I tell you all he DHC news I will, as I said in the last newsletter, introduce myself so that you know a little bit about me.

My name is Manoj Khatri and I am 23 years old. I am from Okhaldhunga District of Nepal. I rent a room close to DHC and am studying BPH (Bachelor of Public Health) in CIST College Affiliated to Pokhara University which is of 4 Years course and 8 semesters of 6 months. I am in my 2nd year of study in this course. From my School Level to University Level Nanna Pat and Pam’s Family (from New Zealand) have helped me for my education and living expenses. Now I am at this good position due to the Nanna Pat and Pam’s great help and also the help of Rose, Sue and Amrit Sir. I would like special thanks for the Nanna Pat and Pam because they change my life from the darkness to light. I am a big brother to all the children at DHC and I visit there with the children often.

We have just had Dashain festival and all the children except Pooja, Pushpa, Samuyal, Hira, Anup and house mother went back to their villages for the celebration of Dashain Festivals and to meet their relatives. I also was not able to go to my village so I looked after the children at DHC while Amrit Sir went back to his village.

During this time we also had a new volunteer from Canada whose name is Val Thomas with us. In this Dashain she play most important role for us she puts us Ticka in our fore head and bless for our knowledge and good health, At the same day we have Skype talk with one of our founders Sue and she has also talked with children and bless for our good health and knowledge.

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In the same day after Skype with Sue I have taken all the children Samuyal, Hira, Anup, Pooja, and Pushpa for the swing that had been put in in the centre of Kathmandu and they were very happy to play swing. In our cultural myth in the Dashain we must go swing to have fun, it is an important part of our Dashain festival and many swings get built each year especially for Dashain.

Val Thomas and DHC also bought meat for Dashain and all the children were very happy with that. I tried to never let the childen who could not go home to their villages be unhappy or feel sadness about having to stay in Kathmandu for Dashain and made sure we did lots of good Dashain festival things. To help them be happy I also brought Kites and taught them how to fly the kites.

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Now everyone is back at DHC at DHC and are now back at school for the start of the regular classes for the two weeks. Then again we have our great festival that is Tihar coming soon and again we have a holiday.

Amrit sir DHC New Life Chairperson went to the USA for the attending the Community Development Conference. In his absence I took the responsibility of the DHC New life canter and all the children.

During this time in the absence of Amrit sir I went to East Pole School for the parent meeting attendance of Pooja and Samuyal Magar. In this meeting they informed me about the methods and methodology of teaching for the children.

At school Pooja and Samuyal were involved in a rocket flying program that classes 6 to 10 were doing. The children prepared Rockets from empty drink bottles. Samuyal and Pooja are very happy to see that flying rocket and Samuyal call the Rocket the "Rocket bag".

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Anup A.D got first position in his classroom handwriting competition. He got a packet of Pencil as his winning price.

I have also repaired their school shoes and taught them how to polish the shoes neat and tidily. Neat and tidiness is needed for the school. The school is very strict about this. We have also bought extra school uniforms for Pooja, Samuyal and Anup – they are younger children so they easily get their clothes dirty and so if they have two school uniforms then it is easy to wash and maintained neat and tidiness.

Due to common cold and fever Kumari Gurung miss 1 week classes. I have taken her Hospital for the checkup and her health is good now with appropriate medicine.

Due to economic blockage of India we are facing lots of problems in getting food and cooking gas supplies and we have lots of trouble with public transport and school buses because fuel is also being blocked. Because of this I am busy managing all the daily needed things for the children and putting together supplies of food so we have 2 to 3 months food stock. We have some cooking gas but are trying to make it last by doing a lot of out cooking on an open fire. The volunteer Val Thomas also bought us an electric rice cooker and this is helping. It is hard times but we are managing and everyone is still going to school and are well and happy in our DHC family.

Thank you for all the support you give us to help us in our lives.

Best Regards
DHC Family and Manoj Khatri

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20 October 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Our great festival that is Dashain and Tihar 2072 is started. So Happy Dashain and Tihar 2072 to you and all your family members. I have written about the Dashain and Tihar festivals and wishes for you.

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**DASHAIN**

Nepal is rich in its culture and traditions. The varieties of festivals and occasions we celebrate carry own significance.

