Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another Sponsor Meets their Child

It is always good when a sponsor gets to meet their sponsored child and their family. That happened today when Jim met his child, Bijaya. He visited with Bijaya and his brother and their parents. He said they made him some good milky tea and he very much enjoyed his visit. Bijay's brother Sarjeet, who is a budding artist, made Jim a picture. Jim went out to visit Kamal and the orphanage later in the day after visiting Boudanath temple with Jagat.

Monday, November 19, 2007

More Sad News

Samjhana and Shirjhana's father, who I wrote about earlier in this blog, died a few days ago. His wife who is ill with severe depression has returned to her village leaving the girls in the care of their uncle who is my friend Ram for now. Bishnu was about 40 years old but he would never have recovered from his brain injury and it would have been impossible for a 13 and 14 year to have looked after him and continued to go to school. I am hoping that the mother can recover enough to return and looked after her daughters.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Payment of 2008 Fees

A few people having been asking when they can pay their 2008 fee so I thought I should address this. You can send your payment anytime now and the deadline for 2008 will be February 15, 2008. This gives us time to process the payments and get them transferred to Nepal and to replace any sponsors who do not renew before the new school year begins. You can send your cheque or money order made out to Nepal Education Fund to the following address:

Susan Marshall
6718 Beaumont Ave.
Duncan, BC
V9L 5X8

Fees are the same:
Government school $75.00
Private $250.00

Last year we were able to put private school payments through a foundation and get a tax receipt but the fee then was $275 as we lost 10% for this service. I personally do not see the sense of this as I am sure you will not get $25.00 back on your taxes for this donation amount so then you are paying $25.00 extra to them for nothing. I really do not see this as viable but if anyone really wants it we will do it.