Very simply, my project is to provide higher education for nine Nepalese students so that they will be sufficiently qualified to get a good job and make their way in the world. Here is a brief list of them and their aims:
The Five Orphans:
- Ramesh - medicine
- Niran - accountancy
- Anish - catering and hotel management
- Sunil - social work
- Arun - engineering
Their ‘cousins’ i.e. grandsons to Indra Maya who ran the orphanage are:
- Ashish – catering and hotel management
- Abhishek, Ashish’s younger brother – still at school
- Indu, a granddaughter to Indra Maya – nursing
Finally, the boy I taught briefly at Triple Gem School, then we re-discovered each other amazingly on Facebook is:
- Santosh Karki - medicine
But I am also giving help to one other person: Niran and Sunil’s brother, Kiran, a tailor who was down on his luck when I met him in March 2013 and now runs a small shop in Kathmandu. I might say that he is an expert tailor, has run up a pair of jeans and white cotton pyjamas for me – and similar hand-made clothes made by Kiran can be part of your reward if you decide to make a financial contribution to my project.
As you can imagine, this is all costing me a lot of money, and I now need financial help from other sources to help me fulfil my, and the boys, aims.
Because this is a limited term project, lasting at the most another six years, I have not registered it as a charity. But the aims are charitable, and so I have opened a charity bank account which will be used solely for the purpose of funding the education and welfare of these young people in Nepal.
If you would be like to make a donation, it is a simple matter of making a bank payment as follows:
Name: Discovered in Kathmandu
Sort Code: 090128
Account Number: 76615808
You can also buy the book from Amazon and all good book stores – all the money raised from sales will be used to help these wonderful young people.
If you would like to hold a fund raising event, or bulk order the books – please do get in touch. All help is gratefully received. Thank you.