|In Boudhanath, at the periphery of Kathmandu in Nepal, in the middle of roads that haven't name, but only stones and dust, there is the Buddhist Child Home. |
It's a small structure that now give hospitality to 55 boys and girls mainly orphans, gathered in the streets, brought by the police and hospitals. Since 1996 BCH works (mostly through private donations) to save little lives aiming everything on education.
A roof, a lunch, a dinner, but especially education, education and education again. The only real way of safety.
I met personally these little kids in the lastest journey to the Himalaya and it was like to be affected by a windstorm of enthusiasm under 20 inches.
Meet them it means to be dragged into the most innocent and pure happiness. It means a lot of laughs, get involved in games, answer questions, be literally overwhelm whit affection. It means also understand that we have do something to give these children many more opportunities.
With "Cho Oyu 2008" have tried to give visibility to this project and in recent months we have collected funds that deliver directly to the Buddhist Child Home when we will arrrive in Kathmandu.
Here some images of our last meeting. In the video, instead, the visit to Buddhist Child Home.
We are guilty of many errors and many faults but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer 'Tomorrow.' His name is Today.