The basic idea was created by Hans Erling Jensen and his wife Ewa Samvik 2013.
Motivated by their Nepalese friend in Kathmandu, high school principal Prakash Adhikari, and a desire to show politicians in Sweden that the best help does not necessarily mean importing all the needy to Sweden, the work of creating an orphanage for street children first began in Nepal.
The orphanage officially opened the same day the disastrous 8.2 earthquake hit Nepal 25th of April 2015 and the on going efforts were, of course, instantly redirected to emergency aid.
The last four years our activities has developed and now there is a well-functioning school for orphans and other vulnerable children in Kathmandu based on the Montessori principles.
The school has 2019 years 1 and 2 and will for the next 4 years grow and stay at years 1-6. The school has already received several awards from various Nepali authorities.
However, it was a completely different thing that the founders first created headlines with in Nepal already in 2014! They named the the mission: The Kathmandu ReClean The Streets Project!
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Today, Bona Fortuna also help a number of Christian refugees from Pakistan who, despite being persecuted and some even approved by the UNHCR, are forced to live illegally and hidden in Thailand, which never ratified the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.
If you are interested in the whole story of the organization, its main characters and what we are doing today – click on the link below.