What a great way to begin the new year! CPCS has provided the children with brand new calendars. One of the many issues of Nepal’s educational system is the lack of school supplies especially after the 2015 earthquake when more than 5,000 schools have been damaged and many books disappeared. Schools in Nepal were woefully inadequate even before the quake, and the country’s literacy rate of about 66 percent is among the lowest in Asia.
CPCS tries to counteract these issues by providing classes and basic school supplies.
We celebrated makar Sankranti with the children! It usually falls on 14 January. It is a major harvest festival that marks the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to the other: Capricorn zodiac sign knows at Makara (hence the name). In Nepal, this day is in honor of deity Surya and it is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Nepali family, this day on-wards. It also marks the termination of winter season and the beginning of longer days and a new harvest. It is observed all around the country with great fanfares. We decided to celebrate with special dishes. The children had a great time!
What a great way to begin the new year! CPCS has provided the children with brand new calendars. One of the many issues of Nepal’s educational system is the lack of school supplies especially after the 2015 earthquake when more than 5,000 schools have been damaged and many books disappeared. Schools in Nepal were woefully inadequate even before the quake, and the country’s literacy rate of about 66 percent is among the lowest in Asia.CPCS tries to counteract these issues by providing classes and basic school supplies. The children were enthusiastic about it!
Sports are of great importance for children as physical activity stimulates growth and positively contributes to children’s self-esteem and well-being. Moreover, sportive children are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure and heart disease in later life than non-active ones. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that sportive children perform better in school and are better team players. CPCS alliance recognizes the importance of sports for children and provides the necessary sport infrastructures to host several sportive events throughout the year.
What an amazing year! To begin the new year, we decided to share with you our favorite moments of 2019!
1. The cultural dance program for the girls of the community that CPCR – Regional Center Dolakha organized: Enjoyed seeing their amazing performance!
2. The football tournaments organized by the Pragatishil Child Club in Godawari and the Garuda Football Tournament: It was all about sport and friendships!
3. Seeing the children get better mental health: Through drawings and games, they expressed themselves and shared their feelings. Best kind of improvement!
4. Celebrating our 17th anniversary and remembering how much we have done and seeing how far we will be in a couple of years!
5. The quiz competition during the holidays: Proud of all the teamwork!
6. Weekly Child Council Meeting at the Rehabilitation Center for Boys: loved seeing them listen to each other and elect a president and a vice president.
7. Cheering up the walls of the new building in CPCS – Drop-In Center and Rehabilitation Center: It was amazing seeing the children and the social worker/artist work together to build this masterpiece!
8. CPCS version of the mannequin challenge: We had a lot of fun sharing a popular world trend with the children!
9. Dipawali parties in the various center was extra special this year and so colorful! Brightened our days for sure!
10. Being able to celebrate Bhai Tika with the children: always amazing to see the children involved in the country’s traditions!
Of course, the best thing is to see the improvement in the children, concerning their physical and mental health but also in their knowledge concerning the world surrounding them. Thank you 2019 for allowing us to help our children and thanks to all of you for the constant support!