Bertie’s Update: Week 1

Hi folks, it’s Bertie again! bringing you the lowdown on how our first week of ‘Buy a Buffalo’ went.   So…. It’s officially 1 week since we started our campaign and Gateway Challenge!!! (If you’re a bit behind have a quick catch up here: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/buy-a-buffalo/) and PHEW has it been hectic. We’ve been run off […]

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Wanna Thunderclap It??

  The world’s 1st crowdspeaking platform that helps to promote any cause or campaign!!! (as long as it gets approved) We’re harnessing its almighty powers to help promote and raise awareness for our current ‘Buy a Buffalo’ campaign: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/buy-a-buffalo/ It’s been used by numerous charities and I’ve noticed Stephen Fry has been a big supporter, […]

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Bertie Buffalo!!!

“Is this on? *taps microphone* Hello? Hello! My name is Bertie and I’m a water buffalo commonly found in the Indian subcontinent. For those of you who struggle with maps – as a hoofed animal, I sure do! – this is the southerly region of Asia, which comprises of Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and […]

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Fancy Buying a Buffalo this Christmas??

  This year Our Sansar have teamed up with Global Giving to help run our campaign: Yep that’s right we want to buy a couple of these lovely creatures for our Children’s Home: In order to do this we need your help and support to raise awareness and a minimum of £2,000 through our Global […]

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Education is Key

With so much focus on the importance of education at the moment, our work at Our Sansar seems to be more poignant than ever! In the last month alone we have seen: International Day of the Girl – this day highlighted the need for girls’ voices to be heard and for them...

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Education is Key

With so much focus on the importance of education at the moment, our work at Our Sansar seems to be more poignant than ever! In the last month alone we have seen: International Day of the Girl – this day highlighted the need for girls’ voices to be heard and for them to be given […]

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Happy Diwali

This weekend celebrated Diwali – the wonderful festival of lights. Diwali being a Hindu festival, it’s a huge 5 day celebration in Nepal full of fireworks, gifts, feasts and lights. The festival honours the goddess of wealth and god of prosperity and celebrates the...

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Happy Diwali

  This weekend celebrated Diwali – the wonderful festival of lights. Diwali being a Hindu festival, it’s a huge 5 day celebration in Nepal full of fireworks, gifts, feasts and lights. The festival honours the goddess of wealth and god of prosperity and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. With a multitude of holidays […]

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Our Sansar welcomes……

In the last month we’ve welcomed three new members to the Our Sansar Communications Team. So we thought we’d give you a quick introduction to the newbies. Lucy Boxall Lucy has been working as a communications professional for a number of public sector organisations since graduating university in 2006. She completed a PGDip in Social […]

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Julia Krepska: Director

The co-founding director of Our Sansar, Julia, studied Japanese at the University of Warsaw and International Relations at the Open University. Having worked within international travel, teaching and business industries, Julia decided to establish a not-for-profit...

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Rajesh Kalhan: Operations Director

Rajesh has worked in the public and voluntary sector for over twenty five years. He has a background in health, local government and the not-for-profit sector where he has worked as a Chief Executive of two national charities. He spent ten years working as a Senior...

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Clint Powell: Development Manager

After studying law at Sussex University Clint decided it was time for a change. After 3 years of living in Tokyo working as a corporate consultant he had had enough change and returned to the UK to work as a human rights lawyer. Clint also holds a Juris Doctor and...

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Monica Negoita: Operations Manager

With international work experience while studying in the USA and as a volunteer in Egypt, Monica decided to add one more experience to the list. After completing her Business Management and Marketing BA Honours she decided to move to London where she deepened her...

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Volunteers Initiative Nepal

Volunteers Initiative Nepal's (VIN) mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced educational programmes and community training to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.

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Volunteering England

Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.

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Vodafone

Three volunteers in 2010 and four in 2011 for Our Sansar were awarded two-month placements by the Vodafone World of Difference Foundation. The World of Difference Programme provides 500 people from around the UK, the opportunity to work with a charity of their choice...

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Vertical Response

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail service empowering small businesses to create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns.

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TNW

Team for Nature and Wildlife (TNW) is a social, not-for-profit NGO founded by environment and society conscious Nepalese youths to promote a green and sustainable community. The practical sustainable development of the nation with the empowerment and involvement of...

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Small Charities Coalition

The Small Charities Coalition exists to help small charities access the skills, experience and resources they need to achieve their aims.

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SathSath

SathSath (meaning together) supports children who live and work on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. Through their programmes they provide the children with opportunities to improve their lives. They assist the children to develop skills, build confidence and learn how...

