Namaste! Welcome to our Support In Nepal Family
Dhading, my home area, is a semi-remote district located in the central region of Nepal. It is 120 km west, northwest of Kathmandu. Dhading is a very diverse region in Caste, Culture and Environment.
I am a social worker and businessman. Although actively involved in tourism and engaged in many Social activities that keep me running in many directions, I have never forgotten my farm roots in the beautiful middle hills of Nepal. Thankfully, my professional work gives me the opportunity
to build networks and bridges between the people of Nepal and the international community.
Some years ago, while I was a student of higher secondary school, I decided to pursue a Master Degree in Rural Development. I moved to Kathmandu and life began to change. I opened as I adjusted to life in the City and became aware of the huge gulf between urban and rural life styles and opportunities. My role shifted again to that of a “policy maker” when I was elected as Chairman of Community Hospital, at the same time I became very involved in many Social Organization. During my five year tenure in community Hospital, I was deeply involved in various development projects including education, road construction, water supplies, agriculture and the promotion of equal rights for woman and lower caste groups. That experience has forged my present and future passion in social causes.
Recognizing the increased urgency and escalating needs of the people in our area, I have tried to refocus my priorities from the tourism area to the social sector with a renewed commitment to assist the growing number of marginalized people in Dhading District, suffering through no fault of their own. With this objective, Support In Nepal (SIN) was established to provide support to the developmental needs of remote villages until such time that our government can assume their duty to our people. I am happy to say that we have achieved more than we dared to imagine possible due to the enthusiastic devotion of many international donors and volunteers.
Finally, in April 2006, the united voice of the people of Nepal was heard. After a 19-day continuous, and mostly peaceful rally in the streets of Kathmandu against the Monarchy, we were successful in achieving our democratic rights. Ongoing negotiations between mainstream political parties and Maoist leaders have brought about many positive changes in a short few months. The prospect of a permanent peaceful solution for our people is on the horizon. The door for international cooperation is now open and the political environment achieving more stability, with National Elections scheduled for June 2007.
There are still many things we need to do. Somehow, as always, we have faith these goals will be achieved. The need for financial and professional help from international society to carry on this work is constantly with us. In this website we will try to share with you stories of what has been accomplished and what remains to be done. We welcome and invite your participation in any or all of these projects. We hope you will join with us and let us share the joy that comes through bringing a little “sunshine” into the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. No matter how little we have, it seems that we do not have to look far before finding someone with even less. I remember the story of the man who was complaining that he had no shoes, until he looked around and saw a man who had no feet, a humbling reminder for each of us.
Chairman: Mr.Bikash Sapkota