On 26th April 2013, Anamika Aryal, Shenpen Project Coordinator, and Martha Ambrose, Shenepn Program Director, made an all day trip to a small government school in the village of Sipapokhare, Sindhupalchowk VDC, Nepal. We were joined by the team from Sindhu Utthan Kendra (SUK) Nepal. This small and new NGO, run by a group of concerned community youth, mostly college students who all want to do work that will benefit their village people. Shenpen Education and Shenpen Street Children both offered funds to supply 32 of the poorest children from three village schools with school bag, school uniform, copy books and pens.
This is the first project Shenpen has funded that operates solely outside the Kathmandu valley. Raj Kumar Bhatterai, President of SUK Nepal at this time, told us that it is very exciting for the people of his village to know that there are organizations in the city that care enough to fund the poor children in the village. We received an incredible welcome with piles of flower malas placed around our necks and rev vermillion powered plastered on our foreheads. Shenpen is happy to bring such a small benefit to these village children and hopes they an continue to fund this project for years to come.
This project was funded by private donations.