Fundraising success for Project Nepal 2018
ACS Egham raises £20,000 for Project Nepal with annual dinner dance gala.
ACS Egham staff, family and friends enjoyed a three-course banquet and dancing last month to raise funds for 'Project Nepal'.
Known as 'Project Nepal', ACS Egham has a long-term relationship with Jana Bhawana primary school and the local community in the Kathmandu Valley.
In the last three years, funds raised by the ACS Egham community has built five classrooms, a community football pitch and installed running water and electricity. Project Nepal has also sponsored a number of university degrees for Jana Bhawana graduates in Kathmandu.
The annual dinner dance kicked off a string of 2018 fundraising events. Guests took part in a charity auction, with prizes such as luxury wine hampers and Judo classes. Many of these were kindly donated by attendees.
Lauren Kelley, Project Nepal Director, commented on the project:
"This is the fourth year of a five-year project in Nepal, following on from the success of 'Project Kenya'. I'm always extremely proud of our ACS students, parents and staff who commit whole-heartedly to fundraising every year to provide new resources for the school."
ACS Egham's humanitarian projects are embraced by the whole school community, with lower school movie nights and clothing donations throughout the year.
In addition to fundraising, a team of 30 ACS Egham High School students are currently training for the annual two-week charity expedition in the spring. Students will spend time volunteering at Jana Bhawana primary school and trekking 70km, experiencing the Nepalese culture first hand.
More information can be found on the Project Nepal website: www.acseghamprojectnepal.com Published: March 13 2018