Education for Nepal

Update posted by Neven Boyanov On Nov 20, 2016

Dear supporters of the Education for Nepal charity,

great news!!! The development in the Chuchepati camp has been amazing and big part of it – thanks to YOU! Now the last part of your donations has reached the people. Let me show you what your money has done! It´s time for a final report! Take 5 min of your time and read this! Do not miss the attached information, amazing video and links to the current status in the camp. One big “Thank you” to all of you!

As reported earlier, the Chuchepati camp is located on private land and the people were forced to be moved by force out of their new fragile homes. After half a year of discussions, it has been finally decided that the camp will stay on its location until the people can find a way to move out. During these months I kept constant contact with Swekshya Tamang, a Nepali teacher in the camp, and Alvaro, the leader of the NGO Hugging Nepal which takes care of the camp. In the last months, the Chuchepati camp and especially the school have been rebuilt and expanded so that more people can have a close-to-normal life and education. As reported by Swekshya, the credit goes mainly to Hugging Nepal and their constant effort to improve the living conditions in the camp. Here is the current status of the Chuchepati camp school. More detailed information in the report below.

  • More and more women are joining the English and literacy classes. The women are realizing the economical advantages that the language skills give them. Now the camp has three instead of one group of women studying
  • With more of the teacher´s and volunteer´s support and new materials, the children’s Afterschool program has expanded with more children joining. There, they get homework support and organized activities as classes, sports, reading, indoor games together with teachers and volunteers. The goal is to keep the children away from the street and make them appreciate the power of education
  • The Nepali teachers in both schools are surprised and motivated by the increased popularity of the school. Moreover, more volunteers join the school activities and support them.

All this happened with your money. And if you think that you donated just a little bit – you´d be surprised how much you can buy and do with 10€ in Nepal.

Read!: Part of the money you donated was kept on stand-by for the case that the camp was dissolved and a new school had to be organized. With the latest news, it´s clear that this won´t happen. Considering the great reports and the successful efforts by Hugging Nepal to sustain the life in the camp, I´ve decided to forward the last part of the funds (55885NPR = 484.49€) to the organization. The money will be used for the salaries of the Nepali teachers, materials and additional improvements as batteries for the light in the school for the late afternoon. With this, the last part of your donations has reached the people of the camp and will give many people smiles and a chance for a better future.One big thanks to all of you!

Here I want to give a big credit to Prashant Khanal, who had supported the project the whole time without getting anything but the good feeling of helping! He spent time, his own money and effort to visit the camp, report, manage the donated money, buy and carry materials to the camp. As I offered him some small compensation for his efforts from my own pocket, he absolutely refused! Not only Nepal but the world needs people like him!

Here is the newest official report of Hugging Nepal for the camp: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6xjmwg8g5oq2f6/Chuchhepati%20Update%20Sept16.pdf?dl=0
From this video you can get a glance of the life in the camp: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ycphwyxm9jld76x/Chuchepativideo_1.mp4?dl=0
You can get constant updates on the organizations activities on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009568839154
A screenshot of the money transfer statement on Hugging Nepal’s bank account can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4258ka977i1bmae/Transfer%20Prashant-Ali.pdf?dl=0

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. You are also free to contact Hugging Nepal directly on Facebook. I will keep you updated about the status of the camp!

Warm regards
Neven

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Update posted by Neven Boyanov On May 31, 2016

Hello awesome people,


part of the funds were used to fill the rest of the material needs in the school of the Chuchepati camp and Prashant sent me some pictures and a video from the day as the materials arrived in the camp. Check out the new update with photos on the Facebook page of the project: https://www.facebook.com/EducationforNepalProject/

Don´t miss out the video of the women in the school receiving your help. They are soo funny :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WkTKFTUX4I&feature=youtu.be


Cheers
Neven

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Update posted by Neven Boyanov On Apr 21, 2016

Hey, everyone! After the proper distribution of the Education for Nepal funds has been cleared out, the money is arriving in Nepal. 433€ has been succefully transfered on the bank account of Hugging Nepal. As promised it will be used for the rebuilding of the two schools in the areas affected hard by the earthquake. Check the Facebook site of Hugging Nepal for more updates and feel free to contact them or me for any questions.