Among them, Dashain and Tihar being the greatest festival for Nepalese are always celebrated with the zeal and most joyful ways. It is celebrated almost for 15 days in the month of October; 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th days are most important. The 1st day is welcomed following the rituals of "Ghatsthapana" by worshiping Goddess Durga for 9 consecutive days. The main day is called "Dashami" which is also known as "Vijaya Dashami", the day when Goddess Durga got victory over demons. On this day the seniors put "Tika" and "Jamara" giving blessings to their younger ones. The special money given to the younger ones is received as "Dakchhina". This day is like a family reunion where everyone enjoys with the varieties of food, playing cards, flying kites, etc. Dashain not only reunites the families and friends but it also gives the working people time to relax and have the rejuvenated view towards life.

**TIHAR**

Tihar is the most beautiful and dazzling festival for the Hindus. It is the second greatest festival for Nepalese, after Dashain. It is said to be the festival of the lights. The cities and the surroundings look very clean and wonderful with the smell and presence of the marigold flowers. The festival usually falls in the month of October or November, celebrated for five days worshiping 4 different animals i.e. Kaag Tihar (Crow Tihar), Kukur Tihar (Dog Tihar), Gai Tihar (Cow Tihar)- the main day to worship the goddess of wealth, Laxmi, Goru Tihar (Ox Tihar) and the 5th day is celebrated as "Bhaitika" which signifies and carries great importance for the love and concern between brothers-sisters. The sisters put the seven colours Tika on the brother's forehead and pray for their longer life and progress. Tihar always brings the joyous and jolly mood in the families and friends; playing "Deusi-bhailo" and trying the best to welcome the goddess Laxmi, who is believed to bring the happiness and positivity towards the life of the people.

This Dashain and Tihar 2072 May lighten the lamp of happiness, Peace, wealth, health, prosperity, power and knowledge. A relax mind, a peaceful soul, A joyful sprit, A Healthy Body, Be A Heart full love, May you have all these Every day. *So Happy Dashain and Tihar 2072* to you and all your family members.

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Best regards to you all
Manoj Khatri

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24 September 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

My name is Manoj Khatri and I have been involved with DHC for a long time as a big brother to the children there. I am now helping at DHC and will be writing the newsletter as well as doing other things. In the next newsletter I will tell you more about myself but for now there are lots of things to tell about DHC and the children.

In this month we have had some great achievements. The children's First Term examination results were published and all of them have done very good in this examination. Manoj Subedi and Anup A.D have secured good percentage and have got second positions in their class room. All our children have done good and will try to get even better result in next examination.

Our one of the student Pushpa Khadka has become the classroom captain which a great achievement. This means that we now have 2 captains amongst out children because Manoj Subedi is also the Captain of the whole school and now Pushpa is classroom captain.

I have bought a Hair Cut Machine for cutting the small children's hair. This helps me as well as all children because it makes more easier than using just scissors to cut their hair. One of the interesting things that happen during hair cuts is that the small boy Samuyal frequently asks question about the machine sound. He ask me "brother why this machine makes sound? what is this?" then I reply him "this is the hair cut machine it has more power so it makes sound and if you move your head it will cut you". Then he stayed quiet. This thing I have to tell him because while cutting his hair he will move a lot and so may get cut and I need him to stay still while I cut his hair. Next I will buy the hair protection clothes to put over the children's clothes when I am cutting their hair with the money left over from buying the hair cut machine. The money for the hair cut machine was given by people in Australia and brought over by Sumarri when she came to visit us at DHC.

Amrit sir is very busy with managing all the things for organisation ready for when he goes out of Nepal for the participation in a Conference which is being held in America. The Conference is being run by the Seep Network and he is going to attend the community development topics, where he will learn how to set the skill training and small business for poor peoples. This information he can use in our organization especially with those students who are unable to study well and we need to look to train in skills rather than more education. During his absence one of the DHC Board members will come to take care for the children in morning times and in the evening time I will there to take care for the children. I wish to stay all the days but I have to go college for my own studies at morning times.

All children were busy their study now and I help them with their homework. Hira And Anup have missed their classes for 2 days because they have normal common cold and fever. For this Amrit sir has taken then to the clinician care and they provide some medicine and they are all right now. It is all due to the season change. Normally some peoples may suffer from this type of seasonable disease. I sometimes used to have this types of problem in my health too.

