Under the school rebuilding in Nepal project, funds collected will be channeled to Janasewa Primary School in Naldum
, Kavre, Nepal. Naldum is a remote village in Kavre district with poor economic conditions. The principal occupation of local residents is in agriculture and tourism, and few can afford to send their children away to school. The local public school of 51 students is too unsafe to be reoccupied. When the new school semester began on 31st May, students across Nepal attended class in temporary classrooms - some made out of bamboo - on school grounds. For Janasewa, reopening so soon after the quake has proved impossible, with temporary classrooms still unavailable.
Supported by the Meet Nepal
team in Kavre, Taylor’s will be contributing RM6,760, the full amount raised during the two weeks fundraising project on campus for the temporary learning centres and other educational tools to the Janesewa students. With the monsoon season arriving in Nepal soon, the temporary learning centres would provide safety and shelter for the students while waiting for the government to reconstruct a new building which will cost approximately USD100,0000.
, a representative from NRNA Malaysia remarked, “The whole world is praying for the quick recovery of Nepal, irrespective of race, colour and religion. Despite the obvious disaster and loss of life, there is a blessing in knowing so many people care. I would like to thank Taylor’s University for working together with NRNA Malaysia to reach out to the Nepali children and helping to secure their education in the midst of so much destruction. It has a great pleasure working with the really fine people at Taylor’s.” Meanwhile, IMPACT Project Coordinator, Amelia Ooi
also expressed her empathy, “I believe that we as Malaysians should appreciate and be thankful our country isn’t affected by earthquakes. So, we should do our part in helping others out there who are in dire need,” she said, highlighting that monetary contributions were the best aid for now due to limited access to transport goods into Nepal.
NRNA Malaysia was established with the purpose of uniting and binding the Nepali Diaspora under one umbrella on 11th October 2003. NRNA has developed into a non-governmental global organization and a network of Nepali origin by establishing a National Coordination Council (NCC) in 69 countries to represent its interests, concerns and commitments. To date, NRNA ICC has provided relief supplies to 17,000 families and 68,000 individuals in Nepal. For more information on NRNA Malaysia, please visit http://nrna.org.np/
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(Mr Sangkar Poudel
, President) or email@example.com
(Ms Drona Dewi
, representative). Other queries regarding the fundraising project may be directed to Dr Priya Madhavan
) or Mr Albert Ling