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Joanna Mushat

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£1,690
raised of £1,500 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to To help pay for teachers wages at Shree Bhagawati Basic School, Nepal. Who are struggling due to government funding cuts.

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I first visited Shree Bhagawati Basic School in 2008 whilst trekking in the Himalayan Foothills. I was inspired by the vision, hard work and dedication of the Chairman Prakash Gurung, who has strived to make this government funded school inclusive and forward thinking. My husband and I were so impressed by Prakash’s ideas and the enthusiasm of the children that we emptied our pockets and gave all the money we had at the time to the school, about $100. Since then, we have regularly supported the school financially.

Prakash insists the school caters for children from all castes and educates them equally. He has also moved away from the standard Nepalese state education model and has followed the structure of Nepalese private schools who teach the students in English. He is determined to employ specialist teachers of English, Mathematics and Science to give the students a STEM based experience.

The reason I am explaining all this is that the school has hit hard times, with the lack of tourism and donations to the school; there is no funding to pay for the 7 English speaking/specialist teachers and the government only pay for 5 teachers for the school. Currently students are only able to go to school one day a week in their year groups and they have no other teaching. The money to pay for the nursery area has been withdrawn, so the project cannot be completed.

If you would like to join me in supporting the Shree Bhagawati School, please consider signing up for the easyfundraising app. If you go through this app when you do your online shopping, the businesses you use donate to the school and will allow us to prove ongoing support for the teachers and students.

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  • Joanna Mushat3 months ago
    Joanna Mushat

    Joanna Mushat

    3 months ago

    Prakash has just emailed COVID has now reached the rural areas of Nepal. Many parts of the country are locked down and all the schools are closed. These students can’t move to online learning like we had been able to in the U.K., the infrastructure and technology is not available in these areas so the impact on these students will be immense. The situation is deteriorating every day. Please help if you can.

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  • Joanna Mushat4 months ago
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    Joanna Mushat

    4 months ago

    Thank you all very much for your continuing support, We have now raised a fabulous £1440 for this school and are doing a fantastic job of supporting its staff and students. If you would like to support this school going forwards please sign up to easyfundraising as well and choose Nepal 19 as your cause then the business you buy your online shopping from donate to the cause as well!!! https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/joannamushat/ Thanks Jo

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  • Joanna Mushat5 months ago
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    Joanna Mushat

    5 months ago

    I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me and Shree Bhagawati Basic School in Nepal. We have met our first target of £1000! The school still needs our help, until tourism returns to normal this school will still struggle to pay its teachers. I have set a new challenge to raise £1500, I hope we can work towards this together. Thanks Jo x

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Page last updated on: 5/8/2021 16.45

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27

  • Hutcheson family

    Hutcheson family

    May 8, 2021

    Well done on your fund-raising up till now. Our thought are with the pupils and teachers in Nepal at this difficult time. Hope this hells a little

    £100.00

  • Lorna McLintock

    Lorna McLintock

    May 8, 2021

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 7, 2021

    Our daughter gained so much from her trip to Nepal and visiting this school. Thank you for your continued efforts to raise funds & awareness.

  • Alex Hems

    Alex Hems

    May 3, 2021

    Best wishes for this excellent cause, at such a difficult time.

    £50.00

  • Linda Nicol

    Linda Nicol

    May 2, 2021

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 5, 2021

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 24, 2021

    Hi JoHope this helps you reach your target! harriet just pinged me the link through.RegardsWill

    £100.00

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