We are building a home for rural orphans in Nepal

Muni-pictureDr Munidasa Winslow

Dr Munidasa Winslow has worked in general psychiatry and addiction medicine at Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH) since 1988. He was one of the pioneers responsible for the setting up and development of addiction services both in the hospital and in the community. His last appointment was as chief of the Addiction Medicine Department, IMH. He has been a pioneer in addiction and impulse control disorders (alcohol, substance dependence, gambling, sexual compulsivity, gaming, etc) in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a sought-after speaker at addiction conferences around the region. Despite being a fully qualified psychiatrist, he has taken the time and effort to maintain and develop his therapy/counselling skills as seen by his being accredited as a certified master addiction counsellor and a certified clinical supervisor. He has published and presented widely on both general psychological and addiction issues. He continues his academic and research interests through his academic appointments with NUHS and teaching in many counselling courses. His passion is to help therapists develop and hone their skills to effect real change in those they seek to help. Dr Winslow is also the founder and executive director of Promises Pte Ltd, which is a mental health & addictions consulting and training company established to help healthcare professionals and individuals in Singapore. In February 2011, he started Winslow Clinic at Novena Medical Centre where he and a team of counsellors and therapists treat clients with psychological or addiction issues. Dr Winslow visited the Little Bells Promiseland project site in April 2014 and is committed to seeing this children’s home flourish and help many generations of children. He and his team of psychiatrists and psychologists want to visit the home regularly to give medical, psychiatric and counselling support so that the children develop in the best possible way. To read more about the Promises team please visit: http://www.promises.com.sg/about-us/the-promises-team

Daniel-1Daniel Jesudason

Daniel Jesudason first visited the Little Bells area in December 2012 with his nephew Sunil. He helped with the Christmas party and got to know the needs of the community. He later returned 3 times because he felt that there was a need to help with a children’s project in the Damphus area. It was then that he met Datemba Sherpa at the airport who had also sensed that God was asking him to re-locate to the Dhampus area to start a children’s home to help orphan and destitute children from other parts of Nepal. They have since started getting support and help from the community and their overseas contacts who feel a great need for a children’s home that will nurture the children and teach them skills to both advance in urban job options as well as develop their rural communities. Daniel and his wife Wei Lei and son Joshua are from Singapore. They had previously worked among rural communities in Papua New Guinea as missionaries from 1985 to 2003. They were senior literacy consultants setting up a national training programme for national literacy specialists to become independent in managing their own literacy programmes. They also worked among the Umanakaina and Daga language groups in the mountains of Milne Bay. Their a son, Joshua, was born in 1994 and grew up in Papua New Guinea and was home-schooled till he was 8 years old before returning to Singapore. Joshua is now doing his university studies. They did the re-translation of the New Testament in the Daga language. Daniel completed his Masters in Adult Education and Training in 2002 with James Cook University, Australia. Daniel was the missions pastor of Community of Praise Baptist Church and the Executive Director of HighPoint Community Services till 2011. Presently Daniel is the Managing Director at Promises, a Psychiatric & Psychological practice which also does consultancy, training and certification in addiction and mental health services. Wei Lei is working part time as a senior social worker with Touch Community Services in the child adoption division. Daniel continues to help Wycliffe Bible Translators International as a regional trainer and strategic partnership facilitator for the Asia Pacific region. They are presently based in Singapore.

Sherpa-DatembaDatemba Sherpa
Project Supervisor / Children’s Home Headmaster

Datemba Sherpa has founded and run many children’s homes in the Kathmandu and Pokhara areas in Nepal over the last 30 years. We met one of the youths who had grown up in his home and the boy said, “Sherpa brought me up and I am successful in my life because of him.” Sherpa is from the Sherpa Tribe, but his grandparents had migrated to India and so he is an Indian citizen by birth, however his native land called him and he has given his life to work in Nepal to help develop children and communities. He is a trained teacher with a degree in Education and has been a headmaster for 22 years. Many of the people in the Pokhara area know him and when we went around to visit homes to invite them to a Christmas party, we noticed that everyone greeted him warmly and were very pleased to see him again. He is married to Anju who has helped him care for children, including disabled children in their homes. Anju herself did not get an education because she had to bring up her two younger siblings because her mother had passed away when she was young.
Screen shot 2014-11-25 at 11.01.32 PMJeet Bahadur
Tourism specialist / Cafe manager

Status: Secretary
Role: PR & International relations
Screen shot 2014-11-25 at 10.54.45 PMTut Mailadai
Hotel Manager & Businessman

Status: Chairman
Role: Building & Site facility manager

Screen shot 2014-11-25 at 10.50.37 PMKeshar Bahadur Kunwar
High school teacher

Status: Advisor
Role: Community relations facilitator


12e253dLeela Jesudason
PR Consultant

Worked in a non-profit organisation for five years (Philippines) specialising in cross-cultural communications and literacy development, working with NGOs, other non-profit organisations, and government bodies to raise awareness for ongoing community projects. Spent some years as editor of several high-end luxury magazines, which was great — interviewed some of the world’s most interesting luminaries, and even had a karaoke session with Imelda Marcos — a definite highlight of my writing career!




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