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Fundraiser update

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.


New Winter School Opening

Last month we attended an amazing opening ceremony and inauguration of the new winter school building in Pokhara.When we first opened the school in 2012 with 18 girls it was quite easy to afford to rent a property in Pokhara so the girls and staff could relocate from Upper Mustang, where it becomes too cold to study in the harsh winter conditions.