Thoughtful words

Thoughtful yet hopeful words from Shanta, board member of SIRC:

“As the death toll rises and I am fixated to the news I can’t help getting emotional. Being away does not help. I force myself to have be reasonable, put my hands together and hope:

  • The bereaved have the strength to overcome the irreparable loss
  • Those who lost homes and other physical essentials are supported to put things together again
  • All of us participate to restore Kathmandu and Nepal to its beautiful original self
  • The support that comes for this tragedy will be used in an exemplary and transparent manner
  • Local elections will take place as soon as practicable and will facilitate reconstruction ( physical and emotional)
  • The constitution writing will be completed in earnest (tragedy will not provide excuse for further delay, but the incentive to move forward)
  • All Nepalis will be able to enjoy prosperity, rule of law and walk with heads held high and a spring in their gait.

NEPAL and NEPALIS deserve this.”

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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