Women’s Empowerment Center – progress update

Women’s Empowerment Center – progress update

Local Women are in GoganPur Village building the Women’s Empowerment center and while we are there we are connecting a lot with local people and are spending lots of time with children and women. Most of the men have left the village and live in the city.

There are a lot of beautiful things in this village, people are fully connected with each other, the animals and the earth. All they need is quality education and skills to support themselves in a really healthy way.

We brought some toys to these children and the image tells you more than words how excited they were. In Nepal still only 49% of girls age 15+ are literate. 13% of school-age children are out of school. 36 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday. 38% of children are engaged in child labor. 26% of people live in poverty.

I wish there could be more people or organizations supporting this area. They need sustainable change. Our reason for building a women’s empowerment center in this area is to respect their culture, their 1000 year old practices and support them with quality knowledge and skills so they can bring best to the family and community.

Please keep following our progress in Goganpur village
Thank you
Namaste

The Paradox of Our Age

We have bigger houses, but smaller families, more conveniences, but less time, we have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgements, more experts, but more problems, more medicines but less healthiness, we have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever but have less communication. We have become long on quantity but short on quality, these are times of fast foods but slow digestion, it is a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama quote reminded us how important it is for all of us to connected with nature. We are in Gogan Pur village building Women’s empowerment center, the people in this village still follow ancient science and are very connected to earth, but we are feeling the influence of the fast track world is making their way to these small villages too.

Local women is committed to restoring the old tradition and supporting ancient science and making a change not through technology but with the help of nature, because you exist in nature and nature exists in you.

Thank you to all the supporter who is helping us complete this center. Find out more at www.locwom.org