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



The Nuts and Bolts

13 Jul

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 CONCERNS mission. “To work and protect the
children, it’s a nice idea”. Devaki likes that CONCERN honestly attempts to
work for this goals. 

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Prakash Basi  has been with CONCERN since the very beginning.
Prakash has over 20 years with the organization. He says, “this is my first job
and it will be my last.” Prakash did his BA in labor intermediate and landed a
job at CONCERN right after graduating. Over the years Prakash has taken on many
different roles. Starting as a formal education teacher, then moving to the
role of field officer, field researcher, and finally his current position
finance officer. “This started as just a job, but I soon realized how much I
enjoyed working for the underprivileged. If I can help them in the slightest
way, I’ve done well.” 

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Sundar Kamal graduated with a B.A degree of Science and Physics.
He has been with CONCERN for 4 years now. He started at office assistant, and
was promoted to a field officer to its Imadol location two years later. Sundar’s
plan was to initially continue his education and study for his Masters in the
field of hard sciences. But he now says that after seeing how much I enjoy the
non-profit sector. He will pursue his degree in the social sciences. Sundar had
this to say about his time at CONCERN “I enjoy the staff and most of my skills
development I have learned from my time working at CONCERN. They provided me
the opportunity for growth.”

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An honorary CONCERN residence: although he technically is
not a CONCERN employees Karma plays a crucial role in the day-to-day
of office life.

Karma Lama came to stay at CONCERN’s head office in Katmandu 8
years ago after his father tirelessly looked for accommodations for his son
while he pursued his studies. CONCERN opened its doors and offered Karma free
accommodations. Karma is currently attending college for his plus twos. His
hopes are to become a civil engineer and continue his education by attending a
university abroad. Karma had this to say “I can’t say anything about the
organization as I don’t have any experience in the field. But I feel it is my
duty to help this organization and the people of this office as much as I can”

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Posted By Joty Sohi (Nepal)

Posted Jul 13th, 2015

1 Comment

  • Katie Conlon

    August 14, 2015

     

    This is a great idea for a post, and a great group of people! It’s so nice to be introduced to the people you’re working with.

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