As we visited the different villages and the schools during our initial evaluation trip we couldn’t remember if we have ever seen kids with books other than their study books although it is so important to practice reading, learn something new with the help of a book or just to enjoy a good story.
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all most .”
― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Therefore we collected over 6.000 Nepali and a few English books about everything you could think of course. A big thank you to Kiran, RedBro and his friends who initiated a big book collection. Additionally we received the support of the Department Education Office in Phidim that guaranteed us free transportation from Phidim to the respective villages. With all book donations we were able to start libraries in 3 schools of Mai Majhuwa, Prangbung and Memeng. Each village came up with a newly built book shelf and students and teachers helped us getting the books to the school and on the shelf.
What did we spend the donations for?
- Refurbishing and packing material
- Transportation within Kathmandu, to Birtamod, to Phidim and Mai Majuhwa
How can you help us going forward?
Please check your basement and/or garage for any kids friendly English books (no cooking books needed). Nepali books could be about anything and send them to the following address:
GaauGhar Nepal, PO. Box Number 23469, Bhainsepati – Lalitpur, Nepal
Or if you are Nepali, please help us organizing new book collections.
As we realized how expensive transportation is, we would be very thankful for donations to cover these costs.
This was a great start and we hope to expand these 3 libraries and open new ones in different schools.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles William Eliot