Differently abled people are perceived in several ways. Some view them as spiritually cursed and some take it as natural phenomenon. Most of the differently abled people have to suffer myriad of challenges in their day to day life. They suffer range of complications during in their day to day life including physical, mental, educational, health but mainly economic. Society, institutions, government and even their own families at times, choose to disassociate themselves from people with disability. But there are exemplary people who have chosen to stand against all odds life has served them with and have risen much stronger than the rest of the world and Possible Life Center happens to be home to many of them.
This institution is situated at Lolang-4, Milanbasti, Balaju, Kathmandu and formed by same people who were once discriminated by society because of their disability. They have been running the center since 2072 B.S and altogether 13 people work together to inspire other people at present. They make and sell attractive handicrafts like Jewelry made from paper, Balls, Cloth item etc. They have skills to produce handicraft items however cannot afford resources and materials. So, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute economically supported them to buy materials like cotton and velvet clothes, cutting machine and threads which they have requested for to make various cloth items such as Maternity gown, Tops, Bhoto and Daura for children, Water proof bags, Petticoats and many more. On 12th February 2019, they received the amount and bought required materials.
This help is a milestone for developing their entrepreneurship for which they are thankful towards us.
Nepal Jesuit Social Institute has been supporting and helping in betterment of livelihood of people not just by conducting various activities but also by providing economic support. Management and Computer course is one of the project funded by NJSI but run by St. Anne’s which is located in Taukhel, Godawari-3, Lalitpur. The course is 6 month long where the participants are trained in English, Basic computer, Typing speed and Personality and Human relation. The graduating batch is the third batch comprising of 9 students who started the course from July.
St. Anne’s organized the graduation ceremony on 23rd January, 2019 where NJSI team was also present. The well managed program lasted for 2 hours in between which the students danced, sang songs, prepared a poem and also performed drama on the theme “Impacts of Social Media” which was the major highlight of the program. Families of the graduating students were also present in the program to cheer them up.
All of them were very happy and cheerful on completing the basic course. Everyone expressed their gratitude toward St. Anne’s and Nepal Jesuit Social Institute. One of the students said “My English was very bad with lots of grammatical mistakes. After the course my English has improved a lot. One of the biggest achievements after the course is that now I can speak in English in front of mass. I look forward to be a social worker and serve people in need. I look up to St. Anne’s Sisters as my inspiration and role model. I feel proud that I am a member of St. Anne’s and will always be thankful for the course.”
NJSI believes completing this course will undoubtedly help them in their career. They will inspire many more people and can even be future leaders. We wish them luck and bright future.