News and Special Events

February 23, 2024

The teachers at the Chelsea Center are always looking for ways to broaden the horizons of the women who come to the Center for classes.  Two buses transported the eager group to an historic area being carefully restored.  Out guide was knowledgeable, the weather was perfect, and there was a picnic at the end with abundant amounts of food that were shared among the eager participants.

February 21, 2024

What a blast to learn the rules of the game of SET!  Easy rules, but mind-numbing possibilities and near misses in putting together sets of three.  Needless to say, there was lots of laughter and good cheer and wonderful to have such a mix of ages having fun together!

February 20, 2024

It's time for staff evaluations at Papa's House. In the past two days the daytime and evening teachers at the Chelsea Center have met to discuss the qualities of an effective teacher as well as how to develop skills for continual improvement. We are so grateful we have such a dedicated staff!

February 14, 2024

It's Valentine's Day in Nepal already!  Our children AND the women of the Chelsea Center celebrated this holiday or love and caring for one another!  We're sending out plenty of LOVE to our loyal supporters around the world. We couldn't do it without you!

February 9, 2024

Following a recent knitting workshop, some of our adult students choose to practice their new skills before and after class!

February 7, 2024

After school classes at the Chelsea Center offer individualized help on homework or sometimes just a quiet place to get the homework DONE!

January 29, 2024

Yet another creative project was introduced to the women at the Chelsea Center:  It’s CANDLEMAKING!  After they learned some basic skills, several of the women are planning to make and then sell their gently-scented prayer candles at the nearby weekly Farmers' Market.

January 27, 2024

Yet another option for recent workshops at the Chelsea Center focused on cooking skills. Students were highly motivated to learn new techniques and then eat up the results!

January 26, 2024

One of the options for recent workshops for the women at the Chelsea Center was learning to knit. Our own Maya didi facilitated the session. The women who attended were eager to literally "try their hands" at it! Just look at the determination and results!!

January 25, 2024

The women who attend daily classes at the Chelsea Center were given several options for special "extracurricular" workshops.  Anyone for pickling? Many of our women students at the Chelsea Center opted to learn about the process of pickling, led by one of our own students. Everyone is an expert in something!

January 7, 2024

On 7th January, 2024 a formal farewell program was held honoring our two most tenured teachers, Sushma Chaudhary and Kabita Mahato. It was difficult for so many of us to bid farewell to these two outstanding teachers at the Chelsea Center. They grew up in Papa's House, and were both beloved by their adult students. Best wishes on your new journey! You both will be sorely missed, but may your future endeavors be filled with success and joy!