Lending a Helping Hand to Other NGOs

Donating Clothes


 

A Day Long Fete for the Less Fortunate, Delhi

One of the Game Stalls


 

Donating Educational Material

Donating Educational Material to Salaam Balk


 

STS program in Government run Schools

Student to Student program, Helping poor kids


 

Disaster Relief

Tsunami Relief


 

Day Boarders

Angel and Elina our 2 Day Scholars


 

Hostel Kids Enjoying Outdoors

Football Team


 

Taking Part in Delhi Half Marathon

James and deaf memebers taking part Marathon


 
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Testimonials

These past 11 days, I have the privilege of living with James and Apsara and helping with his projects. This experience was priceless and taught me so much. I feel that these 11 days I learned and gained more than could be gained over years time, and more than money can buy in Japan. Most importantly, I’m thankful that I was able to meet and spend time getting to know James Luitel--a man who is living his mission wholeheartedly. Each and every word he speaks is so deep. I learn things on a different level when he says things, even things that I thought I knew. It’s like he communicates with his life and sample; it’s not just head knowledge. These are experiences that I couldn’t have gained had I not come here. James, thank you for letting me be a part of this. -Shinichi Miyazaki (32, from Japan)

Shinichi Miyazaki


I have come to stay at James' place for 11 days with other five Japanese friends. And it was my first volunteer trip and at first I felt a bit uncomfortable about the weather and traffic situation. But things started to get better when we went to help out in the library which James is now helping to build. We met some really sweet kids there whom are students in the school. They all had beautiful eyes and lovely smiles. They were all eager to get acquaintance with new friends so they would gather around us asking simple English questions, such as what is your name? Where do you come from, etc. Even though most of them can only make short English sentences, their eagerness in communication were expressed through their repeating the same question to different members of our teams or repeating it to the same member once after a while. Not only they hang around out of curiosity or friendliness, they were also passionate and good helpers. There is this girl named Sahbida, age 11, whose house is the closest to the school. She was very dedicated and able to help out on the painting job. Because the doors and windows we were trying to repaint were really old ones, so there were spider webs and cocoons of various kinds stuck on the corners of them. When we caught sight of one of those and let out a suppressed sound of scream, she would rush forward and grab a broom and brushed them all away for us. We were all so touched by that action of protection and courage. When we mumbled our thanks out of embarrassment, she smiled back and said, "You me friends". There are so many details about the kids that we were honored to work with for just two brief days. Some of whom we could hardly remember their names. And when I think about the possibility that I might not be able to meet them again, my heart aches so much. I do miss them and I pray for them all to be able to live their life to the fullest. The kids in James' house are amazing too. Even though we just spent a night along with half a day together, I think we really have established somewhat of a connection. Sojan is smart and quick in reaction. He remembered a couple of Japanese sentences fast and within two hours he could even count to one hundred in Japanese. And he also is my very first, patient and good Nepali teacher. Sadin is the one with the brightest smile. His big bright eyes are enough to make him seem really happy even when he is actually not smiling. Sunil is very active and sincere. He is also willing to try new things. He got really excited to get to know Shinichi san, the only guy on our team, and soon they became as close as brothers. Krishna seems to me the one who does more than talks. He is more of a supporter kind of person than a leader. But I can sense that he is a trustworthy and highly reliable boy. Dhiren is the cutest among boys :) Always keeping silent, always pondering…. well, ok, maybe I don't really know about him. Nisha is the only girl and nobody would doubt about her elegance and beauty even in such a young age. She was not feeling well the night when we met and in the following morning she spent most of the time walking hand in hand with one of our youngest (and certainly the prettiest) member, Maria. Their very presence brightened up our day at the zoo :) So many recounts about the kids. I just wanna say that I really like them and look forward to meeting them all sometime in the future. And I hope I can do what I can to help them in their education as well.

Cheryl


I had the wonderful opportunity to coordinate a team of 5 young volunteers from Japan, to visit Nepal from August 22nd to September 2nd and help with Beam Life Foundations projects. James Luitel was our host. We visited the library and helped to sand, clean and paint the nearby school, and also were able to have a zoo outing with the children from the hostel that he is caring for. As the coordinator for this trip from Japan, I would like to say that James was an absolute pleasure to work with. He’s a very dependable and honest man, and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have a first time visit to Nepal. (It was the first time for most people.) I believe this visit was a life changing one for each of us, and James has gone out of his way to make it a special and memorable experience. His long-term dedication towards helping to improve the education of the Nepali children, as well as desire to contribute to not only their physical but also their spiritual and emotional needs is notable and contagious, and we were all positively impacted and felt privileged to be able to stay in his home. Thank you so much, James!! We hope to visit again soon. Megumi Kitano To see more details from our other volunteers, please see testimonials below.

