Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Marathon Fundraiser

On October 10th I am running the Victoria Good Life Marathon and I am looking for sponsors for it. The money will go to NEF to help with administration costs for the next year. As you know sponsor and donor money does not cover administration costs. All money goes directly to supporting our women and children. Admin money has to be covered somehow. I have run marathons in the past but not for three years and it seems a good fundraising venture and I am looking forward to it. So if you can help even in a small way it will be very much appreciated.

If you would like to help by sponsoring me please email to

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Literacy Ladies

These photos were taken last week by our volunteers of the Literacy Ladies at High Mount School.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pokhara Children and Literacy Ladies

We have two Canadian volunteers working at High Mount School for one month. They are post graduate students. They are really enjoying their time there and sent these photos today. They have been working with the children and conducted their oral English exam. While the children are doing exams they are going to be working with the teachers showing them some science experiments that they can do with the children. They love our literacy ladies and said what an inspiration they are and how committed they are to their studies.

The photo of the children is all of our sponsored children at this school. I think there is one missing. Please note our one full time lady student, Kiersma standing on the end in her school uniform.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Successful SLC Results

We have 9 students who have passed their School Leaving Certificate examination. One who failed one subject but he can retake it in two weeks time. 6 of these are girls. All are wanting to go onto college. This will make 15 students that NEF has in college. The majority being girls. I am very happy with this. It proves that we are making a difference.

I was at a street sale in Chemainus last Saturday and had a very good day. I was selling Nepali Handicrafts and some left over garage sale items. We made $700 less the cost of the goods but that was a profitable day.

There are two Canadian volunteers at High Mount School in Simpani. They emailed me and asked if I knew of a school where they could volunteer for one month. The principal at High Mount has been asking me for volunteers for a long time so he was delighted to be able to have them at his school. Here they can also help with the women's literacy. They are both post graduate students.