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As i am home for celebrating tihar one of the greatest festivals of hindus and my favourite,
i come with more awakening.I am back home with more sense of responsibility. My
responsibility towards the community that i’m starting to work with, “Community in BETHAN!”
Before coming home for celebrating tihar, we had a session regarding community feeling.
During that session only, i happened to think about how we have so much responsbility
towards the community and its development.

The session in our LTS(Long Term Service ) residential training house was for us to think
and discuss about the three main aspects of how-

  • we feel being Responsible
  • we felt as a Part of community and
  • we find Meaning in our work in community

Flashback started in my mind and all actions started coming reversed.


The arrival at “Dahu”
was a warm welcome by the community people with garlands tikas and flowers and in their
traditional greeting “LHASO; Phyafulla”. They expressed us how happy they were to see all of
the international and national fellows and thanked us for being there, despite the face that
the village is a rural place to be in. All of the people were hopeful that we would do
something great for them. And with that hope sense of  was born .That was the
first time when i perceived the sense of responsibility. It then started intensifying when
we talked to the people on the way, in the house we stayed and in the community meeting at
Dahu, Bhawasa and Majhi village.


Similarly, while we were visiting and observing the village areas the next day, people from
community gave us Pomello, almonds and lots of other fruits for free. We were completely
strangers to them and they gave us those fruits. I paused and thougt for a second – if it
was my neighbourhood in Kathmandu- not even a single leaf from the plants would be given to
strangers let alone the fruits! At that moment i felt as i was also the part of community,
so that was why they offered us fruits.


And finding a meaning to our community development work in Bethan is something that’s
connected with both of the above things- being responsible and feeling as a part of
community. One of our international fellows said- it is P(part of community) R
(Responsbility) = Meaning , which i see as a very good reflection. Both of these aspects (P
and R) combine together and will give a meaning to our work in Bethan. we have expectations
of what we can give to the community people there and they have expectations from us of what
we will be giving them. And if these expectations match up then of course we will find a
meaning to our work there. For this to happen, we, the national and internationals along
with the staffs will work hard and achieve it!

we go to work in Bethan next week and we internalised all of these aspects which was
meaningful and helpful. warmly and heartly thanx to Esther and Gilli for having this
wonderful session of community feeling 🙂

Lastly, but not the least- HAPPY TIHAR everyone!! 🙂

Photos by – Hava


Commitment task

Before it was just an egg for me. It was something i would love to eat by making omelet  Also, i loved

it when i tried the 1st Israeli dish- Saksuka made by my international fellow in one of the breakfasts. But now it is not just an egg for me.
While being in one of the trainings by Nyayik Sansar, our trainer Atmaram Neupane gave us a task. Each of Nepalese fellows were given an egg. We should care for the egg regarding as a baby, till we went back home for dasain. The task was for 9 0r 10 days.
First of all, all of us felt like why should we care for an egg like baby! Egg is something to eat not to be taken care of!
Later on he explained us, it as a commitment task. He wanted to see how committed we are and what efforts we could do to protect the egg and complete our task.
We had to carry the egg where ever we went- was it kitchen, swayambhu, sessions, everywhere.
All of us did the task with much effort, we even named our eggs, mine was named SUMAN Jr. (as u see in the pic). All of us were so committed that we even made protective covers to our so called baby :P.

We took it to all the places where we went and protected it. we finished our task and went home.Al were happy.

Previously, i had thought of eating the egg once i reach home but later on i couldnt do it. i was so attached to it that i abandoned my thoughts of eating the egg. Now the egg is hanging in my room with its name written on it ‘SUman Jr.’. Forever , i will try to protect it like my baby.
The credit goes to our trainer . Previously  it was just an egg but later on after the task it was something close to my heart which i would always like to treasure. i felt an ownership for it. Also i came to realize how something strange, completely nothing to me can be so near to me.

The same goes when i work in Bethan. Bethan now is like a stranger for me but later on when i’ll start my work there, it won’t be any stranger. it would be like my place, it’s people as my people and it’s problems as my own problems which i have to deal with and solve !

Once again, the so called egg – Now, It’s not just an egg!!!


7th October, 2013,Monday- A day which i’ll never forget. Suman Nepali reporting from Kalimati.

It’s been five years when Kalimati Community Day Care center started it’s work. This is a unique child day care center which takes care of children of migrant workers in kalimati area. It opens at 9AM and closes at 5PM where 23 children are taken care by the staff of the day care center.

In the beginning, the day care center had experienced trouble with irregularities where children used to come once or twice in a week. Also, there were no parents’ meeting done. But now the parents are active. They regularly bring their children in

day care center.Image

Currently there are 23 children and once in a month, parent’s meeting is held. The charge for looking after the children in day care center is also very nominal ,i.e, Rs.500/-. And if the condition is very poor then the center gives scholarship after their inspection in the house for migrant worker. Just by using the local available resources and words of mouth, the day care center is now popular in kalimati area. Even parents from other communities wanted to keep their children in it but it only looks after the children of migrant workers.

kalimati Community Day Care center also has three WOMEN groups established which is actively running . Before, they didn’t know about personal healthy hygiene and importance of unity. The women were not so literate, they lacked awareness. But, now the situation is changed, they’ve become more and more active. They actively took part in different activities and also run different programmes. “Once there was a workshop where women were more active than men”,says the area co-ordinator Sulatana Banu, smilingly.

“It’s good to see positive changes. The women whom i knew in the beginning didn’t know how to hold a pen, and now, they can read and write their names. It’s a great achievement”, says Kritika Dawadi a volunteer from Nyayik Sansar.Image

Not only child day care center and active women groups, Kalimati Day Care Center also has a non-political affiliated youth group of migrant youth workers in kalimati named ‘HAMI YUWA'( We Youth ). It is looked upon by its youth co-ordinator Upama Shrestha.

Kalimati Community Day care Center is a poject run by NGO NYAYIK SANSAR, along with parnternship from Israel’s TEVEL an INGO.

Here’s an  Anthem by Hami Yuwa…

Irsya garun duniya sarale
Garaun bikash yi yuwa sarale
chariyeka yuwa sathi ek joot bhai lage
ke chahi hunna, hami sabai bikash prati lage

Irsya garun duniya sarale
Garaun bikash yi yuwa sarale

Jimmewari Baadphaand gari karya pura garaun
ek joot bhai samajlai parwartan garaun

Irsya garun duniya sarale
Garaun bikash yi yuwa sarale

Andha bishwash hatayera ritiriwaj jogaun
najanelai sikau sathi janne bata sikaun

Irsya garun duniya sarale
Garaun bikash yi yuwa sarale

A snap frm Bethan VDC

My new working area .. Really excited to work at this place! Me along with my other colleagues (Volunteers, Staff, Trainers) have been working really hard. We will be training for a month and work at this Bethan VDC, Ramechap, Nepal. We started training from 24th september. Our Israeli, American and Germany friends who will work with us in Community Development will be here this week. More updates will be coming soon!!! 🙂

photo courtesy: Nyayik Sansar