New Urgent Coronavirus Relief Campaign

New Urgent Coronavirus Relief Campaign

As Covid-19 cases are dramatically increasing in India, doctors in Nepal are concerned that the country will face a similar devastating wave as the border districts are already reporting an alarming spike in cases as well as shortage of hospital beds and oxygen. They...

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The Children’s Protection and Women Empowerment Programme

The Children’s Protection and Women Empowerment Programme

We are finally able to announce the launch of the new project with Pipal Tree UK! This is a very exciting venture for all of us: we are hoping it will lead to more and more opportunities as we are definitely stronger together. The Children's Protection and Women...

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Harry’s challenge… BE HARRY!

Harry’s challenge… BE HARRY!

Harry was in Nepal with VSO when he met Julia, Our Sansar founder. She was in Dhading running the transit home for kids after the big earthquake. He did health check-ups for the children there and then he ventured down to Birgunj. Here he did health check-ups for the...

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Saraswati Puja Festival and the importance of education

Saraswati Puja Festival and the importance of education

A couple of weeks ago our boys celebrated Saraswati Pooja, which is another important festival in Nepal. Saraswati is for me the most fascinating of the Hindu goddesses. She is known as the goddess of knowledge, but she is also goddess of music, art, speech, wisdom...

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What is your funniest festive memory?

What is your funniest festive memory?

No long to go to Christmas and everyone in the Western world is rushing to get ready for the festivities despite the pandemic... Like it or not, Christmas has turned into an international festival, that goes beyond its Christian origin and it is celebrated by...

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The Diwali Festival at Our Sansar

The Diwali Festival at Our Sansar

A few days ago, many people across the world were celebrating Diwali. It’s the festival of lights and it is one of the most important celebrations in the Hindu, as well as in Sikh and Jain cultures. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil; of light over darkness....

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Get involved in Giving Tuesday

Get involved in Giving Tuesday

We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? The idea started in the USA in 2012 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, being adapted to over 60 countries! The idea behind Giving Tuesday is that after a weekend of...

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Erica’s Story: On The Way to School

Erica’s Story: On The Way to School

The walk to school is about 20-25 minutes, on a dirt road, passing through the oilseed fields and the village. The area at the very end of the village is extremely poor. Many of the houses look more like mud huts. Kids and adults walk with bare feet in the dust. Water...

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Celebrating Dashain Festival

Celebrating Dashain Festival

The Dashain Festival is one of the most important festivals in Nepali culture. It falls in September or October, lasting 10 days and ending on the full moon. It is a celebration of joy and the harvests as well as celebrating the fertility of the land and provision of...

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Erica’s Story: My Typical Morning at the Children’s Home

At the children's home in Parwanipur, life starts very early, even in late Autumn when the days are short. Every morning we were getting up just before sunrise and had a cup of Nepali tea (known also as masala tea) before starting the day together at 6am with an hour...

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Lockdown Activities at Birgunj Children’s Home

It’s been a long lockdown in Nepal which is only now starting to slowly ease. As for kids around the world, for the boys in our home lockdown has been challenging at times. On the bright side, they are lucky to have each other, to have a big garden where they can play...

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The Teej Festival in Nepal

Last week on Friday 21st August the Teej Festival was celebrated in Nepal. Teej, short for Hartalika Teej, is a Hindu festival celebrated by women in Nepal (and many parts of India). It lasts three days: the first day consists of abundant feasting, the second day of...

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How to Volunteer Responsibly

Lots of people want to give back to the community and volunteering is one of the best ways to do that. A popular trend is to combine a love of travel and give back to the society you’re visiting by volunteering abroad. While there may be good intentions behind gap...

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Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Celebrations

Nepal is facing a particularly hard time at the moment, with coronavirus and dramatic floods causing huge problems. It’s at times like these that we could all do with a distraction and that’s exactly what’s been happening this week at the children’s home and help...

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Orwell & Austin Supporting Our Sansar

This Summer Orwell & Austin are supporting Our Sansar again!You may remember, in 2017 Orwell & Austin supported Our Sansar by donating the profits from their Love Jumper. They’re doing it again – this time with the Love T-shirt! Throughout June, July and...

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2020 The Year the World Stood Still

We’re so happy to let you all know that we’ve been selected as one of the charities benefitting from the Unique Fundraising Campaign by Dufferin Media who are raising $1 million for charities around the world who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Dufferin...

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Coronavirus in Nepal

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on countries across the world, with over 12.9 million cases, and over 571 thousand deaths worldwide. Nepal is no exception and has also faced challenges with the impact of coronavirus. On 24th March Nepal instigated a...

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Nuria’s volunteer story – time goes by at a different speed

I’ve noticed that time goes by at a different speed in the children’s home.  The day starts early and goes on relaxed. While the boys are at the school, there’s literally not much to do. I eat some fruits, read a book, write, try to learn some Nepali with the help of...

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Nuria’s volunteer story – smiles don’t need translation

Nuria’s volunteer story – smiles don’t need translation

I feel that I have found a family in the children’s home in Birgunj.  Growing up as the youngest of two sisters, I had never experienced what it was like to have someone younger to look after, but now it’s like having 17 little brothers, and I love it. Although I have...

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Sustainable developments at Birgunj!

Sustainable developments at Birgunj!