Yesterday All DHC children have celebrated small festivals that is Father Days. All the children gather in dining room and all the children celebrated this festivals with Amrit sir as a father. We give him sweets and fruits and make him happy in this day.

Our great festivals that is Dashain and Tihar festivals is coming soon. For these festivals the children all leave from DHC center to go to their home villages for the Celebration of Dashain and Tihar festivals.In the next newsletter I will tell you about these festivals and the children's vacation.


Best regards to you all
Manoj Khatri

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16 August 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

It's hard to believe that today is our last day here, but we have managed to get through policy, annual budget, Board Meeting, family outing, donor liason etc, all during the time that the kids have their school exams. From that point of view the timing of this visit was not the best, but it was the only time that Sue (Education Adviser) could take two weeks away from her clients.

Kathmandu has survived the earthquakes pretty well with some damage scattered throughout the city, but nothing like the devastation in the middle hills and higher hills villages.

At first glance it looks bad here as there are 9 big earthquake refugee camps, but these are filled with mainly people the 4 most devastated districts where 16 villages were totally destroyed. I brought a donation of 60 articles of baby clothes from NZ, but when I discovered that there were more than 50 new babies in the Chhuchepati camp close by on a small patch of vacant land, we went shopping and bought a heap more. Amrit organised with the camp manager and we visited at 7am on Wednesday.

There are 7123 people living mostly under very makeshift shelters of plastic, that in this monsoon time are less than adequate, and of course there is mud everywhere. The organisation for distribution was impressive, no pushing, shoving, or shouting, just gratitude to for very small bit of help we could provide. It was certainly another of those humbling experiences. Sue's and my roles reversed here as she became the potographer..I had asked her to just take some pics of Allan's donations from NZ, but two of the camp organisers had other ideas! There were calls of "photoman" each time she engaged in conversation or looked like missing a shot, so I have heaps of photos. They were took great delight in cheerfully bossing her around!! Although an Australian organisation have provided a large school tent, only 45 of the kids living there are having schooling there.

Our "short" (as Sue had no time to teach this year) visit to East-Pole school turned into 2 hours, with the Principal, once again, expressing his delight in the progress and attitude of the DHC kids, and it was great that he said this was very much due to Amrit's love and care of the family.

They are doing so well at school and the hours of study that even the small ones put in for exams is astonishing when compared to kids in Oz or NZ.

The really major news from the school is that in June Manoj Subedi was chosen by election of the staff to be School captain (Head Boy). Last Wednesday Kumari (15 years old) was chosen to give a speech at school assembly - pretty daunting in front over 1000 kids.

Even though our time here was pretty jam packed Rajesh Sir insisted that we must attend a ceremony at 7am on Saturday to launch the school's part in the beautification of the banks of the Rapti river with tree planting. So that's where we were early yesterday. The chief guest was a former prime minister, and there were several politicians. We had to sit in the front row as honoured persons, our kids simply love that, as no other parents are so honoured!!

On Thursday we spent a day in Thamel, the tourist haunt, and it was so sad to see so few tourists. I just wanted to be able to have enough money to but heaps of things from our regular shopkeepers as they are all doing it so hard, with often only one or two sale per day if they're lucky. Thamel area has very little earthquake damage and is so ready for business. We didn't bargain as the "Best Prices" offered were just so reasonable.


Best regards to you all
Rose
Admin Adviser

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09 July 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Some fantastic news I have just received from Manoj Khatri of DHC New Life Centre extended family. Manoj is now at University studying for a Public Health degree, thanks to marvelous Kiwi sponsorship! He had polio as a small child which left him with some paralysis down one side and a shortened leg so swimming works for him, but I didn't know that he was this good!! He's very modest!

Manoj Khatri's news:

Due to Earthquake I have holiday of my University,  at the same time NPC (National Paralympic committee Nepal ) has tell me that they need players and they choose me so that I have gone Korea for the Swimming Training for 1 weeks. This is the organization of Korean Youth Paralympic committee (KYPC) as well as Korean National players training center. I have gone through the National Paralympic Committee Nepal (NPC). Including me other 5 players  with one Coach has  gone  Korea Training center as the Representative of Nepal.

