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Build a school in rural Nepal!
$330 raised
3% of $10k goal
3 contributors
4 Years running
Om Belay is on a mission, Climbing for Community.  While in the Nepal Himalayas in 2014, we'd like to build a new school or school housing in Namche Bazaar, at the foot of the trek to Mt Everest.  In 1995 there were only 25 students attending ...

Om Belay is on a mission, Climbing for Community.  While in the Nepal Himalayas in 2014, we'd like to build a new school or school housing in Namche Bazaar, at the foot of the trek to Mt Everest. 

In 1995 there were only 25 students attending classes led by 1 teacher.  Due to the increasingly positive view on education, the primary school is now host to 8 teachers and 136 students aged 3 1/2 to 11.  These children come from all areas of the Khumbu region, some from as far away as Pangboche, a 5 hour walk. 

The parents of students have to pay 400-600 rupees ($4.36 - $6.55 AUD)  a month for education costs as well as clothing the children in a standard uniform.  While this may seem affordable to us, it is unfortunately too expensive for many local families.              

   The average wage in Nepal is $130 AUD a YEAR.

Help us raise money to build a new schoolroom or housing for these children! Any monies left over after the building will be put in a locally controlled trust to sponsor kid's tuition fees and school supplies.

LEARN MORE ON THE OM BELAY WEBSITE

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$100 AUD
Photo
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Frame quality photo of the finished building and school children you helped benefit! Will be sent out in July of 2014 upon completion.
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$200 AUD
Thankyou Letter
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A hand written letter from one of the school's sponsored children thanking you for your donation and telling how it has impacted or changed their lives.
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$500 AUD
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Your name will be added to the plaque on the building as a special contributor to the project.
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