Oct 19, 2021

Project Update for October 2021

A new start, a family home
A new start, a family home

Summary

This is an initial project report to provide an update on the delightful story that this project represents.

As of today, we have received no donations; however, we have underwritten the project for its first two years and have taken the bold step of providing a home for Sharda, her disabled daughter (Sadiksha) and older sister(Samikshya) and Reecha (another disabled girl who we have supported over a number of years).

A video of the home opening can be found on our facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/100003794182699/videos/2255649644578103/ 

Our focus now is to tell this wonderful story in a way that will engage others; for it is a long-term commitment.

In the coming two years we must ensure that we can find enough support to ensure that this wonderful mum will be able to continue caring for the girls in the home we have provided,

 

We Can all make a difference

In today’s world we all face many challenges, and both ‘Covid-19’ and ‘Climate Change’ show us that these challenges are universal. Those with disabilities, those who are poor and those without welfare support face even bigger challenges than most of us.

What is also clear is that we each have a part to play in meeting the world’s challenges, be it getting vaccinated, recycling; ot helping others less fortunate than we are.

And as we choose to make a difference in the lives of others, so too our own life is changed. When we bring light and life to those living in the shadows so we bring the same into our own lives.

 

An Invitation

This first GlobalGiving report is an invitation to share in making a difference for Sharda, Samikshya, Sadiksha and Reecha, please join us with a regular contribution so we can secure there future as a beautiful and cared for family.

 

What can we achieve together?

Although the project budget looks quite daunting, when we look at it over its ten-year commitment and then break it down by sharing the load, it becomes very achievable; 

                                    imagine 20 regular supporters and then it’s only $50 a month.

 Thank you taking time to see what we are trying to achieve

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 (Chairperson IGWR Inc.)

two very special girls
two very special girls
Budget
Budget
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Sep 27, 2021

Project Update for October 2021

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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Sep 7, 2021

Project update for September 2021

Current Covid stats for Nepal
Current Covid stats for Nepal

A brief summary of the situation in Nepal.

We are still able to keep in touch with our team via regular Skype/Zoom meetings, but it is not the same as being there and renewing our sense of what a wonderful difference our giving creates in the lives of the nearly sixty children we care for.

We are very aware of the challenges being faced in Nepal and this quote from a 32-year-old woman sums up the situation:

Even if food items were available in the market, food prices were increased by 4 times, and we could not afford it. I have two children and I need to earn money each day to provide food to my family otherwise we have to sleep without food. I have no alternative source of income. In our community, we have 30–40 households that are severely affected by this. It is a really very terrible situation for poor families like ours.”

Raja and the team in Nepal are meeting these challenges daily, and have been ensuring our children are safe, cared for and home-schooled during the recent restrictions.

NEWS Highlights

1. We have consolidated our various activities to address the Covid-19 situation, and that’s reflected in the changed Project Title of our GlobalGiving project.

2. We have a new committee member for IGWR Inc. and are really delighted to have Dr Hillary Wallace working with us.

3. We are happy to announce that our recent 3 SEE ( YEAR 10 ) graduates have been Enrolled for year 11- and 12 at Bagmati college, Kathmandu. All thanks to your generosity!

4. We met all our commitments for the last financial year with an income of $126,411. The budget for the year ahead is $170,964 and so we now have a lot to achieve this year.

5. Looking after nearly sixty kids during a pandemic is an amazing challenge, but so far, they are all doing well, and maybe home schooling has been better than what the Nepal Education System offers!

 

                    Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher, can change the world.

                                                                                      Malala Yousafzai

Our story continues to shine in a world somewhat broken

The unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic has given us all an unwelcome opportunity to look again at the future.

In a world filled with division, selfishness and greed the IGWR story stands against the tide.

We dream of a better future, and we participate in making that dream a reality.

The act of ‘giving’ is the act of creation; it is echoed in ancient wisdom around the globe; and yet we still hear of the major G20 countries hoarding covid-19 vaccines.

To change this ‘norm’, we need to change, and every act of giving and sharing is a step toward that change.

What’s next?

1. We need to share the IGWR story; our website and facebook pages are filled with the reality of individuals coming together to make a real difference. Please take a look, help us improve our story telling and share YOUR story, tell others of the ‘giving’ you are involved in.

2. We want to find more regular donors/sponsors to enable us to shine more brightly; and give more kids the opportunities we have had.

3. The GlobalGiving “LittleXLittle” campaign starts on September 13th, it is a wonderful example of “a little can make a big difference”. and it is an opportunity to add 50% to your gift.

4. Some of us who cannot travel to Nepal are donating our airfares to the work of IGWR-Nepal, it’s a great way to fly.... when you cannot fly! It would be great if this became a trend!

 

And know that we ourselves are changed by what we give....

So, thank you for sharing in making the world a better place for all.

Some of our kids, sharing time in lockdown
Some of our kids, sharing time in lockdown
finished Year 10, ready for college
finished Year 10, ready for college
Dr Hillary Wallace, new to the committee IGWR Inc.
Dr Hillary Wallace, new to the committee IGWR Inc.

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