Blog Action Day

For Blog Action Day this year we’ve joined the One Campaign’s topic of Energy and how this can impact on the basic needs and human rights of those living in Nepal. We often talk about being in an ‘energy crisis’ in the West; whether it’s running low on fossil fuels or...

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Lucy Boxall: Communications Manager

Lucy has been working as a communications professional for a number of public sector organisations since graduating university in 2006 and is currently working in government health communications. She completed a PGDip in Social Sciences in 2011 from the Open...

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Sean Foster Richardson: Social Enterprise Coordinator

Graduating with First Class Honours in Politics from the University of Leicester in 2013, Sean started his career in the Third Sector with Our Sansar. Initially starting his journey with Our Sansar as a volunteer in the communications team, Sean later became Social...

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FSI Challenge 2013

The Hottest FSI Ever The FSI Challenge 2013 reached Our Sansar's book of records of being the hottest run ever. We were in the first week of a heat wave and on the first weekend of July we continued our tradition of taking part in yet another amazing event - the 10k...

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Comedy Rocks, Bar Rumba 2013

A huge thank you to everybody that attended out Comedy Rocks event at Bar Rumba, Leicester Square. Your support was invaluable in creating such an amazing atmosphere. The evening kicked off under the safe stewardship of Neil Frost whose introductions and management of...

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Julia in Nepal: Preparing for the Grand Opening

We arrived in Birgunj with a great sense of excitement as we knew that we were coming to the end of a long and hard journey to open our home. However when we arrived we realised that there was a lot more work remaining than we had anticipated, with more cleaning...

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Why the work in Nepal is crucial to Our Sansar’s success

Sitting in an office in London it is easy to lose sight of the overall aims of a charity such as Our Sansar. With our projects being undertaken over 4,000 miles away there are times when we all need to take a step back and appreciate what is being done. With the...

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Update from Nepal: The Life of a Street Child.

Last week an Our Sansar representative sat down with a few street children in an attempt to get an insight into the life of a child on the streets, unsurprisingly there was much reluctance to talk however there was one child who was prepared to share his story. For...

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Comedy Rocks, Bar Rumba

Fancy a night of hilarious comedy on behalf of Our Sansar? On the 11th of July 2013 we would like to invite you to the Our Sansar Comedy Rocks Night at Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Leicester Square, W1D 7EP. Book tickets now to see a variety of top class...

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Wednesday Street Story

Here is an update from our team in Nepal. Today we went to prison to meet the kids as well as see the whole situation over there. The boys are called Madan, age 11 and Purna. Their mother Ashmi was arrested for drug trafficking and had been in prison for a long time...

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An unexpected journey by Karen Coe

In 2002, when my husband Chris and I decided to start the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, to show the world that this genre is about so much more than just pretty postcard snaps, there were many things I didn’t anticipate. In the early days we only took...

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Upcoming events and projects

Time is flying and it has now been over a month since I started my Vodafone placement with Our Sansar. My position has been a dual role of event assistant and education officer.  On the Event side of things, I have very exciting news- Our Sansar comedy nights will be...

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Reflections on International Day of Street Children

Friday the 12th April saw the world come together to acknowledge International Day of Street Children. Recognition of this day is global; however there is no official status for this event. One of the primary functions of the global campaign was to get the UN to...

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Fires in Birgunj Destroys more than 200 Homes in Two Villages

Last weekend a fire broke out in the village of Dhore, Nepal.  Luckily there were no human casualties; however the fire quickly spread and over 200 homes were destroyed. Our Sansar workers, based in Nepal, were shown property and commodities that were destroyed during...

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Jenny Brodie: Graphic Designer

Whilst studying Graphic Arts at university, Jenny developed an interest in using her design skills to raise awareness of important issues facing the world. This has developed into pursuing a career in the charity sector, kick-started by an internship at Cancer...

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A story on International Day of Street Children

A year ago, the boy's mother went missing; after her disappearance the boy was informed that she had been arrested over the border in India for possession of heroin. The sentence handed to her was for a minimum of 5 years, to be carried out in an Indian prison. With...

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Why we work with street children?

At Our Sansar we are committed to working with some of the most vulnerable people on earth: children. With International Day of Street Children approaching on April 12th it has given us some time to reflect on why we do the work that we do. For some background, we are...

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World of difference Vodafone placement – Jen

http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk/blogs/jennifer-ward2012/new-beginnings/ I have been volunteering with Our Sansar for several months now so had some idea what a part time Vodafone world of difference placement would involve. It kick started last week the best...

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Kal Sabir: Website Developer

Kal Sabir is a freelance web developer, with a passion for creating clean and accessible websites. He has worked for a diverse range of clients in the creative industries, including recording studios, photographers and film-makers. In 2014, after taking a break for a...

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Lucy Ferrier: Digital Communications Officer

Lucy graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 and worked for a year to fund a two month trip to South America. After a brief stint working in film and TV post production, Lucy decided her heart lay in the charity sector and took an internship at a national...

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Mandeep Dev: Communications Coordinator

Mandeep graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2014. After travelling through Eastern Europe for the summer, he decided his passion and skills lied in communications. Mandeep's interest lie in many different causes including; health, education and...

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Katie Chlumska: Social Media & Campaigns

Katie first got acquainted with Our Sansar while studying for her Masters degree at Queen Mary, University of London. She volunteered in different areas of the organisation but, with her passion for education development and working with children, she focused on the...

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Andrew Neal: Press and Media

Andy first became involved with Our Sansar shortly after the earthquakes in 2015 and traveled to Nepal to create media content including an extensive range of photographs and news articles. Since returning to his regular job as an English teacher in China he has...

