I am happy to report on our many successes this past year. Sanjeev and Kundan opened “The School of Coffee Beans” a barista training center. Their target group is students going to study abroad. The aim is to provide students with a skill before they leave Nepal. They have also been very helpful in providing many of our students with free training. Ram Chandra took the training and is now working at Coffee Beans the coffee shop Bishal, Kundan and Sanjeev opened last year.
Kundan has also opened Projectile Creations with his art school friend Saurav. They do everything from logo design to photo-shoots. They are very active in branding Coffee Beans coffee shop and School of Coffee Beans.
Bishal and Safal have also opened a new business “Global Journey Education Services”. They advise and help with all paperwork and English language classes needed to apply and with visa paperwork once accepted. This is big business in Nepal as education and work opportunities are limited.
Three of of our girls are teaching Montessori. Gita has two children of her own so teachers hours are working out very good for her.
We also had two weddings this summer. Sisters Anju and Manju both got married in separate Buddhist ceremonies. We wish them all the best in their married life.
On a sadder note, we lost 3 parents over the past year. We have been able to give some extra support to these families and help cover some of the death rite cost. We lost one father to suicide. He felt so defeated because he could not provide for his family. He was rejected for a job outside Nepal and that was just too much for him.