There is free service which is provided by the KYPC for the 10 countries including Nepal( they are Pakistan, Sir Lanka,Ecuador, Malaysia,Morocco, Myanmar, Rwanda, Thailand and  Korea). All the expenses of Players is  paid by the KYPC(including Plane,food and room). This was my first  trip for the abroad so that i am very happy to be the Nepali Representative Players and also get opportunity to experience about  Korean Culture,dance and food.

Lastly in farewell party I gave a speech about this camp and my improvement in my training as well as the Korean culture, Food experiences.

KPC Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea
KPC Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea
Training @ KPC 				Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea
Training @ KPC Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea
Manoj making a speech at closing ceremony of KPC Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea
Manoj making a speech at closing ceremony of KPC Youth Para Sports Camp in Korea.

Best regards to you all
Rose
Admin Adviser

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20 June 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Today SLC National Examination for Class 10 result have been published. Our student Mahesh Kumar has passed with distinction, which is wonderful! We are all very proud of Mahesh and we thank all our donors and supporters who help our students with education costs.



Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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28 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We have a new child in the DHC New Life Centre Nepal Family. Samal Magaer is 5 years old. His home village is in Rukum which is in Western Nepal, a very poor part of the country. Samal's Father is in jail and his Mother left him so he was sent to live near Kathmandu with a relative of his grandfather. After the earthquake those relatives moved into a tent but Samal became lost and was found by the Police. The National Centre For Children at Risk, a Government agency, contacted DHC New Life Centre and asked if we could take him in. Samal's right hand and leg were burn't in a fire. All the children are happy to welcome Samal to our family.



Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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23 December 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Love, joy and peace are the ingredients for a wonderful Christmas. We hope you find them all festive season. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 2015


Merry CHristmas and New Year Blessings


Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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27 November 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We have just received the exam results of our +2 students. They have all done well and were placed in the top 10 positions in class, with Soma and Bharat getting top positions. Ajaya he is also working hard for his science subjects.

Last week Jackie, (a board member of TRIFC in USA) with her husband Doug, and a group of friends visited DHC New Life Centre. We were so pleased to see Jackie again as it was 8 years since her last visit and she works very hard with fund raising in the USA for our DHC New Life family for health and education expenses.

All our extended family were here for a big party to celebrate and thank these wonderful friends of DHC New Life Centre Jackie, Doug and Alycie brought winter jackets for the family and books for the extended family. TRIFC provided a special Nepali lunch for everyone. It was a wonderful day.

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More photos of the TRIFC visit can be viewed in our galleries.

Sue's Friend Gabriela,with her daughter and her friend also visited DHC New Life Centre recently. Gabriella gave the children some pocket money and provided a party of fruit, biscuits and cold drinks. Special treats for the family, and wonderful to meet new friends.

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Valerie Thomas was another first time visitor to DHC New Life Centre Nepal recently. Valerie was really happy to contribute Rs 5000, and gifts of rice, cooking oil, clothes and play materials which was most appreciated, thank you.

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Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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24 September 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We have just received the school reports with exam results from East-Pole School and 3 of our students: Manoj, Hira and Puja came top of their classes. These are wonderful results especially for Puja who only started school this year.

All our students have been working hard at their studies this year and we are very proud of the importance they put on the opportunity to have the best possible education.

From Today, children have 2 week holidays for the greatest festival Dashin, so they will go visit either family or relatives at festival , which helps them to understand the family community and own culture.

Thank you all so much for your continuing donations and support that makes possible the education of our children and the salary of the Homework tutor.

Finally HAPPY VIJAYA DASHAMI AND DIPAWALI 2071 TO YOU.


Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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27 July 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

We have just received the school reports with exam results from East-Pole School and four of our students: Manoj, Puspa , Hira and Puja came top of their classes. These are wonderful results especially for Puja who only started school this year.

All our students have been working hard at their studies this year and we are very proud of the importance they put on the opportunity to have the best possible education.

Sabita Tamang, our Homework Tutor since this organisation started ,has now completed her University Degree and moved into her chosen career, so is no longer able to continue assisting our children after school each day.

We are very grateful for the wonderful support Sabita has provided and wish her well in her future. We are currently searching for a replacement Homework Tutor.

