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Bringing the Spark of Life Philosophy to Nepal

Our aim is to raise AU$35,000 – every donation makes a difference

We are fundraising for a full scholarship for Nepalese Health Care Leader and Pioneer, Aarati Poudel to undertake the 3 week Master Leadership Program on the Spark of Life Philosophy in May 2020.

This program will equip her to provide transformative health education to the people of Nepal with far reaching benefits for people with dementia and their communities.

The full scholarship required is AU$ 35,000 and we aim to raise this amount prior to May 2020.

Aarati Poudel  – Founder & President of Saar Nepal – (Broad Spectrum Senior Citizen Care)

After graduating in Social Work in 2006, Aarati started actively working in the social sector, leading by example. She volunteered in many fields such as children’s rights and protection, drug rehabilitation, HIV and care of the ageing.

Celebrating birthday of elderly mother by presenting her a birthday gift

From her experiences, Aarati decided to dedicate her life to serve senior citizens and founded Saar Nepal with the vision to create a just society for seniors. Under her leadership, Saar Nepal started Nepal’s first senior citizens’ Day Care and Lifelong Learning Centre as well as several life-enriching programs such as ‘Intergenerational Interaction’, ‘Rescue and Rehabilitation’ for seniors living on the streets and ‘Adopt a Grandparent.’

Elderly mother painted her feelings in a drawing.

She recently started a social enterprise called seniorbazar.com which is Nepal’s first online home health care service for senior citizens.

It is Aarati’s dream to be able to bring the Spark of Life Philosophy to the people of Nepal to add to the profoundly important work that she is already doing enabling seniors who have dementia to have a new future of hope and possibilities.

Aarati said, ‘Traditionally our culture at Nepal is enriched with so much of care and compassion toward  elderly. But with time those values and ethics are been missing out in today’s era. So I would like to integrate the Spark of Life Approach in reviving the culture of care in my society.’

Health check up & awareness program for senior citizens