On Monday Nathanya Laurent, a local resident who works for the registered charity Volunteer for Community Development Nepal, came to talk with children in assembly. As you will know Nepal has suffered and continues to suffer from the effects of earthquakes. Nathanya has written a letter below to all parents/carers about her charity appeal.
Nepal Charity Appeal
My name is Nathanya Laurent and I live locally to Spring Bank Primary School, Mr Brawley kindly gave me the opportunity to deliver the Monday morning assembly where I talked about my charity work in Nepal and the recent earthquake.
Over the last four years I’ve done voluntary work for a Nepal based charity called Volunteer for Community Development Nepal. Bikram Paudel set it up in 2007 as a way to engage and support communities and volunteers in as hared learning and practical environment. (http://www.vcdnepal.org).
In August I’m going to be travelling to Nepal to contribute to the earthquake relief work, this will consist of working alongside Bikram to deliver food and fresh water to communities and help with a clean-up and rebuild.
When I was there in 2013, I was hosted by a family in a rural area called Godawari, their home was destroyed by the quake and they are now living outside. And where the charity is based and where I will be staying, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, lots people have died and homes and historic buildings flattened.
I’m asking Spring Bank Primary School and its pupils to raise funds and donate small toys that they no longer use (such things as top trumps cards, football cards, puzzles, soft toys, small dolls, board games etc) to VCD Nepal. The toys will go to children in the orphanages and monasteries in villages set on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
100% of the funds raised will go directly to the survivors of the earthquake and will enable Bikram, myself and others to continue to deliver some solid relief work through the dissemination of food, fresh water, medical supplies and shelter supplies, creating a counselling and play time service to traumatised children and it will also enable us to develop a clean-up and rebuild operation.
Thank you for your kind support.
Miss Nathanya Laurent