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Friends of Nepal

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Friends of Nepal

  1. 1. Friends Of Nepal – NJMaking a difference in People’s lives in Nepal P.O. Box 5015, Somerville, NJ 08876 www.fonnj.org
  2. 2. FON-NJ AT AGLANCEFriends of Nepal,New Jersey (FON-NJ) is a non-profitorganization 501-CorganizationInception of FON-NJ: April 1990Chartered -2002501- © - 2008
  3. 3. GOALS & OBJECTIVES• Seeks to promote awareness of Nepalese culture and to strengthen ties of friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation with various organizations.• To preserve the cultural heritage, traditions and customs of Nepal.• To promote Nepalese arts, literature, music, dances and customs• To explore educational opportunities for children in Nepal.• To provide assistance to increase the welfare of the people of Nepal.
  4. 4. PROJECTS Micro-Loan Projects Education Projects  Bal Bikash School, Patan  Nandi-Ratri Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Kathmandu  Scholarship to Girls Schools (5 Schools in Rautahat)  Scholarship to physically challenged students (in Rautahat District) Rotaract Youth Leadership Program Community Health Clinic ElderCare Program Street Youth Music scholarship Program Humanitarian Awards Program “HAMRO GAO – MUSTANG LIBRARY PROJECT”
  5. 5. Financial ContributionsPrivate Donor Scholarship through FON-NJ• Rotary Scholarships (Annually) – $1000• Rotary Grants – $100,800• Matching grants -30,000Individual/Organization Matching grants Dr. Madhu and Sivanti Manandhar (Micro Loan/Education) – J&J Nepal Foundation, Mary Caroll, Pennsylvania (Micro Loan/Education) Thakur Karki - Publishing company Young Lee – Bank of America Sanjaya Tuladhar – Goldman Sachs Sunil Nepal – Bristol Myers and Squibb Rusil Tamrakar – Reuters Raj Kalakheti – J&J
  6. 6. Memorial Scholarships• Kul Narayan MaharjanScholarship15• Krishna Prasad andTirtha Maya Manandhar 30•Wen-Chinan YangMemorial Scholarship –Taiwan 20
  7. 7. PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENT (PROJECTS) Micro-Loan - 400 beneficiaries Scholarships to more than 110 students (including physically challenged students) Rotaract Youth Leadership Program: More than 100 trained Community Health Clinic: Supported for 1 year (free medical consultation & medical supplies) Memorial Scholarship Programs – 85 students annually
  8. 8. Music Scholarships for Street Children
  9. 9. ACCOMPLISHMENTS (OTHERS) Nepali Panche Baja installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY city in 2003 Made financial contribution to:  Flood relief in Nepal  Medical treatment to local Nepali students  Medical treatment for the victims of Democracy Movement in Nepal & Others
  10. 10. ACCOMPLISHMENTS (OTHERS) Children Education Camps Career Development Workshops Supported to Interfaith Peace Movement initiated by Monk Krishna Man Manandhar Tabala Music training for Orphans in Nepal ElderCare Program
  11. 11. MICRO-LOAN PROJECT Micro-loan project is about a LOAN and not a DONATION Started in 2002 with $300 donation for three women FONNJ has Contributed over $9000 towards Micro-loan project $13,000 grant from Rotary International to support additional 125 ladies each year.
  12. 12. MICRO-LOAN PROGRAMbyMahila Adarsha Sewa Kendra,Kathmandu
  13. 13. 2006 MICRO-CREDIT RECEPIENTS
  14. 14. MICRO-LOAN PROJECTS OF JHAPA
  15. 15. Humanitarian ProjectCelebration Recently celebrated 20 years of Humanitarian Projects in Nepal Awarded 9 individuals with Special Humanitarian Awards
  16. 16. Nanda Ratri School,Naxal ScholarshipProgram• FON-NJ has been supporting this program since 2003 to needy students in Nepal with their education• Almost all students have low paying jobs during the day as domestic helpers, street vendors, newspaper hawkers, laborers, etc• These students are financially stressed and would be unable to continue their education if financial assistances are not available• Every year 10 students are provided US $50 each to support their education – fees, uniforms, and other education supplies
  17. 17. FONNJ REVIEW TEAM IN BAL BIKASH HIGH SCHOOL
