Dear Family & Friends,
THANK YOU so much for all of your donations to fund the reconstruction of East Point Academy. I’m extremely Grateful for all of your support. Thanks to YOUR donations the reconstruction is now fully funded and on track to finish during the summer!
Any further donations coming in now above £10,000 will go to much needed long term costs of EPA such as facility maintenance and teacher training etc. Once again THANK YOU - You’re the Best ❤️🙏🏼
Lots of love from Nepal
For many of us access to primary education seems like a given, but for the children of Nepal, it is not at all. Today you can make a real and tangible difference to 450 children, and help them get an education buy supporting AOKC to build the first of its kind, state of the art, community driven school. By support East Point Academy you will radically change the lives of an entire region of Nepal for years to come.
Why are we building this school?
East Point Academy was founded 12 years ago aiming to provide quality education to marginalized kids, but was tragically destroyed during the 2015 earthquake, along with 25,000 other schools which affected 1.7 million children.
Following the disaster, East Point Academy set-up temporary classrooms using bamboo and metal sheeting to be able to continue to educate pupils. However, the makeshift situation is no longer a viable solution and children now urgently need your support, to help create a better, safer, quality environment for them to receive an education.
AOKC engaged with EPA to support construction of a permanent school that will be earthquake resistant and serve the community long term.
The vision is to make EPA the best affordable educational institution in the area so every child can have access to quality education and get a chance to break the cycle of poverty they were born into.
Who does the school help?
The 450 students are a mixture of different castes and ethnic groups with around 7% from the lowest caste who are considered ‘un-touchable’ in Nepali culture. The kids are between 2 and 15 years old covering the grades 0-12 as well as Nursery.
How will it be managed in the long run?
EPA operates as a ‘non-profit trust’ with the objective to provide low cost education to marginalised children. For those who can’t afford tuition fees, scholarships are available to cover both academic costs as well as on-site accommodation if children live in a remote region where daily travel is too challenging. This is funded by the families who can afford to pay tuition which means the school can continue operating it’s community driven model, but also ensure donors and stakeholders that there is no unfair financial motivation for the management of the school.
How do I know my donation will make an impact?
The Acts of Kindness Collective operates a 100% model. This means that we raise money for any overheads separately, so that 100% of your donation to a specific campaign can always be guaranteed to be spent on that project.
Our £500 challenge
All donors helping us with £500 or more contribution will forever be remembered in the local community as we will create an art piece on the school grounds and write everyone's name as a reminder of all the kind hearts that helped us make this a reality.
For more information, including timeline, construction plans, and budget, please click here: https://goo.gl/Gnswzk
you gotta love those bricks :) we kept working hard on transporting bricks and building earthquake proof walls! Highlight of the day was to see that the kids could use one of the new classrooms to do their national exams
Day 3: Team AOKC got 2 classrooms ready, transported 5500 bricks, got our asses kicked in football by the amazing EPA Kids and I learnt how to mix concrete💪🏼 you might start to get tired of this message by now but we still need to raise a bit more 💰💰💰 Thanks in advance for all of your support!!
Wow - a lot of work done today!! Hughley impressed by the construction team and even more impressed by the amazing kids that keep beating us in everything from cricket to football to paper-scissors-rock!
Day 1: “Sweat will rain” that was the intro from the school architect - and it did rain sweat😅From construction work and football games⚽️
THANK YOU so much for all of your support! I appreciate it so much!
We've now arrived in Melamchi after a 5 hours bumpy ride through the Kathmandu Valley.
Please see some photos from our ride here and our meetings with the school architect who's here with us all week.
I will send more updates from the actual work next week.
Lots of Love
THANK YOU so much for all of your donations to fund the reconstruction of East Point Academy - I’m extremely Grateful for all of your support! Thanks to your donations the entire reconstruction is now funded!! Any further donations coming in now will go to much needed long term costs of EPA such as facility maintenance and teacher training. Once again THANK YOU - You’re the Best ❤️ lots of love from Nepal