Nepalese Children – School Sponsorships
TRAGIC EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL :
YOU CAN HELP US NOW !
April 29, 2015
All of us are shocked by the news reaching us from Nepal.
Our association chairwoman, Judith Rohner, was in Kathmandu on the day the earthquake took place. Today she sent us a message of which we publish an extract below. The news is somewhat reassuring for our schools, on a background of catastrophic general situation.
"You have read innumerable news on the immense catastrophe which struck Nepal last Saturday slightly before noon. And you have seen pictures of devastated villages, of crowded hospitals. One counts thousands of victims. Dantean.
After the first huge shock, followed by other somewhat smaller tremors, KTM has been transformed into a damaged town. Grey, dusty, desert, lots of wreckage, walls fallen down, houses and temples collapsed. I had the chance to share the 3 days following the earthquake with the family of my friend Mohinee. We spent the nights on the side of the road, in an open camping with 250 other people or else at 13 in a small room on the ground floor to allow us to come out again if needed.
In front of the scale of the catastrophe, it is impossible to individually make yourself useful. Telephone contacts difficult or blocked. All I know is that at Marpha and at Tukuche nobody was hurt and that at BABS they camp in the yard. The building of the dining hall would be fissured. [...]"
Call for solidarity
Thanks to our local contacts, we will be able to contribute to urgent help and for this we call for your generosity.
If you wish to make a donation, here is our banking information (Mention : Earthquake) :
Banque Cantonale de Genève
Compte T 1654.44.11
Enfants Népalais - Parrainages Scolaires
IBAN/BCGE : CH0900788000T16544411
SWIFT/BIC : BCGECHGGXXX
Support literacy in Nepal
Education is the basis of development.
Being able to read and write is the key to escape the poverty trap.
In Nepal, many children still have no access to basic education.
We make a small sustainable contribution in the fight against poverty by facilitating access to education for children coming from deprived families.
Established in 1992, our association is looking for sponsors who are willing to commit themselves for a minimal period of 4 years.
At the moment our association supports about a hundred children in BABS (Buddha Academy Boarding School) and about 140 in the villages.