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Our Sansar Winter 2012 Campaign

Welcome to the Our Sansar Winter 2012 campaign. This campaign is designed to raise awareness of the Our Sansar cause and to raise funds to aid us in the completion of our children’s home. The campaign has two major strategies:‘Buy a Brick’This will enable us to help a...

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Min kumari Lama: Education and Care Officer

Min kumari has previously worked as a teacher and a dance teacher in a private Boarding school, also working as an assistant nurse for a nursing home in her spare time. Min has 18 months of training as a nurse and is also a member of the Women Human Rights Network in...

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Inkeri in Fattepur 26th June – 21st July

I was afraid to face the humid and hot climate of Terai, especially coming from Finland, where heat is not something we are used to. Now everyone in Fattepur village, in Bara district, knows a lot of stereotypes about my cold country and its people. And I know a lot...

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Chitwan updates

A short update from our Chitwan meetings – again, very delayed with everything because of car/driver problems but we managed to do what we needed.We had a meeting with Krishna (trustee) which went well, discussed street children etc. Then we met with Hamro Ghar – the...

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More updates from Nepal

Some more updates – more tomorrow as it’s getting dark and no electricity. We’re in Chitwan now. So in chronological order:Birgunj – after our meetings there we were taken on a little sightseeing tour by our driver and ended up in India – no visas but there was nobody...

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Birgunj update

So a quick post about Birgunj. The town itself is a large border town, loads of dirt and poverty but at the same time loads of shops, trade etc. And very hot – today it’s ‘only’ 39 degrees, it was 46 two days ago.Here we met a few people: former commerce minister,...

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Hetauda meeting update

So Hetauda day – very beautiful area, very easy to navigate. Throughout the whole day we managed to only do two meetings but it was definitely worth it. The first meeting was with a school in a village near Hetauda. This was really successful as this school is a...

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A little bit more news!

So just a short blog now about our way from Kathmandu to Hetauda. Pretty much an unlucky day but very interesting. The strikes in Kathmandu started again but not on a large scale – it was more of a demonstration rather than strike, organised by students but still most...

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FSI Challenge 2012

Exploding tires, relentlessly frantic weather and a lot of sweat and mud, i.e. Our Sansar at the FSI Challenge! by Katie Chlumska Every year, one summery weekend of June-July, it has become a tradition that the Our Sansar team dust off the old running shoes, pack up...

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Long day…

Yesterday was a very long day, packed with meetings.  But they were all really successful with some great ideas for Our Sansar. We met with Lata who is a teacher trainer here.  She is fantastic! We are looking at running a ‘train the trainer’ programme with her, with...

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We’re Here!

We arrived on Tuesday morning so are still adjusting to the time difference after our travels to other countries. Kathmandu is what we expected - very relaxed (well, compared to other Asian cities!) and very exciting - and amazing food! We had a fantastic greeting at...

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Shine for Street Kids, 24th April 6-9pm

Make you hair – and your heart – feel good! In support of the International Day for Street Children, Shine, Brighton’s leading ethical hairdressers are hosting an open evening to raise funds and awareness for street children globally. Prices for all haircuts and some...

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International Day For Street Children

Our Sansar would like your help to make the 12th April 2013 the biggest International Day for Street Children yet. The LOUDER TOGETHER campaign, launched by the Consortium for Street Children, is all about giving a loud voice to the millions of street children all...

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BSNS football tournament for Our Sansar

Our partners at Brighton and Sussex University Nepalese Students (BSNS) are holding a football tournament on Tuesday 3rd April 2012. All proceeds are kindly being donated to Our Sansar and will go towards opening our children's home in Chitwan, Nepal. Thank you to the...

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When the sleeping gets rough, Our Sansar gets tough

Our Sansar is calling for people to join them in a Sleep-Out for charity on 14 April 2012 in a show of solidarity with street children globally. The challenge is to experience what it is like to sleep rough and to raise money in the process. Our Sansar is organising a...

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Comedy Rocks the Komedia – charity as a laughing matter!

Brighton’s legendary comedy venue, Komedia, will on the 15th of March be home to ‘Comedy Rocks’, an event arranged by local charity Our Sansar to raise money to open and run a much needed home for street children in Nepal. Five brilliant comedians will grace the stage...

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Mukesh Sah: Project Coordinator

Mukesh Sah, Project Coordinator for the educational projects of Our Sansar in Nepal, is doing his online ACCA studies with Oxford Brooke University, UK. Mukesh has been with us since the beginning of our work in Nepal and we can always rely on him to be constantly...

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Ayush Dhakal: Project Manager

Ayush completed his Bachelor’s degree in Social work from a local Nepalese University and is now looking to undertake a masters degree in the same field. He works with Our Sansar as Project Manager for the children's home. With his 4 years of experience working with...

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Limetree Festival by Rachel McGahey

A reduced Our Sansar team travelled all the way up to the wilds of North Yorkshire last weekend to take part in the Lime Tree music festival. After a very, very long drive up from Brighton we, once again, found ourselves setting up camp in the middle of the night – we...

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Glamping in the Peaks by Rikki Sullivan

Team Our Sansar set off in force this weekend to run and walk our socks off to raise funds for the launch of our home for street children in August. Friday evening saw half the team beginning the road trip up to Thornbridge Hall for a night of pre-challenge camping…....

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Deepak Chaurasia: Coordinator

Deepak is diligent and always ready to lend a hand to anyone whenever there is a need. Deepak takes care of our buffaloes, Motu and Chotu, and also works in our vegetable garden. He grows seasonal vegetables which are used in every meal that is why our kids are...

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