Please Help us to Help Nepal April 28 2015, 0 Comments
Many of you know that I spent some time in Nepal volunteering with a wonderful charity ROKPA. ROKPA is a Tibetan word, and it means "to help", or "to serve" where help is needed, and that is exactly what it has done under the guidance of Akong Rinpoche and Lea Wyler, taking homeless children in from the streets of Kathmandu, into a loving children's home, and providing food, education, healthcare and inspiration.
Now 35 years on from the foundation of ROKPA those children are nurses, doctors, airline pilots, actors, running their own small businesses and helping other homeless children. Their lives, and lives of other people have been transformed by the work that ROKPA does.
Nepal is one the poorest countries in the world. Now after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the enormous loss of life and the destruction of houses and temples, and the infrastructure,
Nepal needs our help more than ever.
The ROKPA children's home is still standing but it is unsafe, and the children are sleeping and eating outdoors.
In an effort to help for the next 30 days
store will donate 40% of EVERY sale
to Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
relief funds for Nepal. We pledge to give 20% of sales to ROKPA charity disaster fund to use as they see fit for reconstruction and vital help, and 20% to RED CROSS Nepal Disaster fund.
For instance if you buy this heart pendant for £29.50 we will donate for you a total of £11.80 to ROKPA and BRITISH RED CROSS to help the people of Nepal in their urgent need. We will this 50:50 between these two charities unless you tell us differently.
ROKPA Charity No: England & Wales (1059293)
Below is the story of just one boy who ROKPA has helped transform his life
Here is Bharat, 4 years old, when he living on the freezing streets in Kathmandu almost 20 years ago
and here Bharat, a confident barrista in Kuala Lumpur, learning how to run a coffee shop and bring that business knowledge back into his proposed own shop in Kathmandu, providing tourist facilities and employment for local people.