Feb 23, 2024

Marriott Kathmandu: Aids Day Celebration & Advent Calender Cheer for Orphans

Marriott Kathmandu: Aids Day Celebration & Advent Calender Cheer for Orphans

KATHMANDU, Dec 02:Marriott Kathmandu, in collaboration with Baby Life Home and Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan, orchestrated a heartwarming charity event on December 1, 2023, bringing smiles and holiday cheer to HIV-positive orphan children.

The day kicked off with the young residents of Baby Life Home enthusiastically engaged in pizza and pastry making sessions, guided by the caring staff of Marriott Kathmandu. The event, which took place from 3 PM to 5 PM, provided the children with a hands-on experience in the culinary arts, fostering creativity and teamwork.

Following the delightful culinary activities, an enchanting advent calendar event unfolded at 5

p.m. The children, filled with excitement, unveiled a calendar adorned with daily gifts ranging from hampers to vouchers. What sets this calendar apart is its inclusive nature, with different groups, including groups of orphan children and the children of Marriott clients, opening the doors each day. The anticipation of discovering new surprises adds an extra layer of joy to the holiday season.

In a philanthropic initiative, Marriott Kathmandu continues to sell plastic bottles for charity fundraising, extending a helping hand to support the education and well-being of the children. The commitment to ongoing support reflects the hotel's dedication to making a lasting impact on the lives of these young individuals.

Vishal Mehra, the Cluster General Manager of Marriott Kathmandu, expressed his privilege in kicking off the Christmas festivities with the children.He emphasized, “Christmas is all about the joy of giving.” His words resonated with the spirit of generosity that permeated the entire event.

Rajkumar Pun, founder and president of Baby Life Home and Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan, delivered an inspiring statement during the event. He shed light on the challenges faced by

HIV-positive orphan children, who often struggle to find acceptance in mainstream schools. Despite these obstacles, three students have successfully attended the S.E.E. and are now pursuing bachelor's degrees, while another achieved the remarkable feat of passing MBBS.

Noyo Rai, a representative from the school, delivered a moving speech, narrating tales of resilience and emphasizing the transformative power of education. She hailed the school and the Baby Life initiative as beacons of hope for helpless children, particularly as the first school catering specifically to HIV-positive children. Rai also expressed gratitude to Marriott for their collaborative efforts in making a positive impact on the lives of these children.

As the charity event concluded, it left behind not just memories of a festive day but a testament to the power of collaboration, kindness, and the impact a community can have on the lives of those in need. The children, with newfound hope and joy, look forward to a brighter future, thanks to the collective efforts of Marriott Kathmandu, Baby Life Home, and Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan.

Photo By: AP Tolong

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