One of our most inspiring stories has been the work done by Kiran Karjit in Sitapaila. Kiran used our jasta to build an ‘art hut’ where drawing and creating has helped children overcome the traumas of the earthquake – catch up with the original story .
We can now bring you up to date! Kiran tells us ‘The tin hut is now completed. Some painting and decorations and bamboo mattressess will add the finisìng touch. I call it Verena hut. Verena is a Swiss word. My most of childhood was spent in a village in Eastern Nepal called Jiri. The Swiss government helped Jirels to get exposed. As a result, some names like Alambak, Verena, Librik became familiar to me. Now I wish my nation to be prosperous like Switzerland.”
“These days twelve children are coming regularly to Verena. They come on Saturdays when they are not at school. We play indoor games, build with blocks, sing, dance and sometimes make handicrafts.You can really see the change in them – the children argue less and keep things in the proper place. For a few hours they seem really happy”
A story to make readers happy too – thank you Kiran for your wonderful work!