We chose to travel to Nepal to accompany the friend of our daughter, Binita, who was born in Nepal. We visited the Crystal Kids center, we shared everyone's meal, we walked the footsteps of the children, listening to the stories of some and the dramas of others. We played, walked, sung, danced, meditated.
We listened to their voice in the school and read their sentence written on the central tree of the court:
"You cannot always be a hero but you can always be a man"
In joy, life and sharing, we walked together towards a meaning, that of breathing, seeing, giving, aspiring to happiness.
Coming to Nepal, we loved to share, we may have thought we feed our pride but what we really saw is a French team that mobilizes with his heart, his soul to bring a breath of happiness to this great Nepali family, a cheerful team laughing, generous with a sense of commitment. With a team like this, we have no doubt, we trust in the sponsorship of Crystal Kids, we chose to be a family sponsor for children, we know that all of them will make good use of it to help these children to grow up.
Thank you Caro, Binita, Fabienne, Laurence, Pol-Antoine, Michele and all ... for showing us your will on this way of sharing.
Thank you Crystal Kids kids for this message of hope...
Annie et Jeannot
We had the joy of sharing some very emotional moments during our trip to Nepal with the happy Crystal Kids team.
These visits to our little protégés have made us aware that there is a real bond that links us to them and that this commitment can only be made in continuity.
These little girls are becoming, we have given them dreams, we must give them the means to realize them, accompanying them as far as they can go in their schooling.
We have seen that every euro donated is used for the education and maintenance of children. This is really concrete.
Jeannot and I congratulate the entire management team of the association for their vigilance, their intransigence and their skills.
We hope that many godmothers and godparents will one day experience a trip to Nepal with the association. The vision of their commitment will be transformed.
To all, a very beautiful end of year 2011 and full of projects for the future.
First of all a big thank you for these beautiful pictures. It is my turn to congratulate you for the magnificent building you have built because without you our little girls would still be in misery and violence.
One of my friends who has been sponsoring 2 twins in Vietnam for several years and who goes there every year always tells me that when she finds them again it is for her an indescribable moment that she cannot tell and even less explain, and well when I returned from Nepal I was able to share with her and I finally understood what she felt.
Thank you for all these emotions that will allow me to grow again.
Receive my best regards
I wanted to say BRAVO to the whole team of the association because I met people involved, motivated, and in a deep integrity around the associative objective and a human project.
Congratulations for all that has already been done for these little girls whom I have seen blossoming, happy and sharing on a daily basis. There are projects underway to further improve things but the return made by these little girls during the stay in terms of affection, laughter, joy of life is the most beautiful recognition to all this work already accomplished and to the desire to make this project last.
Through this stay I could also discover this beautiful country that is Nepal which even if it seems far from the European world in which we live because of its culture, its way of life, its history, and much poverty, it certainly remains more evolved humanly because the meeting with people who materially have few things but have a true sense of sharing strongly moved and touched me...
I have a daily memory of this journey, of the people I met and of the affection and love given by this people rich in values essential to a life.
As I mentioned in Kathmandu, I would be pleased to join the team of this association by becoming a member in order to bring you my small stone to this beautiful building.
I do not resist, reading this beautiful illustrated story of your trip, to tell you all the happiness of seeing all our little protected girl still so happy, and also while we talked about it last year on the spot with number of you. To see coming to life of the project of development of their garden! I discovered the picture of the garden and it really filled me with joy for them! It's so great and real to embellish their everyday life in addition to all the other actions.
I have never doubted the meaning of our little gifts to these children, but I am really happy to regularly see concretely what we can all do together concretely for them.
Thank you for sharing your trip with us, I almost feel like I'm coming back too! See you soon for the rest of our actions,
November 20, 2012
Sophie et Laurent
After the visual and cultural shock of Kathmandu, it was a real parenthesis of humanity to discover the home "Crystal Kids".
It is difficult to find the words to tell this discovery of the home and its little inhabitants, so much the emotion takes the upper hand on all that one would like to tell with reason.
To try to express it simply, it's beautiful!
We have the feeling to participate in a beautiful adventure, the house is beautiful, and these small sparkling around us like a sparrow flight are beautiful.
They say that beauty is the flower of happiness, this little "troupe" is a bouquet.
The reason takes us back and we say to ourselves that we are happy and lucky to know those who every day for years have initiated and made live this beautiful story. It is an honor and a joy to board with them.
November 20, 2012
Very happy to see the evolution of our little princesses through photos and comments; moreover, the photos are magnificent...
I would like one day to be part of the trip and finally be able to meet them, hold them in my arms to give them a little warmth... it will come...
In any case, a thousand kisses to them and to all the godparents of the Crystal Kids association. I am very proud to be part of this great team.
We loved our little tour of the home on August 4th.
The staff was very welcoming, my friend and I were invited to lunch with them. Sangeeta very kindly accompanied us.
The girls all introduced themselves and the group of the biggest danced 2 choreographies in the presence of their dance teacher. They are enthusiastic, joyful, and wonderfully well educated.
We delivered a big bag of clothes, (thanks for putting me in touch with the sponsors who could provide) and we offered them 4 color pens for each and hair clips.
A warm and harmonious moment.
Bravo for the implementation and support of this project, the girls are in good conditions to lead a balanced childhood, to follow an education and hope for an autonomous future.
Gérard et Corinne
We went to Nepal this summer, to see the Kathmandu valley where we hadn't been back for thirty years, and especially to visit the children of Crystal Kids about whom Caroline had told us with passion.
From the first minute of our visit we were captivated by the joy, kindness, energy and humour of the responsible children and adults, but also by the seriousness, organisation and quality of the educational project that we had before us.
Congratulations to all the team, thank you for this afternoon of dream, thank you for counting us soon among your faithful sponsors.
We had a wonderful and very moving time with the girls, the home staff and the 3 women from Saathi.
I found the little (and big!) girls very smiling, seeming happy with our coming.
They seem very happy on the whole (they laugh all the time) and some sparkle with intelligence!
They speak good English and some even a little French.
We visited all the home that I find very well kept. The manager of the home seems adorable to me and her staff too.
I hope that some will be able to continue their studies at university.