The last time we introduced one of our team members was quite some time ago, so let's do that today! ☺️
Hello and Namaste 🙏🏻 My name is Stefanie, I am 28 years old and come from Western Germany, but I am currently living on the Canary Islands. I have a bachelor's degree in Multilingual Communication, a master in Communication of Science and have completed courses in Online Marketing.
Since I was a teenager, I have been doing activism for the environment, climate and animals and it is amazing that I can now also help children through my volunteer work at Namaste Kids 💙.
To be precise, I form part of the Social Media Team of Namaste Kids and have been managing the social media accounts by preparing and posting content as well as engaging with the community since September last year. To me, it has been really important to find a way to use my communication skills for a good cause and Namaste Kids is allowing me to do so.
Learning about the living conditions of Nepalese children really moves my heart and I am happy I can make their stories heard here on social media so that more people can come to know about their fates.
🤗 Thank you all for following us on social media, to those who support and sponsor us and thanks to all Namaste Kids employees for making the children's lives better.
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One of the major fields we work in is health care, as our most loyal followers will already know. However, we not only work for assuring our Namaste Kids get medical attention when they fall sick, but we also attach particular importance to preventive medicine 🏥🩺.
Here, you can see Batuli from Ghiring (the sister of the Kumal family, remember her?) getting her last shot of the rabbies vaccines this month. She didn’t have to go alone, of course, but was accompanied by her caretaker 😊.
We also took advantage of the situation of being with Batuli on that day to buy her some fresh vegetables as well as writing materials and crayons so she can do her homework 📚.
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We celebrate birthdays to acknowledge and appreciate the life of a person who has been born. Our organization feels that it is our righteous duty to make sure that our children celebrate their special day.
Here we can see the celebration of Sarswati’s 17th birthday 🎂 from Bandipur. Our caretaker, Ash Lal, visited her house and brought cake, candles and decorations for the special occasion and gifted her some clothes as well as constituents to the family from donations such as blanket, bedsheet, pillows and so on.
She is very happy to have celebrated her birthday. Their whole family are also very happy overall and express their gratitude towards Namaste Kids Team. ♥️
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Following our previous post about The Rana Family. They are the victims of the destructive earthquake that took place in Nepal in 2015 causing damage to their house that continued to deteriorate with seasonal rainfalls which since, has not been rebuild under the circumstances of their poverty.
Today, we are happy to declare that we have completed our project to build a house for them. We thank their God Parents from Germany who have a great contribution in this project and also our Namaste Kids Help Shop (link below).
The house contains three rooms with basic facilities like electricity, water and so on. On Thursday this week, they had a housewarming party companied by our Namaste Kids Team to celebrate this overwhelming journey. The Rana Family are very happy and express their gratitude towards their God Parents.
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Our caretaker Ritu Chepang regularly visits, as all our caretakers do, the schools of the areas that are under her responsibility. Yesterday, she visited Shree Toman Dada Secondary School in Gorkha Gandaki. In this super cute video, you can see several of our Namaste Kids learning the pronouncation of English letters with their English teacher!
It was really a wholesome moment to witness. ☺️
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Living in one of the outlying part of Nawalpur, Nepal, is the Rana Family who are in severe poverty with barely a proper roof over their heads.
With a big family of six and no source of income, they have been having a hard time to even get through their daily lives, lacking in nutritious food, warm clothes and proper housing. Due to their inadequacy, they are compelled to work on field.
Recently, we have an upcoming project to build them a house where it will be safer to live as it is our concern to keep these families safe and sound 😇
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As an organization, our main purpose is to help those children that live far off from cities on the countryside with little to no access to basic needs and resources. We strive to become bigger as well so we can help more and more children 👦🏽👧🏾.
We are thus always very delighted when a new sponsor joins us, we get a new member to our Namaste Kids family or when we get the chance to help children from early on in their lives to get them on the right path 📚.
On the photo, you can see 15-month-old Shanaya from the Kapilvastu district. We will make sure that she gets the best possible access to nutritious food, education and health care so she can grow up to be healthy and the best version of herself 😊.
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Haven’t heard from the Kumal family from Ghiring in a while, have you? Well, that means it’s time for a #followup! We visited them yesterday after lunch time and found them playing outside the house. Their godparents had sent them photos and cards which they studied carefully 😉 (we of course made sure they were studying for their exams just as good!).
Because they were over the moon about receiving love and support from their godparents, they quickly proceeded to write a letter to their godparents in response 😊.
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When it comes to deafness or hard of hearing, there are only very limited options for educational institutes for the deaf community in Nepal. With only 22 total deaf schools in all Nepal and under the circumstances of the poorness of Nepal’s educational sector, it is hard to find a deaf school.
