Girls Education Nepal

This donation was made in 2007

Sherpa children on the trek to Base Camp
Sherpa children on the trek to Base Camp

Girls Education Nepal was established in May 2005 by Nonna Lamponen and Amanda McKay. The charity runs a programme providing educational scholarships to poor Nepali girls. The programme sponsors girls to attend school, and pays for all education-related expenses. Presently 36 girls receive an education through this programme. The GEN sponsorship covers education-related expenses only. All fees are paid directly to the schools and the girls remain living with their families. Although there is no requirement for academic excellence GEN expect the girls to study as hard as they can and attend school regularly. GEN sponsorship is for one year at a time, and will be renewed provided that the girl gets reasonable results, attends school regularly and most importantly shows enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

With the money they received from Caudwell Xtreme Everest last April, the administrators were able to buy a printer and essential office supplies for their Orphan Help Centre. Nonna wrote to us this week:

"Dear Mike & Denny,
I would just like to thank Caudwell Xtreme Everest on behalf of Girls Education Nepal for the donation of the money made from the sales of the barrels. After we deducted some minor expenses altogether 59,000NPR was donated to GEN (= 460 pounds or thereabouts!)

This is over a month's worth of expenditure for us and will be put into good use!

Million thanks


Now, with more barrels sold, we have been able to donate money to the Sunrise Childrens' Association as well. The money has been put towards recreational activities and training and development programmes for the children at the Sunrise Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Caudwell Xtreme Everest would like to thank Chris Grocott for making these donations possible.