Monday, May 30, 2011

Garage Sale Success

 Sandra, who has helped with the sale for six years running organizes the clothes.

Ali and Alice look at the quilts.

We had a very successful garage sale on Saturday.  Total raised so far is $3,400.46 with a few more items yet to sell.  It was a busy day and fortunately the rain held off.  Thank you to everyone who helped and donated items.  Special thanks to Barbara for running the sale and working so hard.  She also made some lovely children's quilts which we still have available.  It is a lot of hard work but paid off well.  We had many very good quality items and thank you to those who donated. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Garage Sale Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th, is the sale from 8 am to 2 pm at 2167 Calais Rd.  We have lots of items, definitely something for everyone.  A big thank you to everyone who has donated.  We really appreciate it.  Now all we need is good weather which is in short supply these days.  I will post here what we make and how it goes. 

On a more serious note I have to report that Mann, NEF President in Nepal, had surgery a few hours ago for an appendicitis.  The surgery went well and he will be fine after a few days in hospital. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sanju Now has a Sponsor

Sanju has a sponsor now so thank you to the people who offered to sponsor her. 

A reminder about the garage sale next Saturday the 28th from 8am to 2pm.  We need volunteers so please contact me at 250-746-8936 if you can help.  Baking is also needed.  Either 6 muffins or 12 cookies which we will sell for $3 per package.  There will also be a new and nearly new table featuring home decor items.  Barbara has made lavender eye pillows which are great for relaxation which we all need!  Also if you have any items to donate please contact me.  This sale is an important fundraiser for NEF and in the previous five years it has always been a success thanks to all of you.

We now have a facebook page under Nepal Education Fund.  It is very new and I will be adding to it as time permits.  Please check it out.  I will also be getting a newsletter out very shortly.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sanju Needs a Sponsor

Sanju needs a sponsor.  Someone offered to sponsor her back in March but has not paid or contacted us since. 
Sanju has no parents as her mother is dead and her father disappeared a long time ago.  She is 8 yrs old and in class 3.  She is pictured here on the left with the family that helps care for her.  Two families are helping her.  The two boys in the photo are also sponsored by NEF and the lady, Khimaya works in the NEF sewing shop and she is also in our literacy program.  The cost to sponsor Sanju is $100 per year and she goes to a government school.  She thinks she has a sponsor but unfortunately she now does not.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Presentation of Sign for Library

Last year in the Spring of 2010 NEF suppled library books to a remote school in the Baglund area of the Annurpurnas.  Prem, who is a school teacher and also a teacher of Nepali language to foreigners, is from this village and personally took the books to the school.  This spring we had a sign made and presented it to Prem and also to the principal who was in town for a couple of days and I fortunate to be able to meet him.  Prem tells me that the whole village uses the books.