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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help 5 of the older children from Aishworya children's home in Nepal attend catch-up school.

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This November, I'm asking you to sponsor my Dal Bhat Challenge to give 5 hard-working children the education and opportunity they deserve.

Aishworya Children's Home, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, looks after abandoned and neglected children aged between a few months and 17 years. In 2014 and again in 2016 I visited Aishworya and saw what an incredible, warm and loving place it is.

Last year, generous supporters gave over £1,200 to Aishworya, encouraged by me eating only what the children eat - Dal Bhat - and this year I'm doing it again with a twist!

For the first week of November, I will eat nothing but Dal Bhat - that's rice and lentils - and on Sunday of that week I will also shave my head just as the younger children at Aishworya do for hygiene reasons.

Sunita, Kalpana, Surendra, Sumitra, and Dilip (pictured above) didn't get much of a start in life. Coming from backgrounds of poverty, child labour, and sickness, they joined school late, and really struggled as a result.

Now 15 and 16 years old, they are too old to continue with standard education, so Aishworya has found them work, volunteering and training that they enjoy.

However, to get a good job, they really need a basic qualification. Catch-up school will enable them to achieve the basic educational qualification that is the minimum requirement for most decent jobs in Nepal.

Help me to top last year's total by raising £2,000 - enough to send 5 of the older children to “catch-up school”.

Let's give those kids the start in life they deserve.

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  • Peter Lewis1 month ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    1 month ago

    So Rose, the wonderful Aishworya UK volunteer, has painted this wonderful image of three of the boys reading at the home, based on a picture she took when she was out there. A final, personal, thank you for all your support. Peter

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  • Peter Lewis1 month ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    1 month ago

    Hello all I've just had the pleasure of receiving the generous money you have donated from the Just Giving account - just over £1500 in total - and forwarding it straight onto Aishworya Children's Home. It was a great feeling to be able to push the relevant keys on my laptop to release the funds, knowing it is going to a great cause and will really help those 5 children with their catch up school and onward careers in Nepal. A huge thank you for all your support. Peter

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  • Peter Lewis2 months ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    2 months ago

    So my previous headshave wasn't sufficient for some potential supporters. So the full shave just now! Thanks to Shahin at Hairtonic for the cut & the photo.

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Page last updated on: 12/21/2018 14.46

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35

  • Liz Tait

    Liz Tait

    Dec 21, 2018

    Better late than never I hope!

  • Ceri Edwards

    Ceri Edwards

    Dec 2, 2018

    Welcome to the club of cold heads! You really will need a hat now...

    £200.00

  • Dylan Carroll

    Dylan Carroll

    Nov 17, 2018

    Great challenge and cause; well done Peter!

    £10.00

  • Rina Frankiel

    Rina Frankiel

    Nov 14, 2018

    £100.00

  • Paul Courtney

    Paul Courtney

    Nov 8, 2018

    Great work!!

    £10.00

  • Rachal Minchinton

    Rachal Minchinton

    Nov 7, 2018

    Well done Peter! Glad to see you’re up for the challenge! Lots of love from us all in Wales!

    £10.00

  • Emma Low

    Emma Low

    Nov 7, 2018

    Great fundraising Pete. And the short hair look take years off you! 🤣🤣

    £20.00

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