Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our logo is here!

I am so excited that we have a logo! My dear friend Shivendra has been working on ideas for the last couple of months. I am so proud as this logo represents what WatersFromHeaven is all about. Children, color, dreams and fun. It has been worth waiting and not rushing it. Thank you so much Shivendra for capturing it all. Love you lots.
I am thinking of having some T-shirts printed in Nepal. If anybody would like to order one please email me at join us on facebook   

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Things can change for the children!

Alice had just returned from her trip to Nepal and had visited the school. I am so thankful as she was able to carry 50 books in her luggage! Thank you so much Alice. She will also be joining us on the art on the road trip and we will meet up with her in January. This is one of the classroom pictures that she had taken on her visit. As you can see the conditions are very much deteriorating at the school. The classrooms are very dark and cold. When I think back on my first visit to the school in February, I told my husband I have no idea how we will be able to complete such a huge task. It seemed so impossible when looking at the conditions. But I know that with the help of people like Alice, we can change this world for the children, make it safe for them. Where school can be fun and learning becomes a priority again. Thank you to everybody that has sent me emails over these last months. Please help us make the impossible become possible! If anybody is able to make a small donation it will make such a huge difference. Do email me at or join us on facebook.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is there anything we can do to save the school! Bhakta Vidyashram.

Thank you Beatrice for sending me the pictures. Thank you for volunteering and spending time with the children and sharing your love. When looking at these pictures I know that the situation there is getting worse.What will happen if nothing is done? The children are going to school in these conditions every day, it is moldy, cold and there is no protection from the elements. But the most beautiful of it all is they always give a smile and never lose their desire to have fun and learn. This school is located about 10 minutes walk just outside of Thamel. Many have walked by and never realized it is a school.     

Monday, October 3, 2011

Science and Biology is coming back to school!

I am so excited at the prospect of science and biology coming back into the classrooms. As most of you have read on my previous blog entries, the school is in dire need of science and biology equipment. They have no equipment to do any science experiments, posters to teach children biology or astronomy or even models of the human body that is not falling apart. As you can see from the pictures, this is the state of their current equipment. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for a teacher to teach and how difficult it is for the children to learn if they cannot visualize anything. But I have some really great news! Manish has been working very hard to raise funds, and when he arrives in December will be working on purchasing these items and finding the best price. I am so excited to be a part of this and so thankful to Manish for his hard work. I can only think how this will change the classrooms and I believe it will create a new interest in these subjects. I was hoping that somebody reading this blog might have contacts with suppliers in Kathmandu or even donors that have access to the science and biology equipment. I have a list of equipment that I can supply. We are still very much in need of funds and would appreciate any small contribution. If anybody is willing to maybe have a small fundraising event or might have any ideas please write me. All and any assistance will be so much appreciated. Thank you to all for contributing to changing the future of the children. Please join us on facebook

Sunday, October 2, 2011

And so the story changes....

After my first visit to the school I had written that it was a school where time stood still, a forgotten place. Now the story is changing and it will become a school where the children have not been forgotten, where there is hope and dreams are alive. The only thing that has never changed was as I had stated in the heading of the blog is, “The story of a school and how it changed our lives.” I do know that each and every one of you/us that have been involved thus far has been touched by these beautiful children in some way. None of us can walk away from their smiles, their positive attitude and their willingness to learn even though they have the odds stacked against them, without a memory that will last a long time. I look at the children and they are the ones that inspire us to want to change the way we view the world and our lives. To give back in a small way.
But we are still working all the way towards getting a library set up for the children. It is their dream and not an impossible one to make a reality. We are desperately looking for children’s books; it can be Nepali or English. There is no preference, and used is perfect. If anybody is in the position to bring a few books in their baggage or if you can collect books amongst your friends in Kathmandu, please let me know. We have a drop off point in Thamel. We are also in need planks so that we can build these cabinets and shelves, or if you have any cabinets in your home which you would like to donate it will be so much appreciated. Please email me at View our slideshow