  18. 18. EDUCATION PROJECT Nandi Ratri Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Naxal, Kathmandu  FON-NJ has been supporting this program since 2003 to needy students in Nepal with their education  Almost all students have low paying jobs during the day as domestic helpers, street vendors, newspaper hawkers, laborers, etc  These students are financially stressed and would be unable to continue their education if financial assistances are not available  Every year 10 students are provided US $50 each to support their education – fees, uniforms, and other education supplies
  19. 19. A TAEACHER & SCOLARSHIPRECIPIENTS FROM NANDI RATRIMADHYAMIK VIDHYALAYA, NAXAL
  20. 20. EDUCATIONAL PROJECT3. Scholarship Programs2. Bal Bikash High School, Patan3. Nandi Ratri Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Naxal, Kathmandu4. Girls Students in various High Schools in Rautahat5. Physically Challenged Students in Rautahat6. Girl Child Scholarship in Thasi, Patan7. 10 Memorial scholarship - Harsidhi – Patan8. 85 Memorial Scholarship-BalKumari School, Sunakothi9. School Building in Tharan10.School Project in Kaski11.School Project in rural village school in Namjung, Gorkha
  21. 21. • MADHAV K. NEPAL AWARDING3. Scholarship Program in SCHOLARSHIP TORautahat DistrictScholarship for Girl Students THE STUDENTScholarship provided to 10 girlstudents$500 per year is contributed fromFON-NJAll Girls at Grade 8 are selectedfrom various schools of DistrictAcademically sound, poor andunderprivileged girls are selected bycommittee (Headmaster, LadyTeacher & School Management)Program implemented by RautahatDevelopment Trust, a non-profitorganization in NepalThe first batch of all 10 girl studentshave completed high school
  22. 22. SCHOLARSHIPAWARD PROGRAM BYDISTRICT EDUCATIONOFFICE
  23. 23. EDUCATION PROJECT3. Scholarship Program in Rautahat DistrictFinancial Support for Disabled Primary School Students Financial assistance to the disabled students throughout the Rautahat District $500 per year is contributed 50 to 100 students at a primary school level are selected by committee The program is administered by Rautahat Development Trust (RDT), a non –profit organization in Nepal
  24. 24. Rotary YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM,PATANTo prepare diverse individualsfor leadership througheducation and workshopsA half year long program todevelop civic leadershipthrough education andexploration of issues affectingPatan’s communityCommunity leaders from allaspects of Patan district willpresent various topics to createa network of young communityleaders to guide the future ofthe community.
  25. 25. LEADERSHIPPROGRAMPlan to utilizetheir service toother FON-NJprojects in NepalEachscholarshipsrecipients will berequired to do 20hours ofvolunteer service
  26. 26. COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC FON-NJ has supported a free health clinic in Ikhalakhu, Patan This project supports healthcare needs of the community in Ikhalakhu, Patan via free health clinic and free medicine for people who cannot afford to visit a doctor The donation will be used to purchase medicine, first-aid kits and other medical items
  27. 27. COMMUNITYHEALTH ANDYOUTHSERVICESUPPORTED
  28. 28. PANCHE BAJAIN PANCHE • Monk Krishnaman’sBAJA DonationINSTALLATIONPROGRAM"Panche Baja" wasgenerously donated, adecade ago, by MonkKrishna Man Manandharas a gift from Nepal toThe MetropolitanMuseum of Art in NewYork CityOn June 17th 2003,amidst a function, theinstruments werepermanently put ondisplay for all to enjoy
  29. 29. CAREER • 2005 PROGRAM IN NYDEVELOPMENT•The objective was tohelp recent graduatesand job seekers from ourcommunity attain a pointof contact in the fields inwhich they areinterested
  30. 30. PARTICIPANTS OF CHILDREN CAMP
  31. 31. FON-NJ NEW INICIATIVES: LEGACY CIRCLELegacy Circle is a platform to leave your legacyAND help poor people IN Nepal Anyone can join “Legacy Circle” by contributing $100 per year Legacy Circle Members will propose and select the projects to be implemented in Nepal Projects will be implemented through Non-Profit organizations in Nepal FON-NJ will administer the “Legacy Circle” Program “LEAVE A LEGACY OF HOPE”
  32. 32. FON-NJ HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS …….THROUGH YOUR PARTICIPATION & CONTRIBUTION WE COUNT ON YOUR FUTURE PARTICIPATION AND CONTRIBUTION THANK YOU ALL!!!
  33. 33. FON-NJ CONTACT Please visit www.fonnj.org ORcontact any executive member for further details

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