However, consisting of more then 150 students, Shree Sirjana Residential Higher Secondary School for the Deaf takes the position for being one of the earliest established school for the deaf. One of our sponsored children, Chabilal who has difficultly in hearing is also studying as well as living in the school.
As our Christmas project, we had decided to provide the school with kitchen utensils that were in scarce of. Our namaste kids team from Pokhara managed to get all of the necessary items and handed it down to the school— kitchen materials such as plates, bowels, cutleries, spatulas, curry pots, rice cooker, and so on. All of the children of the school and the principal were very happy and grateful.
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While making sure that our Namaste Kids are healthy and studying for school, we of course also always acknowledge one of the best reasons to celebrate: the childrens' birthdays 🥳! We bring them cakes, decoration, candles, .... 🎂. Just as you can see in this precious video of Ayush from district Kapilvastu who turned 8 a few days ago 🍀.
Godparents also can get presents for their sponsored children, so the kids are always happy about those, too! 💝
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Today we’d like to introduce you to “The Chitaures”, a family from Bandipur, who have overcome tackling the shackles of hardship. In a total of 5 members, Arpana (11), Abhishek (9) and Ashok (6) are the three children of the family who have come a long way from their lives of callous. With their father being disabled and mother— the only one to rely on, they faced destitution and neediness.
Arpana from a young age started to help her mother with household works and taking care of her brothers. We applaud her for her enormous dedication and resilience to acknowledge such tribulation and selflessly leading a position to bring her family to an orthodox. However, In 2022, their mother was diagnosed with cancer and on November, unfortunately she passed away.
After this incidence, the children didn’t have any kind of parental guidance so we were conscious about their safety and caretaking so we shifted them to our funded house in Pokhara.
It is a child’s morally justified exemption to have the right and access to proper food, shelter, clothes, health, education and so on.
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It's Christmas Eve! We wish you a Merry Christmas 🎄, Happy Holidays and a warm get-together with your family ❤️💚. Many of our Namaste Kids godchildren have done Christmas drawings, a small selection of which you can see in the video. They also send you their Christmas greetings 🎅🏽. And of course we also wish all those who don't celebrate Christmas a relaxing and peaceful end of the year 💫.
Es ist Heiligabend! Wir wünschen euch frohe Weihnachten 🎄, ein frohes Fest und ein herzliches Beisammensein mit eurer Familie ❤️💚. Viele unserer Namaste Kids Patenkinder haben Weihnachtsbilder gemalt, von denen ihr ein kleine Auswahl im Video sehen könnt. Auch sie senden euch liebe Weihnachtsgrüße 🎅🏽. Und auch allen, die nicht Weihnachten feiern, wünschen wir natürlich ein erholsamen und friedvollen Ausklang des Jahres 💫.
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It’s (almost) Christmas, the season that’s all about joy, isn’t it? ✨ Well, with this in mind, here you have some photos of the boys Babin, Deepak and Mausam as well as the little sister of our sponsored child Ganga from Ghiring, all of them simply being happy 💖! In this sense: Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅🏽
By the way, you can see Babin and Mausan holding letters from their godparents. If you like the idea of putting such bright smiles on children’s faces yourself, one way of doing so is by becoming a godparent of one of our Namaste Kids, too 🎁 💝.
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Saw our last post? Then you will know that we met up with all our sponsored children from Lamjung Besisahar 👨👩👧👧👨👩👧👦👨👩👧.
A few days ago, we actually also organised a meet up with some of the sponsored children and their parents from districts Chitwan and Gorkha with the same purpose of providing them with their monthly goods 🛍️ (food, winter clothes, ..). All these children belong to the indigenous tribe Chepang, which means they are part of one of the most marginalised and impoverished groups of Nepal. This makes it very crucial but also especially difficult to support them in accessing education.
Our organization president Sagun Gurung was also present 👨🏫 and talked to the families about the importance of education, health and discipline and took special importance in motivating them to study and attend school 📚.
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Yesterday, we had a meet up with our sponsored children and their families from Lamjung Besisahar, a municipality in and the district headquarters of Lamjung District. We provided them with stationary items for their school and ❄🧣 also warm clothes as temperatures are dropping. They were all healthy and grateful about the donations 😊.
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Meet Jenisa, proudly holding her reply to one of the letters she received by her godparents 💌.
