I am Jacqui Holth, the founder of Bright Futures of Barida. Someone asked me today why am I personally so committed to supporting the BBAS Memorial school in Bardia. Let me share 2 huge reasons. This is Torstein. He is my husband. If it was not for Bikram, the school principal, and his family, 23 years ago my husband would be dead. This is our son, Aymon Bardia Holth. He too would not be here if it wasn’t for Bikram and his family help save my husband. When he was born we honoured the community of Bardia in the best way we knew how to express our gratitude. We gave him the name of the village as his own name. These two men are the driving force as to why I am 100% committed to this project.
It has grown to be far bigger than me and far bigger than to be about these 2 men alone.... there are 550 children in the school and their families who are being impacted by what we all together are doing and all of you have contributed in some way to help get the project to where it is. But yes this is where it all begun. Everything in life has a reason and a purpose even if at the time it is very hard to see what that might be. I am incredibly grateful for all it took to get to where we are today and know there is much more magic to be created together with each of you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
In the West we often rush to the ‘how’. We are very often seeking the short cut, the fastest route, trying to be all things to all people with the least amount of energy and resources possible to get the fastest return possible... not convinced that is the most valuable route. Since conception of the idea of Bright Futures of Bardia we are constantly checking in that our decisions and actions are aligned with our why. What we have found is that when we are aligned with our why the right people and financial resources cross our path and the results come peacefully and without stress and push. It was exciting to be on a call with Bikram the school principal, Surendra, our Nepalese lawyer, and a couple of our team members, deepening our discussions around why it is important that the governance structure at the school evolves to realign with what our objectives are, not only for today, but for the long term. Had we had done this right back at the beginning our choices and decisions would have been made without a deep understanding and without crystal clear clarity on our deeper why. It is joyous to see it all coming together in such a harmonious way. ... See MoreSee Less
What was an idea a year ago is well and truly a reality now! Sometimes it’s quite hard to believe.
Someone told me recently that when you add resources to an idea it becomes an opportunity. We have poured energy and effort into the Bright Futures of Bardia Project to date and the results are obvious.
We have an opportunity to make this school something even more valuable for the community of Bardia. Soon we will be launching our campaign for Phase 3. Phase 3 will feed the hunger for knowledge that these kids have, through the building of a Science Lab, a Computer Lab, a Library and an Early Learning Centre.
We have the idea, can we count on you to help us with the resources?
This photo reminds us that supporting one school in a remote community is more than simply supporting one school. Working with children and providing education and a deeper understanding of the resources around them that need protection can create jobs, income, and much more for a sustainable future. Educating future scientists, engineers, foresters, wildlife guides and conservationists will beyond doubt bring opportunities to Bardia for many generations to come.
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