Nepal students celebrate gifts of school supplies

Did you ever say to yourself, “Wow what a small world it is!”?  Did you ever wonder what the power of partnerships and collaboration could do?  That was never more evident than with this very special thank you note and beautiful photos all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal to Fond du Lac, WI that arrived just after Christmas Break.

Warm greetings and Happy New Year 2018.

The beginning of New Year was exciting for our children as they got gift arranged by you with love and support, They received the gift and they were really happy.   have attached some photos showing excitement of the children.

Thank you so much for your kind support and caring for our children. No words to express our sincere thanks to you !!!!!!!!

With warm regards,

Milan and all at GPI and the school.

Last spring, at a Just Fare Market education event in Fond du Lac, SERRV from Madison told us about the kids and families from the Get Paper artisan coop in Nepal and how their schools were destroyed in the earthquakes.

Our Fair Trade College October film festival at MPTC, Marian University, UW Oshkosh, and UW Fond du Lac collected school supplies.

Our MPTC Kiwanis satellite group and Fond du Lac Fair Trade Towns volunteers offered to pay the shipping for the supplies.  A Just Fare board member and retired UWO professor, Kathleen Stetter, is good friends with a retired FDL school district teacher, Earl Jewett.  Earl’s son Jeremy works for the US Embassy in Nepal.  Jeremy was able to help by having us ship the supplies to the Washington DC embassy office where they were forwarded to Kathmandu.

Over 1000 kids are helped to go to school through this wonderful Fair Trade group. The schools and offices/factory were all hit hard by earthquakes and many families are still trying to recover from having their homes damaged or destroyed.

What a small world when we all come together in the mission of improving lives!

 

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Anne Lemke
Written by Anne Lemke
Experiential Learning Coordinator