Oh, and for those with sharp eyes and hobby detectives 🕵♀️: No, our Namaste Kids aren't time travelers. In Nepal, one of the official calender systems is the Nepali Patro, which is approximately 56 years and 8 ½ years ahead of the Gregorian one. This is why it says 2079 on Jenisa's letter. No time machines involved, we promise 😉 ! #themoreyouknow
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A secondary school in Rupandehi, where several of our Namaste Kids go to, had their 41th anniversary these days and celebrate the occasion with outdoor games and contests 🏁. Our Namaste Kids also performed really well! 🥳
🏅Nikki got second in a running race and Prabin third. The third place in a quiz contest was won by Nabina. Partikshya wrote the third best essays while Khum reached the second place. Soman and Ijata got the titles of Best Monitor. The school also prepared a Musical un Chair game in which Subika and Nikita got third 🥈🥉.
We are very happy for them!
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As part of making sure that our Namaste Kids receive the education they deserve, we sometimes even visit them at their school to see how everything is going for them 🏫. When we find them reading, writing or just simply being there and attending class, we know we're another few more steps closer to our goal. ❤️
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One of the key things we dedicate our efforts to is the health of our Namaste Kids 💙. Covering hospital expenses, medicines, travel charges, and regular check ups are all within our concerns 🩺.
Part of the regular checkups is measuring the childrens' heights and weights every 3-4 months, which allows us to evaluate their current health conditions and monitor the improvement of their diet and nutrition that we aim for 📈. So during our gathering with the Rupandehi kids, we filled two needs with one deed and not only delivered the donations but also made them all stand on our medical scale 😇😬. They're all healthy!
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Providing Nepalese children with essential goods is one of our most important tasks. At the end of October, we met up with all children who are sponsored by our godparents in the Rupandehi district because Tihar ✨✨, a Nepalese festival of lights celebrating the victory from good over evil, was coming up. We brought them clothes 👕, food 🍚, cleaning agents 🧴 and sanitary products 🧽 – everything their families can't afford but what they would need to have a splendid time during the festival. It took quite some time to pile up all the goods 😬.
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Just some more of the children we support doing their homework or writing letters to their godparents 🥰. Photos like these make us feel very happy. How about you?
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The children we help usually live in remote areas of Nepal which means that getting to where they live can often be a challenge 😰. Roads right next to an abyss or so steep and muddy that our caretaker’s cars reach their limits… it gets even worse during monsoon season which is when reaching the children often becomes impossible. Because of those environmental and geographical condition, many Nepalese children could get cut off and be forgotten during and by aid projects 😢. This is why we, Namaste Kids, make sure that does not happen 🫂
By the way, on this video you can see our caretakers trying to reach a locality in Chitwan to visit some of the families we support there.
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Hast du schon einmal daran gedacht, eine Patenschaft bei Namaste Kids zu übernehmen? 👩👦
Dann sollest du wissen, dass du danach mit dem dir von uns zugewiesenen Kind in Kontakt treten kannst! Du kannst ihm oder ihr, wann immer du willst, Nachrichten schreiben, die wir ausdrucken und an dein Patenkind übergeben. So kann es deine Nachricht lesen und Ihnen antworten – was viele der Kinder auch tun! ✏️ Wir machen Fotos oder Videos von der Briefübergabe und von vielen anderen wichtigen Momenten, damit du das Leben und die Fortschritte deines Patenkindes verfolgen kannst.
🎁 Auf Wunsch kannst du auch einen Videoanruf vereinbaren oder Geschenke zum Geburtstag oder zu nationalen Feiertagen verschicken. Wir arbeiten stets daran, eine besondere, einzigartige Beziehung zwischen den Paten und Patenkindern zu ermöglichen, die nicht viele andere Kinderhilfsorganisationen bieten.
🤓 Ausführliche Informationen über unser Patenschaftsprogramm finden Sie unter namaste-kids.org/patenschaft-informationen/ oder schreib uns einfach eine Nachricht 😊!
Ever thought about taking on a sponsorship at Namaste Kids? In any case, you should know that you can get in touch with the child assigned to you after doing so! You can write them messages whenever you want, which we print out and hand over to them, so they can read and respond to you, which many of the children also do. We will take photos or videos of how they receive your letters, and many other important moments, so you can see the life and progress of your sponsored child. If you wish, you can also agree on a video call or send gifts for their birthday or national holidays. We really work on allowing a special, unique relationship between sponsors and children that not many other children´s aid organizations offer.
Feel free to check out namaste-kids.org/patenschaft-informationen/ for me detailed information about the sponsoring or just simply DM us! 😊
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It's #followup time! Remember Barsa Pariyar from Rupandehi? Her studies of Hotel Management are going great which is especially because Barsa studies hard as she is very committed to her goals. We wanted to share these photos with you which show Barsa during some of her practical classes. Can't you tell how happy she is? 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
The Nepalese people have made merry these days 🌞: It was Dashain, the longest Hindu festival in Nepal as it lasts for 15 days. Celebrated traditionally in the month of Asoj (between September and October in the Gregorian calendar), it's a time to honour and worship Durga, the Universal Mother Goddess created out of shakti (= energy), through prayers and offerings. This year, it started the 26th September and ended just last Sunday, the 9th October. Families reunited, held puja ceremonies, and exchanged gifts 🎁.
