News and Special Events – 2017

January 27, 2017

Eman Sunar, from the organization Saathi Nepal, led two 2-hour workshops for the women at the Chelsea Center on the topic of domestic violence .  Eman, who is trained as a lawyer in Nepal and has worked in the development sector for many years, presented many of the issues related to domestic violence and its causes, consequences and remedies, including ways how one can fight legally if facing such circumstances.   The workshop was conducted in Nepali and was really informative; we plan to invite him back again for future workshops. 

January 13, 2017

This morning our own Kabita Karki led a workshop on violence against women.  During the workshop, the women discussed what they would do in various scenarios involving domestic violence, and then continued the discussion among themselves about problems they have witnessed in society, such as violence against the elderly.

January 13, 2017
Long-time returning volunteer Emma McDonald led a writing workshop in the afternoon in two one-hour sessions with students in grades 6 through 9.  This one was comprised of four writing stations: 1) finishing a story about an intruder, 2) writing a six-word story, 3) writing about all the sense experiences associated with a small candy, 4) writing about a robobird. the participants were allowed 10 minutes for each.
January 10, 2017

Volunteer Cora Summerville led 20 NOH children and young adults in an Irish dancing lesson! 

January 6, 2017

The Chelsea Center's Director Hillary Bernhardt led a workshop on Entrepreneurship for 52 women.  During the workshop, the women analyzed the markets for several local Nepali shops and chains, including our own Tailoring Shop.