Oct 14, 2019

What about furniture?

Dashain celebrations in Nepal -The Himalayan Times
Dashain celebrations in Nepal -The Himalayan Times

Good afternoon to all of our supporters! We are happy to update you on our school reconstruction project.

 

First off, Happy Dashain to those celebrating in Nepal and around the world!

Dashain is the longest and most auspicious festival celebrated by Nepali people, along with their diaspora throughout the globe.

 

As construction continues, our staff has held meetings with school faculty to determine the next steps. Of course, they informed us that the school will need furniture and let us know exactly what is needed:

-Desks 

-Chairs

-Desk benches

-Computer table for lab

-Furniture for Teachers/Faculty

-Shelving

-White Boards

-Chain Gates

We're getting excited thinking about furnishing the school and how it will look once it's all done. 

We can't thank you enough for your help and support. 

This project would not have been possible without you. The children of Shree Bhumimata would have never had this opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty without you. 

We are counting on your continued support. We are so grateful for every single donation as it will get us that much closer to project completion.

THANK YOU!

Furniture needed
Furniture needed
Education is the key to ending violence
Education is the key to ending violence
Jul 15, 2019

Another floor!

We are so excited to share with you what has been happening in Nepal in the last three months! 

When we last caught up, the first floor of the Shree Bhumimata school was completed. Since then, our partners in Nepal have been hard at work to make sure this school is fit for boys and girls to participate in a great learning environment.

Under the guidance of our local partners, Maiti Nepal and ASF Nepal, local construction companies have assembled the steel pillars for the second floor of the school. This is being done so that the walls can be built for the second floor and bring us one step closer to bringing in the students. 

A staircase and ramp have also been constructed and are also being finished now.

More materials have been purchased locally to facilitate construction, including fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, cement, reinforcement bars, formworks, and bricks.          

Because of your generous donations, the Shree Bhumimata school is closer to being completed. Your contribution means that children from disadvantaged families can gather to learn at a safe school that helps build the capacity of girls and boys equally.

Not only that, but local workers are being employed and that money is being put back into the community's economy. Together, we are promoting the capacity of the community and supporting sustainable change!

When you empower girls, you empower the community and we know that for years to come, children will be able to learn in an environment that supports their rights. We are excited to help promote a future that supports equality while combating violence, oppression, exploitation, and abuse by educating children.

We still have a long we to go and appreciate all your continued support in reaching our $50,000 objective. With your help, we can forever change the lives of children in Nepal!

Steal pillars
Steal pillars
Steal pillars
Steal pillars
Apr 16, 2019

First floor is complete!

Education can end poverty and violence.
Education can end poverty and violence.

Hello, Namaste and Happy Nepali New Year to all of the beautiful people supporting Aura Freedom and this project!

We are excited to share the progress of construction on the Shree Bhumimata school.

 

Just this past month, the first floor slab casting of the school was completed.

So, what does that mean?

It means that the classroom walls can now be erected and soon we will be able to see what our beloved school will look like in the near future. After the first floor is completed, construction on the second floor will begin.

We can just picture the children's art and books filling those walls and it fills our hearts to know that we are making this happen together. 

For the children of Shree Bhumimata, this means a lot. Already from disadvantaged families, education is key to preventing gender-based violence, child marriage, unemployment and unsafe migration, which can lead to human trafficking.

As many of you know, Aura Freedom works with survivors of human trafficking everyday, and just knowing that we are preventing the exploitation of more children through this school is enough to keep us going even when we aren't sure how we will pay the next bill.

Our country partners, Maiti Nepal and ASF Nepal, continue to work closely with us and the engineers/architects on the ground. Local men and women are being employed through this project, and the community as a whole will benefit for generations to come. 

We look forward to keeping you updated on this important work. After all, education is THE silver bullet to ending all forms of oppression, violence and abuse and achieveing gender equality.

We are so grateful for all of you and we can only move forward with you by our sides. 

 
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