Educating a growing student population

Educating a growing student population

Navjyoti School – Surkhet Navjyoti School in Surkhet, Nepal was founded in 2007. At that time, there was no school building, so classes were conducted in the training center. As the student body grew in number, a new school building was constructed to...
Children campaign against anti-social activities

Children campaign against anti-social activities

The Namoona children’s club along with the Navjyoti children’s club network committee organized a campaign against anti-social activities in Koldada Village. The children’s club chose the right time for their event just at the eve of Dasain Festival...
Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Navjyoti Center ensures justice for women in Surkhet

Though the women in western countries have become aware of women’s rights and have moved a long way towards its enforcement, women in Nepal are still victims of gender-based violence. Mostly all the women in rural areas believe it to be their fate. Due to the...
Bal Divas – Children’s Day in Nepal

Bal Divas – Children’s Day in Nepal

National Children’s Day (Bal Divas) was celebrated on Sept. 9 at Navjyoti Center in Surkhet, Nepal. Though the event falls on Sept. 14, it was celebrated early in Surkhet due to terminal exams. Nepal is the land of festivals and colorful events. One of the most...
Celebrating Teej for Purification and Happiness

Celebrating Teej for Purification and Happiness

Haritalika Teej is the greatest festival of Hindu women all over Nepal, which is celebrated for marital happiness, purification of one’s body and soul and to welcome the monsoon season. It is celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing, and variety of...
Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

Skills training in Munal Path, Dharan

A number of members of Self Help groups who are living in the migrant settlements around Dharan gathered at Navjyoti for learning how to make doughnuts on August 29, 2017. Gopal Basnet, a local eatery owner was the resource person who illustrated the process of making...
Educational support for children in Surkhet

Educational support for children in Surkhet

50 children from migrant families received educational support to study in class 11 and 12. Most of these children were picked up from streets and rivers where their mothers would break stones. Parents being illiterate they could not value education. Their priority...
In Nepal, Sisters celebrate Youth Day with blood drive

In Nepal, Sisters celebrate Youth Day with blood drive

On the occasion of International youth Day on August 12, youth club members of Navjyoti Center organized a blood drive. It was conducted in coordination with the Red Cross Society of Surkhet. 14 youths including two Sisters donated blood. Since the program was held in...
Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Recent activities of Navjyoti Center Surkhet, Nepal

Caring for the earth As the monsoon started cooling the soil, Child clubs, Youth clubs and Women groups in Koldada belonging to Navjyoti Center along with Navjyoti Cooperative took the opportunity to plant trees on the hills of Koldada and the nearby community forest....
Certificate Distribution in Surkhet

Certificate Distribution in Surkhet

Twenty-four women received certificates on June 28, for completion of the skills and empowerment training of six months. They were from four districts of Nepal. Trainees put up a beautiful program with drama, dances, group songs, presentation of report and sharing of...
In the commission of charity

In the commission of charity

A German charity organization recently spent some time in Katmandu with the Sisters. They learned about ministries and took photos. They share their thoughts about this journey with the Sisters. — Dear Sr. Lisa, About three months after our visit in Nepal we`re...
Sisters host health camp in Nepal

Sisters host health camp in Nepal

A health camp was held in a remote area of Jajarkot district in West Nepal on May 24 and 25, 2017 by the Navjyoti Mobile Health Centre, Surkhet. It took six hours for the Sisters to reach the camp through good and bad roads by their mobile vehicle. On the first day,...
Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Trafficked girl child rescued by Navjyoti Center

Amrita, a 15-year-old girl studying in class seven in a local school had lost her father three years ago. Her mother is hearing impaired and uses sign language to communicate. Amrita has one younger brother who is studying. They have no land of their own. Their family...
Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

Reconstruction work in progress at Jhamire Village

About 23 months after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, people are fully engaged in rebuilding their homes even now. All 47 homes at Jhamire Village were destroyed in the killer quakes of 2015. People of Jhamire had good homes for themselves and their cattle. They...
‘I am, because you are’

‘I am, because you are’

“I am, because you are” is an African proverb. It expresses the idea that personhood involves being part of a web of relationships. We are all dependent on each other. Navjyoti Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, truly embodies this African proverb in their daily...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

More photos In Surkhet, Nepal International Women’s day was celebrated in Surkhet on March 8 with a day-long program from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It was organized by the District Women Development Committee along with various NGOs working for women, political...
Surkhet children take lead for social change

Surkhet children take lead for social change

View more photos. Sreenagar village is located about 4 km away from Surkhet market. It is situated at the foot of a hill which is a landslide prone area. The government had allocated this area to displaced families to put up their huts. About 120 families live in this...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

“A population that is not well educated … is a population that decays.” –Pope Francis — In the footsteps of Mother Catherine … New to the country, people, culture and language, SCNs Cornelia Ekka and Aruna Ekka, both teachers, moved to Lauki, Nepal, to live...