SHAUNA ROSE KAUFMAN FOUNDATION


OUR PROGRAMS


NEPAL


BOOK TUK NEPAL 


We have been working with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal since December 2015. The Foundation operates a 3 wheel electric book mobile in the Kathmandu Valley. It's an environmentally friendly vehicle that tuk-tuks around the valley, providing dynamic programming that focuses on underprivileged and disable students. 

Our core team is composed of Ram Krishna Sahi, Book Tuk Manager, Prabina Tandukar, Program Specialist, Amy Kaufman, Program Coordinator, and Holly Kaufman, Program Specialist.


We also are pleased to have Sushil Adhikari as our adviser for disability programs and so many more. This year we welcomed Hunter Emmons from Boulder Colorado for special art and environmental programs and Jody Lee Dontje for her all around assistance and contribution to our programming. 


What we provide

  • Environmental lessons on recycling, waste reduction, composting, best farming practices, and alternative energy sources
  • Original play by Amy Kaufman called Life in the Jungle that teaches important lessons about climate change in a fun and interactive format
  • Math 24 competitions
  • Special emphasis on girls programming through after school programs and Health and Hygiene classes
  • Story hours featuring American authors
  • Visions music program for blind students that features the music of Stevie Wonder
  • Disability programs for blind and deaf students
  • Special speakers
  • Equality Days - a special music and art program that incorporates lessons of the American Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. 


School visits in the Kathmandu Valley can be scheduled by contacting booktuknepal@gmail.com