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...
A non-formal coaching center for Musahar community

A non-formal coaching center for Musahar community

Irresponsibly regarded by many as the lowest “untouchable” caste, Sisters are working for social justice with the Musahar people. In their regular village visits, Sisters Cornelia Ekka and Rita Barla assess the needs of people, especially young children....
Sister Marina shines her light

Sister Marina shines her light

Story and photos by Sister Malini Manjoly Dharan Mobile Health Clinic Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, is a committed mobile health provider to the sick who are in remote villages around Dharan, Nepal. Sister Marina visits patients, regularly checks their blood pressure,...
A House for Ramesh and Rosika

A House for Ramesh and Rosika

Above, Rosika (right) with Sister Marina A Work of Mercy In this the “Year of Mercy,” Sisters in Dharan, Nepal, helped to build a house for a family near Navjyoti School. Ramesh (26) and Rosika (18) are HIV positive. Their daughter, Ranuka is 18 months old...
Sisters in Nepal celebrate 24 trainees

Sisters in Nepal celebrate 24 trainees

Now 711 women in 31 classes have completed skill and empowerment training in Surkhet, Nepal. Astoundingly, 95 percent of them have become income earning members for their families. Some have upgraded their studies and become school teachers and trainers. One thing is...
Water shortage in earthquake affected Nepal

Water shortage in earthquake affected Nepal

Water for drinking and irrigational purpose is an urgent need of the people, especially women in Nepal. Kamala Tripati from Koshidekha village said, “Give us water, for drinking and for our fields, we shall survive.” It’s a regular sight to see women...
Blessing and Inauguration of Lauki Mission

Blessing and Inauguration of Lauki Mission

By Malini Manjoly, SCN | More photos SCNs live the message of Jesus at Lauki, Ineruwa, Dharan, Nepal. Navjyoti Centre, Lauki was blessed by Most Rev. Paul Simick and inaugurated by Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, Vice President on April 30, 2016. The Bishop presided over...
Caritas Internationalis meets in Kathmandu

Caritas Internationalis meets in Kathmandu

Sister Aisha meets with Caritas International partners for the earthquake relief efforts, view more photos here. SCNs Aisha Kavalakkattu and Malini Manjoly attended the Caritas Solidarity Conference’ conducted by the Caritas Nepal in partnership with Caritas...
Earthquake survivors remember their lost dear ones

Earthquake survivors remember their lost dear ones

Thousand of Nepalis gathered at Hanumandokha, Kathmandu, to light candles remembering their loved one who lost their lives on April 25, 2015, a dark day in the history of Nepal, on April 24, 2016. SCNs Aisha and Malini witnessed this moving act. Lisa Perekkatt, SCN,...
An outing for child club members

An outing for child club members

Running up to the first anniversary the great earthquake of April 25, 2015, the members of the child club had a fun day at Bakhtapur’s Fun Valley near Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 23, 2016. They recalled and reminisced the many blessings that they have received in...
A Life of Dignity

A Life of Dignity

The dignity of Bhakta Bhakta, a ten-year-old boy in Thathapani Village, was surprised to see Sisters Jyoti Thattaparampil and Malini Manjoly at his home when he returned from school. He greeted them with smile as the Sisters offered him some fresh fruits and...