Come Learn About Grass-Roots Development in Nepal from an Expert!

ImageCome learn about the challenges of rural development in Nepal from the perspective of a Nepalese social mobilizer.  Namlo International is hosting four events for Aruna Thapa, a grass-roots development worker who has been implementing projects in remote villages in the mountains of Nepal.   Aruna is visiting the United States as a delegate for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March.   

“We are extremely honored to have Aruna present at the United Nations”, said Keith Frausto, Namlo International’s executive director.  “Aruna represents a new generation of development worker; highly educated but also highly committed to raising the standard of living of her people, working under tough conditions and in remote locations”. 

On March 24th at 3:00 p.m. Aruna will appear live on KGNU radio (88.5 f.m.).   On Friday the 28th at 12 noon, Namlo will host a discussion on the impact of gender on development strategies in Nepal.  The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ Cyber Cafe on the main floor of the Ben M. Cherrington Hall at the University of Denver, Denver, CO 80210. Parking is located adjacent to the building and can be accessed from E. Iliff Ave. 

On Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th of March at 6:30 p.m. Namlo International will be hosting an evening reception where Aruna will present and discuss her work, experience and passion for improving the quality of life for the thousands of people living in poverty in Nepal.   The event will take place at 4646 Montview in Denver, and will include a light Nepalese buffet dinner.  Handicrafts made by Namlo’s women’s cooperative will be available for purchase.  Tickets for the reception are $50 and are available by calling Jennifer at 303-399-3649 or at