9th February 2017
Esland has built a relationship with a charity in Nepal called MySmallHelp since December 2013, when John (our CEO) and his wife Amanda took a trip to the capital city Kathmandu to visit the project. What they saw inspired them to immediately support a local family in the area, moving them out from their rat-infested dwelling under a bridge and into their own apartment in the city. Esland then went on to financially support 12 orphans on a monthly basis to pay for their accommodation, staffing support, education and living expenses.
More recently, Josh (our Business Director) and his wife Emily visited Kathmandu in September 2016 to check out the work that MySmallHelp does and meet Raju and Pramilla who oversee the project. If you missed the update, you can read the full article here. In short, the school and orphanage have come a long way since John first visited in 2013 with young people attending a private college, the family now happily settled in their accommodation (read full article about the family here) with the daughter attending University, and the orphanage building having been upgraded extensively.
In November 2017 a group of Eslander’s will be flying half way around the world to Kathmandu to take part in Esland’s very first ‘Nepal Experience’. Over 10 days, they’ll get the chance to spend time with the children and young people we support at the Marybert School, trek in the Himalayan mountains, learn how to cook Nepalese style, visit sacred and religious sites and observe rural life in Nepal, amongst many other sense tingling experiences in this vibrant mountainous country!