Thank you very much for your generous donation on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Because of your generous support.. Your support will help us to ensure continuing education for orphaned and vulnerable children; keep girls in school and college who would otherwise be at highest risk of trafficking, especially when staying out of school; empower local communities through locally sustainable development; and continue our working together with international volunteers & high school students, sharing culture, meals, and lasting friendships that result in deeper perspectives for a more enlightened global citizen.
We are very excited and looking forward to working together with you in 2020! See our “Great News” below! Here are our projects:
# SAFE DRINKING WATER PROJECT IN DEKU, DISTRICT OF SOLUKHUMBU This project will provide a consistent supply of safe drinking water and eliminate the need for children and mothers to travel to collect water. Our aim is to bring safe drinking water to every family, send children to school, and give mothers the opportunity for other productive work. This project will benefit over 500 people daily.
# SUPPORT FOR 100 CHILDREN at Friends of Arhaus Children Home This project is to support orphans and vulnerable children adversely affected by the Nepal earthquake and who have no educational opportunity. Our aim is to keep children in school, protect their basic right to an education, and break the cycle of the many challenges that children face every day in the remote villages of Nepal, such as hunger, lack of education and health care, poverty, child labor, etc.
# SUPPORTING EDUCATION FOR 25 GIRLS In the remote Everest region of Nepal, seven out of ten girls drop out of school after grade 10. Other than for reasons of poverty, the prevailing cultural view in Nepal favors sending boys to school and keeping the girls at home to take care of household chores. As a result, the literacy rate of women is just 23%. In 2020, we will be supporting 25 girls in our higher education project
# BUILDING SIX EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT CLASSROOMS in Salleri, benefiting over 300 children every year.
# PHULELI COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER We will also be completing construction of the Phuleli Community Health center with plans to operate by the end of 2020. This project will serve the local communities who otherwise have to travel eight (8) hours by road to the nearest hospital for basic treatments as well as child deliveries and health emergencies.
# CONTINUING SUPPORT PROJECTS •Girls' Higher Education project in Solukhumbu supporting forty (40) girls •Himalayan Hope Home, supporting thirty-five (35) girls in Kathmandu. Hopefully, many of you met with our girls in Kathmandu and shared dinner and some beautiful dancing. Thank you so very much for your support and stopping by. The girls love meeting you all!
GREAT NEWS! Until the end of 2019, our long term donor, Ruth Lightfoot-Dunn, will be matching 100% of ALL of your donations! Any donation you make will be matched! For example, If you make a donation of $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or more, she will match it! But the donation must be made by the end of 2019. Our goal is to raise $50K at year end to realize all our important work in 2020.
Help us unlock an additional $25K match!
Please consider sharing this link: https://www.thesmallworld.org/matching on social media, and telling your friends and family about our project - or just bring us up in conversation. Help us spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you.
We at The Small World and all the children that you are supporting thank you again and again for your kindness and help that is creating a much better life for so many children. You are helping to create a better world for all of us!
10 years ago Pema was among one of 1st group of the girl accepted for their higher education in Solukhumbhu Girls Dorm. She was strong willed and hardworking from the day one. Out of 40 girls she became one of the school toppers. She was determined to become different person in many ways.
The Small World requires all the girls in our program to give a year of service as they finish their study. Pema chose to help us to look after Hope Home. Since 2013 she has taken the responsibility of house In-charge for 36 girls and raised them. Her caring nature, friendliness and strong leadership made her a wonderful house in-charge.
During her work as In-charge of Hope Home she also continued her study and learned several languages as well completed mountain guide training. Recently she joined Masters Degree in Crisis Management realizing the need of proper management during any kind of crisis in Nepal.
After 5 complete years at Hope Home she is now training another girl Sujata to be the House In-charge at Hope Home. Pema will be joining The Small World office and continue to work back in to the communities.
We are all so proud to have girls like Pema to unleash the leader in her and become a role model in the communities where girls are looked down upon.
15 hope girls kicked off the Himalayan Trek after their final annual exam in April 2019. This was their first ever trek in their life. Hope girls commenced their trek from Sundarijal after an hour drive from Kathmandu. They walked every day 6/7 hours through beautiful Tamang village via Mulkharka, Chisapani , Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. This Kathmandu Rim valley trekking offered beautiful Himalayan views including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Langtang Lirung 7246m, Mt. Ganesh Himal 7604m, Mt. Dorje Lakpa 6988m, Mt. Gauri shanker 7145m & Tibetan Himalayan range.
During the trek, they accommodated at local tea house, they also interacted with local children and community members and interviewed with local about Tourism and trekking business in Nepal & local cultures. This was truly amazing trip and they felt blessing having the life changing experience. They also wrote their trek journal & we will keep on sharing more about their experience in another episode of our update.
Once again, we like to thanks to all supporter for your generous donation and sponsorship for their education. Our girls are very busy right now preparing for new academic year, getting admission,buying new school dress, books.