Let's tie a knot together
Organized by: Nepali Kids Fundraiser
Connection in Nepal
March 29, 2016
Today, we ask you to tie a knot. No, we are not asking you guys to tie the knot to get married, but to tie the knot between tragedy and faith in humanity. As most of you know, a massive earthquake struck Nepal last year in April and May that killed over 8,000 people and injured over 25,000. It was a huge tragedy for the country and the entire world. But, we all have faith in humanity. We believe that there are a lot of us out there that want to, and will help with the rebuilding efforts of Nepal.
In almost a year since the earthquake hit, there has been a lot of recovery in Nepal, and the international support for the country has been tremendous. However, there is still a lot that needs to be done, especially since Nepal is such an under-developed country. Much of the funds that Nepal received were not put to good use, and we want to do something that will directly impact rebuilding Nepal at the ground level.
Education is incredibly important in life, especially for young kids. We want to focus on making the lives of Nepali children better by improving and expanding their access to a quality education. The funds that we raise will go directly to a local school that was devastated by the earthquake. We do not know which specific school the money will go to yet, but I (Parimal) will be going back to Nepal in the summer, where I will connect with a school in need of assistance. It is my responsibility to make sure the money goes to good hands and to a school that was actually affected by the earthquake. We will provide more specific information on this page when we can, and will consistently provide updates, but we wanted to set this page up now to ensure that we can reach the most people before the summer.
Now, many of you may be struggling with money, and might not have much to give. We are in the same boat. But, we don't ask you to give much. Anything, like literally even $1 is enough. The most important thing though is to give from your heart. And if you find this cause is worthy enough, share it with your friends, families and anyone you think will want to tie a knot. Because when we all come together, we can make a big change.
We also have a couple of events that we are hosting, if you live in New York City. Dates and location will appear in this page shortly.
If you have any questions or want to help us expand access to education in Nepal, please let us know. We would love to hear from you and get your feedback!
So guys, let's tie this knot! Because tragedy can be overcome by humanity.
Info about the organizers:
I am a recent graduate from Nepal who has travelled quite a bit since a young age. I lived in very under-developed countries growing up in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and got to see first hand what it is like to live in poverty. Since then, I had always had an urge to help people and support people in need. I was actively involved with volunteer organizations growing up, and also in college when I came to the United States. You can reach out to me in the contact section, if you would like to learn more about me or have any questions for me.
Rasmita is also originally from Nepal but she grew up for most of her life in the United States. She grew up around Oregon, but her family moved to New York few years ago. She recently graduated as well from New York city and is actively looking to help the community she lives in. Being from Nepal, and not really having lived there, she believes it is her responsibility to help the people in need, especially in Nepal. The earthquake shook her from last year, and she has been consistently looking for ways to help. You can also reach out to her through the contact section if you have any questions for her.