In a sign of the generous spirit that motivates the UNIS community, our Nepal Club is proud to announce their latest fundraising drive has brought in $30,500. The funds will go toward a meal program and to rebuild a school that was wrecked by the recent earthquake.
Initially the group set out, through an online campaign, to raise $20,000. Shortly after they began the campaign so many donations flowed in that they quickly revised their goals.In addition to the online effort the club is auctioning off tickets to Hamilton, which will be announced on December 1.
The club decided to hold the fundraiser because of their connection to a school in Nagarkot, where every year they go and teach at an elementary school. Last year, UNIS students started a meal program that enables 60 students, like the ones pictured above, to eat lunch every day at school. Shortly after the meal program began the school was damaged by an earthquake, forcing students to learn in a makeshift school made of tin walls.
In addition to raising funds to rebuild the school, the Nepal Club partnered with Community Production Centre (CPC) to help women in Nepal. CPC is a social enterprise established in 2014 aims to provide training, employment, and financial assistance to the women from disadvantage, ethnically backward, and marginalized communities across Nepal. As part of their partnership the Nepal Club sold items made by women in Nepal during the recent parent-teachers conferences. All the funds they raised will go to the women who made the goods to support their families.