Global Issues Network – Play for Nepal

The money raised at the end of last year by the play for Nepal day has helped to rebuild Shree Jala Kanya Parimaki Primary School in Nepal. The school was destroyed by the earthquake on April 25th and needs to be completely rebuilt. We now have follow up information to share with you.

The school is situated at Palchok village in the Trishuli Valley in Nepal. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the nation’s capital, Kathmandu to the to the village of Baireni. From there it is a 2-3 hour trek up to the school.

There are 341 students at the school and ten teachers. Five teachers are paid by the Government of Nepal and five are paid by community donation.

What we are trying to achieve?

The Sharmila Foundation is organizing all the building and ongoing support to Shree Jala Kanya Parimaki Primary School. They would like to build eight classrooms, a library and an office for ten teachers.

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What does the school need?

New School building with 8 classrooms with adequate sunlight
Desks
Windows, doors
Library
New roof
Toilet
Running water
Separate office for staff

The Sharmila Foundation had raised $4800 until they received the contribution from LIS, which took them over the $5000 mark.

If anyone would like to make further donations, please contact the GIN leaders Nabeeha, Nathalia and Cayla

Annual Charity Jogathon

The annual charity Jogathon was again a huge success and the video below says it all. Some interesting statistics came out of the event such as:

This was the fifth charity jogathon event the school has held.
The event has gone from 60 runners to 280.
The distance run overall this year was 1400KM which is like going from Luanda to the Estosha National Park in Namibia.
This year included a shoe drive – which collected 300 pairs of shoes
Over the past 5 years $50,000 has been raised and this year, the amount was 1 million Kwanza.
This annual charity event is held to support Casa Das Criancas

An enormous thank you to everyone who made this event fun, challenging and successful.

LIS teachers and students join Africare polio drive

PolioBetsyOn Saturday and Sunday the 15th and 16th of August a number of teachers and students from LIS joined with the health workers of Africare and other volunteers in their ongoing work to eradicate polio from Angola. In two days over 600 children under the age of 5 were vaccinated and will be safe from this debilitating disease. With service in the community being such an important part of all of the IB programmes it was great to see LIS teachers and students modelling this. Africare will be organising another polio drive in October so watch this space if you are interested in joining.

What is polio? http://www.who.int/topics/poliomyelitis/en/

Who are Africare? https://www.africare.org/locations/angola/

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