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Cause Marketing – my next project, to learn how to raise donations/funds/support for non profit/NGO organisations.

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Being at home, doesn’t have to stop me finding out how I can further help not for profit organisations, like Nepali orphanages/education projects.

If I’m going to do something, I do it to the best of my ability and research and learn all I can first.

Praise God for the internet and it’s capacity to be used well, for good and for others in need.


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God chooses more for some in His plan, than just Church.

There is no way I have experienced the Church experiences I have, within such a short period of time, as a Christian – 5 years, for this not to be something God is trying to tell me.

Many Christians believe Church is the ‘be all and end all’ of being a good Christian. As long as you participate in some kind of ministry, look the part, do your bit, where everyone can see – you are being a good Christian. Some have good intentions in this and some don’t, which I have seen clearly.

I feel Church is needed, I also know learning theology is just as important, and also seeing beyond the ‘Church’, is equally important, for those God chooses for that.

I don’t have a need to be a preacher. I don’t have a need to minister to just those within the Church.

I have always ‘felt’ there is far more to being a Christian – for me – than the confines of a Church, or even within the local community. And now I know this for sure Continue reading


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Sunrise Orphange in Nepal – Founded By An Australian Woman.

I have great respect for women like Emma Taylor and those who work with her, providing a legitimate orphanage for children in need.

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http://www.scai.org.au/

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http://carryforkids.org/schools-and-orphanages/nepal/sunrise-orphanage-kathmandu

In February 2004 Emma Taylor a young Australian woman traveled to Nepal and volunteered in a local orphanage. Emma soon realized the orphanage like so many, was nothing more than a scam at the expense of the children. Emma then joined forces with volunteers Michaela Killips, Sarah Kemp and local Nepalese friends to establish a quality home for children called ‘Sunrise Orphanage’. Here the children would be provided with a safe, loving home where their interests were the number one priority.

Since 1996 over 13,000 people have been killed due the conflict in Nepal between the Communist Party Of Nepal (Maoists) and the Royal Administration. Through this conflict, the poor economy, lack of health care, welfare support, and education, many children have become innocent victims, left orphaned or abandoned, on the streets begging, sold into slave labour or prostitution. Sunrise is there to rescue and prevent the incidence of this occurring to as many children as they can.

Sunrise now cares for 77 children at Sunrise Orphanage, aged 5-18 years, supports the education of almost 100 children in one of the major slum areas, as well as a further 31 children in the local community and runs a Training and Development Centre for over 250 students.


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‘Cashing it big on children’ in orphanages in Nepal.

I’m a someone who researches all the time. Anything that is important to me is researched.

It’s important to me to be well informed, and have different perspectives, and different views, to understand what I am researching more.

I have read that some Nepalese orphanages were being run as money making schemes and for corrupt adoptions of children, who do have parents.

The adoption system has been changed to help reduce this, but the corrupt orphanages are still being run, where abuse is common and no education is provided, as was promised to the parents when the children were taken from their homes.

Many of the children though I many orphanages, are genuinely orphans or children abandoned by their parents, or severely abused by parents. Continue reading


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Nepal’s laws and culture, make child abuse ‘acceptable’.

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I read that in Nepal, there are no laws prohibiting underage sex with boys.

I also read that sexual abuse of all children in Nepal, is not specifically covered within any current laws, and that beating children is not unlawful. Moral crimes against children – being abused, beaten, tortured, raped etc, are rarely ever reported, because the legal system completely fails to address the issues and the society in general, is unconcerned about these matters.

I also read that more than 80% of Nepal’s street children, who are mostly boys, as young as 5yrs old engage in sexual acts with adult men, to receive money to feed themselves. And many of them have HIV.

This also makes me think about all the non-street children/boys who will be being abused – at the mercy of paedophiles, sex offenders, child rapists, within their homes, schools. Continue reading


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Volunteering Abroad Reviews…Good to read about people’s experiences in Nepal.

http://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad/nepal

Found this link about reviews for some of the volunteering organisations that offer programs in Nepal.

Has been really interesting reading the reviews and what the volunteers thought about their experiences of volunteering.


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Considering planning to go to Nepal for a month, to volunteer and help street children.

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My husband has lots of annual leave built up, and has a fair amount every year, being a cop. They prefer they take their leave preferably, in large chunks.

I would really like to go and help in some way. After all the research I have done, I know the deep need there, and my children would be well looked after and with my husband. As I am a stay at home Mum, they have my full attention and love every day, so whilst it would be hard to not see them for a month, we can Skype etc.

I feel a real need to do something and the flights are not that expensive, so I could start saving.

I think everyone should go and volunteer in a very poor country and then realise what we have here and how blessed we are. I have read stories and blogs from volunteers, and it changed their lives for the better, as well as blessing the people they helped.

I’ve been to two third world countries, Morocco and Dominican Republic, and what I saw there, was so hard. Children living in poverty, filthy and begging for money and food. They are memories that have stayed with me and always reminded me that we need to help.

And it is everyone in this world’s responsibility, to help, in whatever way possible. Everyone has a responsibility, to do something. Continue reading