CFFN Members Bring Aid, Raise Funds in Wake of Earthquake

CFFN is pleased to announce that the organization raised a sum of $2220 to help with Nepal Earthquake relief efforts. This amount will contribute through the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. With the Canadian Government matching all donations, we were able to make $4440 worth of impact in Nepal! We would like to make special mention of Jason Dai and Amanpreet Minhas for their generousity.

Red Cross Donation check

 

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Earthquake in Nepal

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 has caused the death of over 7,000, injured tens of thousands and rendered millions homeless. The cost of rebuilding has been estimated to exceed USD$5B – a staggering amount for such a poor nation. For the Nepalese people this is the greatest crisis in their lifetime.

CFFN wishes to express its deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and extent our sympathies to all affected.

CFFN has begun raising funds to help with the aftermath of the earthquake. These funds will be forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross which has been involved in managing relief efforts in Nepal from the beginning.

The three child-care centres currently receiving CFFN support have been spared and will continue to operate.

CFFN will continue to support long term developments in Nepal despite such a staggering setback.

Stay Strong Nepal!

Update:

CFFN is pleased to announce that a sum of $2200 was raised through various means and donated to the Canadian Red Cross. With the Canadian government matching the funds, we were able to make $4400 worth of impact in Nepal! We would like to make special mention of Jason Dai and Amanpreet Minhas for their generousity.

Red Cross Donation check

External Video: RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms

“Don’t look. Don’t copy. That’s cheating! Outside school, that’s called ‘collaboration’.” – Sir Ken Robinson

This is a video animation based on a presentation given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, a world-renowned education and creativity expert. In it, Robinson argues the need to change the current education paradigm, whose origins are rooted in the ideas of academic ability of the industrial revolution, to match the current world in which we live. Education is modelled after the interests of industrialism, notably by it’s assembly line-like design. “Why is there this assumption that the most important thing kids have in common is how old they are?

“We are getting our children through education by anaesthetizing them. We should be waking them up to what is inside of themselves!”

Please view the video below for the presentation:

View here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

Yuba Sanchar: Youth Oral Presentation – Swagat Ghimire

 *This show is in Nepali Language*

In this presentation, Swagat Ghimire talks about many Nepali children’s preference to visit developed countries over Nepal for reasons like having to meet relatives, eat rice often, etc.

Swagat makes the case that visiting different developed countries don’t give wholly different experiences. A ride at an amusement park is the same regardless of where the ride is. But Nepal is a world by itself. For example, the experiences one can attain in Pokhara, Kathmandu and Lumbini all have their unique features worth seeing. Despite this, Swagat isn’t blind to the problems either. Frequent street protests pose difficulties for tourists. Nepali politicians take note! And to other children: when you do go to Nepal, try to get out a little – there is a lot to see!


२०६९ सालको नेपाल गणतन्त्र दिवसको उपलक्ष्यमा नेपाली राजदुतावास अटवा
क्यानाडा र अंतरराष्ट्रीय नेपाली साहित्य समाज अटवाको संयुक्त आयोजनामा
क्यानाडाको राजधानी अटवामा गरिएको वक्तृत्वकला प्रतियोगितामा श्री स्वागत
घिमिरेले  राखेका भनाईलाइ युवा संचार रेडियो कार्यक्रमको यो बिशेष

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Yuba Sanchar : Youth Oral Presentation - Swagat Ghimire

 

Yuba Sanchar: Youth Oral Presentation – Kusum Sharma

 *This show is in Nepali Language*

In this Yuba Sanchar special presentation, Kusum Sharma recites the presentation she delivered at an oral presentation competition held by the International Nepali Literacy Society (INLS). She speaks about famous Nepali poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota and his dedication to Nepali literature. Kusum recites a passage from one poem about people becoming big by their hearts, not their castes, connecting the importance of this message to modern day Nepal.


२०६९ सालको नेपाल गणतन्त्र दिवसको उपलक्ष्यमा नेपाली राजदुतावास अटवा
क्यानाडा र अंतरराष्ट्रीय नेपाली साहित्य समाज अटवाको संयुक्त आयोजनामा
क्यानाडाको राजधानी अटवामा गरिएको वक्तृत्वकला प्रतियोगितामा सुश्री
कुसुम शर्माले राखेका भनाईलाइ युवा संचार रेडियो कार्यक्रमको यो बिशेष

Video:

video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw7H07cCeYU

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Yuba Sanchar : Youth Oral Presentation - Kusum Sharma

 

Yuba Sanchar: Youth Oral Presentation – Reshma Dahal

 *This show is in Nepali Language*

In this Yuba Sanchar special presentation, Reshma Dahal recites the presentation she delivered at an oral presentation competition held by the International Nepali Literacy Society (INLS). She speaks about bringing a bright future to Nepal by uniting its people of varied cultural, linguistic, geographic and economic backgrounds.


२०६९ सालको नेपाल गणतन्त्र दिवसको उपलक्ष्यमा नेपाली राजदूतावास अटवा क्यानाडा र अंतरराष्ट्रीय नेपाली साहित्य समाज अटवाको संयुक्त आयोजनामा क्यानाडाको राजधानी अटवामा गरिएको वक्तृत्वकला प्रतियोगितामा सुश्री रेश्मा दाहालले राखेका भनाईलाइ युवा संचार रेडियो कार्यक्रमको यो बिशेष प्रस्तुतीमा प्रस्तुत गरिएका छन्  . उनी भन्छिन, विभिन्न सामाजिक आर्थिक भौगोलिक तथा सांस्कृतिक पहिचान भएका नेपालीहरु साचो अर्थमा एक नभए सम्म नेपालको भबिष्य उज्ज्वल बनाउन सम्भब छैन .

Video:

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzxV74DlMbA 

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Yuba Sanchar : Youth Oral Presentation - Reshma Dahal