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Dr. Adelheid SchneiderProjects: Sundarijal and Indonesia
The most beautiful day of my Mt. Everest trekking tour in Nepal was the day I spent with the children in Sundarijal. I was touched by the tenacity and gratefulness of the children.

We undertook a small hike and the children gathered rhododendron flowers and handed them to us with pride. I never had to jump up a mountain that quickly. Two boys pulled me literally up.

That evening in the hotel I knew, that I wanted to campaign here, to give the cherished children a future. I am very pleased that we have now established the fundamentals for that.

Dr. Waltraud Ankenbauer
Projects and Caledars
I had the opportunity to experience the magnitude of eagerness and dedication my colleagues are committed to fund this association, which has the goal to give street children a home, school, and apprenticeship, and a chance to later master their lives discretely. This initiative excited me so much that I was glad to be able to join.

Renate KolbProjects Sundarijal, Indonesia
In 2006 I got to know Ram Hari in Kathmandu. I was impressed with how much love and abandonment he devoted himself to the street children. For me it was instantly clear, that I wanted to provide a contribution too. Meanwhile I’ve been to Nepal quite often, and have been able to see directly, that my donated money always reached the children. In April 2010 I visited Ram Hari’s new project in Sundarijal. While I saw the children still very much tainted by the street, I became aware that more help was needed. In the conversations with Adelheid, who visited Sundarijal with me, we realized very quickly that we needed our own association for the support of these children.

Heike Vehma
Project DSA
For many years now we have two godchildren in Nepal, who I visited in 2008 and 2010. At a walk with my grand goddaughter Sudhama in the small place Bungamati, in which Sudhama’s family lives too, I saw a small house and in front of it a row of simple wheelchairs. Out of curiosity I asked if we were allowed to enter, and instantly we were surrounded by children, who cheerfully talked to us. There were blind, deaf-mute, and physically disabled children living together in this house, and supporting each other. Even though it was very narrow everywhere and not at all disabled- accessible, the children emanated a reliance and self-assurance that touched me very deeply. The reed organ and the drums were brought out, and we spontaneously delivered a little concert. I’ve been to the children’s home again several times, and the conversations with both the teachers and founders- Daya Ram Maharjan and Apin Maharjan confirmed my feeling that DSA-Lalitpur, help for blind, deaf-mute, and physically disabled children, is worth sponsoring. In SAHAYATA e.V. I found an association that supports this project. Thanks a lot for this.

Renate HammermeisterContact Rottweil

Project Team: Sundarijal

Many years ago I saw pictures of Nepal, the “roof of the world”, and since then had the desire to experience this beautiful landscape myself sometimes. Not until spring 2010, when I heard from Adelheid about the street children in the asylum in Sundarijal, I was there soon after. The landscape is really impressive, with the magnificent paddy fields, rivers, mountains, and the gorgeous colours of nature. But much more important than all this beauty was my get-together with the children from the asylum. We played together, cavorted and laughed; drew, sung, read, and did homework. We did laundry, cleaned, cooked, and ate together. We hiked a lot during the trips, and bathed in the river. In Sundarijal the children live together in a cheerful community, like they’ve never known before. They can visit the school, learn something, they feel at home here and are very happy! I am gladly with the children and their caregivers. From September until November 2011 I went to work again with them, and I am so glad, that now more children can be looked after here in the asylum than last year. How good, that there are always more and more aides, who support this valuable facility.
Andreas Langhammer

Contact: Hamburg

Project Team: Sundarijal

At the beginning of 2010 I met Ram Hari Khadka in Nepal, while I was working in a soup kitchen there. At this time he began to assemble the project in Sundarijal. So I had a chance to look a bit over his shoulder, and to meet many of the children, while they were still living on the street. Both the great hardship and the need for help of the children, as well as Ram Hari’s work, impressed me. In March 2011 I travelled to Kathmandu again and had the opportunity to convince myself that the project had made huge progress, and that the children had significantly developed themselves, so much so that they were hardly recognisable. At the same time I came to know that the association SAHAYATA in Germany was about to be founded, and I decided to offer my help.

Michaela+Dirk Schubert
For a long time we nourished the desire to engage ourselves socially. As parents our hearts belong especially to the helpless children, because they need a home, protecting hands to grow up with love, and to master their later way. With this association we are able to provide our contribution, are able to actively track proceedings, and know that every cent arrives there where it is so desperately needed. “Three things remained for us from paradise: the stars of the night, the flowers of the day, and the eyes of the children.” (Dante Alighieri)

Dr. Stephanie Meile
Dr. Stephanie Meile, general practitioner in her own practice: I am especially glad that I came across this children’s aid project,, because I haven’t been to Nepal yet and I don’t know the children. I regard this as my personal small contribution to help a few children in really existential hardship, to provide them a home, education, and primary health care too. To give them the chance in their lives they never had, values they never heard about, to enable them with social competence to establish for them a life with a real future. Or just to provide them the opportunity, to give every day of their lives the chance, to be the most beautiful in their lives.

Michaela Gsimsl
Edmund Hillary once said, that “Nepal is not there to be changed, but to change you.” This slogan touched me on our trip to Nepal in 2010. I kept it a long time in my memory, as well as the country and the population of Nepal. The impressions of such a trip are hard to reflect.

You undergo so many positive experiences, but also terrifying ones. This relates especially to the poverty of the country. The children are doing worst there. The families don’t get any support from the state, and so it happens that children just simply get ejected and need to live on the street.

To give some of the children the chance for a future, I decided to support the work of Adelheid and Renate. “Because everyone deserves a future.”

Gaby Nagel

Projectwork Penzberg

In spring 2010 we travelled with a group to Nepal.

Before our trekking tour we got to know Ram Hari through Adelheid and Renate. We’ve heard a lot about him and his life-task to help street children in Kathmandu.

We also visited the asylum in Indreni, which meanwhile provides a replacement home for the children through the care of Ram Hari and his aides. The joy of the children, which are housed in this asylum, let us also realize, that still many more children needed such support and especially help. Therefore, we decided to support Ram Hari, who just during that time established a new project for the street children in Sundarijal (near Kathmandu).The plan was developed, and now it is being implemented through the foundation of this charity, thus providing a regular supply of aid to the children in Sundarijal. With our collective help we hope to ensure that as many street children as possible will be removed from the street, in order to give them a better future.