Many rituals form part of the Dashain festival, including the receival of tika and Jamara from elders along with blessings. Tika is a red dab on the forehead made with yogurt and rice. Can you identify it on the below photos? 🕵️
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We have such wonderful news! 🥰😍 Just ten days ago, we introduced the Kumal siblings, Anil, Anish, Bashil and Batuli in another post and talked about their education and progress. Now, just a few days later, we have finally found sponsors for them! 🍀✨
The boys will be sponsored by a whole family and Batuli by a friend of the same family. The sponsorships are starting today! We are so excited and happy, and had to share this with you ❤️☺️.
On the second picture, you can see them with their father 😊.
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In our last post, we talked about how we pursue equal education in Nepal 👩🎓👨🏫. Here are some more examples!
On the first photo, you can see 8th grader Pabitra from district Lamjung who has been preparing for her exam time at home. She is studying with textbooks, a notepad, and reading out loud. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? 😉 The other photo shows Barsa from Rupandehi who is studying hotel management. She has been getting ready for an important exam and her admission. You can see her standing next to her Namaste Kids caretaker Devendra who has been there to support her.
Exams, admissions, or education in general aren't for free which is why a great number of children in Nepal don't get that opportunity or have difficulties attending school over the years. Therefore, we offer the option to also pay into an education fund when you decide to sponsor a Nepalese child through us.
If you had the chance to meet Pabitra and Barsa in person, what would you tell them to wish them good luck for their exams? 😊
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It's German World Children's Day! 🥳 As a German-Nepalese child aid NGO, we of course are celebrating and honouring this day.
This year's theme is “Together for Children Rights” while, in the face of the current conflict in Ukraine and the still lasting effects of the pandemic, all activities organised by the German Children Organisation DKHW are dedicated to #peace and #participation 🕊.
We from Namaste Kids always strive to enable children to participate, especially in education. The right to education is universal and we work hard to ensure that children in Nepal can access it, a country in which this is not often easy to achieve.
On the below images, you can see the progress of the siblings Bishal, Anil, Anish and Batuli, who have been sponsored children with us for about two years now. Originally from the remote area Ghiring, we have organised for them to live close to our office with their parent's agreement. Here, we can take much better care of them, their diet and ensure they're going to school regularly. We're happy to see improvement in their speaking and their general development.
Successes like this one keep us going and reaffirm us to continuously aim for the participation in education of all our sponsored children 💪!
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A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to be always busy with something and know how to demand with all his might what you want.
Children's day (Bal Divas) is being observed today in Nepal under the slogan ‘Foundation of Child-friendly Society: Responsible Family, Accountable Society’.
Nepal signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child on September 14, 1990, expressing its international commitment to child development, protection of child rights, and child participation.
Our organization "Namaste Kids" is working since 6 years continuously with the aim to support and help for building a bright future of the children who have lost their parents in various ways, orphans, helpless, extremely poor and the most needy children by providing necessary support in quality education, health sector, safety, and making them self-reliant.
Happy children's day 🤗
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Life needs some power to push you up, Guru is that superpower. In Nepali language Guru means teacher and today in Nepal is the day to honor the teachers, the Teachers' Day. Happy Guru Purnima! to our guiding lights, who teach us to walk in the light of existence away from darkness, and gives us knowledge, skills, inspiration, motivation and desire to move towards the peak experience of life.
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Even if the number of muslims in Nepal is very small, today is a nationwide holiday. It shows the open mind of the modern nepalese society and we wish you a joyous Eid Al Aldha Mubarak to all the Muslims across the world 🙏
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🇳🇵🇩🇪We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the learning, we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. We had such a wonderful time with all of our kids from 5 districts, despite the very young ones i.e. Dhading, Nawalpur, Kaski, Gorkha Gandaki and Chitwan on dated 2022/06/24 to 2022/06/26 by the team led by our organization president in Nepal, Mr. Sagun Gurung with the objectives to refresh our kids, to show them the cultural heritages and different parts of the capital city Kathmandu and to connect with the office team, so they can mutually get benefits from the interaction. It is an opportunity for the kids to meet each other and create strong friendship bonds. There are some amazing pictures of our trip. Thank you each and everyone who is part of our organization; Namaste Kids Germany Team, NK Nepal team, each Godparents, our district team, our senior kids volunteers for making a small dream comes true.
