Kids Thinking about their school reports
Does your giving really make a difference?
The pictures show a group of the School+Plus kids gathered together to share their term three exam results, consider their progress and to make some plans for their final exams that will come up in about seven weeks.
Many of us will have done a similar exercise within our own family homes with our own kids; but these kids don’t have that luxury.
The School+Plus program gives kids that special time ‘after school’ where they can share and explore in the security of a ‘family’ group which is especially important when parents are not at home, not there at all, or not really interested.
There is a well-known African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”; and you are very much a part of the village that is raising these children and giving them opportunities they would otherwise not have.
The school system is Nepal is lacking in so many ways, but the children are as keen, bright and filled with wonder as kids anywhere else in the world. The primary difference between these children and my own is ‘opportunity’.
Where’ we are born in the world makes a really big difference to our life-outcomes, and to the realisation of our potential.
Your giving to the future of these children helps close the gap between those who have and those who don’t; and that means you are making a difference and a big one; for these children it is a life-giving difference.
How much of my money actually goes to the kids who need it?
Many charities have high administration costs, and certainly in Nepal many are quite corrupt in their use of donor funds.
IGWR-Nepal is supported by IGWR Inc. a registered Australian Charity that is run by volunteers and that has no Administration costs, except for bank charges and audit fees.
99.52% of all monies donated goes directly to the operations of IGWR-Nepal
All site visits to Nepal are self-funded by the volunteers visiting, and the team in Nepal is amazing in what they can achieve with each dollar donated. Our GlobalGiving projects do incur a 10% processing fee, however this is balanced by the matched giving days and extras that come from the GG programs.
School+Plus in 2020 and Beyond...
We are already working on the budget for the next financial year, and seeking to tailor the demands of our School+Plus programs to fit the resources that come from sponsors and fundraising.
A fully funded program, as shown in the budget extract, requires $30,775 each year.
This GlobalGiving project has raised $22,014 and has been running for nearly twelve months. We have kept program costs at a minimum by using resources associated with other IGWR-Nepal operations.
Our School+plus2 project has so far raised $4,177 and so we have a big task ahead to find $30,775 for the next twelve months.
It is a big task to keep going, BUT, it’s all worth it.
Somehow we constatly rise to the challenge, most probably because we are always inspired by what’s being achieved.
And another delightful benefit of sharing across cultures and across the world is that we share knowledge and awareness that might otherwise not be readily available.
Here, Raja runs a program in the School+Plus timeslot to teach about “coronavirus”; these kids are likely to be better prepared and more aware than some of their teachers!.
Thanks for being part of a wonderful village
Kids need help working things out
The School+Plus budget
help and hope quote