Joty Sohi (Nepal)


Joty Sohi (Nepal)

Prior to her fellowship, Joty earned a BA from the Rutgers University and an MA from City University London. Joty interned at the British Red Cross where she educated London’s youth on International Humanitarian issues. Joty has also worked at local and State level organizations developing and executing programs for individuals with special needs. After the fellowship, she wrote: "It has opened my eyes to what it's like to work abroad for a smaller Non-profit. The best experience for me was to see through an actual project and get it done." Contact: jsohi@advocacynet.org



03 Sep

When I grow up

After weeks of planning, traveling and interviewing I had finally gathered enough information to create profiles for all of the children participating in this years Bricks to Books Project. Going through the transcripts, I recounted each child’s story where they’d come from, their lives now, and where they wanted to go. It seemed strange to […]

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Posted Sep 03, 2015

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24 Aug

“Yes I make Bricks!!!”

It had been a long day and I could see the team’s energy slowly draining. He must have been our fifth or sixth interview of the day. It had reached the point where the thought of interviewing one more child just seemed too exhausting. Please no misunderstandings here; have an opportunity to interview the kids […]

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Posted Aug 24, 2015

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22 Aug

The Story of Ram Rai

Meet Ram Rai son of Rina and Hem Rai. Ram’s family lives in the Brick Kilns in Imadol, just outside of Kathmandu. Rams parents moved to Kathmandu over 12 years ago from Indreni phokhari in the Khotang district. The family has not been back to their village since arriving in Kathmandu.  Both parents work in […]

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Posted Aug 22, 2015

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13 Jul

A Not So Futile Tongue

As we made our way down the final hill, that when I could spot our destination Inchangu. It was a sight hard to miss. An open flat field with about hundred or so tents, separated into two zones by a few houses that were still left standing.  I was told about 90 families were displaced […]

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Posted Jul 13, 2015

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13 Jul

The Nuts and Bolts

Like most things, a organization has many nuts and bolts that hold it together. Today I want to introduce you to the team that holds CONCERN together. Devaki Ghumiri, originally from Nuwakot, Devaki moved to Katmandu about 9 years ago. She has been CONCERN for 7 years as their receptionist/office manager. Devaki says she enjoys […]

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Posted Jul 13, 2015

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03 Jul

“Nepali Time”

I had heard it mentioned a few times before my trip, to be prepared to conduct business on “Nepali Time”. Apparently in Nepal there is this generalization that when a meeting time is scheduled, assume that the meeting will be delayed roughly 30 minutes to an hour. I was curious to see how much validity there was […]

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Posted Jul 03, 2015

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17 Jun

The Monster Beneath The Bed

I sat up in my bed, in an absolute panic. The moment I had been dreading since I had arrived in Nepal was finally here. It was a 4.1 after shock; its epicenter was in Sindhupalchowk. Since I had arrived in Kathmandu there had been 6 after shocks reported. They had come and gone unnoticed […]

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Posted Jun 17, 2015

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