Teej, a festival where the color ‘red’ is the ultimate favorite! Single Women (widows) are restricted from the color and the festival. Single Women from WHR celebrated Teej on 22nd August, 2014 trying to break the social and cultural barriers. Single Women from nearby districts had come to enjoy and celebrate the day. The mela was a fun and exciting event with traditional Teej music. The dancing to the music was the ultimate highlight of the event. Apart from the good music, there were also many stalls with many items such as cosmetics, accessories, traditional clothes and products by single women home based workers. We also had a stall for ‘Opportunity fund’ where we collected donations for the flood victims at Sindhupalchowk. The fund collected from entry tickets was also accumulated for the flood victims. Everybody enjoyed the mela with good food, good music, shopping, and thankfully a good weather as well and more importantly everybody gave their share for a good cause. The Teej Mela was a very successful event leading to a smile on everyone’s faces at the end of the event.
I’m sure we’re all really excited about ‘Teej’. What a beautiful festival it is! Traditional songs of Teej must be already playing on the radios and televisions. All you women and girls must have already started preparing for this much awaited festival ‘Teej’. So, are you up for a pre-Teej celebration? WHR invites you to the ‘Teej Mela 2014’ organized by single women (widows), which is taking place in Chhahari. You can have a lot of fun and all for a good cause. How? -Well, the entry ticket is Rs. 50/- and all the collected money will be donated to the Sindhupalchowk flood victims. Awesome, right? Have all the fun you want and at the same time, help someone in need. The main highlight of the ‘Teej Mela’ is the products made by single women home based workers which will be displayed during the mela. Along with this and food stalls, there will also be some fun stalls. Support us in our effort to break the social barrier. Bethere to show ypur support! Come one, come all!! Date – August 22, 2014 Time -11 AM to 5 PM
Opportunity Fund has been established to provide scholarship to the needy children of single women and young single women as well as to support single women for their emergency need. Opportunity fund also helps in building Chhahari at different districts.
The fund has also provided educational material as a support to conflict affected children. Opportunity Fund has provided scholarship to 1144 children of single women and to 102 single women to pursue higher education so far (September 2012).It has helped in forming “Sachetana” Youth Club, which mobilizes for public awareness in the issues of single women.
It would mean a lot to WHR, Chhahari and all the single women and their children if you are willing to donate money at any of the following:
Account Name: WHR-OPPORTUNITY FUND
• A/C No.: 1501017500012
• Bank Name: Nabil Bank Limited
• Bank Address: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
• Swift Code: NARBNPKA