Navjyoti, Kathmandu Special Children on World Social Forum 2024 in Nepal

Posted by Spalding Hurst

February 19, 2024

Our special differently-abled children of Navjyoti Centre, Kathmandu, claimed space on the main stage of World Social Forum 2024 Nepal, showcasing their talents in music and dance on Feb. 17, 2024. Forty-three children, including 11 staff and two music therapists, along with Sister Lisa Perekkatt, SCN, gave a message of peace and affirmed that another world of love and service is possible and necessary through two songs with musical instruments. Six children danced to entertain the audience. They won the hearts and applause of the people from many countries.

Six months in advance, the organizers of the World Social Forum 2024 event in Nepal contacted Navjyoti Centre, Kathmandu, to present a cultural event. Since then, the staff and children of Navjyoti Centre practiced to entertain the audience at the World Social Forum.

Sister Lisa Perekkatt, the director, thanked the organizers for including the Navjyoti children during this great event. Sister Roselyn Karakattu played a pivotal role in securing the date for Navjyoti children to perform at the main venue stage on Feb. 17, 2024.

The World Social Forum, Feb. 15-19, 2024, is underway in Kathmandu. Full-time SCN participants – Aisha Kavalakattu, Maya Amolik Mallick, and Priya Urau (Toppo), and part-time attendee Lisa Perekkatt from Nepal, along with SCNs Joel Urumpil and Roselyn Karakattu from India, who are also part of this international event in Kathmandu, witnessed the performance of our special children.

Lisa Perekkatt, SCN

4 Comments

  1. Angie Shaughnessy

    How wonderful!!! God bless all.

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  2. Maggie Cooper

    So wonderful to hear about this event and to “see” a little of this special gathering! Thanks so much for sharing. We are so proud to see a glimpse of what you all are doing!

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  3. Susan Gatz

    Congratulations to Lisa , her staff and the children. Wonderful that so many SCNs could be present.

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  4. Janice Downs

    I would love to have seen this. Am so glad many of you were present, representing all of us. Merci. Sister Janice

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