Where 100% of your donations are going
Building a new home and community for 74 children in Nepal
In 2012, we began working with a wonderful organization, Sunrise Children’s Association. In particular, we are working with the Sunrise orphanage located in Nepal and being run by director, Emma Taylor. Emma is originally from Australia and visited Nepal in 2004 and volunteered for an orphanage there. She was so touched the conditions that existed and the wonderful spirit of the children despite the extreme poverty they were living, that she returned soon after and established the Sunrise Orphanage.
We were drawn to Emma and her work because not only has she helped create a safe, loving environment for so many children, she is now working on creating an entire children’s village which will provide living, health and educational facilities for not only the children in the care of Sunrise Orphanage, but also for a limited number of children in the surrounding area who are living in such dire poverty that they simply do not have access to any education.
The current living situation of the Sunrise Orphanage is not ideal at all. The orphanage has been residing in rented premises in Kathmandu for over 6 years, and has on average had to move every 18 months due to expansion and unreliable long term contracts with landlords. In addition to moving, there are ongoing problems such as power and water shortages, and a lack of space within the rented premises. Kathmandu is growing rapidly and it is unlikely that premises to comfortably house over 70 children and carers will be available in the future. With that in mind, the Sunrise Orphanage is now working hard to build an eco-friendly permanent home for the current and future children of Sunrise Orphanage on land owned by the organization.
The GREAT news is that Sunrise has found a way to purchase just over 2.5 acres of land and now they are in desperate need of funding to help build the buildings. So our goal is to help provide a stable, permanent and safe home for these children. When talking about their building plans and what it will be used for, the Sunrise Orphanage describes it best:
“The new Sunrise children’s home will provide an even greater opportunity to create a real home environment for the children, with more space, flexibility and direct involvement in its development, giving the children a greater sense of security and ownership. The home will comprise 8 separate flats (across 2 buildings), each with a parental figure and a maximum of 10 children. Each flat will contain bedrooms, a bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a spacious living, prayer, study and activities area. Most daily activities will take place within the individual flats, closely resembling a natural family home.”
The Soul Society is so proud to announce that 100% your donations will go DIRECTLY to this project and help provide a safe and loving home for the orphans in the care of Sunrise. We need your help to make this happen. YOU have the power to make a difference.
You will have the unique opportunity to stay up to date with this project right here on this page. You can monitor the progress we make every step of the way and see firsthand how your donation has affected the lives of these children. Thank you so much for your kind donations!
April 23, 2013. We are SO proud to announce that we have just transferred $80,000 to the Sunrise Orphanage which go directly towards the construction of one of the orphanage’s building. You can see the exact plans by clicking on the two links below which show the architectural plans fort he building. It was because of all of your generous donations that this building is being built right now. The contractors were waiting on these funds to get started and we are so happy that they can do so – thanks to YOU. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donations – 100% every single donation is going directly to the Sunrise Orphanage to make this happen. Thank you so, so much! We will keep you updated with photos of the building as it progresses. This is only on building of several which are needed to house the children and provide them with proper schooling. We are going to continue working with this orphanage so that we can see the project through to the end. PLEASE take a moment to donate now to help us make the dream of another building happen! No donation is too small – every little bit helps. And every small donation adds up to something tremendous - look at what we were all able to do together so far!
Together, let’s continue supporting the Sunrise Orphanage in Nepal by donating here.