Without the help of strangers, we would never have made it around the world. And because it impractical and often impossible to return the favour to those who helped us, it seems logical to help those who need help. What comes around, goes around.
Among many, two events stand out in particular. We will never forget the time when we spent Christmas with the kids of a Nepali orphanage. And similarly captivating we found the encounter with a school for socially disadvantaged kids in Guatemala. We are still in touch with all of them. From our first-hand experience, we can confirm that every penny goes to those who need it. If you feel like donating, please see below. Thank you.
CYF - Children and Youth First
Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal
By serendipity I came across the CYF orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. I spent a few days helping out and I fell in love with the kids. This short clip shows what the Open-Explorers fans could do for the kids Christmas 2009
Loving "mother" of 82 orphans
Donate by bank wire transfer
Bank account name: Children and Youth First
Account number: 0201017503333
Bank name: Nabil bank
Swift code: NARBNPKA
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IHF - Integral Heart Foundation
School for socially disadvantaged kids in Antigua, Guatemala
In Antigua, Guatemala we were asked to speak about our journey at a school for socially disadvantaged kids. We immediately connected with the kids and handed out three small action video cameras so they could give us a window into their daily live. Because of that, this encounter will be a significant scene in our upcoming feature-length documentary.
Integral Heart Foundation, founded by:
Mick Quinn and Deborah Prieto
Education is the heart of our work. Our school is currently home to 80 children with 6 learning programs, a Teacher-Training Program and serves 1,500 meals and snacks every month. Since 2011, our programs have delivered classes and support to over 1,200 students and their families in Guatemala. We have also provided over 2,500 food baskets to our 40 sponsored families.
Check their website for more information and ways to help.