The 14th of September is Children’s Day in Nepal. In schools the teachers give the students well wishes and have an entertainment program followed by snacks. At Navjyoti School in Dharan we celebrated differently this year. The teachers and children decided not to have the snacks, but to give the money to three families in need of the neighborhood. Families whose houses were washed away in the recent flooding. Reena Theruvankunnel, SCN, had the three families present for the school assembly where they were given the donation. They accepted most gratefully and thanked the school family. Cheers to Navjyoti School for their love for the neighbor in need!
Under the leadership of Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, with her team of animators, children’s day was celebrated with games and songs in Lauki a very remote village. Over one hundred children participated.
The children from the tuition centers facilitated by the Navjyoti Women’s Centre also celebrated children’s day. The animators conducted games for the children. Roselyn Karakattu, SCN, along with Sister Reena joined in the fun and presented the children with prizes and snacks. The joy and the excitement shown by the students energized the Sisters and we felt right at home with the children.