Many of you know that I have been running in various races including half marathons and a marathon in the past few years. The reason is very simple - I love running. The journey began when I got my official “running shoes” from my father at the age of 4 – my favorite shoes, light green in color. At the time, I could barely run at the pace he was walking. I was able to explore my passion for running because my father saw in me what I could not see in myself. After he passed away in Oct. 2012, his teachings grew even stronger. I celebrated the platform he provided me, by running my first marathon shortly after.
This year I am running "Chicago Marathon 2014" to re-celebrate the concept of providing platform. I am raising funds for Dayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship, which provides a "platform" to young professionals and graduate students (both in Nepal and abroad), who are passionate to leverage their technical expertise and vast network in bringing positive change in Nepal.
In 2014, 20 Dayitwa Fellows from 9 countries will be working in 8 public agencies and with 10 Members of Parliament from all major political parties. I want to support four “Dayitwa Fellows” working in the following initiatives:
- Increasing women’s participation in politics
- Developing ‘School Counseling Manual’ that includes detail information on the concept, operation, modality of psychosocial counseling in schools to improve learnings and success of students.
- Creating a school mapping system that will allow for a visualization of the location of schools.
- Evaluating the Activities of the Business Incubation Center for nurturing new businesses and providing the immediate tools and skills required to grow and expand their business.
Please visit Dayitwa's website to learn more about the initiative:
I am excited about celebrating this "platform" and supporting Dayitwa Initiative. I cannot finish this journey alone. I NEED YOU. I have pledged to raise $2400. I will greatly appreciate your support in meeting this important goal. Let's finish this journey together.
Dherai maya (much love),
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