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 Good Causes: Update

If you have followed EverestNews.com for a while, you know we like good causes. We are trying to give just a little back for all the good things we have in our lives. As you know there are so many people in the world in need. The need is so great. But if we all try to do just a little, we can make a difference. Please read all the way down !!!!

Current Update (11/12/2001) on some of the projects

Note: Bob Uppington is our contact with Shiva charity. We first got to know Bob when Ginette Harrison's friends came to us and ask that we announce the Ginette Harrison Fund. Since then we ASKED Bob to set up the Babu and Peace climb funds. Here is his latest update:

1.) The Babu Chiri Fund received about £6000 in donations, which means that we are supplying the school at Akang with a teacher from Darjeeling, the school in Chhulemu, and the Taksindu monastery with a teacher from Darjeeling, and we are helping with the Babu Chiri Memorial Foundation that has been set up in Kathmandu. The Babu Chiri Fund will, when the new school is built next year, be concerned with child sponsorship as well, so that we can guarantee a long and secure future for the education at the school. (SHIVA Charity is concerned with the education.... paying for teachers, and equipment) not with the building.

The current monthly donations to the Babu Chiri Foundation is £250 .... but when the building is done we will be committed to more. So the donation will probably last about a year... that is why we will need the child sponsorship. Bob

Check on the Pictures !

The Babu Chiri stupa (gumba) is at the bottom entrance to Swayambhu temple. Friends and family were there to do pooja in July. It was a very moving experience with the ceremony and the chanting, and the raising of the prayer flags.

Ang Phuti, Babu's wife, was there with one of her daughters, Tashi. Later Anil (SHIVA Project Manager) myself and Karma, went with Ang Phuti to visit her daughters' school.

Five of her six daughters attend the Mahandra Bhawan Girls' High School, Naxal, Kathmandu.

They have been sponsored by individuals from France and from Nepal. The school is a large one, administered by Unicef, and the teachers are well qualified and friendly. We were all very impressed, and happy that Babu's daughters are in good hands.
Babu Chiri Bal Kalyan Primary School, Akang
I had the great privilege to cut the tape and officially open the school in August. The building itself is fine and sturdy, though, like most schools in Nepal, could do with better lighting!
There was also only one local teacher, and when we arrived, just eleven pupils. I had brought an experienced teacher from Darjeeling (Aganat) with me, and he has the job of increasing the intake to at least thirty five by December. SHIVA charity will pay the monthly salary of both teachers.
Kimberly Rae Pease trekked with us to Taksindu, Akang, and Chhulemu. She has started "Nameste" charity to help education in Nepal and Tibet. Here she is being welcomed by some of the children from Babu Chiri BKP School.
The next Babu Chiri project at Chhulemu
The school at Chhulemu (long white building in the photo) is just beyond Taksindu Monastry. There are about fifty five children at present attending. The needs assessment for this project have been outlined by Kimberly, and you can click below to see it.

To give see here:

2.) The Ginette Harrison Memorial Fund

The Ginette Harrison Fund is now a regular £240 per month in child sponsorship donations, and other project donations made, which means that we can afford to keep the school in all books and equipment, and events. We are also expanding by helping the government school next door. We had some extra funds to rebuild it, as it was falling apart! Now we are setting up a "Resource Centre" for both the schools to use, and we will put in a library typewriters, and computers etc. So far the extra project money has been about £1000 for the government school and £1500 for the Ginette Harrison School. The £240 per month, though, will go on for many years, we hope! Bob

Click here to see the photos ! Three are 3 photos, just click from one page to the next...

3.) The Peace climb fund: We hope, with your help, to raise money for a non-profit organization AKUT, the non-profit group TEGEV (an education programme in Turkey), and the Babu Chiri School Fund. This Peace Climb fund needs your support!!! AKUT itself is a wonderful organization that needs more long term support and promotion. We ask for your support as this fund really needs more support. To support this vision of peace, please make a donation, via SHIVA charity. You can make a credit card donation by clicking HERE. 

This (credit card donation) is open to people around the world, so for the many that wish you could help EverestNews.com by giving to us, but live outside the US, we ask that you give what you would to us to this good cause. We all will be better in the long run. Thank You again for your support.

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