These are the ongoing post from 2 CNIB employees who are in Nepal, helping children with vision loss, and telling us what is happening.
(Image of Kelley smiling with the children gathered around saying good-bye)
We all know the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child"- well our introduction to their village started with Kelley Beaverford. Kelley has been a great source of information and has provided much needed assistance when taking the children on the long treks-we never would have been able to work with these children without our village of support. Kelley left us today but we still know the hotspots in Patan for buying jewelry.
(Image of Mahendra and student taking a break on side of path)
We will be forever grateful to Maggie –for the loan of her vehicle and the wonderful support of Mahendra her driver and now part-time paraprofessional. Mahendra has a great connection with these children he has been an extra set of eyes to watch over them when they are walking. He has offered us explanations and translation and of course he also knows the best shopping and restaurants.
(Image of Daya Ram washing the childrens feet with water from the well- after a long trek)
Running the village for the children is Daya Ram who has put so much importance on education - Daya Ram also shoulders the responsibility of ensuring these children are fed, clothed and cared for. We appreciate his gentle kindness when hosting us - ensuring we are comfortable and serving us tea and food.
(Image of Ajit and student)
(Image of Apin and student walking)
Daya Ram's two sons (new Para professionals) have been assisting in teaching the children how to use the canes. These men attend IT college in the city and come out to help every day. We will be leaving the long village treks and hikes in their capable hands.
Written By Laura and Christy