Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Last week I got an email from Bungamati Foundation Nepal asking if I might be able to find some sponsors to help put some rural village children into school.
Most of these children will be the first in their families to receive an education.
Without an education these girls are often child brides, work as laborers in dangerous jobs or sold as domestic servants or in the sex industry.
I have personally seen the difference that an education makes in third world countries.
I have been supporting 3 young Nepali girls for the last 5 years and have seen them flourish and transform into lovely young ladies.
These young girls are starting to see the possibilities for their lives that were not available to women of older generation.
This is huge as the more educated they are the better off they will be as they will marry later, have fewer children and be able to better provide for themselves and their families.
This education not only improves their lives but the whole village also benefits.
So.... after making a few phone calls and telling the situation- my amazing family and friends jumped into action and rallied around the cause.
Because of their generous support 29 children will be attending school in Bungamati Nepal.
There are still 10 children looking for an opportunity of a gift of education...