The GEN programme aims to give our girls the best education possible near their home, at a reasonable cost. Both government schools and private schools are considered depending on:
- Location of the school. Nepalese children go to school six days a week from 9am to 4pm hence a location close to home is preferred.
- Price. Many private schools are too expensive for our programme.
- Quality of the education. Some government schools can provide good education at low cost whereas some private schools charge a lot for at most mediocre programme. For each new girl we try to provide the best education available.
- Level of English. In private schools tuition is mainly in English, which means that the girl – unless very young – needs to have a reasonable understanding of the language.
The cost of sponsoring a girl is 2,000 Nepalese Rupees per month – 20â‚¬, UK£18 or US$27 (240â‚¬, £216 or US$324 per year). For other currencies, please follow this link.
With this money we can provide each girl the following:
- All school fees
- All exam fees
- All necessary books
- 2 sets of school uniforms including shoes, tie & belt
- Rain coat
- Warm jumper for winter
- School bag
- Lunch box and a daily lunch allowance for the most needy girls (GEN’s lunch programme operates mainly in East Nepal)
We welcome sponsors from all over the world. We currently have sponsors from Finland to New Zealand, so it doesn’t really matter where in the world you are.
We are very thankful that all our girls are currently sponsored. However, finding a girl in need of an education scholarship is not a difficult task. If you are interested in sponsoring a girl, please get in touch with us. In general we want to find a committed sponsor first, and only then will we admit a new girl to the programme.
We understand that not everyone can commit to making regular contributions. Occasional or even one-off donations are also very much appreciated, and they are used to help cover the day-to-day running expenses of the programme. In some cases, we have also used donations to help with certain emergencies – for example, when a girl needed medical assistance and the family could not afford the medical bills.
If you would like to make a donation, you can use the following bank account details to make a direct bank deposit. Alternatively, you can also send a donation via paypal – you do not need a paypal account to do this, you can just use your credit or debit card.
|Bank account details for donations:
Girls Education Nepal
Sampo Bank, Finland
IBAN: FI 7380001271127608
Sampo BIC / SWIFT: DABAFIHH
|Click below to make a donation using paypal:
Other ways you can help
GEN welcomes every bit of help you can provide, both big and small. Whilst we need money to keep the programme running, we appreciate that not everyone can make financial contributions. If you would like to help but can’t afford to take on sponsorship or make a donation, how about simply helping us spread the word? The more people we can reach, the more girls we can help. Here are some of the things you could do:
– Join our FB page and invite your friends to do the same
– Add a link to our homepage on your website
– Write about us on your blog and link back to our homepage
You could also organise your own fundraising event. For example, one of our supporters organised an auction last year and the profits were shared between us and another charity. The participants had a great evening and GEN benefited greatly – it’s a win’win situation!
We feel privileged to count Chrissie Wellington amongst our supporters.
Chrissie is a British Triathlete and four times World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011).
She is also a personal friend of Nonna’s and has supported the GEN programme from the beginning.
To find out more about Chrissie and her achievements, please visit her personal website: www.chrissiewellington.org.