During this season of celebration and giving, Kristy Walter, Director of Athletics at Lasell College and her friends from Boston were in Nepal for a winter vacation of trekking to Everest Base Camp. When planning their trip, they felt that they could offer help to local initiatives and learned about the Kanti Hospital through the Shenpen website.
Kristy recognized immediately the importance of helping children facing a real challenge. “We were honored to be able to visit the children and bring some toys and supplies to them at the Hospital,” said Kristy. “Hopefully we were able to brighten their day at least for a little while. The hospital is doing great work caring for these children.”
While in Kathmandu, the travelers distributed baby items such as diapers, puzzles, coloring books and crayons, baby wipes and lotions, soft toys blankets and much more to the children at Kanti Children Hospital –Burns Unit. Every child who was admitted to the burn ward was welcomed with a small gift.
They also donated children books, puzzles and other toys for the play room which is used by all families that spend time at the burns unit. We would like to express our great thanks and appreciation to Kristy and her friend for making these children a little more joyous during a really challenging time in the hospital.
Travelling can be a great way to increase the local economy of countries such as Nepal, which rely on tourism as a large portion of their GDP. Beyond that, travellers can also leave a lasting impact by visiting places such as the Kanti Children’s Hospital and by doing research on sustainable ways to help local charities or development initiatives. Please contact Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen Directly if you are planning a visit to Nepal and need help connecting with grassroots initiatives such as this.