Meet Binod!

He is a 12-year-old boy from the village of Kailali in western Nepal. Abandoned by his father, and left with his mentally disabled mother, Binod had little chance of receiving a proper education, or the means to live a healthy and safe childhood.

Phil and Rachel learned about Binod’s story from a local Kathmandu family, whose restaurant they ate at nearly every morning. Over tea one day, the shop owners approached them with a predicament: they were willing to take Binod in, but did not have the funds to support his education. Could they possibly help?

To launch this endeavor, Phil and Rachel provided enough for uniforms, books, and the first few months’ tuition. But educating is a ceaseless journey, and allowing Binod to continue with his studies calls for some extra support.

By donating, you can help put Binod through the next 8 years at Neelgiri School, a private, English-speaking institution in Kathmandu. With this foundation, the possibilities are endless.

As Nelson Mandela once said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Help to not only educate, but empower Binod. Give him the opportunity that so many of us were fortunate to have. Let’s help him to learn, to grow, to see the world through a different lens. If there’s one positive thing we can invest in, it is a young mind.

Any bit helps, no matter the size.
Like, share, donate. However you choose to help, your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Big Thanks
Rachel Alford & Philipp Thiele

Watch the Video to find out more

Meet Binod’s New Caretakers

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The local restaurant in Kathmandu
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Father of the kind family that “adopted” Binod
Zen – our friend and local support/mentor for Binod

Registering Binod at Neelgiri School 

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First Day of School

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Breakfast before his first day
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Walk to school – Binod and his new “sister”
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Daily practice of the school song

Follow Up

One last visit with Binod before leaving Kathmandu
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Already making friends!