With a thorough decision-making process made by the Lööf Foundation board in cooperation with the Home of Hope board in Nepal, it was decided that we would accept four new children out of 14 applications, to come and live at Home of Hope.
On September 2, 2017, all four new children moved into Home of Hope. They were greeted by our Home of Hope board members, Home of Hope children and our housemother Asha and housefather Shyam. They all received a shower, clean pair of clothes, Lööf Foundation teddy bear, Lööf Foundation t-shirt, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, and bar of soap. Once they were showered, they all at lunch together with everyone. The Home of Hope kids helped to show them around the area including the greenhouse and chicken house. Rajan and Saroj enjoyed playing with the toys the most. Salina was looking forward to her new bed to herself and Anita was looking forward to living with all our other teenage girls at Home of Hope. Rajan and Saroj loved meeting the rabbits that Home of Hope has and just after one day of living at Home of Hope Salina said that her best friend is Puja Tamang who lives at Home of Hope. It was a very happy and exciting day for all the children at Home of Hope, old and new!
We are very happy to introduce our new Home of Hope children!
Saroj is six years old and in grade one. He is semi-orphan as he lost his father to suicide in August 2016. His mother is very poor and could not support him and his older brother Rajan. His favorite color is black, and his favorite game is now playing with toys. His favorite subject in school is English and he hopes to become a teacher when he is older! He was very happy to come to Home of Hope and feels very grateful to be able to live there!
Rajan is ten years old and in grade two. He is semi-orphan as he lost his father to suicide in August 2016. His mother is very poor and could not support him and his younger brother Saroj. His favorite color is blue, and his favorite game is football. His favorite subject in school is Nepali and he hopes to become an engineer when he is older! He feels very thankful and happy to live at Home of Hope. He wants to make a success on his dream of becoming an engineer!
Salina is 11 years old and in grade four. She is semi-orphan as she lost her mother and 6-month old brother during the earthquakes of 2015 when their house collapsed on them. She could not live with her father as he remarried and she was not accepted by his new wife. She lived with her older sister, but she could not provide for Salina. Her favorite color is red, and her favorite game is dutch ball. Her favorite subject in school is science and she hopes to become a doctor when she is older! She feels very good at Home of Hope feels thankful for our help. She now believes she has a bright future!
Anita is 15 years old and in grade eight. She is fully orphan as she lost her mother when she was 1.5 years old, and her father shortly after when she was two years old. She drank goats milk to survive. She lived with her grandparents, who were too old and poor to care for her. Her favorite color is blue, and her favorite thing to do is run. Her favorite subject in school is science and she hopes to become a nurse or doctor when she is older! She hopes we will continue to help her and thinks that Home of Hope will allow her to reach her dreams of becoming a nurse or doctor.