Pasang and Dolma are siblings. Their father passed away due to unknown reasons, and their mother went to UAE to work in 2016 after Nepal’s disastrous earthquake. She left them with their grandmother and never returned. Unable to contact her as they did not have a phone, the family was unable to find out what happened to their mother. We managed to contact their mother after much effort, and discovered that she is unable to return to Nepal due to conflicts with her employer and problems with her visa.
Their grandmother is an old and alcoholic woman who can’t take care of them. Drunk by day, their grandmother does not prepare proper food for them in the night.
Pasang and Dolma were half starved and unable to attend their government school in Kakani regularly as it was too far for them to travel alone. They also lived in inhabitable conditions, with no running water, electricity, food, or any form of basic facilities in their homes. In their unhygienic living conditions, they only got to shower between once a month to once every 6 months.
When we first brought Pasang and Dolma to SCIF @ Volunteer Work Nepal, they were both wounded and dirty. We had to put in a lot of effort into curing their wounds and ensuring that they recover.
Both siblings are however quite well now, and Dolma is one of the sweetest children in the orphanage. While her brother is talented in break dancing, Dolma leans more towards traditional dances. She has a natural childlike grace when it comes to dancing, and she can remember moves and songs effortlessly.
Would you like to visit her? 🙂 If yes, visit us at SCIF @ Volunteer Work Nepal. We have a couple of Volunteer packages, otherwise you can make the most of your time here by visiting some of Nepal’s most popular landmarks at the same time with these travel packages, where 100% of the profits will go to the orphanage!