• Unique but not different!

    2 April 2018 was World Autism Day and we wore blue to celebrate! To honor World Autism month this April, we wanted to share a story about a boy from Erautar, Ilam district who was unique to many children he grew up with. Roshan Ale Magar enjoys exploring his surrounds and playing in the mud. He is a boy with

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  • Ramala Karki – A hard working student and loving daughter.

    Today is World Down Syndrome day and this years theme is ‘what I bring to my community’. So Karuna Foundation Nepal brings you a story from far eastern Nepal about Ramala Karki. Ramala is 14 years old, she studies at the local primary school, she is in grade 4. She also has Down Syndrome. Ramala’s parents were able to learn

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  • We should stand up for our rights!

    We arrive at the house of Suman by motorcycle. Her house is located in a small village in southeast Nepal, in the Sunsari district. Her father awaits us and calls his daughter. A seemingly timid young lady walks down the stairs to the courtyard. We are about to meet an ambitious young woman. [caption id="attachment_1090" align="alignleft" width="653"] Suman[/caption] Suman is

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  • I had to drop out of school

    Hari Maya Rai is 40 years old. At the age of eight, she became hard of hearing. “I was studying in grade two at that time. Learning in school, social communication and engagement with friends became extremely difficult so I had to drop out of school,” she recalls. She never made to the next grade. Through all these years, Hari

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