Since returning to school this term we have been raising money for a school in Nepal. The Khandbari Primary School is a tiny school set up in the high mountains of Nepal – where children with speech and hearing problems stay residentially. Because the children don’t have ready access to hearing aids, their speech is often affected. Here, we would just pop to our doctors and they would help us to ensure we have the precious gift of hearing.
The school is very small, with just 17 pupils, but it is a very happy place and the children love to learn. However, they have very few resources. We looked at some photos from the school and saw that when they weren’t learning the older children had to make wooden stools that could be sold to raise money for equipment.
Aldborough children, staff and parents held a cake sale, and also a Bollywood night to raise some money to support this worthy charity, and with the help of SSAFA (an organisation that work with the Ministry of Defence) we have been able to send over books, stationary, learning equipment and clothes (donated by the teachers!)
We can’t wait for the children to receive them!