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The Nepali Children's Education Project


Issue 1 - December 2010



Thank you for attending Neverest!

NCEP's first Toronto fundraiser was a huge success thanks to a stunning line-up of performers, a great venue, wonderful sponsors, and of course a large audience of people who wanted to help make education a reality for the children of Nepal. We raised over $2000, which represents a year of education for 20 children who never otherwise would have had the opportunity to go to school. We're always looking for feedback. If you have any comments or photos from the event, please share them with us.

Click here for photos, video, and full event details



17 students 17 stories

All thanks to you

Meena, Age 14

Meena lives with her mother in a small flat in Kathmandu with no electricity. A conscientious and hard-working young lady with a sunny personality, she was out of school just two years ago, unable to afford the cost of education. In 2008, she was granted a comprehensive NCEP scholarship that enabled her to realize her dream to attend school. She can be seen proudly wearing her uniform as she walks to school each morning through the winding pathways of Kathmandu, and has passed all her classes in both years of her sponsorship while drawing excellent reviews from her teachers. Her mother, despite being illiterate, sits with Meena every evening while she completes her homework, helping her understand the value of education. Meena has passed on this strong work ethic, volunteering her time regularly to tutor one of the younger NCEP scholars.

Sudeep, Age 9

From an extremely poor family in the Lalitpur district of Kathmandu, living on less than $85 a year, Sudeep's future prospects were not bright. At age 7, he expressed a strong desire to attend school, but could not afford the fees. He earned a comprehensive NCEP scholarship that not only covers his school expenses, but also ensures that he has a healthy lunch every day. With the support of his mother, Sudeep understands the chance he has been given. He is a good-natured, intelligent boy who is always eager to show what he has learned. When NCEP volunteers recently visited him at his school, they gave him a pencil and paper, and while the adults talked, Sudeep neatly and accurately wrote both the Nepali and English alphabets. His teachers are delighted with his progress, and he passed all his subjects with flying colours.

Click here to learn about all 22 NCEP scholars




NCEP Edmonton opened in 2009, and has been a major contributor to the organization both in raising funds - beginning with the highly successful "1-in-5" Fundraiser in November, 2009 (where $3,500 was collected) - and in supporting operations in Nepal. Committee member Bonnie Sharplin also travels to Kathmandu regularly, and assists the NCEP Nepal team. Susan Draper, Joan Ohe, Barb Gauf and June Becker raised $1,000 for NCEP's 2011-12 Operating Year from the sale of handmade photocards of Nepal and Luggage Identifiers. The other Edmonton committee members are Laine Lund, Juhee Suwal, Ali Jazayeri and Lorna Thomas. The Edmonton chapter meets monthly.

Click here if you are interested in getting involved with the Edmonton chapter



NCEP: The Nepali Children's Education Project is an entirely volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to provide poor and orphaned children with the financial means to access and complete primary and secondary education in Kathmandu, Nepal, facilitated through fundraising initiatives in Canada.

If you would like to find out more, please visit our website



1-in-5 children in Nepal aged 6-10 are not in school

It costs just $100-$125/year to send a child to school for a year

20% of families in Nepal live on less than $1/day

The children and families we sponsor face different barriers to education. Our partner NCEP team in Nepal assess each child on a case-by-case basis, and we cater our scholarship to his/her needs. In most cases, our sponsorship program includes tuition fees, exam fees, uniform and school supplies, and a lunch program. In every case, our program includes at least four meetings a year between NCEP volunteers and our sponsored students, their families, and teachers; this enables us to get to know each student, the challenges that they face, and help to nurture their strengths and interests.

This holiday season, send an NCEP card and give the gift of education. Click here to learn how.


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