Getting close to the final implementation phase in April
We are delighted to share with you pictures and information of the pilot study trip to Dolpa. On 12th March, BOOKS FOR CHANGE team from Nepal reached Dolpa district and visited Shree Prakash Basic School.
Goals achieved till now:
1.Successful meeting with the school management committee and the community.
2.The rural municipality government in Dolpa has agreed to contribute 11.5% of the total cost support. This is a huge encouragement for us because community participation is key to the sustainability and long-term impact of the project.
3.Received all the necessary permission from the Nepalese government to proceed with the project implementation.
4.Conducted reading survey in the school.
5.After the travel experience to the school, the team is more prepared to face logistic challenges.
Pranita Chettri, co-founder of BOOKS FOR CHANGE will travel from Switzerland and reach Nepal on 12’th April. Together with her team, they will travel for three days to the school in Dolpa. They will transport all the necessary resources (books, solar, computers, projector, stationery) with them in a jeep to the schools. Due to narrow roads in the mountains, we have also arranged donkeys to transport the materials.
After we begin with our project in April, you will be a part of our philanthropic journey. We will engage you with stories of the students, teachers and the local community and share images and videos of the children library, solar and computer project coming to life.
Many thanks for believing in the access to quality education for rural children. We are really excited to show you the final result!
With a lot of gratitude, BOOKS FOR CHANGE team
Many thanks to all our backers for supporting us with the first crowdfunding campaign of BOOKS FOR CHANGE. You made it possible!! This success belongs to each one of you as much as it belong to us.
The 45 days crowdfunding journey was filled with peaks and valleys, highs and lows, but we are really humbled to see the generosity and kindness of people winning over our doubts and fears. It was really empowering to receive kind messages from our friends, families and well-wishers who believed in us. The thought of improving the lives of 200 rural children in a school located in Dolpa district, Nepal kept us going ahead all along, right through the last hour of the campaign.
We thank each and everyone of you for believing in the purpose and the vision of Books For Change, for your valuable support throughout this journey. We are grateful to have this community of people supporting and rooting for Books For Change. We welcome you with open arms to our Books for Change community.
The Dolpa education Project will take place in April, 2021. We are very excited and looking forward to establish a children’s library and solar powered computer lab in a school located in Dolpa district, Nepal. We will share with you and give you an insight into every important step of our project implementation. We are extremely happy to have this amazing opportunity to show you the impact of your investment.
We truly appreciate your contribution and very grateful for your trust, motivation and inspiration.
Lot of Gratitude, Books For Change Team
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela
A big thank you to our community of supporters! What an absolute joy to see people believe in the vision and purpose of BOOKS FOR CHANGE.
I am so happy to share this video with you all. It will give you a deeper insight into our enriching field work in Nepal.
Over the years, we have completed 18 libraries and reached over 6400 students in Nepal. We stood strong with our values of community collaboration and worked hand in hand with the students, teachers, schools and the rural community.
Thank you for believing in this dream of creating a better world for rural children in Nepal.
With a lot of gratitude, Pranita Chettri, Co-Founder BOOKS FOR CHANGE
The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.- Barack Obama
We started this campaign with a glint of idealism and a big dream to provide good-quality education opportunities to rural children in Nepal. We have reached 7525 CHF. Many thanks to all our backers who have generously contributed. We are very grateful for your support. This amount will cover the cost of a children- library, a safe and creative place for children to read, develop reading reading and explore diverse collection of books like you see in the video. It will give them access to a wealth of information that will empower children to create the future that they dream about.
We want to build deeper and stronger relationships with schools, and rural communities in order to build a promising future for rural children.
Your support matters. Please spread the word about our campaign to your professional/personal network and help us to reach more kind individuals/corporates/foundations whose values resonate with the work that we do.
«At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.» ― Denzel Washington
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Thank you once again, for your support, love and inspiration, Pranita Chettri, Co-founder BOOKS FOR CHANGE