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Shankar Adhikari

"Mahatma Gandhi once said…“Be the change you want to see in the world.”"

Nepal
male, age 42
married, 3 children
Speaks: english, nepali, hindi
Joined Feb 23, 2012


 
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About Me Welcome!
Warm and loving greetings from Nepal!
I am Shankar Adhikari from nepal.i have been teaching in technical college since1995 to till.as an civil engineer i also interested on social works so i have conducted consultant service as well as social works.i with my team working on hopeless childs and oldage charitable organization to care hopeless childs and oldage.(NEAT - NEPAL);Estd 2006.We are planning to support hopeless childs and oldage as a integration.This integrated planning will help and ensure to share their love and life experience each other as family member and getting family hugs each others.

Nepal is a beautiful country – why to help?

Nepal - occupying only 0.1% of the earth - is home to:

•8 of the highest mountains in the world
•2% of all the flowering plants in the world
•8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species)
•4% of mammals on earth
•11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species)
•600 indigenous plant families
•319 species of exotic orchids

Nepal should actually be the richest country in the world because of its natural resources. It is a beautiful country with high mountains, clear rivers and diversity of rare plants and orchids. There is also a diversity of magnificent animals with the most species-rich birds on this planet.

And yet, despite this wealth of natural wonders, Nepal and poverty are often one and the same. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with 48% unemployment rate, more than 50% of the population living below poverty levels, and it has even one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world (67/1000).

Most Nepalese do not experience anything but hardship throughout their entire life. Life expectancy is very short, the median age of the population is only 21! Average life expectancy is 50. There are hardly any chances to get out of this circle of hopelessness, indignity, despair and condemnation.

Most Nepalese people are very desperate for opportunities to earn a better life. But without breaking the cycle of poverty in Nepal, there is not much hope for so many children.

Poverty has many faces

It is not always about starvation. It is about hopelessness, hunger and malnutrition. Malnutrition is the reason for so many deaths, especially with children. It shows the lack of chances, lack of love, lack of joy and even lost hope.

Women have tough lives. Nepal is one of the only countries in the world where women have a shorter life expectancy than men. 75 % of the women cannot read or write.

Education is another precious thing in Nepal. The word “educated” has to be understood in a special way, anyway: in small villages where there is just one small school, a teacher with just 4 years of school education himself is called an educated person. How can they learn when they have to work instead of going to school? When there is no money for food, how could a person possibly pay for pencils and books?

Children need help

So they end up with child labor and mature quickly into a harsh world. Child labor still exists and puts the childhood to a quick end!

Life for many children is short and hard in Nepal. Poverty, neglect, and lack of education do not give them much of a chance to find happiness.

Unlike in the western countries, there is not much choice for most Nepalese children and their families. However young they are, the choice is to work or to starve! The struggle for children starts early. Health rates for children in Nepal are some of the worst in the world. Due to the effects of malnutrition (DFID) Nepal has the highest rates of maternal and child mortality in the world. The number of woman who die in child birth, f.ex., is as hundred times that of Europe.

The sad thing about it is that among the many factors affecting the health of Nepalese people, their health problems are of a nature that could be easily fixed in the West. Children die from diarrhea or simple infections. They suffer from parasitic diseases and weakness. They are dying of pneumonia or measles. This could easily be avoided with enough help, safe drinking water and sufficient hygienic conditions. Poor women don't understand about child birth or family planning. They often go into arranged marriages so early that when they have their first child, they can be still called children themselves.

More and more children are born to secure the support of the parents at old age. Undernourished young girls give birth to already undernourished babies and the cycle of poverty let’s things ride…
Approximately six children in every ten are chronically malnourished. That's six out of ten children who are in a terrible state of health, because they rarely have milk to drink or vegetables – let alone meat. They are happy to get at least watery rice and for some of them this is already a lot!
Half of the population has no access to a toilet. 1 in 10 children do not even reach the age of 5 and 100,000 children come to each child doctor. Pure and healthy water is more precious than gold …

Ten years of civil war in Nepal displaced tens of thousands of children. Many children lost their parents or families. Many of them suffer from traumatic experiences. Psychologists are rare. Every year only about ten psychologists graduate from the universities.

There are 2.6 million children who have to work every day. Working often more than 14 hours per day makes them bitter. Every year the number grows. Around 12,000 children are sold every year into child labor, whereas 40,000 are bonded laborers (new word for slaves). As long as families have to rely on child labor to buy food, the children face exploitation in the most discriminatory jobs.

Out of desperation and with hope for a full stomach and pursuit of happiness, people go to the capitol Kathmandu. But the overpopulated, polluted Kathmandu with its high unemployment rate is mostly the end of their dreams. What they find is not really what they wished for. They must resort to the misery of a life on the streets, begging and sleeping in garbage is often the result at the end of the day. These children can be found in tourist areas, in the slums and dump places. They sleep under bridges or in front of shops. In winter, in the freezing cold they have nothing but a piece of cardboard. They beg, steal and go hungry. They can only dream of food, a warm bed and going to school. The children in the slums have at least a plastic or wooden roof over their head, but they also go hungry and suffer illness, neglect, contempt and have no chance of a future.

