Pushpa Basnet, the founder and director of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, visited New York City’s Ruben Art Museum for a fundraising event on November 12, 2014. Sponsor actress Susan Sarandon hosted a dinner and film showing of the documentary about her, “Waiting for Mamu.”
Center Director Paul Bueno de Mesquita and his wife, Kay attended the moving film and visited with Pushpa and one of her children, Lexmi, who enchanted the audience with performing an ancient traditional dance to music sung by her teacher.
Pushpa is trying to raise the funds to build a home for her 45 children that she has saved from a life in prison. The children were living in prison with a parent who was incarcerated and there was no other place for them to live until Pushpa brought them to her ECDC home, where she gives them food, shelter, education, stability, and most important, love. They are now thriving in one huge Beloved Community. Each March, the Center and students from URI visit Pushpa and the children in Nepal on the annual Nepal Alternative Spring Break and Nonviolence Learning Experience.
If you are interested in helping with this important mission of Pushpa’s please donate to her cause via her EDCD website.