Education  Nepal Project #44056

After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal

by IGWR In Giving We Receive Inc.
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After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
After School support to 45-50 needy kids in Nepal
Our 2021 Budget
Our 2021 Budget

We are making a difference for the kids in Nepal 

And YOU are very much a part of the reality that we are able to give vulnerable children a future. 

Our last report gave a summary of the situation and said:

Our focus for the present must be to ensure we get through the challenges of Covid-19, and so we will close this project after the report has been sent out and maintain our reporting via our primary GlobalGiving project:

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

As we now bring this project to a close, we encourage you to follow us via the Primary GlobalGiving project to see the continued results that are being achieved. 

There is so much we are grateful for, so much to delight in; and for all of us that is very much a light in the darkness of the Covid-19 shadow. 

Our budget for the year ahead is a challenge, but together, we can keep on top of all our commitments.

 

Finally, Thank you again, for being part of a wonderful family that is supporting a number of wonderful families.

 

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

Thank you from the kids in Nepal
Thank you from the kids in Nepal

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Covid News
Covid News

The situation in Nepal is getting worse each day.

 Since our last report, the Covid-19 situation in Nepal mirrors what we are seeing day-by-day on the news regarding India. Schools are closed, Kathmandu is in Lockdown, everything is in short supply and many families now have no income.

More than 580,000 Nepalis have become infected since the pandemic began, and the country has suffered more than 7,700 deaths. That means more than 2% of Nepal's population has tested positive for the coronavirus. By comparison, data from John's Hopkins University show about 1% of Americans have tested positive – in a much better-resourced health system.

Looking after our 60+ children in these circumstances is proving a challenge for our team in Nepal; our board chairperson (Sunita) has Covid-19 but thankfully is recovering. Raja has also managed to bring our four students studying in India back to Nepal, and ensured testing and isolation is in place to keep them (and others) safe.

So far, we’re doing a great job looking after the children we care for and are going beyond our immediate commitments to answer calls for help from the local community in Kathmandu. The calls for help are increasing daily as the pandemic continues to multiply. 

“The World Health Organization tells us that only 0.3% of Covid-19 vaccine supply is going to low-income countries. They are urging countries to consider donating vaccine to poorer nations before vaccinating children, through the Covax global vaccine sharing system. What an act of grace that would be.”

Your support makes a BIG difference. 

With your support we are maintaining home schooling and are also assisting families with food and schooling materials as so many in Nepal now have no income and no welfare support. 

We’re also planning to bring our two special needs girls out of their current boarding school and bring them into a foster care home situation that will be safer and also enable the foster mum to stay home and provide safe family care for the girls. 

Meeting the challenge.

Our focus for the present must be to ensure we get through the challenges of Covid-19, and so we will close this project after the report has been sent out and maintain our reporting via our primary GlobalGiving project:

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

As we try and meet the many calls for Covid support we will initiate new projects to address specific needs, however we ask that you stay with us and follow the work that you’ve enabled by checking in to the above project or visiting our website.

“They” will not help, but WE can! 

This news report makes clear that our Western Culture is “looking after ‘me’ first”.

New data shows that Canada, the UK, the EU, the US and Japan have collectively procured 5.3 billion vaccine doses despite having a collective population of just over 1 billion, according to the Global Health Innovation Center at Duke University in the US. Considering most vaccines require two doses for full vaccination, it means the world’s wealthiest countries could “double vaccinate” their entire populations and be left with plenty to spare.” 

Each one of us can make a real difference, and it is only each one of us that does make a difference. We can overcome the culture of hoarding and taking more than what we need, by sharing what we already have. 

In the year ahead we have a budget commitment of is $171,000 and less than 50% of that comes from regular committed sponsors. Due to Covid restrictions and travel restrictions our capacity for fundraising initiatives is somewhat limited, however there is a rising feeling of compassion in the world and we’re optimistic that this will result in more people wanting to help and make a difference. 

Finally, Thank you again, for being part of a wonderful family that is supporting a number of wonderful families. 

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

home schooling
home schooling
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enjoy learning
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kids ready for back-to-school
kids ready for back-to-school

The Children in Nepal are back at school, after a long nine month in lock-down at home.

Great news for the kids, but some added pressure for the team in Nepal as they still have high levels of Covid-19 infections.

 We’re so proud of the kids and the team in Nepal, in difficult circumstances they’ve stayed safe and the kids have received a full program of home schooling, so the are probably better placed than ever for their return to school.

We have maintained regular ZOOM meetings with Raja (our country director) and are now looking at what life will be like Post-Covid!

