08 Feb Nepal – Travel Diary n.2
The testimony of the ongoing journey of the Long Distance Sponsorship Manager in Nepal. A mission that features ASIA NEPAL’s staff members, the representatives of the various schools in which the Long Distance Sponsorship project is active, but above all the Nepalese girls and children, including those of the 4 schools we built and inaugurated last December in Rasuwa.
And here we are, Friday February 1st, a new busy day at the office. Finally, with great joy, I met Mr. Ang Bahadur, our contact person and sponsorship secretary for the Ganchen Meri School, in Dolpo.
A man with a gentle smile, who lives and works in what I have heard, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt, and therefore extremely difficult to reach, areas of Nepal. A man who, to monitor ASIA’s projects and visit the school, must walk a path through the mountains for two or three days. He is the one who collects the children’s information, takes photos of them, collects their drawings or letters and gives them the letters and the gifts received from sponsors. He is the one who speaks with the families, with the teachers and with the monk who founded the school, to understand their needs. Finally, he verifies that the funds are being used at their best and that children can, thanks to the Long Distance Sponsorship, live and study in better conditions.
After a long meeting, I give him a letter and two gifts for the children received at the ASIA office in Katmandu and we leave, hoping to meet again soon, maybe in Dolpo!
I stay in the room with Nabaraj, the Responsible for Long Distance Sponsorship project and project manager of the Katmandu office, who today celebrates his eighth year of collaboration with ASIA!
We discuss the latest management aspects together and complete the organization of our monitoring mission in Rasuwa. Tomorrow we will leave together to finally visit the 4 schools that ASIA has built there! I cannot wait!