🇩🇪🇳🇵Wir leben in einer wunderbaren Welt, die voller Schönheit, Charme und Abenteuer ist. Wir können unendlich viel lernen, wenn wir nur mit offenen Augen danach suchen. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit all unseren Patenkindern aus 5 Distrikten, ausser den noch ganz jungen, d.h. Dhading, Nawalpur, Kaski, Gorkha Gandaki und Chitwan, die insgesamt 120 Personen umfassen, die vom 24.06.2022 bis zum 26.06.2022 von dem Team unter der Leitung unseres Organisationspräsidenten, Mr. Sagun Gurung, mit dem Ziel, den Horizont unserer Patenkinder zu erweitern, ihnen das kulturelle Erbe und verschiedene Teile ihrer Hauptstadt Kathmandu zu zeigen und mit den Mitarbeitern unserer Büros in Kontakt zu treten, damit sie gegenseitig von der Interaktion profitieren können. Es ist eine Gelegenheit für die Kinder, sich gegenseitig kennenzulernen und starke Freundschaftsbande zu knüpfen. Es gibt einige wunderschöne Bilder von unserer Reise. Vielen Dank an alle, die Teil unserer Organisation sind: Namaste Kids Germany Team, NK Nepal Team, alle Pateneltern, unsere Distriktteams und unsere älteren Patenkinder als engagierte Helfer, die einen kleinen Traum wahr werden lassen. ... See MoreSee Less
Team Thursday 👫👏⚕
I am Namrata Shrestha from Tanahun, Suklagandaki-04. I have always wanted to help and provide social services and help people to be well. I worked as a nurse in a hospital for three years and now I have been a part of Namaste Kids organization as a nurse for almost a year. I am very proud to be a part of this organization and very grateful for the opportunities that only Namaste Kids e.V. gives me. I take care of the children and their health and proper hygiene/care on a regular basis. Namaste Kids is a Child Aid Organization that helps children simultaneously in various ways to get schooling, good education, take care of their physical and mental health and give them a good future. I am very grateful and would like to thank Namaste Kids for giving me this unique opportunity ❤
Thank you very much!
Ich bin Namrata Shrestha aus Tanahun, Suklagandaki-04. Ich wollte schon immer helfen und soziale Dienste leisten und den Menschen helfen, damit es ihnen gut geht. Ich habe drei Jahre lang als Krankenschwester in einem Krankenhaus gearbeitet und bin jetzt seit fast einem Jahr als medizinische Fachkraft Teil des Teams von Namaste Kids. Ich bin sehr stolz darauf, ein Teil dieser Organisation zu sein und sehr dankbar für die Möglichkeiten, die nur Namaste Kids e.V. mir bietet. Ich kümmere mich in Notfällen, sowie in regelmäßigen Abständen um die Kinder und deren Gesundheit und die richtige Hygiene/Pflege. Namaste Kids ist eine Kinderhilfsorganisation, die Kindern auf verschiedenen Ebenen gleichzeitig hilft, Schulbildung, eine gute Ausbildung zu erhalten, sich um ihre körperliche und psychische Gesundheit kümmert, um ihnen eine gute Zukunft zu ermöglichen. Ich bin sehr dankbar und möchte Namaste Kids dafür danken, dass sie mir diese einmalige Chance gibt ❤
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Team Thursday 💫
My name is Alexandra Reinhild Berndt. I have been part of the Namaste Kids team since May 2021. As district coordinator, I take care of the sponsorship support in Lamjung district together with my colleagues in Nepal and Germany. In the education group I work to improve the current educational situation of the children and in the editorial team I work with my colleagues to present the work, achievements and goals of Namaste Kids in our magazine. I am very grateful to be part of such a wonderful team that works every day for the well-being of children. In addition to my volunteer work with Namaste Kids, I am studying International Relations and Organizations (Political Science) at Leiden University at The Hague campus. This summer I hope to visit our colleagues in Nepal, and thus learn more about the country, language and culture. The development of the children is very close to my heart and I hope that through my planned trip to Nepal, I will be able to get a more complex picture of the children's living situation and perspectives. Finally, I would like to thank the entire team for their transparency, appreciation and openness. It is a pleasure to work for Namaste Kids every day🙏
