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Mitratā Service Beyond Borders

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” 

― Charles Dickens 

We started our service visit to Nepal with the intention of expanding our friendships and service beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka. We had planned to do a community service project with Rotaract Club of Kathmandu. As homework, we already bought some stationary items from Colombo to donate for an orphanage in Kathmandu.  

On the second day after visiting Sarangkot and Bakthapur we came back to small village near the Kathmandu Airport called Kageshowari. Our intention was to meet some innocent children in Srijanshil Children’s Welfare. Our Rotaract friends from the Rotaract Club of Kathmandu also joined hands for this worthy initiative.  

We reached the orphanage around 11am in the morning and little children warmly welcomed us to their children’s home. It was the first time we met some of our Rotaract friends, so everyone introduced themselves first. After that the matron of the home thanked us for supporting them and we distributed the gifts and stationary items brought from Sri Lanka. Everyone was really happy to see the smiles of these young souls and were encouraged to do more charity work in the future as well.  

After the donation everyone was eager to take a group photo, so we took it first. Then the children from the home organized a small talent show and it well entertained the gathering. We shared some sweets we brought from Sri Lanka with the children as well as the Rotaractors from Rotaract Clun of Kathmandu. Everyone enjoyed these food items and fortunately we had some extra food, so everyone was able to enjoy them well. 

After that we said goodbye to our little friends of Srijanshil Children’s Welfare and gathered for a Joint Meeting with Rotaract Club of Kathmandu. The things happened at this joint meeting will be shared in a separate article as there are so many fun facts there to share. This was one of the memorable projects done during our service visit to Nepal as it was really heart touching and emotional. Everyone enjoyed the little time they spent with the children and they were able to add some value for their lives through this project. 

Rtr. Hasitha Prashan

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