Connect with Compassion by wearing the Scarf or Beads
You can purchase our not-for-profit merchandise when you attend any of our upcoming events.
Purchase a Compassion scarf or Compassion beads. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a donation to support the growth and independence of women in Nepal
Celebrating Connect with Compassion
One Year On
WHITE SCARF “PAY IT FORWARD” TO BALIWISE PROJECT
Well, it is a year since we travelled to Nepal to embark on our Connect with Compassion adventure and began our white scarf project.
In that time Fairtrade organisation ACP and Seven Women have made and stitched 1000 scarves, created 350 compassion beads and these have all arrived in Australia . We have held 10 Events in Melbourne, Wangaratta and Bali where over 800 people have joined us for documentary screenings, lunches, Tai Chi and Mindfulness training.
These fundraising events have meant we have donated nearly $10,000 to Seven Women (www.sevenwomen.org) and $3058 was donated to Baliwise (www.baliwise.org) which is another organisation that focuses on empowering young women. Connect with Compassion has sponsored four young girls to complete their Hospitality and Tourism Course. Our scarves have sold so well that now women are wearing them in USA, Asia, Europe as well as Australia -amazing! The money from the sale of the scarves goes towards supporting a young women complete her Nursing Degree in Kathmandu. Mandy, her husband and daughter had the opportunity to meet her when they returned to Nepal in 2018.
In March and November when we visited Baliwise we gave the organisation Director, Fena a white scarf from Anita who was the Seven Women Director. We have put them in touch so they can connect and exchange ideas and offer support to each other. The 4th term batch of students were all presented with a scarf each and education on how to self-nurture.
If you would like to buy a scarf for yourself and pay-one--forward to a Baliwise student, then please contact Liz email@example.com. Scarves are $15 each
Many thanks for your support and encouragement over the past year and we look forward to seeing you again at one of our Events in the future.
More information http://connectwithcompassion.com.au/one-year-on-connecting-with-compassion/
Liz and Mandy
Connection with your Compassion
Donate to charities that support marginalised women.
Seven Women Nepal
Empowering marginalized women through education, skills training and income generation.
Make a donation to support the growth and independence of disabled and marginalised women in Nepal with literacy programs in remote areas, and craft / hospitality skills training programs for economic sustainability
Buy hand-made products direct from Seven Women Nepal.
Friends of Maiti Nepal is dedicated to addressing the human rights crisis of girl sex trafficking. We support the life-saving work of Maiti Nepal in Kathmandu and India - rescuing victims of trafficking, working with police and courts to prosecute traffickers, raising public awareness, operating prevention programs, and providing a home to rescued women and children.
Make a donation to support the prevent and rehabilitation of women who are victims of sex-trafficking in Nepal
The NAG School
Home of new hopes, is a street children's aid facility in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Make a donation to support the futures of children at risk.
https://www.nagnepal.org . If you are interested in a sponsorship, please contact Eliane Gallati at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each scarf bought will contribute to a scholarship fund for one NAG School student to progress to the study of Nursing at University.
Make a donation to support vocational training scholarships for young Indonesian and Balinese women to break their cycle of poverty. If you are interested in a sponsorship, please go on-line to search a student in need of sponsorship.
When you sponsor a student, this fund covers the basic student costs. It includes food, uniforms, study books, their expense allowance which they can send back to their families, transport costs etc.
The quickest way to break the poverty cycle is to empower marginalized women through skills education which allows them to gain quality employment with a reasonable salary. Unskilled women usually earn around $50 to $80 per month, whereas a skilled woman receives at least a minimum salary of $200 per month. (Approximate US $ Dollars) When these women from marginalized and financially challenged backgrounds get a quality job, they typically sent or give up to 80% of their monthly salary to their parents and other family members. This way, they help to pay off debt, rebuild the family home, put brothers and sisters through school and college and thus break the poverty cycle.
The Connect With Compassion Cycle
Express your interest in our Connect with Compassion cycle which intends to give back to marginalised women to assist with skills, training, support or equipment to enhance a woman’s economic independence.