Mein Name ist Alexandra Reinhild Berndt. Seit Mai 2021 bin ich Teil des Namaste-Kids Teams. Als Distriktkoordinatorin kümmere ich mich gemeinsam mit meinen Kolleginnen und Kollegen in Nepal und Deutschland um die Patenschaftsbetreuung im Distrikt Lamjung. In der Bildungsgruppe setzte ich mich für die Verbesserung der aktuellen Bildungssituation der Kinder ein und im Redaktionsteam arbeite ich mit meinen Kolleginnen und Kollegen daran, die Arbeit, Erfolge und Ziele von Namaste Kids in unserem Magazin vorzustellen. Ich bin sehr dankbar, Teil eines so wunderbaren Teams zu sein, das sich tagtäglich für das Wohl der Kinder einsetzt. Neben meiner ehrenamtlichen Arbeit bei Namaste Kids studiere ich Internationale Beziehungen und Organisationen (Politikwissenschaften) an der Universität Leiden am Campus in Den Haag. Diesen Sommer hoffe ich, unsere Kolleginnen und Kollegen in Nepal besuchen zu können, und somit mehr über das Land, die Sprache und Kultur erfahren zu können. Die Entwicklung der Kinder liegt mir sehr am Herzen und ich hoffe, dass ich mir durch meine geplante Nepalreise, ein komplexeres Bild von der Lebenssituation und den Perspektiven der Kinder machen kann. Zuletzt möchte ich mich beim gesamten Team für die Transparenz, Wertschätzung und Offenheit bedanken. Es ist jeden Tag eine Freude für Namaste Kids zu arbeiten🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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My name is Kalpana Gurung. I live in Pokhara-6 Dikopatan lakeside. My hometown is Dhading district. I have been associated in Namaste Kids Child Aid program for 2 years. I was born in Dhading district on 2000 June-29. Before joining the Namaste Kids, I worked as a cashier at Family restaurant which is located at Lakeside. From my childhood I'm hearing and reading that we need not go temples to visit or search the god we can find god inside us if we do good work which I realized after join this organisation. I am very interested to do social work and I am very happy that I get a golden opportunity to join this esteemed organization and help poor, orphaned and destitute children. Now I'm working as a computer operator. I am taking care of 47 children from Kaski and Nawalpur district. Also, I am responsible for the letters sent by the godparents to the children. I follow up the situation of children's education, health, parents website. I am very proud that I am doing something good for the society, it's possible just because of Namaste Kids organisation. I would like to thanks Namaste Kids Nepal and Germany for everything.
Thank you! 🙏❤
Mein Name ist Kalpana Gurung. Ich wohne in Pokhara-6 Dikopatan. Meine Heimatstadt ist der Bezirk Dhading. Ich arbeite seit 2 Jahren bei Namaste Kids. Ich wurde am 29. Juni 2000 im Bezirk Dhading geboren. Bevor ich zu Namaste Kids kam, arbeitete ich als Kassiererin im Family Restaurant am Lakeside. Seit meiner Kindheit höre und lese ich, dass wir nicht in Tempel gehen müssen, um Gott zu besuchen oder zu suchen, sondern dass wir Gott in uns finden können, wenn wir gute Arbeit leisten, was mir klar wurde, nachdem ich dieser Organisation beigetreten war. Ich interessiere mich sehr für Sozialarbeit und bin sehr glücklich, dass ich die einmalige Gelegenheit bekomme, dieser angesehenen Organisation beizutreten und armen, verwaisten und mittellosen Kindern zu helfen. Jetzt arbeite ich als Computer-Operator. Ich kümmere mich um 47 Kinder aus den Bezirken Kaski und Nawalpur. Außerdem bin ich für die Briefe zuständig, die die Paten an die Kinder schicken. Ich verfolge die Situation der Kinder in Bezug auf Bildung, Gesundheit und die Website der Pateneltern. Ich bin sehr stolz darauf, dass ich etwas Gutes für die Gesellschaft tue, und das ist nur dank der Organisation Namaste Kids möglich. Ich möchte mich bei Namaste Kids Nepal und Deutschland für alles bedanken.
Danke! 🙏❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Internationaler Frauentag / International Women's Day
In Nepal gibt es 5 Millionen Mädchen, die vor ihrem 18. Lebensjahr verheiratet wurden, das entspricht einer Rate von etwa 37%. 1,3 Millionen von ihnen sogar vor dem 15. Lebensjahr (7%). Damit hat Nepal eine der höchsten Raten an Kinderheiraten weltweit. Trotz entsprechender Gesetze ist diese Praxis im Land nach wie vor weit verbreitet. Die Angst vor einem Leben in absoluter Armut übt dabei den größten Druck auf die Mädchen aus, weshalb sich so viele von ihnen dazu entscheiden. Kinderheirat bedroht das Leben und die Gesundheit von Mädchen und schränkt ihre Zukunftsaussichten erheblich ein. Diese Mädchen werden oft schon im Jugendalter schwanger und haben damit ein höheres Risiko für Komplikationen während der Schwangerschaft und der Geburt, sowohl für die Mutter als auch für das Kind.
