Nepal's COE Chapter Leader in Action

November 28, 2011
Jimmy in Nepal

COE Nepal Chapter Leader, Jimmy Lama, continues to inspire us by turning spirituality into action through his passionate and effective projects throughout rural villages in Helambu, Nepal. Most recently, the COE family received a letter from Jimmy sharing with us his future plans.

Last year Jimmy's project in Nepal called HELP was approved of a Grant through the Mondochallenge Foundation to fund the construction of a building for education and training purposes in one of the rural areas of Nepal. This building he says will “enable better education for more children, while establishing a platform of training for teachers in the region.” Jimmy hopes to include many elements, modules and trainings from the COE Handbook to utilize the concepts of Connect, Reflect, Act.

Currently, Jimmy is working on building six classrooms in three other villages in Helambu, with two completed last week. This project was also funded by the Mondochallenge foundation. In addition to that feat, Yash Kumar, a famous Nepalese singer and actor and now COE Ambassador in Nepal, has committed to promoting the work of COE through his music and concerts all over Nepal and abroad. He is starting a month long tour throughout Europe in December 2011. 

Now, Jimmy wishes to develop a project to support a large village with a population of around 5000, 500 of those being school aged children. The village school has only four classrooms for the 300 regularly attending students. Jimmy notes that there is “no toilet, lack of good teachers, thus making it one of the most backward villages in the whole region in terms of education.” A region with strong cultural heritage, Jimmy suggests the village as a “great opportunity for youth to volunteer as a way to experience and connect with a traditional way of Nepalese living,” while engaging in peace building and positive development. What a thought…

Jimmy’s Words-
“There is so much of potential within us, and so much more we can and need to do for the world. With our unity and oneness as family, let us tackle the most pressing issues that we identify in our local communities one by one, and leave the example of good work and legacy of real peace. This, for me, is what it means to transform spirituality into action!!”

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