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Aug 22, 2017

Re- Flooding in Nepal

A man is risking his life for few kilo of rice....
A man is risking his life for few kilo of rice....

Dear supporters,

Thank you for your continuous support to the ongoing Girls’ Education Project in Nepal.

The devastating flood triggered by heavy rainfall in the southern Nepal on 12th of August 2017 has taken the life of 121 people, hundreds of missing, 6000 families have been displaced, and over 5 million people are severely affected. See the link for more details- https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/16/floods-and-devastation-in-india-nepal-and-bangladesh-in-pictures

NVF works in Southern Nepal to promote formal education for girls from the poor and Dalit families because girls’ education has been ignored in the community. The families who have been displaced in flood are the poorest because their home in not built properly to defend against flood or earthquake. Now, without a home and livelihoods, the families will not be able to continue their children’s education.

Hence, to support the flood victim’s families and prioritise their children’s education, NVF team decided to rebuild the home and livelihoods of 100 families. A project has been posted on GlobalGiving, and without your support, we can do this. It is a very difficult time for the families so please donate generously. Link to the project– https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rebuild-the-home-and-livelihood-of-100-flood-victims/.

You can also help us by setting up a fundraising campaign or by sharing the project with your families, friends and colleagues for their help to rebuild the home and livelihoods of the poor people in Nepal.

Best wishes

The group of people have no where to escape......
The group of people have no where to escape......

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Jul 28, 2017

MAY NITU SOUL REST IN PEACE

We are tearful by the death of Nitu, one of our ex-pupils from Bhagawatpur panchayat. Exactly a year ago, Nitu was forced to leave school for marriage by her parents. We did everything we could to stop the marriage, but they didn’t listen to us. Even Nitu didn’t want to get married, but sadly she didn’t have a choice. Nitu was only fifteen, and she had only a year left in finishing school.

After three months of her marriage, she became pregnant and, a week ago she died in hospital during the delivery. We all are shocked by her death. Despite the laws, the tradition of teenage marriage is still common in the community. Nitu is no longer with us, but the message that teenage marriage is a death trap has to be spread widely. The mistake has been made. Now, we take it as a learning and will try to persuade parents in the community even harder to stop the teenage marriage.

Currently, its summer school holiday in Nepal for one and half months. Sunita and Shankar, the project assistants, are organising quiz contest with the girls in various groups. Through the contest, they educate the girls about our work, the rules and regulations, their parent's role in it and theirs own. They also make sure that the girls study in the home regularly to avoid losing interest in schooling. The girls do get treated with chocolate in the quiz contest.

The financial year of our partner organisation ends in July and, it is also the month to bring new girls in the scheme. There are eleven girls who are in most need of our support in the panchayats. Without our support, the girls cannot continue their schooling and if they don’t then it means they will end up marrying someone soon. The cost to keep a girl in secondary schooling for a year is £60 or $85 or 7,800 rupees and in primary schooling £50 or $70.

If you can afford then, please sponsor a girl today. It doesn’t just enable them to retrieve a formal education; it also changes their life to good forever. Once Nelson Mandela said ‘’an education is the most powerful weapon to fight poverty and inequalities.’’ On addition to that, we strongly believe ‘’educate a girl today, and we never have to educate their children again.’’


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Jun 22, 2017

The Final Report for the Project

Many thanks to everyone who donated to 'Give a bicycle to girls in Nepal to attend school'. We didn't fundraise sufficient to buy twenty one bicycles through GlobalGiving. This project is also a secondary project of 'The Girls'Education Project in Nepal'. Some generous donors from the project supported us to buy the bicycles. From now on, if any girls required a bicycle then its fundraising will be done through the Education Project on GlobalGiving. 

Any further progress on this activity will be communicated through the above project and donors will also be notified. 

Many thanks once again for you support to this project and looking forward to a similar support in the future.

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