Thank you all so much for your continuing donations and support that makes possible the education of our children and the salary of the Homework tutor.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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10 July 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

On Saturday 21st June we celebrated the SLC Graduation of Dan, Darma Raj, Rebika and Samjhana. We are so proud of them, they all graduated with Distinction. A marvelous effort, and we also thank their teachers at East-Pole School and Sabita Tamang the homework tutor for their support of our students.

The TRIFC Nepal Director, Nirmala Gayawali was the Chief Guest. Nirmala is blind and studied for her Degree in USA. Our youngest child, Puja B.K. was the President of the Ceremony, and Nirmala and Puja both presented the Congratulation letters and gifts. All our extended family except Soma and Shanta who live far from Kathmandu were present and it was a wonderful and happy day. A group of blind students entertained us with a drama about the challenges of their lives and one girl also danced.

We thank you all for your wonderful and continuing contributions to the education and welfare of the DHC New Life Centre Family

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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12 June 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste


We recently had 25 wonderful and busy days in Nepal with the DHC New Life family.Your continued support of the organization is giving all the family the best possible educational opportunities and a happy home environment.

Four students: Rebika, Samjhana, Dhan and Dharma Raj have recently completed their SLC exams and are awaiting the results. Once they have these Dhan, Samjhana and Dharma Raj will choose which college they will go onto to finish the last 2 years of their schooling and Rebika will start her nurses training. Rebikaha's a wonderful caring nature and will make a brilliant nurse.

Four new children, Sumitra, Suroj, Amber and Puja have joined the DHC family this year and moved into the Care House in time to start the new school year in April. They come from a range of remote places in Nepal, places where the medical needs they have could not be met and also where schooling was not always an option for them. It is so rewarding to see these children from deprived and difficult backgrounds being warmly welcomed by the DHC family and getting the benefit of good healthy food, medical treatment and the chance to go to school.

Suroj was unable to start on the first day as his uniform was not finished (in Nepal you can't attend school unless you have the uniform), he was so disappointed, but had a grin from ear to ear the day he did start at East-Pole School! He was still grinning when he got home at 5pm! We have added a new page to the website 2014 Family under the About Us heading, with some information about each family member, and will update this annually.

Rajesh Rai, the School Principal, and other senior staff spent 2 hours with us while we were there,(this school has 1200 pupils,) detailing the progress of each of our students, and then Rajesh announced that we would be the chief guests at the School Flag Ceremony to be held the following week. That was a bit of a scary prospect given neither of us like being in the "limelight" (and the Nepali people do ceremonies and "limelight" so very well!!), but our kids thought it was marvellous that their Grandmothers were to be honoured and it gave them a lot of kudos with their friends!

Sue's sister Jenny came from Australia for 10 days, her first visit to Nepal, and was an instant hit both with the family and the school. Jenny is an Art Teacher and a ball of energy and enthusiasm and spent time both at the Care House doing art with the children, a couple of whom are very talented, and also teaching at East-Pole school.

While Jenny was here, and thanks to specific donors, we had a wonderful trip to the zoo, a report and some photos of this further down this page, and as there was funds left over we were also able to have a morning at the Kathmandu Fun Park. It was a real treat for us to also be able to join in with the "fun" and share the children's delight at these outings.

With donations that we bring from many people in our countries, many of which, although small, make a valuable contribution and we are able to buy many the small, but much needed items. As a result we had several great shopping trips, buying such things as towels, underwear, new shoes, raincoats, umbrellas, school socks, personal books and kitchen items such as knives and a new pressure cooker. These shopping trips always end with a stop for the kids favourite treats - fanta, coke, momos and chow mien!

The gifts that donors gave us to bring to Nepal for the children were also wonderful and much loved and appreciated by the children - warm knitted jerseys, scarves and beanies, books, coloring in pencils, games, toys, t-shirts, and baseball caps.

We also took the 4 new children to visit Dr Anil, the Director of the Orthopaedic Hospital for assessment. He has a group of visiting Surgeons coming from the UK later in the year and they will also assess the children with a view to possible surgical assistance.

Thanks to the continuing generosity of overseas donors the Board of Management has been able to increase both Shanta, the cook, and Amrit, the Director's salary. Amrit works tirelessly and his devotion to the children and management expertise are the foundation of the organisation. Shanta is now getting approximately $USD42 a month plus board and food (she lives at the Care House) and Amrit $USD157 a month.

