Over 70% of target raised – what an amazing response by our friends and supporters, Thank you all so very much.
I’ve been asked by several supporters for an update on progress towards raising the money for buying much needed bunk beds and bedding for our dear girls in their new winter school, so unusually I’m posting another blog this month.
We’re so grateful to all the contributions generously made so far. Between us we’ve raised over 3,300 Euros towards our 5,000 target. The great news is that we’ve almost raised enough to pay for the bunk beds – please help us reach the target soon so we can buy bedding too. We heard from school staff that winter nights are very cold now in Nepal so we felt a great urgency to help the girls off the floor and into beds as soon as we could. So the order for the beds has already been placed with the manufacturer and we’re hoping for delivery soon.
Manufacturing progress is going well – many of the beds have been built and are being painted now.
We also need funds to pay for 58 sets of bedding too as the floor mattresses wont fit the beds. So if any of you, dear supporters, have friends or family members that may also be interested in contributing please can I ask you to share this information with them?
Some supporters have asked how far their $$$, €€€ or £££ will go – and the answer is quite a long way in Nepal! All donations will be very gratefully received – a gift of 5 Euro will buy a pillow and cover, 15 Euro will help us buy a warm blanket and 30 Euro a mattress. And around 80 Euro will fund a bunk bed for 2 girls and 60 Euro will buy a single bed for teachers or support staff.
It’s really easy to donate – takes less than 5 minutes to donate via PayPal or Credit Card here on this link:
By clicking the link above – the following image will appear. when the page opens, clicking the “DONATE NOW” button will take you through easy steps. Please help if you can.
Looking back nostalgically to the building the school back in remote and beautiful Upper Mustang during 2011/12 ………
…………….we never dreamed that we would grow so quickly from 18 girls when we opened in August 2012 to 45 girls now only 4 years later.
Nor did our dream include a permanent winter school in Pokhara made possible by gracious benefactors from Malaysia, whose generous donation helped with land purchase and building costs.
As you can imagine, funding the annual operational costs to help so many impoverished girls have access to education is much harder now that there are so many girls in school. The school is funded only by donation and so it’s only made possible by you all and your kind and generous donations.
Please, please, help us if you can in this effort to raise the money we need to buy bunk beds for the girls, single beds for teachers and support staff, and necessary bedding by sharing the fundraiser effort with anyone you think may be interested. The more people we reach, the greater the probability we have of reaching our target. Even if you have shared previously, please do so again as reminders also really help.
Anyone can find more information and make a donation on this link – here it is again….
and updates and other information can be also found on our Facebook Page if you’re a FB user or on our blog site of course:
We extend grateful thanks to you all from the girls and staff at the school and our dedicated small team of volunteers at Altevette-Onlus.
Wishing you all a very happy New Year and a peaceful, healthy 2017.