2 years ago, I wanted to bring my sisters to Nepal so they could see why I like being part of this charity and help finish our first school. Just to get them to agree, I had to take them out to dinner, present my case (with slides), and answer questions like "Why Nepal?" or "Are the bathrooms nice?" (They're not).
When they found out that I was going back to help start our 7th school, they both volunteered to go immediately; no dinners and no questions asked. (The impact is real! Both for us and the community) And although Carla eventually couldn't come due to company travel restrictions, I'm thankful that this work is starting to become our bonding activity and my sisters truly enjoy working with us and for the people here.
I've been working as a volunteer with this charity for 3 years helping to rebuild Nepal after the disastrous earthquake that hit the country in 2015 and other communities in Asia. Since I joined the organization, we've been working against trafficking, conducting medical camps, providing prosthetic limbs, building 50 homes for families, educating street kids, and managed and/or financed the construction of six schools. We're a small charity which does not pay salaries and use 100% of the money raised online straight towards the projects on the ground. We're solely reliant on passionate volunteers and good-hearted people helping us with small donations. This week we're joined by a group of incredible volunteers to help kick-off the construction of 5 new classrooms for a school in need.
Any help would be SO appreciated. As an added bonus, I will setup individual video calls with each donor on site so you can meet some of the kids, the teachers, and see my horrible manual labor skills. 😅 Below is some more information about this project.
Following destruction during the 2015 earthquake this school was re-constructed by Action Aid Nepal who built 6 classrooms, 1 teacher/admin room and 1 storage.
The school has currently grown out of their facilities and the community needs more classrooms to be able to provide schooling to the children in the area. This is a highly impoverished area with an urgent need to accomodate more children and teach them beyond the 5th grade to give them a real shot in life.
Any donation helps and goes directly to funding school construction costs and pay wages to Nepali locals. In the incredible scenario this project is over-funded, the AOKC will use any surplus towards other educational projects. For any donations over $1000 please contact the AOKC team directly to avoid large transaction costs and Mia and I will personally bring you something back from the community.