This week, our Nepali partner BSF distributed a set of fleece blanket, bed sheet and pillow cover to each of our students at the Contact Center amidst the clouds that were forming in the Kathmandu sky because of a tropical cyclone Phethai that had originated over the Bay of Bengal which quickly rendered Kathmandu and many eastern parts of Nepal frigid. For our Contact Center children and their families who mostly live in small rented tin shacks or single room apartments, which are ill-equipped to keep themselves warm, winters are always a harsh and biting reality.
The Contact Center has room heaters and carpeted floors and each of the children are provided a warm jacket each year. It so important that our children and families stay warm and sleep well when they are home, which led Laura Richardson from England, great niece of Mrs. Susan Colverson, a long-time dear friend of the late Bhuvaneshowri Satyal, to raise funds for blankets and bed sheet set (visit Laura’s page). Laura will be volunteering at the Contact Center in January.
The children and their families were very happy!
Keep warm, sleep well kids!
And Laura, we look forward to welcoming you in Nepal very soon!!