Nirvan Rayamajhi, a sophomore at Granada Hills High School, has delivered 185 meals to six local hospitals.
NORTHRIDGE-CHATSWORTH, CA —In one fell swoop, Nirvan Rayamajhi from Northridge managed to help hospital workers and struggling local businesses.
The 16-year-old Granada Hills High School sophomore was bored at home during quarantine and felt like he wanted to use his time to help community members struggling from the pandemic. “I always have a lot of free time at home, I don’t have track I don’t have school,” said Rayamajhi. “I thought it was a good side project to help out nurses in the community because they have a lot of work, a lot of stress, they’re making a lot of sacrifices just to help out the people.”
On a Facebook site called “Nirvan’s Community Service,” Rayamajhi asked his friends to buy a Mother’s Day gift from an online boutique called Creatique so that he could use $5 from each sale to purchase meals for healthcare workers. Just three days after posting the video, Rayamaji raised more than $2000. Creatique also donated skincare products that Rayamaji was able to donate to Kaiser Permanente ICU staff.
The online donations keep rolling in, and Rayamajhi hopes to go continue delivering meals. But the community service-minded teen is still thinking of ways he can help his community during the pandemic. He’s enlisted some of his friends to offer free online tutoring to local students to take some of the pressure off their overburdened parents and teachers. Before the pandemic, Rayamajhi was a member of Northridge Public Library’s Teen Council, and has in the past worked with dozens of his peers to clean the streets of Reseda.