We do not curse the darkness, we want to light a candle wherever we can.

With our volunteer work, our optimism, our dedication and creative work and mainly our love for these children in need of food, education and affection, we do our best to make a difference for those that we can reach.

The purpose of our holistic approach is to give the children a real chance. A real chance to get a proper education, to have a full stomach, and to develop social thinking. We work to teach these children to have a social mind, compassion, a feeling of caring for others. A feeling of self respect and self dignity, satisfaction and love for others so they can be of help to their own fellow man one day.

Gandhi once said…

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

Our Motto

We believe the most important is to teach these children honor, dignity, and self-respect. We can accomplish this by making sure that they all have

•A full stomach
•A safe and secure environment
•An experience of being loved and a chance to develop social skills
•A chance for a proper education
•An experience of compassion, so they learn the skill of caring for others

Our Mission

•To help the underprivileged, homeless, and hungry children
•To help the children who are cast away, forgotten, and left behind
•To help the children whose lives are destined for slavery due to family debt
•To help the poorest of the poor parents create the possibility of a happy future for their children
•To care and educate the children in a beautiful and loving surrounding, inspiring them toward vocational or university education
•To make it possible for the children to grow up and integrate productively into society, so they can live successful, fulfilling lives with honor and dignity – and – to help others

Our dedicated and creative work is already making a difference for those we can reach. We love them, we nurture them, we teach them, we inspire them, we show them what’s possible. Our holistic approach gives the children a real chance to have a life that is neither slavery nor misery.

Who we are

Our organization is called NEAT Nepal. We’ve been opened as a respected and honorable non-profit organization and we are few members exports from different sectors to run this organization.We will plan to assist effectivly and systemetically to hopeless childs and oldage if we will get Financial support .Moreover ,we are also planning to give guideline and resources to well manage and adjustment the others such running care homes all over the country but unfortunity, we donot have enough resources to activate such care homes.

Financial support:
Our primary need is your financial donations, because it is hard to pay the expenses to support the children every month.
Looking at these eyes, can you not help?

DONATE MONEY;…“As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.”
Help us to help !
Help children in Nepal to escape poverty

How to donate and participate in our mission
*You can offer a single donation
*You can sponsor a child
*You can sponsor new projects as your plan
*You can sponsor physical things under your full or partially supervision(building to accomodation,maintenance of village schools to protect it from seepage and rain water,water pipe line in village to provide clean water etc)

Project sponsorships ensure the future existence of our organization and the children.

All children have the right to equal sponsorships – that’s what project sponsorships do.

No child should be privileged or disadvantaged based on his/her gender, appearance or sponsorships. Consequently, project sponsorships will be equally supporting all children.

We are often asked “How much does it cost to support a child for a month in Nepal?"

The cost is much more than just a bowl of rice. We have to cover the cost of a good education, a good professional training or university studies, nutritious food, creative toys and good clothes (so that they fit in and aren’t judged by their past).

Integrating untouchable children or lower cast children into society, and not merely rescuing them away from it, has its price.

But of course, we feel that we cannot expect donors to donate that much, so we are happy and grateful for whatever you feel, is right for you.

We personally make sure that the donations are used according to the honestly, responsibly, and correctly. we want to see always clean and happy Childs and oldage Nepal .

DONATIONS

All donations are gratefully received!

We are happy about every single dollar - so please feel free to help in whatever way you would like to.


We are here,if you have any personnel planning and approach on this issue that you like to activate,please feel free to connect with us, we are always heartly welcome and appreciate to your suggestion which will be nectar guidelines for us.
Please contact us on:
Email:hopelesschilds@yahoo.com
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Wild Fact About Me The first step is always the hardest – whatever do in life!
My Philosophy “Somebody, who doesn't believe in miracles, is not a realist”
What Gives Me Hope Serve for those who lost the hope of life
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Nothing seemed to be more difficult than trying to help
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Inspirations My late father  
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Role Models children are the most powerful teachers, Mother Teresa, Mother and father, Mahatma Gandhi  
Quotation Gandhi once said…“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Interests Social Work, Community Development, oldage, psychology, environment, photography, Spirituality/Philosophy, internet, children, Ayurveda medicin  
Books Almost anything worth reading  
Music "golden oldies", anything sung from the heart  
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TV Shows Discovery Channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods love veg soup purees - homecooked, salad, potatoes, apples  
Favorite Places nature, Country atmosphere  
Can't Live Without nature, sunshine, hope, country \nice people/ real water, love, friends and family  
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    Thanks so much Shankar for the green star!! It's very much appreciated!! And thanks so much for your testimonial that you sent me I didn't even realize it was there until I found it a couple days ago..lol..too much going on I guess..sorry about that!!..Love Ya! Carol

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