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Jul 21, 2019

The Trustees' Annual Report 2018/19

Dear supporters,

We are pleased to share the trustees’ annual report with you.

The year in brief:  £13,670 was expended on the two projects. The funding sponsored 104 girls to receive a formal education in rural villages of Nepal and established a learning resource centre. The funding also created many job opportunities and supported other economic activities in the community. Creating job opportunities for women in the community motivates more girls to receive a formal education which breaks through the belief that women can only work in the house. It also delays teenage marriage, which is good for children and mother’s health.   

The main source of income remains individual donors, fundraising events and through online-fundraising platforms. In total, £9,443 was raised through these sources in the year. Even though the fundraising wasn’t as good as the previous year, the number of people donating regularly has increased significantly. We still recommend more people to donate regularly because it helps us to decide how many girls we can fund in any particular year.

Appeal:

To keep all our girls in school, we expended £4,227 (roughly $5000) more than we have fundraised in the year and the money has to be borrowed. Therefore, we must repay the money in in this year and raise sufficient to keep the girls in school. So, please be a little more generous this year if you can afford.


Attachments:
Apr 22, 2019

Progress Report April 2019

Twelve girls from the rural villages of Nepal took the final secondary exam through this project three weeks ago. Eight years of our hard work they are finally being noticed. We are delightful and let’s wish the girls a brighter future ahead.

Further, eleven girls will take the exam next year and the following. There are one-hundred and seven girls being supported to receive a formal education through the project. We support the girls because girls in the communities are denied to an education for cultural and traditional reasons.

All the remaining girls in the scheme have stepped up a class, and their new curriculum will start from 23rd of April 2019. To ensure they attend school regularly and do better in the class, we will be providing a bicycle to fifty girls who currently don’t have one. We will also be proving a fresh set of study support package in a couple of days. These activities will cost around £4,000/$5,400.

There are more girls in the villages currently not in the scheme, but they need our support to continue their education. To sponsor a girl for a year costs £60/$80 only. 

Even though, it is a small scale project it has been very successful to change the life of many girls in rural Nepal.

Best wishes

Krit and the entire NVF Team

Jan 25, 2019

Progress Report Jan 2019

The Teacher & students at additional tuition class
The Teacher & students at additional tuition class

The report covers the following activities- merging of the two girls’ education projects, the girl’s club, the extra tuition classes, the study support materials and the financial. 

‘The Girls’ Higher Education Project’ has been merged with ‘The Girls’ Education Project’ because the Nepalese government has changed the education policy and the 10+2 (intermediate) courses are under the compulsory higher secondary education scheme. Now, the 10+2 courses will be taught in secondary school as well as in the collages. It will be easier for us to manage the project. Hopefully, the course fees will be cheaper for the 10+2 students in the coming days.

We are delighted to announce that a Girl’s Club in Bhagawatpur has been established for the empowerment of girls in the communities. The club has five committee members including of the head of the jurisdiction of the municipality, part-time staff and twenty-five members. The committee will monitor the club activities and advice accordingly. The main objectives of the club are to raise awareness about the educational rights of children in the communities, advocate them so that they will have an enabling environment to become what they want to be and, create an opportunity to learn life-long skills. The staff and members will have a regular monthly meeting as well as a help desk to deal with urgencies.

We have hired three teachers (Maths, Nepali and English) to provide additional classes to the girls so that they can obtain a better result in the final exam. All the girls in the scheme are from poor and Dalit families, and they are not supervised at home. Consequently, they don’t get a good result in the final exams and, without it they can’t study further. We are hopeful that the girls will benefit from the class significantly. 

Seventy-seven per cent of the girls in the scheme have a satisfactory school attendance, and twenty per cent have an average in the quarter. Similarly, four hundred and thirty-seven notebooks, two hundred and eighty-five pens and six bicycles have provided to the girls in the quarter.

Four staff has been working to manage the projects, and so far £4,825 pounds have been expended on both projects. The spending includes staff salary, tuition fees, study support materials, bicycles and others.

The annual Curry and Beer event- every year we organise a curry and beer event to raise funds to support the project. But this year, we have decided to do it differently- we are requesting our supporters to cook curry at their own home, invite friends and collect donations to support the project. We are here to help you in the planning of the event, so if you think that you can do it, then please contact me by email- krit.sharma@nvf.org.uk

 

Best wishes

Krit Sharma

Nepal Village Foundation

Members of the Girl's Club
Members of the Girl's Club
 
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