Wenn die aktuellen Maßnahmen unverändert fortgeführt werden, würde im Jahr 2050 noch immer jedes sechste Mädchen vor ihrem 18.Lebensjahr heiraten. Wenn wir aber gemeinsam die Anstrengungen vergrößern, die Maßnahmen wirkungsvoller und effektiver gestalten, könnte die Rate sehr viel stärker gesenkt werden. Hierzu zählt auch immaterielle Unterstützung. So gehört es auch zu den Aufgaben unserer Mitarbeiter den Mädchen und ihren Familien die Bedeutung von Gesundheit, Bildung und einem selbstbestimmten Leben vor Augen zu führen und ihnen mit Hilfe der Patenschaft den Druck der Armut zu nehmen.
Wir unterstützen bereits weit mehr als 200 Mädchen kontinuierlich mit der Hilfe ihrer Pateneltern und der harten Arbeit unserer Betreuerinnen und Betreuer.
🙏🙏 Allen Mitarbeiterinnen in unserem gesamten Team möchten wir heute ganz besonders danken und ihnen sagen, wie stolz wir auf sie sind und auf das, was sie tagtäglich für jedes Kind leisten ❤
Nepal is home to 5 million girls who were married before the age of 18, which is about 37%. 1.3 million of them even before the age of 15 (7%). This gives Nepal one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Despite appropriate laws, this practice is still widespread in the country. The fear of a life of absolute poverty exerts the greatest pressure on the girls, which is why so many of them choose to do so. Child marriage threatens the lives and health of girls and severely limits their future prospects. These girls often become pregnant in their teens, putting them at higher risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, both for the mother and the child.
If current policies continue unchanged, one in six girls would still marry before the age of 18 in 2050. But if we collectively increase efforts, make policies more impactful and effective, the rate could be reduced much more. This also includes non-material support. It is also one of the tasks of our staff to make the girls and their families aware of the importance of health, education and a self-determined life, and to take the pressure of poverty off them with the help of a sponsorship.
We already support far more than 200 girls continuously with the help of their godparents and the hard work of our caregivers.
🙏🙏 We would like to say a special thank you to the women in our entire team today and tell them how proud we are of them and what they do for every child every day ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Team Thursday 💫
My name is Sabine and I live in a great relationship. I have two wonderful children Lisa and Max and three cute grandchildren, often around me . Starting being a godmother of several
wonderful children in different districts I came to participate myself at the beginning of September 2021 due to my enthusiasm for this great, transparent organization. I share the district care for Gorkha Ajirkot with my dear teammate Susi Gulyas and I really enjoy all the
work, the communication with the godparents and the daily contact with our teams in Germany and Nepal. And it makes me happy to see what we all together can achieve with our
work! I'm also in the Helpshop team which we brought back to life at the beginning of September 21and which is now successfully online on various platforms. My tasks/areas of
responsibility here are primarily the Helpshop itself, logistics and customer support for all shops. 100% of the net proceeds go to projects in Nepal and this makes every work worthwhile. Our “Pediatric Children Fund” is very important to me. ❤️ In my professional life I work as a commercial manager and if my time allows, I can be found on the tennis court. 🙏
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mein Name ist Sabine und ich lebe in einer glücklichen Partnerschaft. Ich habe zwei wundervolle Kinder Lisa und Max und drei knuddlige Enkelkinder, oft um mich herum. Ich
bin über den Kontakt als Patenmama mehrerer Patenkinder in verschiedenen Distrikten und der Begeisterung für diese tolle, transparente Organisation dazu gekommen, Anfang
September 2021 selbst mitzumachen. Ich teile mir gemeinsam mit meiner lieben Teamkollegin Susi Gulyas die Distriktbetreuung für Gorkha Ajirkot die gesamte Arbeit, die Kommunikation mit den Pateneltern und der tägliche Kontakt mit unserem Team in
Deutschland und Nepal macht mir unglaublich viel Spaß. Und mich auch glücklich, weil man sieht, was wir alle gemeinsam mit unserer Arbeit bewegen können! Zudem bin ich im Team Namaste Kids Help Shop, den wir Anfang September wieder zum Leben erweckt
haben und der nun mittlerweile auch schon erfolgreich auf verschiedenen Plattformen online ist. Meine Aufgaben/ Verantwortungsbereiche hier sind vor allem der Namaste Kids Help Shop selbst, die Logistik und die Kundenbetreuung des Shops. Die Reinerlöse gehen zu 100% Prozent in Projekte nach Nepal und machen jede Arbeit wert. Unser Fond „Behandlungen für schwerkranke Kinder in Nepal“ liegt mir dabei sehr am Herzen. ❤️ Ansonsten arbeite ich als kaufmännische Leiterin und wenn es meine Zeit erlaubt, bin ich auf dem Tennisplatz zu finden. 🙏
