School Supplies for 32 Village Children

 

On the hot morning of April 26, 2013, Shenpen Project Coordinator, Anamika Aryal, and Shenpen Program Director, Martha Ambrose, along with the team of 8 from SUK Nepal, loaded a jeep and drove to the village of Sipapokhare, in Sindhupalchowk District, a 65 km drive east of Kathmandu. The jeep was packed with schoolbags, school uniforms, pens and school stationery to be distributed to 32 children in this village area.. Members of the village community group Sindhu Utthan Kendra (SUK) Nepal) organized the event from arranging the transportation, the snacks to be served to the students and parents and community leaders, and all of the supplies that would be distributed to the 32 children in these village schools.
 
Although it was a long, hot, dusty day, seeing the smiles on the kids faces and their show of appreciation with flowers and red powder stuck to our foreheads in a show of blessing and appreciation...well...it was a wonderful day!

Project Coordinator, Anamika Aryal, is receiving a blessing with aabir powder and being decorated with garlands of  flowers.
Martha and Anamika are handing  school bags, copy books, pens, and a school uniform to a girl student.
The 2013-2014 school year began in Nepal in the third week of April, and Shenpen Education brought on two new children under its school sponsorship program, making a total of 21 children receiving some school sponsorship funding. Nineteen of these children are funded by C.H.A.N.C.E. for Nepal (UK), and two through private donationsThese students range from Nursery to Class 9, and attend one of 6 schools in the valley.
Shenpen is approached on a regular basis with requests to help fund a child's education. Shenpen Education developed guidelines to assess the need of a family for support and evaluates each case yearly. However, Shenpen Education is also committed to continue with education support once we take on a sponsorship and if the family situation hasn't changed significantly.

On average US $30 /month pays for a child’s education in Nepal up to class 10. 

Shenpen Street Children Takes on a New Project!


Volunteer Foundation Nepal (VFN), or "Papa's Home," is a home located in Sanepa, not far from the Bagmati River. Currently 19 children live in this home with a husband and wife and two support staff caring for them. Besides preparing food for the children in his home, Mr. Lalit, VFN founder, also prepares daily food for the street boys in Boudha. 
Above: Children at Papa's Home are working on their homework.
The funding from Shenpen Street Children pays for six month's food and is supported by funds from C.H.A.N.C.E. for Nepal (UK).

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Shenpen has benefited over 3,000 people and 1,000 dogs in their work in 2012 and 2013 alone. Shenpen depends on donations from people such as yourself that support the projects we monitor in the areas of Health, Education, Street Children, The Elderly, Animals, and Skills Training for women in Nepal. This month we are highlighting Shenpen Education. Since most of our readers enjoy a summer full of fun and joy, please consider sharing your joy with a child, adult, or animal in Nepal by making a donation to one of our projects.
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