The Global Humanity Initiative defines our partners as other like-minded non-profits, for-profit, or non-governmental organizations who share our passion for improving the lives of impoverished people around the world. Here, you can learn about those who share our goals to lift up others.
Chhatrapati Free Clinic, Chhatrapati, Kathmandu
“We believe that medical care is a basic human right; that no individual should suffer or die just because he or she is too poor to pay for it.”
The Chhatrapati Free Clinic is the largest free clinic and hospital in Kathmandu, serving the most needy across a vast stretch of Kathmandu. A registered non-profit on its own, the clinic and hospital offer E.R. services, radiology, surgery and physiotherapy on-site. During the 2015 earthquakes, the hospital provided relief to the immediate community, and provided search and rescue services as a result of ongoing training with National Geographic. The clinic’s outreach programs touch thousands more every year as their physicians and nurses offer medical care to those not residing near the hospital; in addition, the clinic offers basic search and rescue training, first aid, and basic disaster management training for local residents.
The clinic is run by Mr. Bijaya Bahadur Mali. He is the creative force behind the transformation of the clinic from a humble first-aid center to a three-time nationally recognized community-run, non-profit charitable day hospital for the underprivileged and the needy. Medical Director, Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa, is our primary contact at the clinic.
In addition to being the Retired Deputy Inspector General of the Nepal Police, Dr. Kulesh Thapa is a medical doctor affiliated with the Nepal Police Hospital for the last 23 years. His particular area of expertise is disaster management. Dr. Thapa also works as a trainer of pre-hospital emergency care and has extensive experience throughout South and Southeast Asia, and Africa working with UNDP and international NGOs.
Senior Citizen Nursing Care Home, Pharping
Just 19km outside of the city, spread across the Kathmandu Valley, is the town of Pharping. It is the home to Dakshinkali, the temple dedicated to the goddess Kali.
This elder care home is situated on the Narayan Temple grounds, along with a Hindu Narayan Temple and a Buddhist monastery and temple where Padmasambhava emerged after being enlightened in a cave further up in the village hills.
Supported entirely by community donations and volunteers, elders of varying backgrounds live here. Some have children who live in other countries; others have been put out into the streets by their children. All share the common need for a safe place to live and food to eat. This is where our President and Founder, Alicia, spent three weeks of her 2017 Nepal journey, and where The Global Humanity Initiative was born.
During the earthquakes of 2015, the community came together to encourage the elders to leave their rooms in the event an aftershock brought the entire dormitory down; they refused. The elders said that if it was their fate to die in their rooms during an earthquake, so be it. While the dormitory remained standing, it was damaged during the earthquakes; further damage has threatened the integrity of the entire building as a result of the heavy rains during the 2019 monsoon season.
We cherish the elders at this home as if they were our family, and we are grateful for their love and affection whenever we visit.
Corona School, Banisthali, Kathmandu
Ranked as one of the top-rated schools in Kathmandu, Corona School enables children to learn at their own pace and in a non-intimidating environment. Their blended curriculum of both Western and Nepali coursework, and their teaching style, have won their Co-Director several International Teacher’s Awards. Their priority is on the development of good human beings, and they recognize that not every student will excel in academics; instead, many students will find their talents in music, art, or athletics. Their Directors hold a zero tolerance policy for bullying and disrespectful treatment of others at both the student and staff level.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Corona School whereby we provide financial assistance to girls who currently attend the school but whose parents find themselves in financial hardship. Monies are donated directly to the school on the child’s behalf, with the only requirement that the child continues to obey the rules of the school.
Driven by a desire to do more and help more children, both Co-Directors are in the process of opening a children’s home on the grounds so that impoverished children from villages outside the city can come to stay during the week and attend school; they can return home on weekends if they wish, or remain on the grounds with their hostel caregivers.
The Global Humanity Initiative is pleased to announce that our partners at Corona School have asked our help in identifying and supporting children with a strong desire to learn but without the access to higher-quality education. Our donors will be able to directly support one or two girls by providing funds for their tuition, uniforms, books and supplies, and by enabling the school to keep the home running.
If you wish to learn more about this school and why we love them, explore their website.
Sindhuli Beltar is a remote Tamang village located southeast of Kathmandu, at the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. The nearest town is Sindhuli Bazar, which is more than an hour away by traveling up and back down the river. Routine transport is scheduled back and forth, usually via a short, squat truck that seats four comfortably (but which will usually carry 14 to 16 people, including those standing in the open bed in back). Many people cannot afford the transport, and will walk the distance — a four-hour one-way trip on foot.
Out in Sindhuli Beltar, there is no cell coverage and no wifi; the only electricity provided is what can be collected from the small solar panels scattered across each person’s property — if they can afford a solar panel. Running water comes from a cistern high in the mountains, traveling down a long pipe into a central location in the “road” — in reality, the road is a dried-up estuary of the Golga Kholar, the river that runs through this area that floods during the monsoon season. Several times a day, women of all ages carry large silver jugs back and forth to the water source. Many locals still bathe and wash their clothes in the vast river.
Here, families harvest the rice that grows abundantly, keep goats, cows and chickens, and take their nets out to collect the small, anchovy-style fish that populate a section of the river.
Despite what Westerners would view as a hard life, the people of Sindhuli Beltar are happy and have few worries. The parents here — as any parent, anywhere — also hope for a better future for the children of this poor village. And while they have a local school, it’s hard for the kids to learn if they have a learning disorder, and — especially — when the teachers beat the children when they do poorly.
We are in the process of developing partnerships and programs that will improve the lives of these children through better education. We call this project, Better Education for a Better Tomorrow. Please join us in making small differences that will add up to great things for these children.