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

    Weʼve raised £1,952 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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    Funded on Thursday, 16th February 2017

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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

      6 months 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

      6 months 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

      6 months 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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    44

    • 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

    • Deborah Koroma

      Deborah Koroma

      Dec 26, 2016

      Great work Sarah!

      £20.00

    • Hannah Cotton

      Hannah Cotton

      Dec 26, 2016

      I think it's fair to say I have never met someone so passionate about something in my life! You're determination inspires all of us !! Merry Christmas and keep going !! Xx #buildabrick #brickdreams

      £20.00

    • Melissa Hill

      Melissa Hill

      Dec 24, 2016

      I didn't have an advert calendar this year but as it's the season of giving let's pretend I did ... I won't tell of you don't!!!

      £24.00

    • Susannah Beck

      Susannah Beck

      Dec 24, 2016

      Merry Christmas!

      £25.00

    About the fundraiser
    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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