Nov 23, 2020

Project update for November 2020

Nepal Covid Stats
Nepal Covid Stats

 

Coronavirus still creates a challenging situation in Nepal, and school /travel lockdowns are in place. At the time of writing this report over two thousand new cases a day were being reported in Nepal. 

IGWR-Nepal are very much focussed on supporting the sixty plus children in their care and also supporting the families of those children where there is financial hardship due to the Coronavirus situation.

For now there is no opportunity for us to progress with the rural school work of this project, however it is a time perhps for planning future fundraising activities.

Nepal will need our help to recover from the downturn caused by Coronavirus, and helping kids get a good education is the best investment in recovery.

Any immediate fundraising initiatives can be directed to our primary GlogalGiving project;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/after-school-support-to-30-needy-kids-in-nepal/

 

And please check out our website for more information, we’re again joining with GlobalGiving to promte the 200% bonus that will be given to any new monthly supporters during the December campaign.

2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges for us all, and we’re looking forward to being able to get back to Nepal to share the whole experience with the dedicated team that look after so many children.

2020 has also been a year that we’ve realised how dependant we are (globally) on each other; and we’ve also learnt to ‘work from home’; so maybe as we break through the pandemic, we will actually be better equipped to make an even bigger difference when a new ‘normal’ emerges.

Our thanks to all who generously offer their support, and may this Christmas be a light to all who live in the shadows.

Lessons from Covid
Lessons from Covid
Inspiration
Inspiration
December Campaign
December Campaign

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Oct 16, 2020

School+Plus 2 program project update October 2020

Covid-19 stats for Nepal
Covid-19 stats for Nepal

Coronavirus continues to keep kids in Nepal locked down!

 It is amazing how well the IGWR-Team, and children, in Nepal are managing the pandemic. With schools and colleges in lockdown we are continuing to provide home schooling, and schooling support to some sixty children.

Overall, the situation in Nepal is still not under control, and Covid-19 cases are rising daily: there were 4,392 new cases recorded on the day this report was prepared!

With the major national holiday of Dashain about to start there will be an increase in mobility and social gatherings that could exacerbate an already critical situation.

Dashain (Dasãi, ) is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepal annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese people, along with their diaspora throughout the globe. It is very much the ‘Christmas’ celebration equivalent and we will giving the students an opportunity to have a break and celebrate even in their lockdown situation.

 

We are continuing to focus our reporting via our initial School+Plus project and you can check out the project page and reports via the following link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/after-school-support-to-30-needy-kids-in-nepal/

 

We are also sharing stories via our website and Facebook pages, and are happy to give supporters any further information on request.

And although we are living through difficult and challenging times, we are making a real difference for the children we support. 

We hope you can fully appreciate that it is your generosity that's making the difference, and so again we thank you  for your generous support.

We need your support now more than ever to get us through these difficult times, and some of our sponsors are also experiencing financial hardships.

If you can share you story of giving with friends and encourage them to also be a part of this valuable community that would be awesome.

With Covid-19 restrictions we cannot hold fundraising events, but perhaps we are heading toward a more compassionate world; perhaps the era of “giving” is becoming infectious.

Peace & Love, Peter H

Preparing for Dashain
Preparing for Dashain

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Oct 3, 2020

School+Plus program project update October 2020

students dancing
students dancing

School, School+Plus and Covid-19

Schools are still in lockdown, and so we are still home-schooling for the kids in Nepal...

Our older students are providing school classes for the younger ones and are also doing as much of their own studies as possible via online learning.

So, this report has little to report by way of changes, the situation remains very much as per the last report. We are therefore providing a few glimpses to show you what a difference You are making to the lives of these kids.

You might find it easier to view the PDF report, or see th ereport on our website as the text and images will be more easily lined up in the full report.

A picture of students dancing; dancing on the roof, learning new moves, exercising during lockdown; for these kids Covid-19 is not a restriction, nor the end of normality; rather it is a challenge to be encountered.

We've posted some images to emphasise th e"family" nature of IGWR-nepal, and that includes all of us the contribute to that family life; perhaps you might glimpse this as 'your' family photo!

 

A beautiful image and text from one of our senior students shows how much they have grown in the IGWR-Nepal family, and the text "When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind" speaks volumes for the power of education.

 

And some final reflections......

I’m writing this from a friend’s flat in Sydney, having a week’s break from minding grandchildren in Canberra, and still locked out of heading back to Western Australia.Two weeks rent for this small apartment would sponsor a child to live in one of the IGWR houses for a whole year; another two weeks rent, and the school fees and other expenses would be covered.

We might not be able to close the gap between Rich and Poor, for we are all different and there will always be those richer and those poorer.

BUT We can build bridges. And we must build bridges so that the rich do not destroy themselves in their greed.

 Thank you again, for your generous support.

Now we need your support more than ever to get us through these difficult times, and some of our sponsors are also experiencing financial hardships.

If you can share you story of giving with friends and encourage them to also be a part of this valuable community that would be awesome.

With Covid-19 restrictions we cannot hold fundraising events, but perhaps we are heading toward a more compassionate world; perhaps the era of “giving” is becoming infectious.

Peace & Love, Peter H

IGWR 'Family Photo'
IGWR 'Family Photo'
thoughtful reflection
thoughtful reflection
happy memories
happy memories

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