The pupils and staff at Glory School need your help to replace school materials that were destroyed in the earthquake that shook their world in April 2015.
Dr Christine Tipper from East Swindon is raising funds to help the pupils at the school in Bhaktapur, north east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, get their education back on track by providing them with essential school materials destroyed when their houses collapsed during the earthquake. Her target was to raise £500 to help provide the 250 pupils with notebooks, text books and pens.
The crowdfunding appeal ends on 20 July – how much more can you help Christine raise?
She has been working with Glory English School in Nepal for 4 years and has come to know and love the children. It’s essential for them to find the routine and support of daily school life after the devastating earthquake which has left them traumatized and frightened. School texts books, notebooks, pens and pencils will help them return to a normal school life. Scholarships for those whose parents lost everything will enable pupils to attend school. It will give them hope for the future.
The pupils live in and around Bhaktapur, which was extensively damaged, especially by the second major quake that hit Nepal. Many of the pupils lost their homes and with them all their belongings. They are surviving in tents and are living in desperate circumstances. Being able to go to school and have school materials to use will give them a purpose and focus.
Here are some examples of the sort of things your donation could buy: £1 buys 5 notebooks or a pack of pens or pencils. £10 buys 2 text books. £100 buys texts books for 1 class. £200 pays of a year’s scholarship for a child to continue attending Glory School.
Help Christine at JustGiving site: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/cg-tipper-1
Christine has also published an e-book with anecdotes about her experiences in Nepal called ‘Nepalese Nuggets.’ which is available from Amazon. All proceeds will go directly to the school. In May she raised £290 at the Swindon Festival of Literature by selling ‘Writing for Glory.’ To purchase a copy email firstname.lastname@example.org
See more pictures of Christine at Glory School
Pictured top, Glory School staff helping to distribute food in Bhaktapur. Right, Glory School Deputy Head, Karna Shankar, rescuing a little girl from the rubble of a collapsed building. Below, the conditions in the town following the arrival of monsoon rains. Bottom, Glory School before the earthquake