A priority was to get a Brochure printed to assist in promoting DHC New Life Centre both within Nepal and overseas. Many of the hotels, guesthouses and trekking offices in Thamel, the tourist centre of Kathmandu, have noticeboards and have agreed to display our brochure.

Also we both brought a stack home to Australia and New Zealand, and Sue was stopped at Kathmandu airport and asked to unpack the "documents" in her bag. The officers were so interested in the brochures that she left some for them, and we have been putting brochures in with all the thank you cards to donors too.

So to all the wonderful supporters and donors of DHC New Life Centre Nepal  -  thank you. Your contributions and ongoing interest make a significant difference to the lives of the children and young people of DHC and is very much appreciated!! If you would like more information about our time in Nepal please don't hesitate to contact ether one of us.

Thanks again
Rose and Sue

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20 May 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

On Wednesday last week we gave the family a day off school for a day at the Zoo, and all the Kathmandu based extended family members came too.Sarvana and Manoj came straight from College exams.

Even though the bus was not scheduled to collect us till 11am, all the kids were up and excited at 6am! Fortunately the day dawned fine as we had experienced several days of unseasonal downpours. There had been big discussions about what foods to take for the picnic lunch, and boiled eggs, chips, biscuits, bananas and apples were packed and carried by the older guys. As usual Amrit found a really good bus driver and a big bus as there were 27 of us, and we had a seat each. Most unusual in Nepal!

First stop in the zoo was the childrens' playground with loads of fun on the swings, slides, seesaws and rocker ride. Playthings that Western kids take for granted. As always, the older students helped the young ones, and also helped with the supervision, as particulalry Puja, the new little 6 year old is a ball of energy and mischief. Later in the day we noticed she was missing! She'd happily attached herself to a family playing on the covered slide - her favourite!

After the rounds of the animals we sat in a pagoda and enjoyed lunch along with fanta, coke etc and some spontaneous dancing and Dan doing his handstand walking tricks. He can walk on his hands for 15 minutes!

Then we split up into the Elephant Riding and Boating on the Lake groups. Amrit had never been on an elephant and that was his higlight of the day.

I went with the Boating group. Paddle boats driven by the kids, a lot of fun, but I would never get any of the "drivers" to navigate me across water! there was heaps of hilarity as they paddled backwards, into the barriers and everywhere but in the right direction. The ride was one circuit of the lake, but as Surendra said, "We got more than your money's worth as it took us so long to get round!"

The zoo also has two fun rides and the choice was the "Flying Saucer" as we could all get on together. That was Dan and Dharma Raj's highlight. Not for the nervous of faint hearted!! Their was also a "Helicopter Ride" machine, a bit hard to describe. 4 miniature choppers with a little joystick fitted that sort of controlled up and down movements. Towards the end of the day, the operators offered us half price rides on that too. This is typical of how this family attracts and capitivates the people around them with their can do attitudes and wonderful caring for each other. So that was a bonus!

Sue's sister Jenny was with us on her first trip to Nepal, spending 10 days with the family and she was an instant hit. At the zoo a couple of Nepali family's asked for her to have her photo taken with them. This has never happened to Sue and me, and the older Guys were calling her a movie star and having lots of fun.

My highlight was simply enjoying the family enjoying themselves, and particularly Amrit. He has that wonderful balance of having heaps of fun with the kids, caring for them and also being the guardian. We are so blessed to have him as Director of this organisation.

At 5pm we piled onto the bus and went to a prebooked cafe for evening Dhal Bhat (Rice Meal) Jenny was astonished at the speed that Nepalis eat! She timed us and said that 27 people were fed and out of there in 15 minutes.( seceral had 2nd helpings too) Her new definition of "Fast Food"

A superb day and big thanks to Rick in USA and Annie in Martinborough for the donations that made it happen.

Warm regards to you all
Rose Falconer and the Members of the DHC New Life Management Board.

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Robert Rose, TRIFC Director, & TRIFC Board Members - April 2014

TRIFC Director Robert Rose and Board Members visited DHC New Life Center in April. The TRIFC organization has been a great help with fundraising for our education and health budgets for several years and it was wonderful to welcome Robert and the members of his organization again this year. They always enjoy spending time with the family , treating everyone to momos and chow mein, the favourite snacks, and seeing the continuing progress in both education and health that their contributions are making to the lives of our children.