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Responsible Travel

responsibletravel.com is the world's leading company for responsible holidays. In 2011 the company celebrates its 10th birthday and has sold $100 million worth of holidays since it launched. The site works with over 1,000 tourism suppliers to help market over 4,000...

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NCVO

NCVO - the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - aims to give a shared voice to voluntary organisations and to help them achieve the highest standards of practice and effectiveness in all areas of their work.

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My Ten Days

My Ten Days encourages and supports owners and managers of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) to give one employee ten days paid leave to do voluntary work or fund raising.

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Kantar Retail

Kantar Retail, an insight and consulting business with offices in over 15 countries, generously sponsored Our Sansar allowing us to participate in the AEON Festival in August 2010.

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Google

The search engine Google awarded Our Sansar with $10,000 a month worth of advertisements in January 2010. The Google content network comprises of hundreds of well known and high quality websites, online newspapers, blogs and many more pages.

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Global Action Nepal

Global Action Nepal (GAN) is a UK Registered Charity whose chief focus is on educational and social improvement throughout Nepal. Their major project areas include teacher training, supporting the education of disadvantaged children, building adequate sanitation and...

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Foundations for Social Improvement

The Foundation for Social Improvement is all about supporting the small charities who work right across the UK to build happier, safer and more supportive communities.

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A4ID

A4ID brings together the legal and development professions to gain maximum impact in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We do this both by facilitating free legal support for those working to end poverty and by raising awareness of how the law and lawyers can...

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Allan & Nesta Ferguson

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, widely known for promoting education, international friendship and understanding, and world peace and development, generously support Our Sansar.

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The Big Give

The Big Give is the intelligent way for proactive philanthropists to find and support charities.

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Bond

Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Bond promotes, supports, represents and, on occasion, leads the work and interests of UK international development organisations.

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BSNS

The Brighton Sussex Nepalese Society is formed to introduce Nepali festivals and culture. This Society also organises different activities, including organising competitions, hold get together, sports etc.

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CHHAHARI

CHHAHARI is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide food, shelter, education and health care for the multitude of orphaned and underprivileged children of Nepal.

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Different Travel

Different Travel offer charity fund raising challenges, such as a trek or a long-distance cycle ride, and include the opportunity to get involved with volunteer work on much needed community-based development projects in the developing world, thus raising funds for...

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Marcus Bonfanti

From
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 first
 note
 of
 Led
 Zeppelin’s
 “Black
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 sixteen‐year‐old
 Marcus 
Bonfanti 
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wanted 
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player. Now
 29,
 Bonfanti 
has
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sum
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great
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exposed 
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as
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growing
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Alexis Dubus

Alexis Dubus is an actor and comedian who has performed all over the world including at the Edinburgh Fringe, at Melbourne, New Zealand and Sydney’s Comedy Festivals and at the Adelaide Fringe. Alexis first became involved with Our Sansar in 2011 where he successfully...

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Louise Tickle

Louise Tickle is a freelance journalist who specialises in education, social affairs and international development. Her background working in press and campaigns for the RSPB, CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and Comic Relief undoubtedly shaped her areas of...

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Alison O’Leary

Senior Vice President, Racepoint Group Alison is an experienced communications professional with international expertise supporting US and European organisations of all sizes. With 15 years’ front line experience of business-to-business and business-to-consumer public...

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Karen Coe

Following a career in motoring PR, Karen's life took a different turn when she and her husband, travel photographer Chris Coe, founded the Travel Photographer of the Year awards in 2003. Since then, TPOTY has become one of the world's leading photography competitions,...

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Dr Chandrika Patel

Chandrika has enjoyed diverse careers that include corporate banking and teaching in India, Indonesia, Turkey and Czech Republic. She completed PhD in drama studying British Asian Theatre at the University of Exeter. She also has M.A. in applied drama and has been...

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David Reddin

David Reddin was called to the Bar in 1982 (Grays Inn). Spending the first 2 years of his career in 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton and London he was Commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1982 and served with the Army Legal Services from 1984. He retired in 2002....

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Jeremy Langley

Jeremy is a Regional Director for Western Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lumesse. These regions are obviously highly diverse, both culturally and geographically, ranging from Norway to South Africa, and from Ireland to Israel. That makes it very challenging but...

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Valery Bangob: Project Officer

Valery`s interest in development dates back to the days when his father was the country representative for former US president Jimmy Carter Centre Cameroon. During this time, Valery witnessed how development strategies can contribute to the initial reduction and...

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