INTRODUCING THE THRIVE NEPAL TEAM
By Karma Wangyal Lama, Thrive Nepal President
I come from a small village in Sindhupalchowk-Hyolmo, at the north of Kathmandu, which is 7-8 hours drive from the capital. Growing up, I always wanted to work with an NGO because working with NGOs have a good reputation and would be a great opportunity for me. Though my first job wasn’t with an NGO, I started volunteering with different NGO’s and I eventually got recruited by Thrive Projects.
It all started a few months after the devastating earthquake in 2015. I got involved in volunteer and relief work thanks to my friend Dorje. It was during this time that I met Brian Kam, the founder of Thrive Projects who had come to Nepal that time all the way from the United State to volunteer. That was where we met and got to know each other.
Brian did talk about having his own NGO one day but to be honest I didn’t really believe him – I thought it would be too hard. But after a year he made it. He informed me that he, along with his team, was coming to Nepal and asked if I could help him. I gladly accepted, and we went to work.
Being a part of Thrive Projects has been a great opportunity and learning experience for me. I have gotten to know so many great people, businesses, places – everything is so overwhelming. Most importantly, I have gotten to work with students and to help them improve their community.
It is because of this work, that I am proud to announce today that the registration of Thrive Nepal is official. With this hurdle behind us, our presence in Nepal and the impact of our programs will only continue to grow.
I am honored to be the founder and President of Thrive Nepal and privileged to work with such a young and energetic team, including former students of the SPARK training.
Thank you Brian, Ryan, and Thrive Projects, Inc. for believing in me. I look forward to continuing the work that you have started.
Together, we will surely live, learn and Thrive.
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