Lööf Foundation has received updates about the children at Home of Hope. All of them have adjusted to their new home very well. They are all eating and sleeping well! They consider themselves as one big family and have formed new friendships amongst each other. As most of the children were quite small when they first arrived to Home of Hope, we are pleased to share that each child has gained weight ranging between 1-6 kilos. Many of the children are now sharing everything in the home now as well as helping Shyam and Asha with gardening and cooking. The children who are in the same grade do their homework together, discuss and help each other with their studies. We are very happy to hear that the children have adjusted well and are all happy and healthy! Here is a personal update about each of the Home of Hope children, as well as housemother and housefather Asha and Shyam.
Since moving into Home of Hope Bishek has been sleeping well and has not been sick. He eats four times a day and has snacks in between. He always wants to play in his spare time and has been dancing!
Purna Kamari Thapa:
At Home of Hope Purna has adjusted really well. She has not missed a day of school, she eats four times a day, and has not been sick. She sleeps well, and has not had any problems with the other children.
Hari Krishna Thapa:
Hari has been doing very well in school! He is very bright and clever. In his spare time he helps Asha and Shyam with gardening, and any other tasks that need to be done around Home of Hope. He eats four times a day, and has only been sick one day with a headache. In which case he rested, and felt much better the next day! He has been getting along with the other children, except for a few small discussions where he has reached out to Shyam for help in problem solving, or to discuss how he feels.
Preeti has not missed any days of school, eats four times a day, and has not been sick. She has been helping Asha with cooking when she has spare time. She gets along very well with Samjhana and Binita. Shyam has said that she stays up a little too late some nights talking with the girls!
Shree Krishna Thapa:
The other children in Home of Hope have seen Shree Krishna as a role model. He helps Asha and Shyam with gardening. He has attended school every day, eats and sleeps well and has not been sick!
Radhika has been doing very well in school with reading and writing and takes her schooling very seriously. She has not been sick and has been eating and sleeping well. She has been helping around Home of Hope with cooking and looking after the younger children.
She has been doing very well in school with reading and writing. She has not been sick and has been eating and sleeping well!
Aren was not feeling well for a couple of days, but has received treatment and is feeling much better. He attends school everyday and eats four times a day. He has been sleeping well, except for having nightmares a couple nights.
She attends school everyday and has been eating and sleeping well. She is very close to Samjhana and Preeti and sometimes stays up a little too late talking with them. She gets along with the other children and has talked to Shyam when there have been small conflicts between the children.
Samjhana has only missed a half day of school as she was not feeling well, but received treatment and feels much better. She sleeps well, but Shyam has noticed she stays up a little too late talking and giggling with Preeti and Binita. She has been eating very well, however complains about eating vegetables some days.
Since living at Home of Hope, Laxmi has started school. She now knows the whole alphabet and is doing very well in school! She feels better living at Home of Hope and does not miss her mother. She has not been sick and has been eating and sleeping well. She has also gained two kilos of weight since living at Home of Hope! Laxmi has become very good friends with Puja and plays together with her all of the time! Many of the children at Home of Hope say that typically if you see Laxmi, you’ll see Puja very close by.
Puja has attended school everyday and is doing much better in school. She has been going directly to Shyam whenever she needs help with something. She eats five times a day, has not been sick and sleeps well as she sleeps with Sorajacti most nights. She has become very close friends with Laxmi, and plays with her whenever she has spare time.
Sunita Tamang Lama:
Before moving into Home of Hope Sunita had missed a year and a half of school due to family circumstances, putting her in grade six. Since being in Home of Hope, she has moved up to grade seven in school and is doing very well. She enjoys doing her homework and studying now. She has expressed she is really happy living at Home of Hope. Shyam has commented that she has changed positively since when he had first met her! She has been eating and sleeping well. She has made many new friends with the other children. Sunita had not been feeling well for a couple of days, but has received treatment and is feeling much better! Many of the Home of Hope children call Asha and Shyam “Aunt and Uncle”, however Sunita calls them “Mom and Dad!”
Asha has been enjoyed taking care of the children and has not been sick or very tired. She talks about her own life experiences with the children and is happy taking care of them. Her and Shyam have very good communication with each other concerning the children.
Shyam Lama (housefather):
Shyam expressed that he is so happy with the children and sees them as friends. He said that each child is different and tries to accommodate for each of their individual needs. He shares many of his own personal experiences with the children to help them learn about life. He thinks that Home of Hope will give the children a better chance at life and considers them as his own children now!
All of the children in their uniforms and ready for school!