Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Roshika?
The foundation is inspired by and named after Raj’s daughter, Roshika. She is 16 years old now and Raj’s desire to ensure that she has a bright future, led him to see that there were many other children whose futures could be made brighter with a little help.
Where does your Money Go?
Your money will go to buy exercise books, pencils, athletic equipment and/or anything else we see a need for.
For every $100USD we receive, we can buy enough books and pencils for 1 school for 1 term. Put another way, 1 store-bought cup of coffee per week for a year can support one school.
You can be assured that 100 percent of your money will go directly to buy these supplies for the schools and any administrative costs will be paid for by Jette and Raj.
If I want to volunteer, what do I need to bring?
A camera, a big smile, a lot of curiosity and a desire to help. On the practical side, we will work with you to ensure that you bring the necessary clothing and supplies for your stay. Specific requirements for a school or medical center can be worked out once you have confirmed the location, duration and timing of your volunteer experience.
What does it cost to be a volunteer?
The cost to be a volunteer is minimal. You will be transported to and from Khalte from Kathmandu by local transport. Once in Khalte, your living accommodations and food will be provided at no cost to you. If you would like to bring supplies or make a donation to the school, medical centre or village, that would be very welcome, but it is not obligatory.