Robert Rose & TRIFC Board Members with New Life Family
Robert Rose, TRIFC Director, & TRIFC Board Members from USA
Robert Rose
Robert Rose, TRIFC Director, & TRIFC Board Members from USA

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April 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

In the first week of April the BMK Foundation president, Sonnia Karlsson, and board member, Erin Inclan, visited us. The BMK Foundation helps with higher education of poor women in Nepal, and one of our students Rebika Bhandari,was encouraged to apply for a scholarship to study Nursing. The results of her application will be available in June.

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20 March 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

All the DHC New Life are in good health and very busy at this time studying for their final examinations as the school year is nearly finished. We are very proud of our students at East-Pole school, all our older students studying at Colleges in Kathmandu and Manoj Khatri our first family member to be studying at University.

We are so very thankful to all our donors and supporters who have contributed so generously to the education costs in the past year. The opportunity for quality education is a very special gift and DHC New Life Family certainly do their very best and devote themselves very seriously to their studies and continue to achieve excellent results.

In the past year:

  • Sarvana Pandey received the National Disabled Federation of Nepal award for the highest examination marks for a disabled student in Nepal.

  • Manoj Khatri became our first student to be admitted to University.

  • Manoj Subedi gained 7th and Rebika Bhandari gained 10th in the Nepal National School Handwriting Competition.

  • Angel Dorjay won the dance competition at the East-Pole School Foundation Celebrations (there are 1200 students at the school!) .

The New School year commences in Mid April after the Nepali New Year celebrations and as always at this time of the year our focus is very much on raising the money for the school fees and expenses. A good education for these children is vital as it helps to break the cycle of poverty which is exacerbated for them because of their disabilities, and it opens positive options for them in terms of their adult life which is why it is one of our priorities. However education in Nepal is expensive as indicated by the following estimated figures for this coming school year. Education expenses for the East-Pole School students for the coming year are $5353.00 US Dollars .Education expenses for the College students studying the last 2 years of high school are $8737.00 US Dollars.

So we are trying to raise a total of $14,090 US dollars!!

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated and all donations regardless of size or type will be gratefully received. Donations can be made directly into our donations bank account.

Donations Account

Bank: Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank(NCC Bank) Ltd.
Address: Chabahil-7, Kathmandu
Account holder: Disabled and Helpless Children New Life Centre Nepal
Account Number: 0140001538801
Swift Code: NBOCNPKA

If you do deposit a donation please let Amrit, the Director know - email so that he can confirm that your donation has transferred successfully to the bank account and send you a receipt. With many thanks from DHC New Life Centre.

Best Regards
Amrit and the Members of the DHC New Life Management Board.

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17 February 2014

Angel  Chetin Sherpa with his trophy
Angel Chetin Sherpa with his trophy.

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Recently East Pole School held a Dancing Competition as part of the School Foundation Ceremony. Angel Chetin Sherpa gained 2nd position and we are all very proud of him.

To view a short video of Angel dancing with Sunita taken by Robert Rose on his last visit to the New Life Centre click here.

Best Regards
Amrit and the Members of the DHC New Life Management Board.

Pictured Left: Angel Chetin Sherpa with his trophy.

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06 February 2014

Dear Donors and Supporters

The DHC Family are all well and we have recently received excellent reports from the recent exams at East-Pole school. We are very proud of all the students efforts and very thankful to you for your continued support with all the education expenses.

Today we have admitted a new child to the Care House. She is 7 year old Puja B.K., from Baglung district which is in the mid west of Nepal.Puja and was born with a short and deformed left leg. Her family situation is quite desperate as her father is an alcoholic,and her mother works as a laborer on the occasions that work is available. They do not own land, so can not grow rice to feed the family.

For this year's new admissions we are focusing on children from the lowest caste in Nepal, as life is extremely hard for these people, and the DHC Family are all welcoming Puja to our home.

This week we will make an appointment at the Orthopedic Hospital for assessment of Puja's condition, and she will start school in 2 months when the new school year in Nepal begins.Please find the attach document to see the her photos

Warm Regards
from Amrit and the DHC New Life Management Board

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