A huge thank you again to each of you who contributed to help us raise the money required to keep a doctor and nurses in the temporary covid clinic set up in Bardia as the region faced the second wave of covid in 2021. We are so grateful. Without your support the outcomes would have been very very different. A huge shout out to Jack Kinross for working so closely with the team on the ground in Bardia to support the project. It would not have been possible without his efforts. ... See MoreSee Less
After a 20 hour bus trip from Kathmandu, Yesterday Mieke arrived at BBAS school in Bardia.
When we spoke last night she shared what an emotional day it was returning after more than 2 years of not being able to visit. The heart felt welcome she received and how touched she was being back❤️
We both exchanged thoughts and ideas about what is possible and why the work being done in the community is so valuable.
Many of you will know that the tangible items like the books and the classrooms and the computers and the desks amd the whiteboards are an ESSENTIAL part of the work we do. AND many of you will also know that it is the intangible that all of those tangible things sit within that creates the true SUSTAINABILITY of change.
Seeing the greatness in others often before they see it in themselves, breathing life into empowering beliefs, supporting those who see possibility and helping them to access the internal resources that they have to take others on the journey with them.
Mieke and I spoke about the commitment to a Brighter Future for this community that we share and that many others also see, believe and share. We also know it needs to come from within the community.
We need to empower even more, engage even more and give resources to access those who are committed to that Brighter future. That is our focus. That is what will make this sustainable.
You may, watching from the outside, not see that. We invite you to trust that it is happening. Often the intangible is the hardest of all as it takes resources and you may not see any change….until you do. That takes time. We are in it for the long run.
We have a framework and a dialogue and relationship with the local community to embrace what is needed to create that Brighter Future.
We would love to extend that invitation to you too. If you would like to be a part of what we are doing or are curious to know more about what we do and what is needed, please message us. Don’t underestimate the power of collaboration. Lots of little efforts, when co-ordinated shift the dial significantly.