I have just finished packing three bags of sports equipment to be sent to the schools in Giyjan and Gharma - the same ones we sent the pencil cases to.
Each bag contains new soccer balls, volleyballs, play balls, skipping ropes and ball pumps. The bags can be used for transport and storage.
Thanks to RH Sports - we also have 3 cartons of warm polar fleece jackets and jumpers to send over - it is coming into the winter season in Nepal and the days and nights are very cold, so these jumpers can make an enormous difference.
Through the efforts of everyone who has donated we are making sure that about 250 Nepalese children can go to school with a warm jumper, a pencil case of supplies, and some sports equipment to use during their lunch breaks.
I think that's pretty awesome!!
July 22nd 2017
Volleyball for the Village is going to be a marathon beach volleyball event to raise funds for sports equipment to send to the schools in Nepal.
Teams of 5 players can register for a cost of $25.00. That's just $5.00 a player!!
Spectators can pay a gold coin donation, or you can even sponsor a piece of equipment!
$50.00 will buy a volleyball for Nepal
$25.00 will buy a soccer ball for Nepal
$10.00 will buy a skipping rope or ball pump.
So easy! Just visit our donations page for options on how you can get involved, or visit our facebook page on the link above.
Thanks to the generous donations of so many people, our current count is 325 pencil cases safely delivered to 4 schools in Nepal!!!
105 sent to Giyjan, Parbat district.
220 sent to two schools in Chheskam, and 1 school in Garma, all in the Everest Region.
You only have to look at the delighted faces of the kids receiving their pencil cases to see how special this is.
Such a simple thing for us, so welcomed by them.
Pencil cases wear out, and supplies get used, so please start collecting bits and pieces ready for the next shipment.
To donate a pencil case, or indeed any supplies at all, please check out our donations link, or facebook page.
It took almost 2 months to collect the first 100 pencil cases, but it has only taken about 2 weeks to collect the next 100!!
We are definitely on track to reach the target I set of sending 300 pencil cases to Nepal, in fact I think we may come closer to 400 or even beyond that number.
If you ever thought that 1 person could not make a difference then you need to rethink that idea - I know I am!
Huge thanks once again to all of the people who have donated supplies and pencil cases.
This is pretty exciting.
Yesterday was such a lovely day. I delivered 100 pencil cases to the wonderful Kim So they can start their journey to the village. She added another 5 so that's 105 going in the next week.
Then I collected about 12 more from Roseanne plus extra bits. After that I picked up 60+ from Mairi that she hand sewed - they are awesome!
This morning I sorted through all the extra bits I have and managed to fill (except for scissors) 15 completely, and ALL the rest have at least a couple of items. With a kind donation from Margaret I'll be able to finish hopefully another 8.
So that's 105 sent, plus 27 more ready, plus 45 well in their way!!! So 72 towards the 2nd hundred. Woooohooo!!
If anyone would like to take one of the partial ones and finish it, or just donate bits and bobs (scissors and grey lead pencils) or of course just do your own let me know.
Feeling super excited and so grateful - people are awesome!!!
Target 300 is on track and gathering speed!! I am actually going to send the first shipment of 100 pencil cases next week!
Just before Christmas I had 91 all collected and ready to go - now, just a week later, the count is 106 and more people are getting involved each day.
It is wonderful to open my facebook page and read messages from people willing to help.
Binod has sent me a recent photo from the Village of the progress being made with rebuilding the school, and also of him with his father - they are both very involved with helping the school.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas break, and a prosperous New Year.
I have spent two New Year's Eve's in Nepal - both on treks and pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Last year it was at -20 degrees and in a tiny little tea house perched on a mountainside. We huddled around a fire with a group of policemen who decided to go for a walk, and a Japanese trekker. Pretty memorable. The pictures below are of that location, 3 days into the Gosailkunda Trek.
Thanks to so many people for donating pencil cases - so far we are at almost 100 pencil cases in only a couple of months!!
That is a lot of coloured pencils, scissors, pens, gluesticks, greyleads, pencil sharpeners etc that YOU have collected and dropped off to me! This means that shortly 100 students will have a great start to their year at school thanks to YOU!!
My plan is to post off the first shipment just after Christmas...so if you have any pencil cases that need collecting let me know - I will set aside a day in the first week of January for pick ups and come around to collect.
So keep on collecting....I am still keen to reach 300 pencil cases by the end of January...and then I can start to focus on project #2. Stay tuned for more info....