We are Raising $50,000 in three months to rebuild education

in earthquake-affected areas of rural Nepal

Thank you for supporting our Education Restoration (ER) Nepal Project.   We are now well over halfway in our campaign to raise $50,000 to rebuild education in Nepal.

An estimated 6000 schools have been damaged or destroyed in the earthquakes that hit central Nepal on April 25 and the very large aftershock that happened on May 12. Estimates show more than a million students will be without access to education because their schools have been damaged or destroyed. We are collecting donations to repair, rebuild and restore community schools in rural regions affected by the earthquake.

Restoration of educational facilities is a critical part of rebuilding after a natural disaster. We will partner with, and be advised by, Dr. Shanta Dixit, President of the Rato Bangala Foundation in Nepal on where best to direct our efforts. Rato Bangala Foundation is a Nepal-based organisation that in 2012 received the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers. Our fundraising to pay for the repair, rebuilding and restoration of education will ensure that the educational needs of children are taken care of, and teachers can continue their good work in Nepal in a safe space.  

This project will be personally and voluntarily managed by Wanda Vivequin, a 15-year veteran of working in Nepal with oversight by a small voluntary board.

You can donate in three ways:

1) Donate by using our fundraising website to make a direct donation to ER Nepal.

This fundraising platform is free, however there is a 2.9% fee applied by the payment processor when donating by credit card.

2) Mail a cheque made out to PRETTY (providing responsible education to talented and trusted youth) - a community bank account set up to fund educational projects in Nepal. 

Please note your donation will be earmarked for the ER Nepal project. Make the cheque out to PRETTY and send it to:

9653 78th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

3) Direct deposit into a bank account. Please ask the cashier to include information about who you are, e.g. ER Nepal donation from mary smith

For Canadian donors
Bank of Montreal
Community account
0517 8098 773

For NZ donors

ANZ NZ account 06-0493-0193487-00

Unfortunately we are not able to issue tax receipts as it will take too long to get charitable status set up.  

**Anyone who donates $50 or more to our fundraising campaign will be in a draw to win an award-winning framed print by Edmonton-based Larry Louie photographer worth over $3000. Folks donating $500 or more get five chances to win and $1000 will give you 10 chances! This picture of Kathmandu's Tripureshwar Mahadev Mandir Temple took first prize in National Geographic's 2010 World in Focus competition and has been featured in magazines and exhibits all over the world.

Thank you for your support.

For more information contact Wanda Vivequin

Canada (1) 780 7099728