Almost half of the children in the DRC Nepal can’t or may not go home or visit family to celebrate the Dashain festival. That is the most important religious festival in Nepal and traditionally the time to reconnect with family and confirm friendships. The children are sad about this because it’s easy to get bored of waiting during the holidays.
4 Smiling Faces wants to change that this year by taking the ones who stayed behind on a day trip to an important place in Nepal: the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue, the world’s largest statue of the Hindu god Lord Shiva.
For the children, this is not only a whole new memory, but also a highlight of the holidays that will break the boredom. So when the others return, they will also have a story to tell. That’s something you wish for them!