Children
 Nepal
Project #9175

Slums to Schools, creating success in Kathmandu

by The Mountain Fund
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Summary

On the banks of the heavily polluted Bagmati river there is a slum, with tin shanty "homes' having no toilets, floors, heat or lights. Everyday, 140 children walk from this slum to Koseli School where they bathe, brush teeth, change into clean school uniforms, have a hearty breakfast and begin to study. It's a place of miracles, there's no other way to state it. It costs just over $1.00 a day to feed, educate and provide clothing for these kids, an incredibly cheap cost.
$470
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

We had to turn away 60 kids this year from the school as we didn't have funding or room for them.

Solution

We are going to add a second school so we don't have to turn young, sharp minds away from an education. The organization has the staff, experience and capacity to manage a second school.

Long-Term Impact

The kids living in these slums have little hope for the future. Their parents are mostly illiterate, very poor, day workers. The kids at Koseli on the other hand can read and write, most in English now as well as their native language. After completion of primary school our aim is to get them into vocational training programs where they will find work. Slowly, the slums will fade away as generation after generation are educated, have jobs and leave. These kids are the future of Nepal.

Resources

http:/​/​nepalkoseli.blogspot.com/​
Watch the Koseli story video here, it's remarkable
Photographer Stephanie C. Roberts beautiful photos

Organization Information

The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mountainfund.org
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, NM United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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