As our school motto says ‘Make a Difference.’
IMPACT AND WORK
The work involves giving orphans gift filled Christmas shoeboxes. We have given school supplies and nutritional food to 200 needy children. Recently, recently we have focused on the lives of 14 orphans living in Blessed Home Orphanage in Kathmandu. This has often meant funding food, education and healthcare. We have also funded improvements to their housing, through building a security wall, putting in double glazed windows, a safe staircase, running water and an extension which gives the children their own space and sleeping accommodation.
Last year students from The City of Leicester College, accompanied by 3 teachers, went on an expedition to Nepal where they lived in The Blessed Home Orphanage and got stuck in with volunteering and development projects. These included working with ‘The Street to School Children’ organisation, which is committed to aiding vulnerable street children in Kathmandu by creating a safe environment where they can receive an education. The students set up a nutrition scheme which provides for 21 local children’s dietary needs. Additionally the students volunteered at an elephant rehabilitation camp where the elephants are treated for tuberculosis.
Our vision is to improve the lives these vulnerable children living in Nepal, through helping to provide for their basic needs including food, housing and access to education. We sponsor the children of the orphanage to enable them to attend school.
Top right: Students tending one of the sick elephants under care at the National Park and helping the orphans with their homework
Bottom right: Pupils in Bright Angels School, Kathmandu, during an enterprise lesson led by our students
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
We would lie to thank all of our students, parents, staff and the community for a tremendous response to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity.
We sent money to Blessed Home Orphanage immediately after the first earthquake in order for them to buy tents, food and water in the immediate aftermath. We have also been able to fund 3 wider projects in Nepal.
firstly, earthquake relief in the villages has been key as the situation is worst there. food is not actually an issue so we have paid for tents, mattresses, blankets, soap and Dettol.
secondly the money is funding children safety zones in the villages, where the school is demolished,
thirdly the Child Street to School (CSTS) Project that we have previously supported has opened its shelter for children who ot lost and are traumatised. CSTS have agreed to take 10 extra children for short/long term support. The donations have provided funds for these 10 children.
Thank you for your donations and support.