Our hand-made greenhouse! It is very important to us, that our home is sustainable and self sufficient in providing food for the children. We already have chickens and buffalos providing eggs and milk in Birgunj, but are now looking to provide more fresh vegetables for the children. In addition to our vegetable patch, our local […]

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Special needs education in Nepal

Special needs education in Nepal

Superstitions and supernatural beliefs are very common in Nepali and Hindu cultures. This superstition is very present in rural areas where education rates are low and majority of people are illiterate. Of Nepal’s population 2% are disabled and 30% of this figure are children. [1] These children often fall victim to the superstitious mindset of […]

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Nepal Earthquake #1YearOn

Nepal Earthquake #1YearOn

This time last year Nepal was struck by a series of devastating quakes and tremors that took a catastrophic toll on lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, sending the country into fear and heartache and it’s developing economy into chaos, for many months to come. In...

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Reaching out to show street children a brighter future

Reaching out to show street children a brighter future

Street children are offered little hope for the future but the boys from Our Sansar’s children’s home wanted to change that on International Day for Street Children this year. They reached out to the community and the world on April 12, meeting with street children in...

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International Street Children Day 2016 with Our Sansar

International Street Children Day 2016 with Our Sansar

Former street children in southern Nepal will be reaching out to other street children in their area to share their life experiences. For International Street Children Day on April 12, the boys from Our Sansar’s children’s home will go out into the streets in Birgunj...

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A poem from an Our Sansar volunteer

A poem from an Our Sansar volunteer

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and your New Years is just as great! One of our volunteers, Belinda, has been creatively inspired by the work she and other volunteers in Nepal are doing in Nepal. We wanted to show you the poem as we really believe it represents Our Sansar’s values and […]

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Winter Woolies

Winter Woolies

2015 has been a challenging year for the whole of Nepal. The devastating earthquakes, the new constitution, aggressive protests and the blockade at the border of Nepal has left the country in a vulnerable position. The entire nation has a lack of supplies being delivered, and with winters getting colder (the lowest temperature at higher altitudes being […]

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6 Months on from NepalQuake

6 Months on from NepalQuake

We are now past the 6 months mark from the second earthquake to devastate Nepal earlier this year and our Dhading transit home has been running for nearly 6months! We have seen the children and the area in Dhading come a long way since the heat from the summer months. Our project started by building […]

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Dashain: Let’s celebrate the largest and longest festival in Nepal

Dashain: Let’s celebrate the largest and longest festival in Nepal

Dashain (aka Bada Dashain or Vijaya Dashami) is the largest and longest Hindu festival, celebrated mainly in Nepal. The Dashain festival lasts for fifteen days and begins on the day of Ghatasthapana  and finishes in the day of Kojagrat Purnima. Throughout the fifteen days, the Nepalese Hindus carry out many ceremonies and traditions as a […]

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Nepal Constitution: Violence & shortages affect our work

Fuel shortages and political violence following a two-week blockade on the Indian border are making providing aid and charitable support to local communities increasingly difficult for our team in Nepal. In the southern Terai region, necessities such as medicine are not making their way into Nepal and there is widespread worry about possible food shortages […]

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Our Sansar celebrates International Youth Day

Voices of the Our Sansar Birgunj children’s home’s youth were heard around the world Wednesday for International Youth Day. As part of an online campaign, the boys told world leaders what they want their future to look like and how they can achieve it. In the lead up to and throughout the day’s activities, the home’s 17 […]

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Update from Nepal: Visit to Birgunj home!

Our Sansar’s Director Julia, Clint and Katie had no rest after setting up our temporary home in Dhading – it was straight to see the boys at our home in Birgunj! Our team was excited to see the boys had changed and have all grown in both size and in confidence! The boys act like […]

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Update from Our Sansar’s Nepal team

From our UK team, Julia and Clint had already planned to visit the Nepal team, but the earthquake gave them all the more reason to. The Our Sansar team has been in Dhading for less than 2 weeks and already we are seeing vast improvements in the area, thanks to everyone’s donations. The team have […]

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Interested in becoming an Our Sansar volunteer?

Our Sansar relies on dedicated volunteers to keep our organisation running the best it can. Regardless of the motivation, what unites all of the volunteers here, is that we all find it both challenging and rewarding! Volunteering at Our Sansar can help gain new skills or knowledge, or develop your current skills. It is also […]

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Second Earthquake Hits Nepal

We are devastated by the news that a second earthquake, measuring 7.3 in magnitude, has hit Nepal just weeks after over 8,000 people were killed in the biggest earthquake to strike the country in over 80 years. Seventy-six people are known to have died but the figure is expected to rise. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

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Charity Chuckle at the Komedia!

To support with our Nepal Earthquake Appeal, Charity Chuckle are holding a special event for Our Sansar at the Komedia, Brighton, on the 12th of May! The aim of the night is to provide aid, relief and blankets for victims of the Earthquake in more rural areas of Nepal.    May is the month of […]

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We’re Delivering Supplies But Your Help Is Still Desperately Needed

Five days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, we have finally been able to start delivering desperately needed supplies to some of the more remote communities affected, many of which are outside the reach of the major aid organisations. Thanks to our supporters, who have helped us raise over £1,000 in just a few days, […]

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Rural Victims of Nepal Earthquake Need Your Help

Your help is desperately needed to provide assistance and aid to some of the most rural communities in Nepal following the devastating earthquake.
http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/urgent-appeal-nepal-earthquake-relief/

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