EGBOSA-NA COVID-19 PROJECT NEPAL

June 18, 2020 0 comments Egbosa USA

Dear members,

Last month, our COVID-19 project raised US$3000. Our funds have partly been used to provide groceries to 25 needy Nepalese students at Saint Cloud State University, MN who were affected by economic hardship due to COVID 19 pandemic. Thank you for your support.

We decided to use our remaining funds to help the poor and needy affected due to economic hardship in Nepal. These efforts are organized to help people in dire needs who would otherwise not receive support from the government distribution system.

Our second COVID-19 fundraising campaign is solely on humanitarian efforts like feeding the needy, providing daily essential items to people in poorly equipped government quarantine facilities, and feeding home-cooked meals to jobless people.

Your generous gift of 50$ will either feed a family for 20 days, provide essentials to 3 quarantined people or feed a jobless person for 100 days. People being left out by the government in our Nepalese society will be glad you did.

Please contribute to the ‘EGBOSA-NA COVID-19 Relief’ fund. Simply click on the following PayPal link to send donations.

Send & Request>> Enter [email protected] in ‘Send Money’ input box >> Next >> Enter the amount >> Change>> Sending to a friend (this way PayPal does not charge 2.9%+ 30 cents per transaction to EGBOSA).

Join us in our monthly executive committee meeting to learn more about our COVID 19 projects in the USA and Nepal.
Sincerely,

Mohan Gyawali

President,

EGBOSA-NA

‘EGBOSA-NA COVID-19 Response’

April 22, 2020 0 comments Egbosa USA

Dear Members,

Last year EGBOSA-NA partnered with EGBOSA-KATHMANDU to make the “Marpha Health Camp” project a success. We raised $3000 for the project and served economically challenged locals of Marpha valley, Mustang. Your support made a difference in the lives of Marphalis.

The year 2020 started with the pandemic of the century looming over the horizon. Everyone in the world has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. We have seen our loved ones leave us without saying goodbyes. EGBOSA-NA deems it necessary to join hands with community support groups to help vulnerable people in need during this turbulent period.

Our target support groups are – greatly affected EGBOSA-NA members, ex-GBS students in F1 and J1 visas who are facing economic hardships, and vulnerable Nepalese community members in the US and Canada.

Please contribute to the ‘EGBOSA-NA COVID-19 Relief’ fund. Simply click on the following PayPal link to send donations.

Send & Request>> Enter [email protected] in ‘Send Money’ input box >> Next >> Enter the amount >> Change>> Sending to a friend (this way PayPal does not charge 2.9%+ 30 cents per transaction to EGBOSA).

Sincerely,

Mohan Gyawali

President

EGBOSA-North America

1st Annual Festival of EGBOSA North America, July 2019. NY

July 11, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

Thank You, EGBOSA NY Team and friends of EGBOSA NY, for organising a successful and inspiring EGBOSA North America 1st Annual Festival and Reunion from July 4th-July 6th 2019 in New York City. NY.

Please find pictures from the event in our gallery section:

1st Annual Festival of EGBOSA North America, NY

Presentation Slides from the virtual gathering on GBS Foundation Day

June 14, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

On the event of GBS Foundation Day, Egbosa North America organized a virtual gathering. The presentation slide from the event can be found here:

EGBOSA_NA_11June2019

EGBOSA community BBQ party in DC

June 10, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

The GBS alumni living in the Greater Washington Region (Maryland & Northern Virginia) came together on 6th June 2019 for a BBQ party to commemorate the 54th ‘GBS Foundation Day’.

“It’s just a good feeling to be able to meet with fellow ex-students of GBS.” Hari ‘Rasik’ Ghimire, the host and organizer of the BBQ/Dinner, said. “The BBQ party was epic! It was a sea of food, fun, and love.” Prakash Nepal, one of the most senior members of the event, added.

Encouraged by the overwhelming response from the EGBOSA community in DC, they are going to hold similar events throughout the year. Alumni are encouraged to organize similar events in their respective cities/states. Please send pictures of those festivities to [email protected] so that we can post them to our webpage and Facebook page.

For DC metro, please contact the following members:
Prakash Nepal – [email protected]
Hari Rasik Ghimire – [email protected]
Suresh Sapkota – [email protected]

Gopal Shrestha Becomes First HIV-Infected Climber to Summit Mount Everest

June 7, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

Gopal Shrestha, 56, became the first HIV-infected person to summit the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest on May 22, 2019 at 08:15 a.m. He contracted AIDS about 25 years ago through syringe injection. Mr. Shrestha, also a former football player of Nepali national team, hails from Ratnachowk, Pokhara, and is an ex-student of Gandaki Boarding School (2037 S.L.C.). It was his second attempt at scaling Mt. Everest; he had previously tried to scale the highest peak in 2015, but he could not continue the mission due to the earthquake. Mr. Shrestha’s ascent to the top of the world is an attempt to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS in the world. He has proven that HIV/AIDS infection is no bar to live the life with joy and full of purpose, and HIV-infected persons are no less determined than any other human beings if an opportunity comes in their ways. Please check out a short documentary made by our own filmmaker Saroj Sapkota (S.L.C. 2053).

 

 

 

To the Everest and Beyond

EGBOSA-North America Observes GBS Foundation Day

June 7, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

EGBOSA-North America is celebrating GBS Foundation Day on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with GBS’s alumni, past and present principals, vice principals, teachers, support staff, and well-wishers from all over the world via conference call. It is a significant day for all of us to reflect not only on the history of our alma mater but also to honour and pay homage to the founders of the school and those who contributed to its continued success. On this auspicious day, EGBOSA-North America would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to United Mission to Nepal (UMN), Nepal government, and local community for establishing a quintessential boarding school and nurturing it through thick and thin. Long live GBS!

How it began

May 7, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

EGBOSA North America met for the first time on 02/15/2019 at 9:00 p.m. EST via a conference call. It was attended by ex-students of Gandaki Boarding School residing in U.S. and Canada along with our venerable ex-teachers – Mr.  Bamdev Sharma and Shiva Lal Dhital. Mr. Mohan Gyawali presided over the meeting. He went over the agenda of the meeting and informed everyone about the registration of EGBOSA USA Inc. in the U.S. All the attendees observed a minute of silence over the demise of late Mr. Howard Barclay, a founding member of Gandaki Boarding School and father of our ex- Principal, Mr. John Barclay. After all the attendees introduced themselves to everyone, our respected teacher Mr. Shiva Lal Dhital went over the life and contribution of late Mr. Howard Barclay.  That was followed by a power point presentation on the importance of EGBOSA North America and its plans by Mr. Hari Rasik Ghimire. The meeting decided to hold an annual general meeting (AGM) of EGBOSA North America from 07/04/2019 – 07/06/2019 in New York, NY.  Please contact the following for more information: 

 

Mohan Gyawali
New York, NY
Phone #: (646) 299 – 0447
Email: [email protected]

Hari Rasik Ghimire
Gainesville, VA
Phone #: (571) 309 – 1824
Email: [email protected]

Gandakians in North America Celebrate Nepali New Year

February 18, 2019 0 comments Egbosa USA

EGBOSA – North America (NA) met virtually to celebrate the Nepali New Year 2076 on 02/15/2019 at 9:00 p.m. EST. We were blessed by the attendance of our revered ex-teacher Mr Bamdev Sharma, who wished all the members of EGBOSA – North America a happy and prosperous new year.  We wished him the same in return. Members exchanged happy new year greetings with each other. Coordinator of the ad hoc executive Continue reading “Gandakians in North America Celebrate Nepali New Year”