Megumi Kitano


The library is truly an inspired project! There are so many children that have such a desire to learn more and the library really supplies their needs. The kids were also so eager to help out in anyway they could and it was really sweet!! It was just too bad we couldn't help out for longer! I felt very blessed to have been able to take part in the experience. I will never forget the kindness we were shown especially by James and Apsala! Thank you so much!! -Maria (15 years old from Japan)

Maria Kitano


James Luitel “James” heads the Beam Life Foundationa non-profit organizationestablished in 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal. He tirelessly works to improvethe quality of life of people living in the remote villages of Nepal through providing education, basic healthcare and income generation projects. BLF supports socially marginalized people including people below the poverty line, like the Dalits and indigenous communities, empowering them to enter into the mainstream of the development. He believes that the future of a nation depends upon the children and focuses on educating children. As a result of his dedicated work children from lower economic strata are being provided with free schooling with a complete package of tuition, board, clothing and stationary. He works with a dedicated team also in areas of health, vocational training, adult learning, peace building. He strived each day to expand his reach to the poor and needy and hope that there will be much greater coverage for the days ahead. Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing (Founder THF)

Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing


Monika and Vincent from Spain Since September 2010 and until January 2011, we have been living in Nepal and helping out with different social work projects. We have lived with James, founder of Beam Life Foundation, and his nephew Binod, for 5 months now. Overall it has been a very positive experience. From the beginning, James has taken care of us and made sure we had various projects waiting for us in the line. He has many important and valuable contacts and thanks to that he has acted as a vehicle between us and many needed Nepali people. Since September 2010 we have actively helped James with his various projects. The Library project is closer to the finish. In these months, we have gone together to paint, scratch, fix and prepare the building. It's only a matter of a couple of months now, at the most, to see it ready and running. We are very pleased to have taken part of this valuable project that will allow village children to enjoy the pleasure of reading books and that will give the weaker ones the place and the time to catch up with their homework. We are also happy to have been able to economically contribute to buying books for the library from funds received from our NGO "Fundación TAI". Every weekend we have shared time with James' hostel kids. Nisha, Dhiren, Sujan, Sunil, Krishna and Sadin are all active and energetic children. They are polite, well mannered and have always been good company. We have played sports together, gone hiking, for pic-nics and shared good quality time together that has been enriching for all of us. We will miss them!

Mònika Donnellan Barraclough


Today I worked with James on painting his library. He has built a beautiful building, and I look forward to seeing it completed and stocked with books. The school is a poor and needy one, and the children will greatly benefit from the reading and educational materials.

Anita


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  • "These past 11 days, I have the privilege of living with James and Apsara and helping with his projects. This experience was priceless and taught me so much. I feel that these 11 days I learned and gained more than could be gained over years time, and more than money can buy in Japan. Most importantly, I’m thankful that I was able to meet and spend time getting to know James Luitel--a man who is living his mission wholeheartedly. Each and every word he speaks is so deep. I learn things on a different level when he says things, even things that I thought I knew. It’s like he communicates with his life and sample; it’s not just head knowledge. These are experiences that I couldn’t have gained had I not come here. James, thank you for letting me be a part of this. -Shinichi Miyazaki (32, from Japan)"
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  • "I have come to stay at James' place for 11 days with other five Japanese friends. And it was my first volunteer trip and at first I felt a bit uncomfortable about the weather and traffic situation. But things started to get better when we went to help out in the library which James is now helping to build. We met some really sweet kids there whom are students in the school. They all had beautiful eyes and lovely smiles. They were all eager to get acquaintance with new friends so they would gather around us asking simple English questions, such as what is your name? Where do you come from, etc. Even though most of them can only make short English sentences, their eagerness in communication were expressed through their repeating the same question to different members of our teams or repeating it to the same member once after a while. Not only they hang around out of curiosity or friendliness, they were also passionate and good helpers. There is this girl named Sahbida, age 11, whose house is the closest to the school. She was very dedicated and able to help out on the painting job. Because the doors and windows we were trying to repaint were really old ones, so there were spider webs and cocoons of various kinds stuck on the corners of them. When we caught sight of one of those and let out a suppressed sound of scream, she would rush forward and grab a broom and brushed them all away for us. We were all so touched by that action of protection and courage. When we mumbled our thanks out of embarrassment, she smiled back and said, "You me friends". There are so many details about the kids that we were honored to work with for just two brief days. Some of whom we could hardly remember their names. And when I think about the possibility that I might not be able to meet them again, my heart aches so much. I do miss them and I pray for them all to be able to live their life to the fullest. The kids in James' house are amazing too. Even though we just spent a night along with half a day together, I think we really have established somewhat of a connection. Sojan is smart and quick in reaction. He remembered a couple of Japanese sentences fast and within two hours he could even count to one hundred in Japanese. And he also is my very first, patient and good Nepali teacher. Sadin is the one with the brightest smile. His big bright eyes are enough to make him seem really happy even when he is actually not smiling. Sunil is very active and sincere. He is also willing to try new things. He got really excited to get to know Shinichi san, the only guy on our team, and soon they became as close as brothers. Krishna seems to me the one who does more than talks. He is more of a supporter kind of person than a leader. But I can sense that he is a trustworthy and highly reliable boy. Dhiren is the cutest among boys :) Always keeping silent, always pondering…. well, ok, maybe I don't really know about him. Nisha is the only girl and nobody would doubt about her elegance and beauty even in such a young age. She was not feeling well the night when we met and in the following morning she spent most of the time walking hand in hand with one of our youngest (and certainly the prettiest) member, Maria. Their very presence brightened up our day at the zoo :) So many recounts about the kids. I just wanna say that I really like them and look forward to meeting them all sometime in the future. And I hope I can do what I can to help them in their education as well."
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