There are times, I am sure, when we all reflect on how fortunate we are to have experienced a measure of personal security and professional success. Even as we face the day-to-challenges that every one of us, no matter our station in life, inevitably encounter, we can nonetheless look around us and see the faces of people we love and have confidence in our ability to be there for them.
Not everyone is that fortunate, however, and today I am asking you to consider whether you can help us with two efforts that are particularly important to me, and to our work at the Soarway Foundation. At Soarway, we want to have an impact that touches lives and that will help to transform the future. These two undertakings do both.
The first involves one of our champions in our efforts to make a difference for our partners facing physical challenges but who strive every day to overcome them and, in the process, are not only making important contributions to Nepal’s future but are tremendous role models… not just to those with disabilities but to all of us.
Our second effort is all about how we create a safer future for all Nepalis living, as they do, in one of the most seismically-charged environments on the planet. Education is a huge part of the answer. Education not only about risk reduction and the steps that citizens can take to protect themselves, but education that will give bright young Nepali students the skills in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology to transform the future for nation, that can help make homes and schools safer, cities more resilient, power grids more reliable and better communication networks a reality. Some of the brightest STEM students, however, may miss a golden opportunity to kick start their education because of poverty. Soarway STEM Scholarships for Global STEM Scholars will offer incalculable returns to society and help us transform the future.
Read on for a bit more about both these efforts. These are the projects that cannot become reality without your help. We don’t have huge endowments. We don’t have corporate sponsors (yet). We have you.
Please. You can make your charitable contribution, with no fees, here.
Act today. Engage Nepal.
With deepest thanks, as always,
Scott H. DeLisi
U.S. Ambassador (ret.)