News and Special Events – 2017

December 29, 2017

Long-term (and returning) volunteer Heather Schultz led a workshop for grades 1 to 4 that used art to help the kids understand Fibonacci numbers.  Each student made and decorated shells that they made using graph paper and Fibonacci squares.  Not sure what Fibonacci numbers are?  Try studying the following series of numbers for some clues:  1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, . . .


December 29, 2017

Chelsea Center teachers Jasmina Thapa and Divya Dhungel with the help of the existing Women's Council led a workshop/discussion for women interested in joining the Council. During the meeting, the current Women's Council set expectations for any new members about what the role entails.


December 15, 2017

Math teacher and volunteer Michele Tys coached the Chelsea Center's math teachers on tools and techniques for teaching math for elementary school students.

December 9, 2017

Grade 8 math teacher Prashanna led a workshop focused on building self-awareness and soft skills through a series of fun exercises with his students.

November 17, 2017

Longtime volunteer Laurie Levine and fellow volunteer Veronica led classes 8 through 10 in a mindfulness program that included chanting a mantra and completing mindfulness exercises.

November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 10th, gynecologist Sunaina Thapaliya led a workshop for the Chelsea Center women on women's health issues, related to gynecological health.


September 17, 2017

Twenty-seven members of the Chelsea Center and NOH leadership joined together to celebrate their diligent work this past year before going on break for Dashain and Tihar holidays. The Chelsea Center staff members who teach in the mornings, evenings, and on Saturdays got to know each other better at this special "Thank You" dinner.  A special "thank you" also to Sanjeev for the group selfie!

September 15, 2017

Volunteer Mitchell Maisel led a "Study Habits" workshop for NOH adolescents in grades 8 to 10, discussing how to make and use flashcards, plan a time and place to study, and summarize the main idea after reading information from a textbook.

September 15, 2017

Students in grades 6 and 7 finished revising their stories and then transformed their short stories into self-made books with cardboard covers and their own illustrations inside.


September 14, 2017

Today was Children's Day at the Chelsea Center where our adolescents enjoyed cake and dancing (clearly still "children" at heart!).

September 8, 2017

Aayushma Gautam led a story-writing workshop for students in grades 6 and 7, teaching this group the elements of a story and how to develop characters.


September 1, 2017

NOH young adults watched the movie Remember the Titans as they ate popcorn, drank soda, and enjoyed being with their brothers and sisters.


September 1, 2017

Hotel manager Madan Khanal led a workshop for the NOH young adults in classes 8, 9, and 10 as well as those in college about a career in hotel management, both here in Nepal and also abroad.


September 1, 2017

Volunteer Ayushma Gautem led a workshop for NOH adolescents in grades 6 and 7 on branding. In the second half of the workshop, the students were asked to design their own logos for NOH's outreach programs.


August 25, 2017

Board Advisor Suresh Acharya talked with and answered questions for NOH adolescents in classes 9 and 10 and also in college in the workshop entitled "Pachi Ke Ta?" or in English "What's Next?" He described his own career in IT and also discussed the many opportunities available to these young adults in Nepal and India.


August 25, 2017

Shaili Acharya led story time and played games with NOH kids in grades 3 and 4 at the Chelsea Center.


August 23, 2017

Sanjeev and Roahani Dahal took the NOH young adults in classes 11 and 12 to a series of short acts in Nepali and about Nepal at the Shiplee Theater in Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu.


August 18, 2017

NOH Board Adviser Ted Seymour and CECC Director Hillary Bernhardt led the first in a series of workshops aimed at helping class 11 and up transition to independence.  This kick-off workshop consisted of discussion/reflection about growth mindset, initiative, assertiveness, and intentionality. The young adults also participated in several activities to better understand these topics as well as their own interests, with one activity asking every student to place themselves on a continuum rating how much they think they might enjoy doing various jobs. 

August 17, 2017

The women of the Chelsea Center celebrated Nepal's preeminent women's festival called Teej. For our Teej program, we played games like Hot Potato, danced to special Teej-themed songs, and ate delicious chicken and paneer curries.

August 11, 2017

NOH Board Adviser Ted Seymour led a workshop for young men in class 10 and up on Sexual Health and Awareness, in order to reduce misinformation and provide accurate information about sexual relations, consent, contraception, and potential consequences of sexual intercourse such as STIs or pregnancy.