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£1,952raised of £5,500 target by 44 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,500 to buy a BRICK MACHINE, we need 7500 bricks to build 3 classrooms. Already sold 4750, only 2750 to go. Just £2 a brick. THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Plan:
Build 3 classrooms in Nepal, allowing 93 children to go to school in a safe, fit-for-purpose building.

Why:
There was devastation after the 2015 earthquakes. In Gorkha alone 90% of schools were destroyed. We believe that education is a basic human right and the gateway to all people's future and life opportunity and choices.

How:
We are working with Build- Up- Nepal, a local Nepali-Swedish not-for-profit company that uses earthbrick technology to reconstruct villages.
Rather than buying bricks (which are expensive to buy and transport), we will invest in a manually powered brick machine that makes the bricks out of largely local soil and a little cement at destination. We shall mould the bricks so that iron bars can be threaded through the structure, creating earthquake resistance.
Build Up Nepal shall train a local workforce to do this, allowing us to employ locals and create job opportunities.

After:
The machine shall be made available to the villagers after the school is built so the reconstruction of the rest of the village can begin. This will promote both micro-business and reconstruction of the village using a safe, cost-effective, sustainable and eco-friendly method.

Evidence:
Earthbricks (CSEM) is not a new technology. It has been used in Haiti, Pakistan and NZ successfully, all of which are earthquake-ridden countries. The government of Nepal built 16 schools using this method BEFORE the earthquakes. All are still standing, while in some cases surrounding buildings were destroyed. It is cheaper, safer, more sustainable and eco-friendlier than traditional methods.

We are raising £5500 to invest in the machine.
We have already raised the £10,000 for building materials, training and worker salary costs.

Check the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCJf6VjEAtA

BUY A BRICK TODAY, JUST £2, We need 7500, just 2750 to go!!!!

THANK YOU FOR ALL SUPPORT SO FAR!
#buildingtogether #brickbybrick #brickingit


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  • Sarah Dickson

    Sarah Dickson

    24 days ago

    Sarah Dickson

    I tried to send you a message. But i dont think they are working. So here i am. Your generosity and support never ends. THANK YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANK YOU. cant wait to see you soon xxxxxxxx

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  • Sarah Dickson

    Sarah Dickson

    a month ago

    Sarah Dickson

    Doborah. Thank you so much for buying bricks. So so so kind of you. Will keep updated with progress!!!!! You are wonderful. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! #buildingtogether #brickbybrick #buyabrick THANK YOU XXXXXXX

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  • Sarah Dickson

    Sarah Dickson

    a month ago

    Sarah Dickson

    Haha Ronnie. I LOVE PHARMACISTS!!!! thank you so much for your support in the project. We are currently buying tools for the build. Shall keep you updated with progress. THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! #buildingtogether #brickbybrick #buyabrick XXXXXXX

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  • Lesley-Anne Dickson

    Lesley-Anne Dickson

    Jan 1, 2017

    Looking forward to getting my new bag and happy to help a great cause. Keep up the fantastic work!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 30, 2016

    Hi Sarah, 'ere 'tis as they say down 'ere ! £150. for working Christmas so 1/2 double time and 325 Advent Calendar challenge XXX

    £175.00

  • Ronnie Patel

    Ronnie Patel

    Dec 26, 2016

    Just to thanks for recognising Pharmacists on your xmas day status 😜! On a serious note, you're doing a lot of amazing work Sarah, for an amazing cause! Keep it up, NHS is lucky to have you :)

    £15.00

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Sarah Dickson

Sarah Dickson

I am an Emergency Medicine Doctor in London. After being in Nepal I was moved to help after seeing the complete destruction and the almost non existent reconstruction programme. I also do a lot of work in Calais refugee camp and volunteer with Doctors of the World.

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