 The world will be different, we have learnt lessons from the whole pandemic experience and in Nepal there will be a long recovery time especially for all who are dependant on the tourism industry. The political situation in Nepal is in turmoil (again) with the dissolution of the House of Representatives and Raja and the team are seeking a way forward for the children we support that will give them some security in a volatile and precarious environment.

 Some immediate actions that we’re looking at to determine and deliver the security that we’ll need in the “New Normal’ are:

1. We will merge this project with our other GlobalGiving[GG] project so that we have one central focus for supporting the education of the children we look after.

2. We’re planning to establish a ‘Business Start-up Program’ for students that have graduated Year 12 and who will not go on to tertiary studies. These programs will be clearly defined, budgeted, and have measurable outcomes to determine viability and success. We will also look at creating further GG projects that will invite support for each of the start-up projects.

3. We’ve learnt the benefits of home-schooling and online learning and will give the children extra educational support to give them an edge in a country that has h poor record for educating children.

4. We’re seeking additional regular supporters to give IGWR greater financial security and will initiate a campaign to encourage more ‘monthly contributors’ in 2021.

So, overall, we’ve started 2021 with an optimistic outlook and a commitment to making a better future, and to go beyond the old normal as we tread a new journey in a new world.

Your contributions are what enable sus to stay inspired and to continue making a difference.

                                             The world is better today because of YOU.

And the wonder of children as they explore the world is so full of potential that together we become enablers of a new tomorrow.

The gift of sponsors, friends, GlobalGiving partners, regular contributors and volunteers is an amazing coming together of diverse individuals that collectively give the children in Nepal a chance for  a future.

 

We give them, or share with them, the opportunities we have; opportunities that without us, they wouldn’t have.

A small group that are contributing to a better future for all.

Please follow us now on our primary GlobalGiving project

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

And we’ll keep you up-to-date with our activities via this primary GG project; also stay in touch as we’ll be sharing new projects that you might also like to support as we move together into a post-Covid new normal.

And

Thank you again, for being part of a wonderful family that is supporting a number of wonderful families.

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

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

The youngest Kg child
The youngest Kg child
We think you are amazing
We think you are amazing
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sharing New Year together

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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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home schooling during Covid-19
home schooling during Covid-19

School+Plus2 and Covid-19 do not mix!

Like many places around the world, Nepal is in lockdown during the current pandemic and that means schools and our School+Plus program is also closed.

We have however adapted, and are meeting this challenge by providing home schooling for the 20+ kids in the IGWR houses and providing essential support (food and educational resources) to those kids locked down at home with family situations that have no income due to lack of work in the current situation,

Post-Covid-19 we will have new challenges

It will take a while for a ‘new normal’ to emerge, and many of the families that we support, and that are linked to our School+Plus program, will need support to get back on their feet again.

Our efforts at present are very much focussed on:

* Supporting the 60+ students that we’re already committed to assisting.

* Providing ‘emergency relief’ to families that have no income due to Covid-19.

* Providing educational support to families that do not have access to schooling during the current lockdown.

 We do not envisage that our planned School+Plus2 project will be viable for at least another twelve months, and that we will then require a whole new restart for the project.

But, we’re making a real difference now.

Our initial School+Plus project with GlobalGiving continues to evolve, and again the primary focus at the moment is responding to the challenges posed by Covid-19.

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/

In order to pool our resources and meet the current challenges we will close this project once this final report has been sent out and transfer any remaining funds to the initial School+Plus project.

We have also initiated some further fundraising requests in order to meet immediate needs for the students in Nepal, and are looking at sourcing both laptop computers and mobile phones so that students can, wherever possible, participate in online learning programs.

And what about the immediate future?

We’re running a campaign to encourage participation in the GlobalGiving July Bonus Day, and this might be our only opportunity for significant fundraising during the Current Covid-19 climate.

And, we are discussing post-Covid-19 opportunities, we all know that the world is changing and perhaps there is a lesson in empathy and compassion that we are learning during the pandemic.

Thank you for already making a difference?

The School+Plus program during the Covid-19 lockdown has been a wonderful resource for supporting children who are no longer able to attend school, and that has also enabled us to assist with emergency relief as we had the team and contacts in place ready to respond.

You may have heard the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”; and hopefully you can now see yourself as very much a part of the village that is raising these children and giving them opportunities they would otherwise not have.

Post Covid-19 we might see a more generous approach to “others”.

We still need to be discerning, and discover those places and people that really want to make a difference; 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.

Thanks for being part of a wonderful village

and we hope you will take time to look at our

School+Plus project page on the GG website

 

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

Awareness is important
Awareness is important
Emergency relief of essential supplies
Emergency relief of essential supplies

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Alfred Humphris
Fremantle, Australia

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