Marcel Gorka's Story,
RVCC Rotaract club member who is participating in the Nepal Humanitarian Trip.
From a young age Marcel felt the need to help others. In the seventh grade he would volunteer at his church, becoming a tradition of service that continued through high school and into college. Now a student of social science at Raritan Valley Community College, he also works with children at the local YMCA.
FONNJ provides education, health and micro-Credit and Women Empowerment projects to poor communities in Nepal who have little or no other access to these vital services. Our programs also include social services and cultural preservation.
FONNJ's projects are developed in direct response to the needs and aspirations of the local communities we serve. The projects range from a large micro-Credit project in Nepal to small dispensaries, from scholarships to 150 children to scholarships for higher education for young women, from helping village grandmothers become self supporting to helping for the abandoned elderly.
Our beneficiaries range in age from young children to the elderly. We give special attention to the education, cultural preservation and empower women.
Over 50 projects have been accomplished since 1990, and more than 70,000 beneficiaries are served annually.
Please learn more about our projects through this website. More details on individual programs can be found under Projects.
Under the joint sponsorship of Business Professional Women of Patan, Friends of Nepal-New Jersey (FONNJ) and Rotary District 7510, started distributing goats in Patan area. 30 goats were
distributed to families living in villages outside of Kathmandu. It brings me great pleasure to report on the success of the Micro-credit Goat Distribution and to know that the reciprocal nature of
this program will continue to grow with each generation of newborn goats.
As of 2020 we have distributed more than 150 goats in Nepal and many baby goats have been given to second waiting gamilies.
DONATIONS FOR THE GOAT PROJECT.
|Scholarship funds provided to Rotary club of Patan to start memorial scholarships for Laxmi Maya and Savitri Pradhan||2011-14||$14000|
|Micro-Credit Project in Collaboration with Rotary club of Mahabouddha||2010||$15,000|
|Yang Memorial Scholarships with Rotary Club of Himalaya Patan||2010-13||$8000|
|Mustange Library Project - Library Construction||2010||$2000|
|Digital Divide Computer Labs - Rotary Club of Patan ( Rotary Grant)||2007-10||$32,000|
|Library Project in collaboration with Himalaya Patan Rotary||2011||$18,000|
|Water Fileter Project in collaboration with Rotary Club of Yala||2011||$18,200|
|Bal Kumari School Scholarship for 85 students||2011-18||$20,000|
|Cerebal Palsey school project in collaboration with Rotary club of Himalya Patan an Branchburg||2011||$20,000|
|Scholarship funds for Palpa School||2012-14||$4,000|
|Rotaract Youth Support||2012-16||$1250|
|Ambulance House Project in Janakpur||2012||$4,000|
|Solar Project (Rotary Matching grant)||2012||$24,000|
|Water filter grant for Gorkha in cooperation with the Gorkha Foundation||2014||$18,000|
|Women Health Project||2015||96,000|
|Special need children Vocational Project||2016||32,000|
|Micro credit Project||100,000|
|Health Project in Makwanpur||95,000|
|Khokana Micro Project||45,000|
|Parbat School Project 2019||$57,000|