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Here's your chance to make $50,000 difference

The day Kanchan, 7, was born, her father passed away. Several months later her mother went abroad for a job and never returned. Kanchan grew up with her grandmother, 70, and uncle, a retired health worker. Needless to say, life has been very difficult for the family. But when it came to educating Kanchan, they turned to a local community school – Jyotidaya. Jyotidaya provides free education to Kanchan and 40 other children. In addition, about 300 children who would not have access to quality education currently benefit school’s services.

Sarvodaya USA is competing to win $50,000 to construct school building for Jyotidaya.

So here's how this works. Three organizations that attract most unique donors using online tools for non-profit causes will be awarded $50,000. That's the "America's Giving Challenge."

With your support, we can help Sarvodaya USA win the challenge and $50,000 and build a school in Nepal.

Inspired by the Sarvodaya Movement and Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, the school will be built using local resources such as adobe and bamboo. The community members will contribute labor through shramadana.

The donation is managed by Facebook and Network for Good. Your donation is tax deductible.

TALK ABOUT IT: Ask your friends and family to donate. It’s just $10. Then, ask them to ask their friends and families. Remember, the more people that contribute, the better our chances of winning.

TALK ABOUT IT SOME MORE: Join the cause. You can join our our facebook page. http://apps.facebook.com/causes/368553/2556265?m=cc366e79

WRITE ABOUT IT: Write about it on your websites and blogs.

YouTube:
Jyotidaya School Students Give back to the Community:

Jyotidaya: Making of Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGSvrTnCKeI&feature=channel



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मधेस अान्दोलन मुद्दा: - के जनसंख्या मात्रको अाधारमा प्रतिनिधित्व ठिक हो?

मधेश अान्दोलनमा सहभागि अान्दोलनरत दल, समर्थक विचार निर्माताहरु, सहभागिहरुले नयंा संविधान  मधेस विरोधि भयो भनेर उ्ठाइएका विभिन्न मुद्दा मध्ये नयां संविधानमा जनसंख्याको अाधारमा प्रतिनिधित्व भएन भन्ने पनि छ। अधिवक्ता दिपेन्द्र झा ले लेख्नु भएका विभिन्न लेख र फेसबुक पोस्टहरु मा, "धारा ८४(१)(क)प्रतिनिधिसभाको प्रत्यक्ष तर्फ रहेका १६५ सिटको लागि जनसंख्याको आधारमा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र कायम गर्ने प्रावधान राख्नु पर्छ । हाल भूगोल र जनसंख्याको आधारमा राखिएको छ । बरु कर्णाली, मनाङ जस्ता भौगोलिक विकटता भएको क्षेत्रको लागि विशेष प्रावधान राख्न सकिन्छ ।‍ " यो मुद्दा प्रमुख रुपमा उ्ठाईको देखिन्छ । 

सामान्यतया प्रजातान्त्रिक व्यवस्थाहरुमा, जनसंख्या नै प्रतिनिधित्वको मुल अाधार हो । एक व्यक्ति, एक भोट र त्यसैको अाधारमा हुने प्रतिनिधित्वको व्यवस्था । यसअर्थमा मधेसबाट उ्ठाईको मुद्दा ठिक लागे पनि, नेपाल जस्तो भौगोलिक  जटिलता र दुर्गमता भएको जिल्ला भएको देशको लागि एकांकि ढंगले सोच्नु कत्तिको सार्थक छ?  नेपालको परिवेशमा जनसंख्यलाई मात्र हैन, भुगोललाई पनि प्रतिनिधित्वको हुनु पर्ने अाधार देखि्न्छ । 


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