Project Nepal kicks off 2017 with a bang
The school’s staff, family and friends enjoyed a three-course authentic Nepalese banquet and dancing at the annual fundraising dinner for ‘Project Nepal’.
Known as ‘Project Nepal’, ACS Egham has a long term partnership with Jana Bhawana Primary School and the local community in the Kathmandu Valley. ACS Egham fundraises throughout the year to support building projects and provide learning resources to Jana Bhawana students.
Our 2017 fundraising kicked off with a bang at the annual dinner dance. Guests raised vital funds through a live auction, bidding for items including an all-expenses paid trip to Verona with a wine tasting experience; a family photography sitting; and a Venezuela feast for six.
In 2016 Project Nepal partnered with the Health and Nutritional Development Society (HANDS) International to employ three Nepalese specialists to implement a nutritional programme across the Panchkal region, beginning in Jana Bhawana village.
Lauren Kelley, Project Nepal Director, commented on the evening:
“Project Nepal is now in its third year and the ACS community never fails to show the full strength of its support. I’m always extremely proud of our ACS students, parents and staff who put their heart and souls into fundraising activities to provide new resources for our partner school and to support the special nutritional project run by HANDS.”
During the night, guests were able to win a selection of raffle baskets and take part in a ‘silent auction’, making secretive bids for prizes.
As well as fundraising, a team of 30 ACS students are currently in training for the annual two-week charity expedition, during the spring. They will spend time volunteering at ACS Egham’s partner school and experience the local culture first hand. More information can be found on the Project Nepal Website: http://www.acseghamprojectnepal.comPublished: January 18 2017