Get to Know Our Students: Part 3

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME DOING?

A: “I like to spend most of my time playing football and am part of the junior football team back in my village.  We are named ‘Thangal’ and have won various prizes during the village football match.  I am really happy that I get to play football with a local club here too!” – Arun

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO HERE AT CYF? 

A: “I enjoy the exercises done here every morning as well as reading in Nepali and making toy houses.” – Anila

 

Q: WHY IS CYF IMPORTANT TO YOU? 

A: “I know that I won’t find a better education anywhere else, and it will also help me accomplish my goal of being a social worker to help the underprivileged.” – Ganga

 

Q: DO YOU LIKE BEING BOTH AT CYF AND AT HOME? 

A: “I enjoy spending time both here at school and at home. At school I like to play games with my friends, and at home I like the trees a lot.” – Robin

 

Q: DO YOU LIKE ATTENDING FESTIVALS WHEN YOU GO HOME? 

A: “I really enjoy the Dasai festival back in my village because of the celebration and the money I receive which I like to buy food and stationaries with.” – Saurav

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU AIM TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

A: “A hero! Because they fight the bad guys!” - Suraj

Scroll through the pictures below to see each of the students in this Q&A:

 

 

CYF Counselor Jen James Receives VoicesOfTheYear's Courage Award

 CYF Counselor Jen James Receives VoicesOfTheYear's Courage Award

We are honored to share that CYF team member Jen James received the Voices Of The Year Courage Award for her work at Crisis Text Line and as author of My Life As a Survivor. She was honored alongside 15 other extremely influential women of today: Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chelsea Clinton, Tarana Burke, Krista Suh, Cleo Wade, Daysha Edewi, Kimberly Zapata, Jessamyn Stanley, and Brynn Elliott. 

Sushmita's Journal, #8: Winter Activities, Christmas and New Years

Sushmita's Journal, #8: Winter Activities, Christmas and New Years

My host mom and I went to the Nutcracker. It was fun watching with her and the music was so nice. It was Russian music and and it was such a nice night. I had so much fun! in the evening for dinner my host mom, her friend and I went out to a Nepali restaurant. I met a Nepali girl and I talked with a girl in Nepali. It was fun talking to her. We had a lot of yummy Nepali food.

Get to Know Our Students: Part 2

 

Q: HOW HAS ATTENDING CYF HELPED YOU? 

A: I would not be in a hostel if it were not for CYF, and because of CYF I now believe that I have a future that I can determine.” - Amos

 

Q: HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS?

A: “I go to stay with my mother who lives here in Kathmandu and help her with household chores and go with her to her work as a household helper.” - Kajol 

 

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES? 

A: “I love to write, sing, and play with friends, which I get to do here at CYF all the time.” - Karuna 

 

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? 

A: “One of my favorite things to do here is to read, and ‘Lion King’ and ‘Magic Key’ are two of my favorite books!” - Sandesh 

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT CYF? 

A: “I really like that CYF feels like home away from home and that there is no time to feel homesick.  CYF has become like a family to me and I am really happy that I am here.” - Laxmi

 

Q: WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU REALLY LIKE TO DO? 

A: “I really love to travel, and so far I have been to Nagarkot, Pokhara and the mountains.  I would love to travel to Lumbini, China, Ladkh, Canada, France, and Austria! I love to learn about the life outside of my city by visiting other districts and villages.” - Mingma

Scroll through the pictures below to see each of the students in this Q&A:

 

 

The Significance of Dhaka: Past, Present and Future

The Significance of Dhaka: Past, Present and Future

In 2015 I attended an event held in Manhattan, New York City. It was here that I first came across Haushala Creatives. To my surprise, a familiar fabric seemed to be the recurring theme of their merchandise – the Nepalese Dhaka. I remember being overcome by a strange emotion, like I had somehow become misplaced in time and space – or in the words of Keanu Reeves: a glitch in the matrix! But all jokes aside, the sight of the Dhaka evoked a wistful sentiment; one that carried me thousands of miles back to the mountains, hills and plains of Nepal.