CHILD OF THE MONTH
I am Dipa K.C from Jajarkot District. I am fourteen and I study in grade eight. I came to NECO Home at the age of 10. At that time, I knew nothing about this place and the people around. I was so sad and disappointed. As the time passed by, I got so much familiar with everything about NECO. At first I was so excited when I got the facilities that I never had. I never feel that I’m lacking any materials. It's a place where children like me are living in peace, with harmony and co-operation. I feel very lucky to have got numerous opportunity that others can only dream of, and be a part of NECO Home. NECO Home provides a special environment to study, play for entertainment, etc. NECO Home has done a lot for us. I wish every orphan may get opportunities like we are receiving at NECO Home. NECO Home helps us share our problems and tries to solve them.
At present 41 members are living in NECO Home sharing their happiness and sorrows.
In the last day of their exam, they went shopping. They bought clothes from their allowances. They looked very happy.
Dashian is the greatest festival of Hindu devotees. All the schools and colleges were closed. Children seemed very happy and were in festive mood. During the holidays, they visited their village, went on to relatives’ house to put tika on their forehead. We hope they learnt something about lifestyle, culture, social norms and values of their society.
During Dashain, we clean and decorate our homes and surroundings to welcome goddess Durga, who is believed to bless families, relatives and friends, children with good fortune.
Tihar, also known as the festival of lights, is a five-day Hindu festival that follows Dashian. In these days, we decorate our home with lights and with marigold flowers. The first day is celebrated by worshipping crow, the second by worshiping dog, the third day by worshiping the goddess Laxmi and the fourth day by worshiping bull. The fifth day is called “Bhai Tika” where sister put tika on her brother’s forehead and wishes very long and healthy life of her brother. Brother does the same.
We welcomed two new volunteers, Ms. Robyn Locke and Elkay Cakirogullari. We were very happy and delighted to see such helping hands for our children. They seem very energetic, passionate and enthusiastic to help children learn something new. As well as they are very much dedicated towards their work.
If you are replacing your old laptop with a new one, remember us.
NECO Home hopes to build a new computer room soon to allow the children
Internet access and to help with their studies.
Most used laptops have little resale value yet mostly still good machines.
So please consider donating your old one to our kids, which is tax-deductible.
Provide us with a value, and we’ll receipt your gift.
Your name will also be placed on a commemorative plaque inside the new room.
To save you costs, laptops from the USA can be shipped domestically to:
696 ALBERTA AVE Suite #3
SUNNYVALE, CA 94087 USA
To mail from other countries, see our address above.
Or to donate for the general care of our children,
Please make an online tax deductible donation.
Credit / Debit / Pay Pal donations
can now easily and securely be made:
Mail check or international money order to:
696 Alberta Avenue, Apt. 3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 USA
(all checks made out to “NECO Foundation” will be earmarked for NECO Home in Kathmandu)
EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOUR DONATION CAN PROVIDE:
$150 to provide full sponsorship for one child per month
$40 to provide for one month English-medium education
$50 to provide food for one month
$10 to buy one pair of shoes or school uniform
$5 for school supplies
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Selected text and photos by Samjhana Gurung.
Additional text, editing and layout by Umit Silwal.