Hello Everyone! I am Sulochana Thapa born in Darjeeling hills and brought up in Kalimpong, India. Prior to volunteering with GFF HELPS, I was working with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment in Darjeeling.
I completed my graduation and post graduation from Bangalore University, India with specialization in Community Development, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. I have done a couple of internships on issues related to women and children in my earlier experiences in India. I have worked with organizations such as Bosco Mane (working with street children), Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (working for children suffering with blood cancer), the Association of People with Disability (with a special focus on differently abled children), Pravah (a youth development organization), Hayden Hall organization (working with mother and child healthcare) Mercy Corps (working on the school component of WASH – water, hygiene and sanitation).
This is my first visit to Kathmandu, Nepal. Traveling across different places and serving communities gives me immense pleasure and energy to enjoy my work with the Glenn Family Foundation.
I feel the HELPS programme, in partnership with Child Development Society (CDS) is a chance to give back to the community. I would like to put into practice the knowledge and experience which I have acquired in a new place and organization. In my volunteer program, the projects that I would like to initiate include conducting WASH awareness sessions with children, teaching English, working on a project on Eco Brick to reduce plastic waste, teaching adolescents basics in computers, conducting training on gastro intestinal diseases and its prevention, conduct personal development workshops for school students and of course being of assistance to CDS where I can.
You can “Like” our Facebook page to follow the work of Sulochana in Nepal. As GFF we look forward to the impact she will have on the development of our work in Nepal with her extensive experience. Welcome to the team.