Sunday, September 18, 2011

ways you can help

If you would like to support Shree Mangal Dvip School for Himalayan Children, please visit their website to learn more about the school, and to find ways you can help. SMD fully depends on their overseas donations, and there are many things the school needs, from running shoes to vitamins, from art supplies to books.
"Our students come from the high mountains of Nepal, from villages that have no electricity, no toilets, no sanitation, no telecommunications, no hospitals, no roads and no schools. Our kids come from villages that are 6 to 14 days' trek from the nearest road, villages that lie above 10,000 feet (3000 m). Getting word to and from the villages sometimes takes months,depending on weather conditions."
You can help promote literacy by purchasing a book for the library from SMD's Amazon wishlist, or you can make a safe donation to the Himalayan Children Fund through Network for Good, specifying how you would like your money spent, in the "designation" box before check out. Here are just some ideas of what the school needs currently:

Sanitary Products for the girls: $140/month, $1690/year 
Running shoes: $100 helps 16 kids, $4000/year (kids play in their bare feet or sometimes share shoes, putting one shoe on their kicking foot for soccer) 
Warm winter clothes: $100 helps 15 kids, $3000/year (there is no heating at the school) 
Art Supplies and drawing paper: whatever amount you can donate will be of help.

A little goes a long way in Nepal. Please consider making a donation or buying a book for the kids at SMD through Amazon. It's remarkably easy to make someone's life a little better, and my goodness, how compassion and generosity are appreciated.

Thank you, my friends.


Joy said...

I was wondering how to help esp. after reading that book about the Nepalese orphanages. So I just ordered 5 books off Amazon for the kids. Click - just like that. =)

szaza said...

Oh thank you so very much, Joy!
It is so easy, isn't it?
The kids will be so excited!
Thank you :)

Ti Fernández said...

Hi! I just found that kobo (a digital books page) has a donation thing pro-literacy and you can "nominate" places or schools they can help. Here's the page and I hope it helps too:

szaza said...

Thank you, Ti!
I definitely will check out kobo.