The rest of the gathered money arrived at the bank account of our partner in Kathmandu, Prashant, and will be used soon for the purpose of the camp school. Screenshot of the received money will follow soon. As promised, all transaction costs are carried by me so that every donation goes straight to the people in need. Thank you for your support!

I got the information that the videos and photos promised as rewards will be ready very soon so there is another update coming.

Link to the project: https://gogetfunding.com/education-for-nepal-the-ch...

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Update posted by Neven Boyanov On Mar 30, 2016

Here is the so long awaited update on the Education for Nepal
project. Please take your time to read!
First of all, thank you again for your amazing support. The last two months
were silent but not inactive. During the time of the fundraising campaign, an
Australian woman donated many of the planned items for the school in Chuchepati
camp which was great news. It put me through in the situation where I had to
find a new good allocation of the funds to support the future of the education
in the camp.
Since the camp is located on a private ground, the last
months were critical for deciding its future. I decided to wait and follow the
progress with that issue. Recently, there was decided that the camp has to be
moved or eliminated within months. Considering that decision and the large
interest shown by the women and children in the camp to continue studying, we
(me and my Nepali partners) agreed on finding a way to continue the educational
process even if the camp gets closed. To continue the school activities the
lessons will be held in a private apartment. The 60% of the raised funds (so
550€) will be used to buy materials for it and insure the teacher’s salary for
the period of 6 months. I will give you more update on this as soon as
possible.
As described in the project, the rest of the funds (433€) has been forwarded to
Hugging Nepal for their projects of constructing schools and will also be
partly allocated to maintain the educational process in the camp until it´s
closed. Updates will follow.
I apologize to those who waited way too long for this update
and hope for your understanding. Very soon you will receive the promised
rewards. Further updates with photos and videos will be posted as soon as
possible. I remind you again that if any of you have interest or questions I´d
love to answer and furthermore contact you with the people on site.
Thank you all for making the project possible!

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Update posted by Neven Boyanov On Jan 04, 2016

I received an amazing present from Nepal for all of us! While everyone was celebrating the holidays, the people of Nepal were struggling through hard conditions - low temperatures, no petrol, no electricity and for those in Chuchepati camp - no home! Despite all, they kept their positive attitude and even found time to send us a special message! Swekshya together with the women from the school in the Chuchepati camp greet us and thank us for the help! You can find the video on: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4sgyqsxtl0v1bo7/2015-12-...

Some amazing people supported the campaign until now up to 40% of our goal. I hope more of you will join them and secure a better future for those in need! Please support us!

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Update posted by Neven Boyanov On Dec 27, 2015

Yesterday, I received a message from the NGO Hugging Nepal Kathmandu: "In Nepal it is been harder than ever lately, 18 hours power cut, nearly 0 degrees, no gas, no petrol, no hot water, no wifi,.. it's been really hard this time!!! Hope you can do something in order help us to improve this situation!"

Well, we do something! The campaign Education for Nepal has been running for 3 days, in which some amazing people gathered 30% of the amount we set as a goal. Nepal thanks you sincerely! Still, we need more to make a difference!

There is also an update - detailed information about the two projects for rebuilding schools in affected areas of Nepal! You can find it as PDF at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zc6pg2sywq3sod8/%5BCast%... Unfortunately, the information is in Spanish for now but it's being translated into English and I'll post it here as soon as it's ready.

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Eine richtig tolle Aktion, Neven!! :) Liebe GrĂĽĂźe aus Aachen

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Thanks to Neven and all other people who are involved in this project. Your effort, work and enthusiasm is encouraging!

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neven! love you, dear brother. keep making our world a better place to live in!

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