After some years of work in Kathmandu with OneLoveOneWorld we are activating our english blog again.
The 16th of September: Steffi visits the capitol to take a look how OneLoveOneWorld is doing and to meet the team of OLOW Nepal.
The town appears as chaotic as before. With curiosity, I make my way by scooter to OneLoveOneWorld Nepal. What I find is very gratifying. The new house is well furnished, the rooms are bright, and the garden,with its swings and grassy area, offers the children enough space to play.
The staff show motivation in their work. With the words, “We do not have much time, so let’s begin directly,” we start our work that day. They begin by satisfying my curiosity about the development of families and children supported by OneLoveOneWorld.
I make positive observations in this context. They individually respond to all concerned and the same people are still there, checking the change that brings support, going regularly to the slum, offering advice and workshops.
Next, they report on the projects, which are coordinated with the help of Nepalese volunteers. All projects are still stable and the employees are satisfied with the effects we have achieved.
During our two-hour exchange we collect topics on which we can work together over the next 2 ½ weeks. These include such issues as: public relations, fundraising, coordination of reporting between Nepal and Germany, and the implementation of the Child Protection Policy in Nepal.
After our meeting, the children arrive back from school and, after a friendly greeting, begin working on their homework. It was very nice to see all healthy again. Currently 10 children live in our residential group and 16 attend the Day Care Center. The children make a satisfied and happy impression. As I passed the evening I was given all kinds of colorful letters and pictures.
Now work in Kathmandu has started and I have the feeling that the team is happy to be together again, doing important work for the organization. As you know, Leonie York and I have improved the organization and held it running steadily and evenly in some areas. Now we need to coordinate a few things between Nepal and Germany, so that we can continue to implement the projects well.
We will be updating the English and German website, printing new flyers in English, organizing a meeting with all Board Members, and drawing up a Leaving Care Policy for the kids who are old enough to leave our assisted living.
Steffi and the entire team at OneLoveOneWorld