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Namaste Everyone 🙏
Myself Rambabu Gurung from Gandaki Rural Municipality-6, Tolak, Gorkha. I have been involving in social work in Namaste Kids Child Aid since 2 and half years. And I started my social worker journey as a advisor in Namaste Kids family. After that the godparents project implemented in Gandaki Rural Municipality, Gorkha and Ichha kamana Rural Municipality, Chitwan. From then I am working as a caretaker and Coordinator of Gandaki Rural Municipality, Gorkha and Ichha kamana Rural Municipality, Chitwan. I am watching and taking care of 22 sponsorship children of Ichha kamana and Gorkha Gandaki who are orphaned, poor, helpless, and deprived from education. I am very interested in social work and I feel very lucky because I wanted to be a social worker. I will be always a part of Namaste Kids family and I will try to serve whatever way I can help the poor, orphaned and helpless children. I thanked our Namaste Kids Nepal and Germany for this pleasure opportunity. ❤️
Hallo und Namaste an alle 🙏
Ich bin Rambabu Gurung und komme aus der ländlichen Region Gandaki-6, Tolak in Gorkha. Ich bin seit 2,5 Jahren bei Namaste Kids tätig. Am Anfang habe ich als Sozialarbeiter/ Berater gearbeitet. Seitdem das Patenschaftsprojekt in den ländlichen Regionen Gandaki in Gorkha und Icha Kamana in Chitwan ins Leben gerufen ist, bin ich als Distriktkoordinator tätig. Ich betreue 22 Patenkinder, die verwaist, arm, hilflos und ohne Bildung sind.
Ich wollte schon immer als Sozialarbeiter arbeiten und interessiere mich sehr für das Thema. Die Aufgaben machen mir sehr viel Spaß. Ich möchte für immer ein Teil der Namaste Kids Familie sein und dabei helfen, den armen, verwaisten und hilflosen Kindern auf jede erdenkliche Art und Weise zu helfen. Vielen Dank Namaste Kids Nepal und Deutschland!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Namaste everyone 🙏
My name is Ramona Sturmhoevel, I am 43 years old and come from Panketal, Barnim. I myself am happily married and have two boys aged 14 and 10. I work as a medical-technical radiology assistant in mammography screening and in a hospital radiology department.
Since 2019, I have been supporting several sponsored children in Africa and Asia myself. With Namaste Kids, I have two sponsorships myself. Through the monthly pictures, videos and reports in the personal sponsorship portal, I feel very connected to my sponsored children, which is reinforced by the personal correspondence. I see what is financed with my monthly sponsorship contribution and can also support the family and the sponsored child with special donations for their daily needs.
For myself, it is important to build a close relationship with my sponsored child and to have good transparency.
Since May 2021, I have therefore decided to actively support the Namaste Kids organisation in order to make this possible for other sponsors as well, to build up a good relationship with the sponsored child and to be available to answer questions.
In my function as sponsorship coordinator, I am the contact person for all questions concerning the sponsored child and inform about special events concerning the sponsored child (e.g. birthdays, illnesses, projects in the district ....., etc.) via the sponsorship portal.
Through my voluntary work with Namaste Kids, I have become more aware that the organisation does much more than what we sponsors see. Every staff member in Germany and Nepal is in contact with everyone on a daily basis to keep an eye on all the kids. They don't just look at the day-to-day situation, but whether there are any family or health problems. I am very proud to be part of the Namaste Kids team!
Namaste everyone 🙏
Mein Name ist Ramona Sturmhoevel, bin 43 Jahre alt und komme aus Panketal, Barnim. Ich selbst bin glücklich verheiratet und habe zwei Jungen im Alter von 14 und 10 Jahren. Ich bin als Medizinisch-technische Radologieassistentin im Mammographie Screening und in einer Radiologie im Krankenhaus tätig.
Seit 2019 unterstütze ich selbst mehrere Patenkinder in Afrika und Asien. Bei Namaste Kids habe ich selber zwei Patenschaften. Durch die monatlichen Bilder, Videos und Berichte im persönlichen Patenschaftsportal fühle ich mich meinen Patenkindern sehr verbunden, welches durch den persönlichen Briefwechsel verstärkt wird. Ich sehe was mit meinem monatlichen Patenschaftsbeitrag finanziert wird und kann zusätzlich die Familie und dem Patenkind mit Sonderspenden für den täglichen Bedarf unterstützen.
Für mich selbst ist es wichtig, eine enge Bezieh